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Check Out Buckcherry and The Doors’ Robby Krieger at Love Ride 31!

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Love rides again – to help those in need.

This year’s Love Ride 31 will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014 with longer hours at Castaic Lake. Riders, drivers and families from all over Southern California and the South West are welcome to the all day music festival, including the Peter Fonda Ride-In Bike Show, motorcycle stunt show, food trucks, vendors, beer garden, and more.
Buckcherry [buckcherry.com] and The Door’s Robby Krieger with his Jam Kitchen [robbykriegersjamkitchen.com] will be part of the scene. The Doors’ Robby Krieger returns to the Love Ride with his Jam Kitchen and will rock the lakeshore with some oldies-but-very-goodies while Buckcherry will play a set spanning their career, including songs from their brand new EP, “F*CK.”
Previous Castaic Lake concerts have featured big names like Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, Foo Fighters, Sammy Hagar, BB King and Billy Idol to just name a few.
Net proceeds from this year’s event will support children served by MDA living in Southern California and help them attend a weeklong, barrier-free summer camp in the area. MDA summer camp offers a wide range of activities specially designed for youngsters who have limited mobility or use wheelchairs. Each year, campers have an unmatched opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, share interests and build self-confidence.
For more info and to register for the ride, go to www.loveride.org.

Laconia Harley-Davidson Raises $30,000 for Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association & David’s House

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Charity raffle delivers $15,000 each to Lebanon home for families with children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and adaptive sailing program on Lake Winnipesaukee

Thanks to Laconia Harley-Davidson’s Street™ 750 Charity Raffle, two lucky New Hampshire nonprofits received $15,000 each in critical funding and two lucky New Hampshire motorcyclists each received one of Harley-Davidson’s hottest new bikes. In raising $30,000 during the raffle, Laconia Harley-Davidson delivered $15,000 each to the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association (LWSA) in Gilford and David’s House in Lebanon. The LWSA is developing an adaptive sailing program to allow those with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy sailing’s therapeutic benefits. David’s House serves as a no-cost home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Laconia Harley-Davidson has raised $185,000 in the past six years in support of a number of New Hampshire nonprofits.

This year marks the first time Laconia Harley-Davidson has donated two motorcycles for its charity raffle. Raffle winners Arthur Brungot of Kingston, and Michael Boulanger, of Meredith, each won new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 motorcycles – Harley’s much-anticipated new motorcycle featuring agile handling and blacked-out Harley-Davidson custom style. The Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle has previously benefited the Loon Preservation Society, the New Hampshire Food Bank, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

“We kicked off Laconia Motorcycle Week in style this year by providing riders with the first chance in New England to get a look at the brand new Street™ 750 motorcycle, while at the same time making an impact in our community,” said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver much-needed funding for these two fantastic nonprofits, who are both doing such meaningful work helping those in need. And we are equally pleased to be able to hand over two of Harley-Davidson’s hottest new motorcycles to our two lucky winners.”

Gov. Maggie Hassan helped kick-start Laconia Motorcycle Week and the Street 750 Charity Raffle by purchasing the first of 3,000 raffle tickets at a June State House event flanked by a dozen Harley riders and nonprofit volunteers.

At the June event, Governor Hassan stated, “New Hampshire’s motorcycle industry is critical to our economy and our vibrant communities, attracting thousands of visitors to our state, creating jobs and making a difference in people’s lives. I thank Laconia Harley-Davidson for their efforts to spur economic development and commitment to Granite State nonprofits, including David’s House and the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association that provide outstanding services to the communities that they serve.”

Raffle Beneficiaries

The LWSA has spent the past three decades working to make sure anyone who wants to learn to sail can do just that. Recently they have partnered with Sail to Prevail, a national adaptive sailing leader, to develop its own adaptive sailing program. This first-of-its-kind program in New Hampshire will help people with a variety of disabilities – including injured veterans, those with autism and the developmentally disabled – experience the therapeutic benefits and the joy of sailing. The LWSA runs its programs out of a newly-purchased waterfront facility in Gilford and it relies almost entirely upon tax deductible donations from supporters.  The specialized, adaptive boats for the program range in cost of $50,000 – $60,000 each. Ultimately, the LWSA, which teaches about 150 kids to sail each summer, is aiming to compile a fleet of four or five specially outfitted boats.

