Indian Motorcycle Adds Four New Colorways to Chieftain Limited

Indian Chieftain Limited White Smoke

Indian Chieftain Limited White Smoke

Indian Motorcycle Expands Chieftain Limited Colorways

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, announced an expanded range of paint color options for the new Chieftain Limited. Since launching just over a month ago, the Chieftain Limited has become the fastest-selling bagger in Indian Motorcycle history.

Joining the Chieftain Limited in Thunder Black are four additional paint color options, including Silver Smoke, White Smoke, Star Silver over Thunder Black and Wildfire Red over Thunder Black. Priced in the U.S. from $24,999 to $25,699, the Chieftain Limited’s new colorways will be available at U.S. and Canadian dealerships starting in the middle of June.

“With Chieftain Limited, our aim was to deliver a more modern version of the Chieftain with a bit more attitude than its predecessors, and the response from the market has shown that the new design has resonated extremely well with our customers and dealers,” said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. “Considering the significant demand we’ve experienced, the expanded new colorways couldn’t be coming at a better time.”

The Chieftain Limited features a new lower-profile, sawed-off open front fender and new ten-spoke 19” contrast-cut front wheel and matching 16” rear wheel. Both perfectly complement the powerful dual 300mm floating front rotors with 4 piston calipers. The calipers feature the Indian Motorcycle script logo for a unique custom touch. A color matched headlight bezel and streamlined leather saddle complete the sleeker, aggressive look.

As with other Chieftain models, the Chieftain Limited features the industry leading Ride Command seven-inch infotainment system and powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine with 119 ft-lbs of torque. The Chieftain Limited also packs a wealth of premium features, including keyless ignition, remote locking saddlebags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), 100-watt premium audio system, power adjustable windshields, and just enough chrome to highlight all the attitude the custom-inspired bagger has to offer.

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2017 Chieftain Limited by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Indian Chieftain Limited Wildfire Red

Indian Chieftain Limited Wildfire Red

Indian Chieftain Limited Silver Smoke

Indian Chieftain Limited Silver Smoke

Indian Chieftain Limited Star Silver Thunder Black

Indian Chieftain Limited Star Silver Thunder Black

Indian Launches 1st Eyewear in Spring/Summer 2017 Apparel Line

Indian Motorcycle Co Entry Sunglasses

Indian Motorcycle Co Entry Sunglasses

2017 Offering to Include Company’s First Line of Performance Eyewear

The Spring/Summer 2017 range of Indian Motorcycle apparel and gifts continues to grow with the introduction of new products and categories for the Indian Motorcycle rider and enthusiast. Now available from North American Indian dealers and via www.indianmotorcycle.com, the range includes the following:

Liberty Jacket (MSRP $849.99):
* The US-made jacket has a classic styling and is made from hardwearing horsehide that naturally repels water.
* With a relaxed fit, the jacket includes CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors, a removable red contrast thermal lining, front and back hidden ventilation panels and side seam adjustment.

Indian Motorcycles Liberty Jacket

Indian Motorcycle Co Liberty Jacket

Drifter Mesh Jacket (MSRP $199.99):
* New mesh riding jackets provide further options for summer warm weather riding.
* Lightweight construction with full mesh panels to the body and arms, providing maximum air-flow.
* Distinctive black, grey and ecru color combination with bold applique and embroidered branding to the back and chest with an Indian headdress embroidered patch to the arm.
* Inside the jacket is a lightweight windproof lining that provides protection when the temperature drops.
* CE certified shoulder and elbow protectors and side seam adjusters are further standard features in this jacket.

Drifter Mesh Jacket – Women’s (MSRP $189.99):
* The women’s version of has its own distinctive styling to set itself apart from the men’s version, but still includes the important motorcycle riding features, such as CE certified protectors and removable wind-proof lining.

Shadow Mesh Jacket (MSRP $189.99):
* While the Drifter Mesh has a bolder design, the Shadow mesh is a subtler style with black on black branding and all black color-way.
* Maximum airflow is achieved, thanks to the full mesh body and arms, while the jacket also includes a removable wind-proof liner, CE certified protectors and side seam adjustment.
Indian launches its first performance eyewear range with a collection of 4 designs to provide varying degrees of performance for use on and off the motorcycle, each of which have been CE certified.

