Four Hurt When Motorcycle Rolls off Stage in Sturgis

What was supposed to be a celebratory motorcycle sideshow in between concerts turned into an emergency situation last night when a bike rolled offstage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and into the crowd, injuring four people, one seriously according to Facebook posts.

The incident occurred when custom bike builder and former AMA 250GP National Champion Roland Sands rode an Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan bike out on stage in between the Lita Ford and Kid Rock concerts. When Sands went to stop the bike, it continued rolling sending bike and rider tumbling onto the crowd gathered in the pit area below the stage. Sturgis Buffalo Chip emergency personnel were immediately on the scene tending to the injured. Afterwards, a visibly shaken Sands held his head in his hands, shocked by the unfortunate incident.

The cause of the accident is unknown, but the motorcycle Sands was riding is an Indian Scout Sixty his company, Roland Sands Design, has turned into a flat track-style motorcycle. In its conversion to a flat tracker, the motorcycle has no front brake. The bike has seen extensive use on the SuperHooligan circuit, and Sands is a world class rider, the scenario an unfortunate freak accident.

Indian Motorcycle Kept Riders Rolling During The 75th Daytona Bike Week

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-1Eight days of festivities including the on-site introduction of the Indian Springfield, vintage & custom displays, demo rides, racing, organized tours & special events

MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2016) — Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first motorcycle race on the sands of Daytona Beach, FL., Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, again left a historic mark on Bike Week.

Among Indian Motorcycle’s highlights during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, held March 5-12, were the introduction of a new motorcycle model, vintage & custom bike displays and unveilings, racing, demo rides, organized owner rides and more.

The week started with the launch of the new Indian Springfield, a motorcycle offering classic styling blended with thoroughly modern technology for a purist’s take on both touring comfort and urban versatility. At the same time, Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s announced the availability of Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Springfield™ and Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle models. This special production run of 150 motorcycles was designed in conjunction with Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, S.D., and sold out in just eight hours. Unit #001 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage, was held back to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay resort, with all monies from the auction benefitting Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home. Unit #150, an Indian Springfield, was gifted to Klock by Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle in recognition of his contribution and continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community.

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-3The first custom to be built based on the 2016 Indian Springfield also turned heads in Daytona. Unveiled during a special media event at the famed Racing’s North Turn beachside restaurant, the ‘Frontier 111’ crafted by Azzkikr Custom Baggers of Phoenix, Ariz., showcases builder Len Edmondson’s exceptional talents for building award-winning and fully functional artwork. With this bike, his acute attention to detail and Azzkikr style offer a truly show-stopping example of a thoroughly modern retro bagger that features classic lines via contemporary, artistic flare and took the Springfield to a new level in customs.

On Tuesday, March 8, Indian Motorcycle fans enjoyed live music, food & refreshments as the winner of the Project Scout contest was announced at the legendary Boot Hill Saloon on Daytona Beach’s Main Street. Of more than 40 custom submissions and three finalists, the Boardtracker built by Motos Illimitées of Terrebonne, QC, Canada, won the judges’ trophy as well as the Editor’s Choice Award. The Fusion, built by Indian Motorcycle Charlotte of Lowell, NC, won the Fan’s Choice Award and Ol’ #71, built by Heritage Indian Motorcycles of Northwest Arkansas, took home the Roland Sands Builder’s Choice Award.

Mid-week took the Indian Motorcycle brand to the track, where Roland Sands and the Roland Sands Design SuperHooligan Indian® Scout® Sixty dirt trackers battled handlebar-to-handlebar at Volusia Speedway Park, with racer Stevie Bonsey picking up the checkered flag on his first ride on a SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt tracker, Sean Guardado finishing 2nd and Aaron Frank crossing the line in 3rd aboard another Indian Scout Sixty SuperHooligan. Two days later, after a full evening of Hooligan races in front of 5,000 spectators at Daytona International Speedway, an eight-lap final atop the .25-mile dirt oval saw three Team RSD Indian pilots fill the SuperHooligan podium with Sands crossing the line 1st, Jamie Robinson finishing 2nd and Cameron Brewer following up in 3rd. The RSD SuperHooligans made their most recent appearance March 19 at IV Flat Track Del Mar in Del Mar, Calif.,and will go on to an appearance April 8 at the Hand Built Show in Austin, TX.