“For the LWSA, the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle has evolved into a real partnership between unique entities,” said Tom Mullen, President of the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association. “Without benefactors like Laconia Harley-Davidson, we could never bring our unique programming to the folks that need our services.  Laconia Harley-Davidson recognizes this fact and they consistently give back to the people of New Hampshire in many important ways. We are proud to be associated with this outstanding business.”

David’s House (www.davids-house.org) is a Lebanon-based nonprofit that has been providing all the comforts of home for families with children undergoing treatment at CHaD since 1986, serving more than 13,000 families as guests. There is no time limit on a family’s stay, as most families do not know when they can go home.

The organization has forged a unique bond with Laconia Harley-Davidson. David’s House hosts the annual Lindsey Frank Memorial Motorcycle Ride, which kicked off from Hart’s Turkey Farm Restaurant in Meredith—right next to Laconia Harley-Davidson—to David’s House on Saturday August 22nd. The impact of the Memorial Motorcycle Ride, along with the particularly meaningful service David’s House provides, inspired this year’s partnership.

“The funds raised from the Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle are coming to us at a critical time,” said Jaye Olmstead, Development Director at David’s House. “We just completed our first full year of operating 20 bedrooms after opening four additional bedrooms last summer. As expected, our expenses rose with our occupancy. This fundraiser is providing needed resources that will allow us to continue offering a no-cost home-away-from-home for more families than ever before who are going through incredibly challenging times.”

For more information about Laconia Harley-Davidson or Laconia Bike Week visit: www.LaconiaHarley.com.  Connect on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LaconiaBikeWeek or www.twitter.com/laconiaharley, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaconiaHarley.

About the Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 and 550 Motorcycles
On the heels of Project RUSHMORE, Harley-Davidson has revealed two totally new motorcycles: the new Street 750 and Street 500 from Harley-Davidson. Both motorcycles were designed for an entire new generation of global riders and feature the all-new Revolution X, V-Twin engine. This is pure Harley-Davidson built for the urban environment. Visit http://street.harley-davidson.com/en_US for more details.

Harley-Davidson Rolls Out 2015 Model Line-Up

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Photo: Nelson & Riles
Harley-Davidson’s 2015 model line-up is far more than a simple upgrade of last year’s selection. Brand-new are the hot-rod-inspired Freewheeler trike, a worthy successor to the Tri-Glide, as well as the much anticipated and newly designed Road Glide and its cousin, the Road Glide Special. Of course, Harley’s most popular and best-selling bike, the Street Glide, is also making an appearance, as is the new Street Glide Special. The Street Glide is now also a member of the company’s much ballyhooed CVO group and can be seen to the left. And let’s not forget Harley’s entry into the “young whippersnapper” market with the appropriately priced Street 500 and Street 750 café racers.

We’ll have an in-depth article on the Road Glide in the November issues of Easyriders and Road Iron magazine, and an overview of the entire 2015 Harley-Davidson line-up in our December issue of Easyriders magazine. Plus, Road Iron magazine will feature several of the 2015 baggers in the upcoming months. You can also check out the new line-up at www.harley-davidson.com.

The 2014 Easyriders Rodeo Tour Rolls Into Chillicothe, OH, August 28 to September 1!

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What do you get when you mix literally thousands of bikers, great live music, motorcycle rodeo events, the industry’s top vendors, outdoor “zoo” camping, a little bit of heat and humidity and a whole lotta beer? Besides a helluva hangover and some seriously dirty threads.
      Well, the Easyriders Rodeo Tour of course!
      2014 is shaping up to be the biggest and baddest of them all with Fowlerville, Michigan, already in the rear view mirror and Chillicothe, Ohio, fully in our sights.
      We’ve got live music rockin’ the stage including our Headlining act, Quiet Riot!
      Feelin’ like a joiner? Then sign up for the rodeo events – we’ve got everything from the world-famous weenie bite to the barstool races for you to enjoy – whether you’re participating; or just being a voyeur as usual…there’s really something for everyone at the rodeos…other than kids. These shows are 18 and over only with a valid ID required for entry.
      Easyriders Rodeos are truly fictional wonderlands, the wet dream of any biker, rock and roller, tattooed vagabond, or city dweller looking for a quick get away…
      So come on, feel the noise with us Chillicothe, OH August 28-Sept. 1! Complete event information including earlybird camping options can be found at www.easyridersevents.com.