Entry Sunglasses (MSRP $29.99):
* The first of the line include scratch resistant, anti-fog, shatter resistant polycarbonate lenses that have 100% UVA and UVB protection.
* The TR90 polycarbonate frame is lightweight and strong and includes non-detachable EVA foam eyecups that help to reduce peripheral light and wind when riding.

Lifestyle Sunglasses (MSRP $29.99):
* Made for riding with a low-profile polycarbonate matte black frame that will fit under your helmet.
* The lenses are shatter resistant polycarbonate and are also scratch resistant with anti-fog coatings and UVA/UVB protection.
* This style is also prescription ready.

Semi-Pro Sunglasses (MSRP of $59.99):
* The frame is a premium TR90 nylon that is strong and lightweight.
* The lenses are shatter resistant polycarbonate with anti-scratch and anti-fog coatings as well as UVA/UVB protection.
* The detachable EVA foam eyecups provide addition protection from peripheral light and wind when riding, and can be easily removed when not riding.
* This style is also prescription ready.

Performance Sunglasses (MSRP $99.99):
* High-quality RochFlex design frame, which is lightweight and durable.
* The photochromic polycarbonate lenses react quickly to changes in light, transitioning from light to dark in around 60-90 seconds. This means the wearer can wear these sunglasses all day, from dusk to dawn, and they will react to the conditions.
* The sunglasses also feature easily removable PU foam eyecups to provide maximum protection against peripheral light and wind.
* This style is also prescription ready.

Indian Motorcycle jersey Spring/Summer 2017 Apparel

Indian Motorcycle Co 183 MPH Tee

In the casualwear range, for men and women, the Indian collection continues to grow, offering new graphic tees, shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts. Two new tees in the men’s range include the World Tee and 183 MPH Tee, both inspired by Burt Munro and his land speed record attempts. The UV Protect Long Sleeve Tee provides UV SPF50 protection with thermal control, dry fast and high wicking properties, thanks to the cotton and bamboo charcoal fabric construction.

For the home, garage and man-cave, Indian offers new ranges of products. From the US-made woollen throw, large home-rug and numerous sizes of metal signs, these products make perfect gifts for any Indian rider and enthusiast. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and it’s new range by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

And the Winner of Indian Motorcycle’s “Project Chieftain” Is…

Show-Stopping Indian Chieftain Customs From Hollister Powersports, Coastal Indian Motorcycle of Murrels Inlet & Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts Claim Top Honors

Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, proudly announced the three winners of its Project Chieftain custom motorcycle contest during Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Hollister Powersports’ (Hollister, CA) “Tequila Sunset” claimed top honors, with “America Proud” from Coastal Indian Motorcycle (Murrels Inlet, S.C.) and “Barnstorm” from Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts (Worcester, MA) taking 2nd and 3rd place honors respectively.

Hollister Powersports Tequila Sunset Indian Chieftain

Hollister Powersports “Tequila Sunset” won top honors in Indian Motorcycles’ “Project Chieftain” contest. 

Following the success of the 2016 ‘Project Scout’ build contest, Indian renewed the competition for 2017, this time focusing on its popular hard bagger, the Indian Chieftain. The three-month contest invited Indian Motorcycle dealers to build a custom Indian Chieftain or Chieftain Dark Horse model using any theme, style or budget, as long as it incorporated at least three authentic Indian Motorcycle accessories.

“The collection of unbelievable customs that were produced for ‘Project Chieftain’ are a powerful testament to the significant customization capabilities of the Chieftain platform,” said Gary Gray, Indian Motorcycle Product Director. “It’s always such a pleasure to see the creativity and craftsmanship of our dealers, while showcasing for the rider how far one can go to make our bikes more personal to them.”

‘Project Chieftain’ kicked off on October 10, 2016, with the entry period closing on January 13, 2017. Fans voted online for eleven finalists during a two-week period from February 1-15, and the three winning bikes were on display during Daytona Bike Week. The dealers took home cash prizes of $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place and $5,000 for third place.

Tequila Sunset, the winning motorcycle designed by Hollister Powersports of Hollister, Calif., features the following modifications: a 23” custom front wheel, stretched front fender, raked triple trees, custom gold metallic paint, custom made side covers, custom made air cleaners, and frenched in turn signals in the saddle bags.

“America Proud” from Coastal Indian Motorcycle

“American Proud” by Coastal Indian Motorcycle, took second place in “Project Chieftain.”