Indian-motorcycle-in-daytona-2Throughout the week, Indian Motorcycle entertained Bike Week attendees at the Indian Motorcycle display in Daytona International Speedway’s Midway area with new motorcycles, engine cutaways, talks with designers and engineers, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel, and a chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty. Nearby, guests were invited to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles – including the new Indian Springfield – to compare, and decide which models best suit their riding style. The result was a record-setting number of demo rides for the brand.

On Thursday, March 10, the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group joined participants from the Veterans Charity Ride program, a motorcycle therapy-based ride from Los Angeles to Sturgis that made its debut last summer, in an organized tour that rolled out of Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and traveled to Orlando for lunch. A special surprise: Indian motorcycle owners found themselves riding alongside Sean Carroll, a veteran Marine rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride who was piloting his new custom Indian Scout Trike built by Champion Trikes and further customized by Lloydz Motor Workz.

In a final celebration of a very special Daytona Bike Week, Indian Motorcycle hosted a ‘Celebration of the 75th’ at Boot Hill Saloon. Fans who filled the venue were surrounded by Indian motorcycles on display, saw builder Len Edmondson make a public appearance with his Frontier 111 Springfield in person, and got up-close to Texas-based customizers Krystal Hess and Nick Jaquez as they showcased their submissions for the IndianMotorcycles.net ‘Guy vs. Girl Indian Scout Build-off’. After public ballot voting at the Indian Motorcycle display area adjacent to Daytona International Speedway, Hess took a narrow win in the contest with her ‘Sport Scout’ over the ‘Scarlett’ bobber built by Jaquez.

“The history of Indian Motorcycle is part of the very sands of Daytona Beach,” said Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The entire Indian Motorcycle team worked hard to pay tribute to that legend, and to help our newest fans experience the stories and lean into the future of this great brand.”

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

Celebrate the 75th Annual Daytona Bike Week With Indian Motorcycle

Jack-Daniels-Indian-AIM-3MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (Feb 22, 2016) – Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, loves making history at Daytona, whether it’s winning the first Daytona 200 or drawing the best crowds with our Daytona Bike Week events. This year Indian again has a full schedule of events, including demo rides, new models, vintage & custom bike displays, racing, organized rides and much more during the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week, March 5-12.

“Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first Bike Week race, our team is inspired to honor that legacy and showcase our future,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “Whether you’re a cruising enthusiast or long-haul tourer, into customs like those shown in our Project Scout contest or a race enthusiast cheering on the SuperHooligan Scout Sixty bikes, we know that anybody hanging out with Indian Motorcycle will have great stories to tell.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway
(International Speedway Blvd., across from the Florida Hospital Gate)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily; Last Ride Leaves at 4:30 p.m.
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2016 line-up of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout® Sixty cruiser, Indian Chief® Vintage bagger, Indian Roadmaster® tourer and a very special new model. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire.

Indian Motorcycle Display at Daytona International Speedway
(Richard Petty & Midway Blvd.)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Daily.
In addition to the demo site at the historic Daytona Speedway, a display in the Midway area will feature the entire 2016 Indian Motorcycle line-up, as well as engine cutaways, custom & vintage bikes, accessories and apparel. Register for your chance to win a 2016 Indian Scout Sixty, check out the finalists from the ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’ custom contest, see how an Indian Chieftain® with performance accessories handles the dyno, and make sure to pick up an exclusive Indian Motorcycle Daytona 75th patch simply by showing your Indian Motorcycle proof of ownership (key-ring, badge, etc.)

Hooligan Race Night
(Ocean Complex West Parking Lot, downtown Daytona Beach)
7 p.m. – 9 p.m., March 8
Enjoy live music, food & refreshments as Roland Sands and fellow Team RSD racers battle handlebar-to-handlebar in pursuit of the checkered flag on their RSD SuperHooligan Indian Scout Sixty dirt trackers. Winners of the Project Scout contest will be announced at this event, and you’re welcome to join a celebratory after-party at the Boot Hill Saloon.

Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach
(290 North Beach Street)
9a.m. – 8p.m., Daily
Visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach for all of your bike, accessory and apparel needs, as well as a variety of special events.

Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group & Veterans Ride
(Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach, 290 North Beach Street)
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 10
Owners of Indian motorcycles join veterans from the Veterans Ride program in an organized tour that begins at Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach and travels to Orlando for lunch. Owners can roll alongside a Vet rider from last year’s inaugural Veterans Charity Ride as he captains a new custom Indian Trike. Kickstands go up at 10 a.m.