Willie G. Davidson To Be Honored

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Willie G. Davidson to be honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend at 2014 induction ceremony

Event tickets available online now

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of Harley-Davidson founder William A. Davidson, will be honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Oct. 17, in Orlando, Fla. “Willie G.,” as he is known to his admirers, is responsible for many innovative motorcycle designs that ushered in a new era for the iconic company. 
       The induction ceremony is part of the AMA National Convention being held in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) Oct. 16-19. Tickets for the induction ceremony range from $25 to $150 and are available online at www.motorcyclemuseum.org/Events/HallofFame2014.aspx.
        “Few motorcycle designers have contributed more to the modern motorcycle landscape than Willie G. Davidson,” said Ken Ford, a member of the Hall of Fame executive committee and treasurer of the AMA board of directors. “Willie G.’s name is synonymous with style, freedom and the American-made motorcycle. We’re very excited to recognize him as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend at this year’s induction ceremony.” 
       AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legends are existing members of the Hall of Fame whose lifetime accomplishments are showcased as part of the annual induction ceremony of new Hall of Famers. 
       “I feel the same humility today receiving Legend status as I did 15 years ago when I was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame,” said Davidson, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999. “It’s an honor to know that the creativity and emotion that’s part of every Harley-Davidson motorcycle has helped fulfill dreams of personal freedom for millions of motorcyclists around the world. 
       By securing this place in history as part of an iconic American brand like Harley-Davidson, I’m living out my dream and those of my family members who founded the company 111 years ago,” Davidson said. 
       Davidson, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in graphic arts and then attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., joined the design department at Harley-Davidson in 1963. 
       From the outset, Davidson’s designs broke convention. Among his earliest projects was the FX Super Glide. The Super Glide was one of Harley-Davidson’s factory customs, a production motorcycle with styling cues that reflected the custom motorcycles being built in shops across the country at the time. Today, the Super Glide is considered to be a milestone in the history of Harley-Davidson. The original FX led to many variations that would produce some of the company’s best-selling machines. 
       In addition to his work at the design table, Davidson was a savvy businessman. He was one of the 13 company executives who raised the funds to buy Harley-Davidson back from conglomerate AMF in the 1980s. As such, he was crucial in laying the foundation for Harley-Davidson to become one of the most successful, profitable and fastest-growing corporations in the United States over the next three decades. 
       The Hall of Fame Legend recognition takes place in concert with the official inductions of the current year’s AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame class. The Class of 2014 includes tuner and innovator Byron Hines; motocross pioneer Pierre Karsmakers; Tom White, acclaimed motorcycle collector, former nationally ranked racer and founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties; George Barber, founder of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Barber Motorsports Park; national off-road racing champion Scott Summers; AMA motocross champion Mike LaRocco; and legendary tuner and team owner Rob Muzzy. 
       AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers are selected through a nomination and voting procedure that includes ballots cast by living Hall of Fame members, members of the American Motorcyclist Association and AMHF boards of directors, and members of, and advisers to, the Hall of Fame category committees. 

To nominate a future Hall of Famer, visit: www.motorcyclemuseum.org/induction

2015 Indian Scout Unveiled At Sturgis

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Indian Motorcycle Changes Everything Again;

Introducing The 2015 Indian Scout

One of history’s most famous, innovative and versatile bikes is reimagined with timeless craftsmanship plus performance, handling and pricing that will appeal to riders of many experience levels