American Proud, the second place winner designed by Coastal Indian Motorcycle of Murrells Inlet, S.C., honors the American men and women that created Indian in 1901 and recognizes the team that resurrected the brand. It also pays homage to the service men and women that protect our freedoms.

Barnstorm, the third place winner designed by Indian Motorcycle of Central Mass., was modified to elevate the aspects of Chieftain performance. Power output was increased with Indian Motorcycle performance cams, intake and a handmade stainless exhaust. Those modifications, paired with aggressive styling and stunt-inspired bars and controls bring the bike to an unprecedented level of power, agility and aesthetics.

“Barnstorm” from Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts

“Barnstorm” by Indian Motorcycle of Central Massachusetts rounds out the top three in the “Project Chieftain” contest. 

Baggers with an undeniable presence, the 2017 Indian Chieftain and Chieftain Dark Horse are powered by the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and feature a 100 Watt premium audio system, TPMS, ABS, fairing with integrated driving lights and power windshield, cruise control, remote locking hard bags, keyless ignition, and much more. Plus, with more than 300 Authentic Indian Motorcycle Accessoriesavailable, they are easy to make your own.

Available in Thunder Black Pearl, White Smoke, Silver Smoke and a pair of two-tone palettes, the Indian Chieftain starts at $23,999 and comes standard with the highly lauded all-new 7” Ride Command infotainment system. The Chieftain Dark Horse, starting at $21,999, sports a premium 100W audio system and an ominous nose-to-tail matte black finish with minimal chrome for a menacing presence.

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels

Indian Motorcycle Announces Scout FTR750 Flat Tracker Available for Purchase

Indian announced its FTR750 is available for purchase.

Indian’s Premier 750cc V-Twin Flat Track Race Bike Available for $50,000

Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series.

A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body. Indian’s design and engineering teams approached the bike as the ultimate combination of advanced performance technology and design elements from Indian’s legendary racing models of the past.

“Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle’s presence in American flat track racing.”

The Scout FTR750 made its official debut during the 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate, comprises three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. All three will be running the Scout FTR750 this season.

For purchasing information on the Scout FTR750 race bike, stop by an Indian Motorcycle dealer. To find the nearest location, visit IndianMotorcycle.com.

UK Showcases Customizing Skills in Project Scout Contest 2016

Indian Motorcycle dealerships across the UK were invited to build a customized Indian Scout or Scout Sixty in just 90 days in a partnership with the UK’s national motorcycle show, Motorcycle Live.

Ten dealers took up the opportunity to show off their creations to an audience of 113,172 visitors with 1,905 of these voting for their favorite Project Scout by visiting the Indian stand during the nine-day-long show. There were no rules or restrictions on the bike theme, cost or build style, but entrants had to use a minimum of three genuine Indian Scout accessories from the range of more than 200 items and at least one part from the following three leading aftermarket suppliers.

Congratulations to Moore Speed Racing who built the Beach Tracker who claimed 3rd place using the Bullit shocks and Tracker cartridge kit.

Beach Tracker Scout by Moore Customs

Beach Tracker Scout by Moore Customs

Well done to the all the Indian Dealers that took place in this years competition and to Thor Motorcycle with the THUG in 1st place and Mid West Moto with the MWM-115 claiming 2nd.

For more information on our products for the Indian Scout and other custom models visit our website.
http://www.ktechsuspension.com/custom

Here are the Indian Scout builders we supplied suspension products for.

Tribute built by Alba Customs

Tribute built by Alba Customs

Wild Horse by HBC Motorcycles

Wild Horse by HBC Motorcycles

KH163 by Krazy Horse London

KH163 by Krazy Horse London

Foundry Scout 60 by Robinsons Foundry

Foundry Scout 60 by Robinsons Foundry

Indian Motorcycle and Zac Brown Band Surprise Vets at Atlanta Charity Ride

Indian Motorcycle Zac Brown Band surprise vets

Ride around Atlanta wrapped-up as band entertained and delighted veterans with a surprise impromptu acoustic performance

In honor and recognition of Veterans Day, Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, paid tribute to our nation’s veterans with a day of gratitude and a motorcycle ride on the outskirts of Atlanta. In partnership with Zac Brown Band, the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group and charity partner Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, the ride kicked-off Wednesday morning beginning at Indian Motorcycle of Marietta and ending at the campus of Camp Southern Ground, Zac Brown’s non-profit passion initiative, in Fayetteville.