Celebrate The 75th With Indian Motorcycle
(Boot Hill Saloon, 310 Main Street)
6 p.m., March 11
Put a stamp on the end of a legendary week by joining Indian Motorcycle at the Boot Hill Saloon to ‘Celebrate the 75th’.

Visit www.IndianMotorcycle.com/en-us/daytona for the most up to date schedule. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media channels.

Buff & Bristol

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Inspired by classic dirt track racing jackets, the new Bristol men’s jacket utilizes Roland Sands Design’s new buff leather in either brown or black. The top-grain cowhide measures .8mm-.9mm in thickness, which ensures proven durability and protection with the lightly distressed finish, allowing easy break-in. Foamed, quilted areas on the shoulder, elbow, and back bring a level of protection and heritage style, and with stretch-nylon sleeve inserts, power-stretch shoulders, and side adjusters, the fit is aggressive and comfortable. $580. Info: Roland Sands Design, 562/493-5297, RolandSands.com.

Indian Motorcycles, Roland Sands & Super Hooligan Racing

Five Roland Sands custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes will compete in the race piloted by Roland Sands, Red Bull stunt rider Aaron Colton and special guest riders 

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, announced it has stepped up as the title sponsor for the upcoming “RSD Super Hooligan” flat track race in Las Vegas. The street-bike based race takes place indoors on a short track at the Orleans Hotel & Casino the evening of November 21, and is presented in partnership with Roland Sands Design and AMA Pro Flat Track in conjunction with the “Superprestigio of the Americas” race.    The winner of the Super Hooligan race will receive a new 2016 Indian Scout – making the Super Hooligan race a bit more competitive than the average weekend amateur event.

Hooligan racing is traced back to the 1930s, at a time when legendary Indian Motorcycle dealer Clarence “Pappy” Hoel began organizing regional hill climb and flat track motorcycle races in and around Sturgis, SD. Hoel was a founding members of the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, and he and the Gypsies are credited with starting the now world famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 1938. Indian Motorcycle’s rich history in racing dates back to its inception with records in every racing category, including land speed, dirt track, transcontinental racing and venues like Daytona and the Isle of Man. In 1911 the Federation of American Motorcyclists published the records for 126 different categories of racing and different distances, and of those 126 racing records, Indian owned all 126.

Hooligan racing is a throwback to a post-war era where riders took virtually any available motorcycle to race in the spirit of seeking adrenaline and enjoying the comradery. Today the flat track Hooligan racing category is rapidly gaining in popularity with riders of all ages and experience levels because it brings the fun back into a less structured environment where any rider can race virtually any motorcycle. “Framers” or custom race chassis machines are not allowed in the class. It’s designed to allow racers to lightly modify an existing street chassis for racing action, a familiar situation for the world famous Indian Scout.

The company also announced it has partnered with Roland Sands Design to build and race five custom Hooligan racers based on the Indian Scout. The custom Hooligan Scouts will race in the RSD Super Hooligan event in Las Vegas, with a world-class team of riders that includes Roland Sands himself, Red Bull/KTM stunt rider Aaron Colton, plus some surprise guest riders. These new custom motorcycles will be revealed to the media on Friday, November 20 during the International Motorcycle Shows press event in Long Beach, CA.

“The Scout is a great machine upon which to base a custom bike with modern rider friendly performance. The engine and chassis are rock solid and don’t need a lot of work, so DIY customizers can focus on the aesthetic modifications,” said Roland Sands.  “It has been a blast designing and building these custom Indian Scout Hooligan bikes and after a quick test run at the local flat track I feel we have a competitive bike that will rip on the track.”

“It is an honor for Indian Motorcycle to sponsor the Super Hooligan event in partnership with Roland Sands Design and the folks at the Superprestigio of the Americas,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles at Polaris Industries. “Given the incredible racing heritage of the Indian Scout in our DNA, it’s really exciting to have five amazing Roland Sands custom Indian Scouts racing. It’s going to be a great event.”

Roland Sands Slant 2-Into-1 Exhaust System

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The Slant Line from Roland Sands Design (RSD) features a new 2-into-1 exhaust and air intake system. The exhaust system, a collaboration between RSD and Vance & Hines, is offered in two finishes. The Works finish exposes the welds while the Carbon Ops is dressed in a lightweight gloss Carbon and Satin Black finish. Fully TIG-welded, the system includes 1-3/4″-2″ stepped header tubes and monofilament fiberglass and SS wool baffle materials for high-temperature resistance. Heat shields are included. The 2-into-1 system fits 2004-13 Sportsters, 1986-2013 Softails, excluding the CVO Breakout, and 2006-13 Dynas, excluding the Switchback. $895.95. Info: Roland Sands Design, 877/773-6648, RolandSands.com.