Sturgis, S.D. — August 2, 2014 — Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announces the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout, a contemporary yet classic interpretation of  one of motorcycling’s most famous and coveted bikes. With a starting US MSRP of $10,999 and a DNA that will appeal to riders of multiple skill sets and abilities, the new Indian Scout was unveiled Saturday night to a gathering of press, VIPs and celebrities at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rally attendees are encouraged to be among the first to test ride the 2015 Indian Scout at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience on I-90 @ Exit 30 in Sturgis, South Dakota, which runs through Saturday, August 9.
2015 Indian Scout
Weighing in at a wet weight of 558 pounds – lightest in its class – the 2015 Indian Scout was derived from a clean sheet design, creating a potent and precise middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of innovation that made it one of the most storied bikes of all time. Boasting advanced technologies, design and engineering innovations, it offers a breakthrough chassis design featuring a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 25.3-inch seat height for exceptional comfort, balance and maneuverability. Powered by an all-new and proprietary liquid-cooled, 69 cubic inch, 100 HP V-twin engine, the 2015 Indian Scout is powerful yet approachable. Its low seat height, low center of gravity, maneuverability and lightweight and compact design makes the Scout appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels while the high horsepower and superior handling make it a bike that will thrill even the most experienced riders.
       This is the first truly new Indian Scout in more than 70 years and marks the return of the legendary bikes that conquered the infamous “Wall of Death” and carried the legendary “Indian Wrecking Crew” motorcycle race team to multiple victories. Technology and designs derived from Scout models played a significant role for Allied Forces in World War II and a 1920 Indian Scout earned the title of the “world’s fastest Indian” as proven by Burt Munro in 1967.
       “Over the course of 30 years of countless innovations, racing wins, world records and industry firsts, the Scout has earned its reputation as a versatile, multifaceted bike that appeals to just about every rider and every riding style, with superior handling, balance, performance and craftsmanship,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Our designers and engineers have taken that heritage and those characteristics and fused it into the 2015 Indian Scout, and we think just about everyone who rides this incredible bike is going to feel like it was built just for them.”

Superior Design Details for Unmatched Beauty and Control
The new Scout was designed from the ground up for a superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. It offers:

  • The look of a classic “rigid triangle” design that is synonymous with original Scouts, coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube rear shocks that deliver exceptional ride, handling and comfort
  • A 25.3 inch seat height, 61.5 inch wheelbase and 5.3 inch ground clearance, delivering a confidence-inspiring 31 degrees of lean angle and low center of gravity, along with exceptional high and low speed maneuverability
  • A premium, genuine tan leather solo bucket seat, making the 2015 Indian Scout pure Indian and the only brand to offer this seating as standard

A Reimagined Engine for Power and Precision
The 2015 Indian Scout is powered by an all-new, in-house designed and proprietary 69 cubic inch V-twin engine that combines all the design, power and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unbeatable and mates it with state-of-the-art components and modern technologies. Smooth, flawless power throughout the power band featuring:

  • Liquid-cooled design for 100 HP of pure power, along with enhanced durability and reliability
  • Out of respect for the legendary Scouts of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the 2015 Scout carries forward classic engine design cues with purposeful styling that honors both form and function
  • Closed loop fuel injection and drive-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission for peak torque of 72 ft./lbs. of torque at 5900 RPM

Pricing & Availability
The 2015 Indian Scout is available for immediate ordering at a starting US MSRP of $10,999 with expected delivery in dealerships across North American in late 2014. Pre-orders may be placed on www.IndianMotorcycle.com; visit “Scout’s First Run” to learn more. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, Silver Smoke (matte finish) and Thunder Black Smoke (matte finish).

Sturgis Rally attendees are encouraged to experience the 2015 Indian Scout at the Indian Motorcycle exhibit at 3rd & Lazelle St., or by taking a demo ride at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience, I-90 @ Exit 30. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for details.

2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Roars Back

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Two All-New Models Flaunt Massive Bad Attitude and Mile-Devouring Function
Harley-Davidson has more rush in the tank. Spy photos, gossip and wild speculation are flooding the Internet as Harley-Davidson fans around the globe anticipate the return of the Road Glide® motorcycle. The wait is over and the Road Glide is back.

2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE ROARS BACK.
Weeks before the announcement of its complete 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson is previewing the Road Glide and Road Glide Special, two of its new 2015 motorcycles. Infused with DNA of the customer-led product development effort Project RUSHMORE, the two sleek, shark-nose Touring models are being revealed today during special events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., and at the National Bikers Roundup (NBR) in Tulsa, Okla.
       “Road Glide has always had an incredibly passionate following, which is why its return to the model line-up is exciting for our customers and our company,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “With Project Rushmore technology, intuitive features and great new styling, we’re delivering an improved ride for the Road Glide faithful and the many others looking for more cool Project Rushmore motorcycle options.”