The ride hosted more than 100 riders and veterans from California all the way to Virginia, in addition to Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG) members from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Veterans and other participants were welcomed by breakfast and a kick-off tribute delivered by Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries, who joined the veterans for the day. The scenic ride lasted two hours and traveled through the outskirts of Atlanta. The full day of events dedicated to saluting all American military veterans culminated in lunch and a surprise acoustic performance by Zac Brown Band at Camp Southern Ground.

“All of us at Indian Motorcycle are honored and humbled to continue our steadfast support of America’s military personnel, their families and our veterans, whom we proudly salute today on Veteran’s Day,” said Steve Menneto. “I thank the more than 100 veterans and IMRG riders who took part in this epic day of motorcycle comradery. I would also like to thank Zac Brown Band and their team for their support of our troops, and for making this a legendary event.”

Along for the ride and day’s events were four representatives of the ‘Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis,’ which provides two-wheeled motorcycle therapy for wounded and amputee American military veterans. This past summer marked the second straight year Indian Motorcycle has sponsored this very special charity ride, which departed from Los Angeles en route to the 76th annual Black Hills Rally through some of America’s most scenic landscapes.

Zac Brown Band and Indian Motorcycles host vets at Camp Southern Ground

The Zac Brown Band and Indian Motorcycle Co. hosted a special event for veterans at Zac’s Camp Southern Ground.

Camp Southern Ground is a non-profit organization founded by Zac Brown, with a mission to provide extraordinary experiences for children to recognize and magnify the unique gifts within themselves and others in order to profoundly impact the world. Camp Southern Ground places a special emphasis on those with neuro-developmental disorders, as well as children from military families and those with social or emotional challenges.

Indian Motorcycle partnered with Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band in May 2015 as ambassadors for the iconic American motorcycle brand. The band, an avid group of motorcycle riders, supports Indian Motorcycle through various events and initiatives across the country.

Indian Motorcycle has a proud military history, providing bikes to the war efforts in both WWI and WWII as well as supporting a host of military programs and events over the course of many decades. Zac Brown Band has a long history of supporting the U.S. military as well. The band members are USO tour veterans who have entertained more than 20,000 troops. In partnership with Indian Motorcycle and the USO, Zac Brown Band met with select troops on some stops of their 50-city North American Stadium Tour, crossing the country in support of their recently released ‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ album, which garnered their third consecutive number one ranking on the Billboard 200.

“It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of this day and the band is proud to have played a small role in making this day special for our veterans,” said Zac Brown. “Camp Southern Ground was proud to host this special event and welcomes our nation’s veterans today and every day.”

Industry Giants Combine to Bring American Flat Track to Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track

American Flat Track is headed to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to compete on a new TT track in the legendary venue’s amphitheater.

Buildings fall and dirt flies as the American Flat Track series heads to motorcycling’s largest stage and joins the legendary Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede

A monumental partnership has been struck to preserve an authentic rally tradition and take professional racing to the next level of entertainment. AMA Pro Racing, Indian Motorcycle and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip are electrifying motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world by hosting the premier form of dirt track racing – American Flat Track. The racing action will be happening during the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling on Sunday, Aug. 6. In full Buffalo Chip style, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT will set racers on a new course with a twist – a half-mile long TT track that winds through the center of the venue’s famous amphitheater.

“We are delighted to be partnering up with Buffalo Chip to bring the world’s best Flat Track racers to the heart of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “The Buffalo Chip will be kicking off a week’s worth of premier entertainment with the first American Flat Track TT ever to be held at the world’s biggest motorcycle festival.”

Accelerating the Journey
The three industry giants are collaborating to accomplish the anticipated track-building task in just a few short months. Plans call for demolition of several buildings, transporting and sculpting of tons of dirt and bringing together the biggest names in racing all to provide an exclusive, world-class racing experience. Flat Track’s seven-time Grand National Champion and track designer Chris Carr has blueprinted the new TT course to ensure entertaining racing that presents an equal challenge to both the riders and their machines. Fans watching from elevated “bridges” or trackside barricades will have an unprecedented view and share the thrills as the riders tear up a track that is like no other. The newly engineered track opens with an unfamiliar right turn, followed by two jumps. Riders will immediately power into another right-hand turn all while trying to secure the lead.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT track overlay

“This new partnership with AMA Pro Racing will open a whole new world of professional racing for the Buffalo Chip and our guests,” said Rod Woodruff, Buffalo Chip President. “An American Flat Track TT course carved out of the middle of the Chip’s amphitheater not only makes for the most unique motorcycle racing on earth but also the wildest concert warm-up the world has ever seen.”

