Daytona Bike Week 2013 News: Indian Motorcycle Info

Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, recently announced its power-packed schedule of events for Daytona Bike Week 2013, which takes place March 9-16, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Making History: The All-New Indian Motorcycle Engine Reveal – Saturday, March 9, 9 p.m., Dirty Harry’s Pub, 705 Main St.

Daytona Beach Bike Week will prove to be a pivotal moment in the history of Indian Motorcycle and a historic milestone in motorcycling. The long-awaited, completely new Indian Motorcycle engine will make its debut to members of the press and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. A special unveiling event will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 9 p.m. EST at Dirty Harry’s Pub on Main Street in the heart of Daytona Beach. Special celebrity guest Mike Wolfe, host of HISTORY Channel’s “American Pickers” series and diehard Indian Motorcycle fan, will be on-hand to join the celebration. No tickets are required for this chance to take part in history, but a fully charged camera is highly recommended. The public reveal promises a great time, some surprises, and plenty of American pride.

Experience the Thrill, Courtesy of Indian Motorcycle: Daytona International Speedway “Indian Motorcycle Spring Dash” – Saturday, March 16

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the dominating Daytona 200 beach race victory by Floyd Emde on a 1948 Indian Big Base Scout, Indian Motorcycle will be the title sponsor of the Daytona International Speedway Spring Dash on March 16, 2013. Floyd’s son Don also won the fabled Daytona 200, and in homage to his father’s tenacious flag-to-flag win on the original beach course Don built a tribute motorcycle to replicate the bike his father would have had on the starting line in 1948. This rare Big Base Scout will be at the Indian Motorcycle display at the Daytona Speedway and will lead the Spring Dash event on March 16 with Don Emde at the controls.

In the celebration of this legendary anniversary, Indian Motorcycle will give away chances to make every motorcyclist’s dream come true — an opportunity to ride their bike around the Speedway. Starting Wednesday, March 13, visit the Indian Motorcycle Store at 506 Main Street or the Indian Motorcycle display at Daytona Motor Speedway for more information and to enter for a chance to participate (1 pass per motorcycle is required / approximately 400 passes available).

Indian Motorcycle @ Daytona International Speedway (Turn 4) – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Visit the Indian Motorcycle Experience display at the Speedway every day throughout Daytona Bike Week for a chance to hear all the latest news, see the iconic Floyd Emde Big Base Scout tribute race bike, get inspired by an up-close look at the all-new engine starting Sunday, March 10 and check out the full line of 2013 Indian Motorcycle models including the stunning 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition.

Must-See Location: Indian Motorcycle Main Street Store – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, 506 Main Street

Located at 506 Main Street in downtown Daytona Beach, this Indian Motorcycle hub offers a chance to get up close with a specially created cutaway display of the all-new Indian Motorcycle engine starting Sunday, March 10. Visitors here can also enter to win admission to the “Indian Motorcycle Spring Dash” and walk away with a free, customizable premium item. A full collection of authentic apparel will be available for sale.

Must Experience: “Destination Daytona” – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, Ormond Beach

Celebrating the pride of engineering and heritage, this site offers a display facilitated by the National Motorcycle Museum featuring vintage Indian Motorcycle engines and complete motorcycles including a 1927 Indian Scout and a rare 1913 Indian Twin. Additionally, Destination Daytona includes a custom display showcasing the awesome new Indian Motorcycle engine. Limited edition Indian Motorcycle/Daytona Bike Week 2013 t-shirts will also be on-sale.

Comments

  1. Debra Ennen says:

    Are you going to post the Sring Dash from Daytona Bike Week from Daytona Race Track?

  2. some HD riders are sheep, if you blindly follow a brand, baaaa.

  3. Mike Slade says:

    Historically, whenever a company moves to denigrating the competition in any way, it usually indicates desperation and often is a final attempt at survival before the ship sinks.

    If Indian must resort to these tactics, we can look forward to yet another relaunch after Polaris throws in the towel.

    Either tout the merits of your product or move on.

  4. Julian Montoya says:

    Saw the new Indian ad in the current issue of AMERICAN IRON. The ad shows a pack of riders on Harley’s and the text reads BLACK SHEEP. Next to it is an image of a rider on an Indian and the text reads WOLF.

    Unless they are only interested in going after Indian riders (A pretty limited group…otherwise Indian wouldn’t be on it’s 3rd or 4th “relaunch”)…this has to be the stupidest ad I’ve ever seen. From what I can see, the 2013 Indians are beautiful, elegant machines. If they are well enginered, Indian MIGHT make a go of it this time but to do it they are going to need to recruit some Harley riders. Here’s an idea…don’t lure a potential customer over by telling him he is a mindless “sheep” following other blindly.

    I LOOKS like the management team at Indian is making some good decision but this campaign is NOT one of them.

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