       One look at the new contour of the famous Road Glide fairing is all it takes to see past form and convention were put aside and a new rebellious design emerged. The Road Glide motorcycle earned its status satisfying the hard core and now it is back. From the wicked new Dual Reflector Daymaker LED headlights to the combination stop/turn/taillights, the Road Glide motorcycles set out to make the ultimate statement in custom, high-mile aggression and back it up with all the function riders demand.
       “The Road Glide has always been a bike for a rider who’s cut from a different cloth, a person who wants to make a statement as they chase the freedom of the road,” said Michael Goche, Product Planning Manager. “This new model respects that spirit while offering a significant improvement in aerodynamic and ergonomic comfort, LED lighting and the full suite of Project RUSHMORE features that have been such a huge hit with touring riders around the world.”

Road Glide 
Shaped by countless hours of wind tunnel testing, the new frame-mounted Road Glide motorcycle fairing features a triple splitstream vent that significantly reduces head buffeting while still providing  comfortable airflow around the rider. The brilliant white beams of the Dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamp blasts through the murkiest of nights. Centered in the inner fairing is the color screen of a Boom!  Box 4.3 infotainment system controlled by twin joysticks located on a new swept-back handlebar that puts the rider in a commanding, comfortable position. A High Output Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine burbles through two chrome mufflers, its abundant torque always on tap with just a twist of the throttle. Touring features include One-Touch hard saddlebags, cruise control, easy-to-read gauges, adjustable air-ride rear suspension and new ergonomic hand controls with intuitive design and improved tactile feel.

Road Glide Special 
Select premium features elevate the performance and style of the Road Glide Special from the base model. These enhancements include the premium Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system with touch screen and GPS navigation, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS and hand-adjustable low-profile rear suspension. An exclusive painted inner fairing and hand-applied pinstriping move the styling up a notch.

The public will have an opportunity to see and test-ride the new 2015 Road Glide and Road Glide Special models at Harley-Davidson locations in Sturgis Aug. 2-9 and in Tulsa on Aug. 2. They then start arriving at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships on August 26, 2014. Visit www.h-d.com/roadglide for more information.

Indian Motorcycle Adds To an Already Exciting Sturgis Event Week

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Indian Motorcycle Delivers Art, Heritage, and Legacy
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —July 30, 2014; Hot on the heels of the exciting reveal of the new Indian Roadmaster luxury touring motorcycle, is the announcement of additional activities and motorcycling celebrities participating in Indian motorcycle activities at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
      The new Indian Roadmaster will be a featured demo ride motorcycle in the demo fleet located at Exit 30 of Interstate 90 in Sturgis. In addition the full palate of 2015 two-tone, Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain motorcycles will be available for demo rides.

      Roland Sands has built a stunning custom motorcycle that will be reveal on stage at the Buffalo Chip between concert on Sunday August 3rd (appx 9:30-10:30 pm). Roland is keeping details close to the vest – but offers a tantalizing peek at the completed bike.
       John Munro, Son of legendary Indian Motorcycle racer Burt Munro will attend the rally on behalf of Indian Motorcycle. John Munro has worked to keep his father’s legacy alive with events such as the Munro Challenge in New Zealand. Traveling from Invercargill, New Zealand, Munro will meet fans and tell stories of his father’s travels, exploits and dedication to his beloved 1920 Indian Scout. John will see the “Spirit of Munro” Tribute motorcycle for the first time live in the Michael Lichter display at the Buffalo Chip. Munro is also in Sturgis to kick off the Munro Collection of Apparel that will debut in Sturgis.  Munro will join the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group ride on Sunday August 3rd and appear in several locations including:

  • Saturday 8/2 – Autograph Session – 1-4pm 3rd & Lazelle / Indian Motorcycle Display
  • Sunday 8/3 – Michael Lichter Event – Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Lichter Gallery – 6-9pm
  • Tuesday, 8/5 – Event at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Dealership (2106 Lazelle St)5-7pm – Autograph Session
  • Friday, 8/8 – Autograph Session 1-4pm, 3rd & Lazelle / Indian Motorcycle Display