Races and Concerts Taking Center-Stage
Immediately following the races, crews will transform the track area back into the Wolfman Jack Main Stage infield in anticipation of another world-class headlining band performance. Race and music festival fans will be center stage for an evening full of high-energy entertainment they will never forget.

The Players
Having just announced its re-entry into professional Flat Track racing after 60 years, presenting sponsor Indian Motorcycle will be reigniting the racing war with Harley-Davidson that started nearly a century ago. Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew will be led by the 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, piloting the company’s new Scout FTR750, which was unveiled at the Chip in August. Smith, the 2015 X Games gold medalist, won the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track title in spectacular fashion at the season finale over fellow Wrecking Crew rider, Three-Time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. Mees also scored Gold at the 2016 X Games. Completing Indian Motorcycle’s Wrecking Crew is 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker.

“The team at the Buffalo Chip knows how to throw an epic party and continue to up the game every year,” says Steve Menneto, president of Indian Motorcycle. “2017 is going to be a historical year for Indian motorcycle, and the pro flat track race inside of the Buffalo Chip is absolutely going to be a highlight in the year. I can’t imagine a better place to see the Indian Motorcycle Wrecking crew in action.”

The Plan
The Buffalo Chip TT is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6 and will fall under the Chip’s Moto Stampede umbrella of events. The Moto Stampede has previously included such adrenaline-pumping events as the Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan races and the Buffalo Chip Street Drags.

Passes for the 2017 events are now on sale and may be purchased at www.BuffaloChip.com.

American Iron Magazine River Run by Indian Motorcycles & Patriot Ride

Join the staff of American Iron Magazine for a free and fun run up the Mississippi River in July.
Indian sponsored, but all makes and models and years of motorcycles are welcome

Indian sponsored, but all makes and models and years of motorcycles are welcome

American Iron Magazine River Run sponsored by Indian Motorcycles. 
Friday, July 8, 2016
* Free event open to riders of all makes, years and models of motorcycles.
* We gather at Riverside Park in La Crosse, WI the morning of Friday, July 8.
* Gas tanks full and bladders empty, sidestands up at 12 noon. Ride with the editors of American Iron Magazine along the banks of the Mississippi River to the Twin Cities Indian dealer in St Paul, MN for a free reception and party that afternoon and evening.
Join us at The Patriot Ride

Join us at The Patriot Ride

Ride to the Patriot Ride with American Iron Magazine and Indian Motorcycles. 
Saturday, July 9, 2016
* Free all brands motorcycle meet-up at Twin Cities Indian in St Paul, MN.
* Gas tanks full and bladders empty, sidestands up at 9 am. Ride with the editors of American Iron Magazine to the Patriot Ride at the airport in Blaine, MN. Our group will have VIP reserved parking and a special place on the Patriot Ride. All riders must be registered for the Patriot Ride.
* Custom and classic motorcycle show supported and judged by Donnie Smith and American Iron Magazine. At least one of the bikes in the show will be photographed and featured in the pages of American Iron Magazine and/or American Iron Garage.

Nominate a Hero for a Veterans “Ride of a Lifetime” to Sturgis with Indian

Full Vision Productions announced that the second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) will be hosted in summer 2016 and a new nomination program, “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime,” has been added. Starting in Los Angeles, California on July 30, the nine-day ride to Sturgis, SD will provide twenty veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life.

Founded in 2015 by veteran Army Paratrooper Dave Frey and Emmy-award winning director Robert Manciero, VCR uses motorcycle therapy to provide a healing and fun experience for a select group of veterans who need support.

“Giving veterans an outlet for their stress, and creating a way for them to find emotional balance, is critical,” said ride founder Dave Frey. “As a veteran myself, I’ve used long motorcycle rides for years as a mechanism to decompress. It occurred to me that others would benefit from the power of motorcycle therapy. VCR provides a group of veterans with the benefits of riding, plus a camaraderie and brotherhood that veterans often have difficulty finding on their own.”

Veterans Charity Ride 2015

Veterans rumble into downtown Sturgis during the first Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis with Indian Motorcycles.

The challenges for veterans are well documented. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and difficulties with re-assimilation to civilian life are common. Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – many who are still young individuals – are facing a major crisis, with an estimated 20% of those veterans having PTSD and/or depression according to a 2014 survey*. Motorcycle therapy is one of several effective therapies for veterans seeking relaxation, peace of mind and enjoyment.