Garage-Girls Ultimate Makeover Contest Winner

ubm-2014-mainCongrats to Chris Gibbany for winning the Garage-Girls’ 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover contest! Chris competed for the grand prize along with 84 other contestants by writing a 600-word essay describing why she needs a Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover.

In Chris’ winning entry, she emphasized the various ways she has been “hunkering down” in life, a daily methodology so that she can put herself through school and provide herself with all the things she needed most. While she clocks plenty of miles on her Harley’s odometer, before the contest, Chris didn’t own a riding jacket. With the makeover, Chris received a ton more than just a jacket.

She’ll also be getting matching gloves and a helmet from Roland Sands Design and J&P Cycles, a revamped wardrobe full of shoes from Harley-Davidson Footwear, a cleaning kit from Wizards Products, a case of synthetic oil from Spectro Oils, clothing from Hijinx Apparel, a set of Avon tires, and a Mustang Motorcycle seat.

Read all about Chris’ big win by heading over to Garage-Girls.com.

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11th Annual Indian Larry Greasemonkey Block Party in Brooklyn (Gallery)

The 11th Annual Indian Larry Greasemonkey Block Party took place this past weekend in Brooklyn, and as usual, it was a block-rockin’ affair! Thousands  strolled Union Avenue,  listening to bands and checking out booths and wares from Led Sled, Metzeler, Biltwell, and more, while inside the Indian Larry Motorcycles warehouse a roast pig and kegs of Sam Adams Octoberfest beer were doled out. The party lasted all day and coincided with the 6th Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Bike Show, which was taking place over on North 14th St at the Root Studios and featured works by renowned builders such as Paul Cox, Roland Sands, and Keino. The East Coast-heavy lineup of builders made it clear that while the West gets the lion’s share of media attention,  the East Coast scene is producing some of the finest quality machines in the industry. All in all, it was a marvelous motorcycling weekend in New York City.

New from Drag Specialties in July

New from Drag Specialties for July – all of these can be found at www.dragspecialties.com

CARL BROUHARD DESIGNS SHIFT LINKAGES

Known across the industry for their high-quality, custom billet parts forHarley-Davidson® motorcycles, Carl Brouhard Designs has hit another home run with their new custom shift linkages for 99-10 Touring and FXST models.

These new linkages are specially designed to deliver a stand-out custom look over boring stock linkages. Made in the U.S.A, they all measure 9 1/4″ long, are easy to install and accept stock linkage rod ends (rod ends not included and must be purchased separately).

DRAG SPECIALTIES® SOLID-STATE REGULATORS

Drag Specialties is proud to announce new solid-state regulators for late-model Touring, Dyna, Softails and Sportsters.

These highly reliable 12V voltage regulators feature rugged aluminum alloy construction and a chrome or black finish. All provide accurately regulated voltage under all electrical loads, have no relay contacts to wear or become maladjusted and are environmentally sealed for protection against moisture and shock

DRAG SPECIALTIES SEATS® LARGE SPRING SOLO SEATS

Drag Specialties only puts its name on the best of the best. So when they put their name on the new Large Spring Solo seats, you know they’ve got to be good.

Constructed of high-density polyurethane molded foam, the Large Spring Solo seats offer the ultimate in riding comfort and feature sixteen-gauge steel pan. With a 1″ x 3/16″ welded center bar, adjustable chrome front seat hinge and two rear screw studs for springs (springs sold separately), they’re the ideal choice for all your custom applications.  Select models feature solar-reflective leather to keep them cool even in direct sunlight.

ROLAND SANDS DESIGN® (RSD) VENTURI AIR CLEANER FACEPLATES

Since 2005, Roland Sands Design® has been shaking up the industry by building performance-minded aftermarket parts for V-Twins, sportbikes and customs. And their new Venturi air cleaner faceplates are a prime example.

These new faceplates allow the customer to change any existing RSD Venturi air cleaner faceplate to a new design. New designs include Speed 5 and Speed 7 in Contrast Cut™ style, chrome or platinum, and Mission, Ronin, Domino, Judge in Contrast Cut style and Turbo in chrome. Specifically designed to match RSD wheels, the new covers only fit RSD Venturi air cleaners.