      Motorcycle artist Lee Bivens will be on hand in the Indian Motorcycle display completing an original painting commissioned by Indian Motorcycle that depicts the historic reveal of the 2014 Indian Motorcycle line up last year. Bivens is commemorating this important event on canvas that will be donated to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum during the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame breakfast on August 7th. Bivens will appear at the Indian Motorcycle display in Sturgis on the following schedule:

  • Wednesday 8/6  3-5pm
  • Thursday 8/7  – 9-5pm
  • Friday 8/8 – 9-5pm

      The Indian Motorcycle display at 3rd and Lazelle will feature a complete display of the new models including apparel and accessory displays and will host the American Motordrome that features vintage Indian 101 Scouts and is the most authentic “Wall of Death” show on tour. Daily shows will thrill audiences as they have done for decades as the vintage motorcycles defy gravity and deliver heart-stopping performances.

       For more information on these events, and details on other activities with Indian motorcycle, log on to www.IndianMotorcycle.com. Visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame online at www.SturgisMuseum.com

Indian Motorcycle Redefines Luxury Touring With The 2015 Indian Roadmaster

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Starting at $26,999 the new king of the road extends the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup debuting at Sturgis, with more to come

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — July 27, 2014 — Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, is proud to announce the all-new 2015 Indian Roadmaster, setting a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. Revealed at the annual Indian Motorcycle dealer meeting, this exceptional new addition to the Indian Motorcycle family will make its public debut on August 2 at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and will be available for demo rides throughout the weeklong event along with the rest of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle lineup. More announcements regarding the 2015 line of Indian bikes will also be made on August 2.

2015 Indian Roadmaster
Originally produced from 1947-1953, the Indian Roadmaster was widely recognized as one of America’s most reliable and comfortable touring bikes, and the all-new 2015 Roadmaster is destined to reclaim that honor. In keeping with its legendary namesake, the Roadmaster comes loaded with premium features for comfort, convenience and luxury, including expansive storage capacity and unmatched power and performance.

“It has truly been a privilege and an honor for our team to be a part of motorcycling history in designing and reintroducing the Roadmaster, which has such a legendary reputation as the king of luxury touring bikes,” said Steve Menneto, VP of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The quality, craftsmanship, performance and standard feature set on this bike is simply unmatched in the luxury touring segment, and we look forward to sharing the 2015 Roadmaster and other exciting announcements with the global motorcycling community beginning August 2nd in Sturgis.”

Comfort & Convenience by Design
The new Roadmaster was built from the ground up for all-day, two-passenger touring comfort, with expansive, easy-access storage for extended rides in virtually any weather condition. It offers:

  • Nearly 38 gallons of weatherproof storage
  • Standard hard-sided saddlebags and a roomy quick-release, carpet-lined rear trunk —both featuring remote locking for security and convenience
  • Enhanced driver leg room and adjustable passenger floorboards
  • The Horizon Windscreen featuring power-adjust
  • Desert Tan Genuine Leather heated seats with individual controls and high/low settings
  • Heated grips featuring 10 temperature settings
  • Adjustable airflow lower fairings with storage

Luxury is Standard
The 2015 Roadmaster takes American luxury and comfort to a whole new level with an extensive list of standard premium features that include:

  • High-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Chrome front and rear highway bars
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and trunk locks
  • Triple power ports
  • Pathfinder LED Lighting throughout
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Advanced infotainment system offering communication, navigation, and telephone and Pandora integration
  • Bluetooth capability for hands-free multi-device connectivity

Proven Power and Endless Chrome
Indian Motorcycle’s new flagship luxury touring bike is powered by the awe-inspiring and proven Thunder Stroke 111 engine, a 49-degree, air-cooled V-twin power plant mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission. The Roadmaster is dripping in standard chrome, including the forks, trim, trunk rack, front and rear highway bars, fender tips, and many other chrome components that are options on other brands.

Pricing & Availability
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster is available at a starting US MSRP of $26,999 with expected delivery in dealerships across North American in September. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, and a two-tone Indian Motorcycle Red/Ivory Cream paint scheme.

Sturgis Rally attendees can experience the Roadmaster by visiting the Indian Motorcycle exhibit at 3rd & Lazelle St., or taking a demo ride at the Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience, I-90 @ Exit 30. Visit the Indian Motorcycle Sturgis event page for details.

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