VCR 2016 will give 15 ambulatory and five amputee/disabled veterans of various military branches – the majority of whom are post-9/11 vets – the opportunity to work toward overcoming their post-war challenges on the open road. Riding from Los Angeles to Sturgis, the veterans travel through the most scenic back roads of the western United States on the latest Indian Motorcycle models, some with Champion sidecars and custom trikes. They experience the great outdoors and the beauty this country has to offer, using motorcycles as a mechanism for healing. Along the ride route, the group will stop in small towns to meet with other veterans, supporters and riders, and participate in various adventures, including off-road excursions, and street rallies. Upon arrival in Sturgis, the group is treated to a special “Hero’s Welcome” and have a week-long “ultimate rider” experience, taking part in the world-famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and further solidifying a brother/sisterhood that was formed on the open roads of the Wild West.

In addition to the veterans chosen by the sponsoring team from various organization, the new program “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime”, enables the public to nominate two deserving veterans to join the ride. People are asked to visit VeteransCharityRide.org/heros-ride to nominate their favorite post-9/11 veteran and describe why he or she is deserving of this amazing experience. Two heroes will be chosen to join the group – one rider (motorcycle license and experience required) and one amputee/disabled veteran (motorcycle license not necessary), who will ride in a donated Champion Sidecar. The online nomination program will run from March 4 through April 15. The two chosen heroes will be announced on Memorial Day, May 30th, on VeteransCharityRide.org. More details and nomination forms are available at VeteransCharityRide.org/heros-ride/.

“Champion Sidecars & Trikes is thrilled to participate in this program for a second year. This year, we are providing more vehicles, so more veterans can reap the benefits of motorcycle therapy and everything this great program has to offer. We believe in the power of motorcycle therapy, and are proud to partner with VCR to change and save lives,” said Craig Arrojo, President of Champion Sidecars & Trikes. Visit http://www.championsidecars.com/ for more information.

Back for a second year as primary sponsor is Indian Motorcycle, with additional sponsorship and support provided by Liberty Sport (official eyewear sponsor of VCR), Red Cliffs Lodge (Moab, UT), Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney, and The Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD.

Indian's Hero's Ride of a Lifetime Motorcycle Therapy

Know a veteran hero who would love a nine-day journey to Sturgis on an Indian Motorcycle? Then get your nomination in!

Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel Pair Up for Straight and Neat Order

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Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced the availability of Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle models. This partnership brings together two of America’s most iconic brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and American craftsmanship dating back more than a century. Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866, each model will be produced in extremely limited numbers not to exceed 150 total units and will benefit U.S. Military personnel and their families through the “Operation Ride Home” program.

Designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, S.D. to offer classic styling, premium features, touring comfort and custom detailing, the new hard-bagged Indian Springfield and the leather-bound Indian Chief Vintage are the first-ever production vehicles to feature Jack Daniel’s livery and its “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” responsibility campaign. The first unit of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage version that was the custom painted prototype built by Klock Werks, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit Operation Ride Home, which assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families. More information can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com.

The individually numbered 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage models are available to order today at your local Indian Motorcycle dealership.  Both motorcycles share an MSRP of $29,999 (California models add $250 for California emissions), a Canada MSRP of $37,499, and will be available for International order except in Brazil. Both models come with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty, and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.

Both models feature an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. Each fender is also inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history. Finally, an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra reminds riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately.

Final customization work was designed and completed by Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks in Mitchell, S.D.

To order one of these highly sought after limited edition motorcycles, please visit or call your local Indian Motorcycle dealership from March 4 to April 4. Only 150 motorcycles will be produced and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific motorcycle numbers may not be reserved.  Each of these motorcycles will be hand-painted and built, with delivery occurring no later than August 2016.

“This is the first time in Jack Daniel’s history that we have aligned with a vehicle manufacturer,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “Using these new, limited edition motorcycles to help the ‘Operation Ride Home’ program serves as the perfect pairing for these two classic American brands.”

“Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniels are ideal partners to work together,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “We share a respect for history and a common desire to promote responsible riding. These two models will be instant collectors’ items, and more importantly are fantastic motorcycles for everyday riding.”

For more information about Operation Ride Home, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.jdoperationridehome.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Chief Vintage by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com.