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Aug 28th 2014

http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-au/scout-indian-red

THE LEGEND IS BACK. Like its iconic forerunner, the all-new Indian® Scout ™ is an innovative and aesthetically stunning American cruiser. It introduces the first-ever liquid-cooled Indian Motorcycle engine – an efficient and reliable 69 cubic inch V-twin – for impressive power on demand. This new model carries the legendary Indian® Scout™ name into the future in authentic Indian® Motorcycle® style.

69 CU IN SCOUT™ ENGINE

This engine appeals to a rider’s key senses as it’s visually stunning, has a soul-stirring exhaust note, and delivers impressive power on demand to ignite an Indian Scout rider’s passion for the ride. The reliable, efficient liquid cooling ensures consistently outstanding performance in all riding conditions. 
 
Aug 8th 2014

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE REDEFINES LUXURY TOURING WITH THE 2015 INDIAN ROADMASTER

The new king of the road extends the Indian Motorcycle lineup debuting at Sturgis.
 
Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is pleased to announce the all-new Indian Roadmaster®, setting a new benchmark as the ultimate in luxury motorcycle touring. This exceptional new addition to the Indian Motorcycle family will make its public debut on August 2nd at the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More announcements regarding the 2015 line of Indian bikes will also be made on August 2nd.
 
 
 
All-New 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 Roadmaster is destined to reclaim that honour. 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 all-new 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 ground up for all-day, two-passenger touring comfort, with expansive, easy-access storage for extended rides in virtually any weather condition. If offers:
 
Nearly 143 litres of weatherproof storage
Standard dual hard-sided saddlebags and a roomy quick-release, carpet-lined top box – 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
Luxury is Standard
 
The all-new Roadmaster takes American motorcycle luxury and comfort to a whole new level with an extensive list of standard premium features that include:
 
High-resolution Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Chrome front and rear highway bars
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Keyless ignition with remote saddlebag and top box locks
Triple power ports
Pathfinder LED Lighting
Electronic cruise control
Advanced infotainment system offering communication, navigation, 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, top box rack, front and rear highway bars, fender tips, and many other chrome components that are options on other brands. 
 
Pricing & Availability
 
The all-new Indian Roadmaster is available from $38,995 Ride Away with expected arrival in Australia in late October early November. It is available in Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red, and a two-tone Indian Motorcycle Red/ Ivory Cream paint scheme.
 
Visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.au to locate an Indian Motorcycle dealer near you, and to see the full line of apparel, parts and accessories.

Aug 10th 2013.


Here's a USA member of a HD-Forum post Re: the new Indian, very interesting:-
"My lady and I test drove the new Chieftain at Sturgis. She was a passenger.
My thoughts: Talk about f**king torque. It just didn't stop. Anything above 2000 RPM, roll on the throttle, and you go. There are no lowers. But my lower pants legs weren't flopping at all at 75 mph. Not at all. The design of their fork mounted fairing far surpasses anything HD has ever made as far as wind buffeting.
No gear lash whatsoever with their direct drive transmission/no primary....
The electric adjustable windshield was wonderful (we test drove in the rain).
The seat height is way lower than my Ultra, or the equivalent Street Glide. It was effortless to raise it off the kick stand.
My lady's thoughts: Without a back rest, she was uncomfortable when I rolled on the throttle: Interpret that as re-reading my first thought about torque. But she said the suspension was wonderful. We looked at the stripped down model of its skeleton, and it appears it has one shock in the rear, fastened at the left top of the frame, kittykorner down to the right side of the swing arm. Aluminum frame. Unit construction (one hole, one oil, no more arguments!) Specs are for 20/40 oil. Indian Oil is semi synthetic.
Not too many options yet, but more coming.

"This could well be my next motorcycle, and I love my Harley Ultra. That's how impressed I was."

And we both got a Sturgis only patch for test riding! I wonder how much "hers" will be worth on eBay?
How much money do you think the Polaris/Indian unveiling brought into Sturgis? Mike Wolfe from American Pickers and the History Channel was there. Tens of thousands of people in the streets, drinking beer--IN THE STREETS-- by special permit! Well, I turn over the patches we received, and guess what is on the back: An "Officially Licensed Sturgis Product" sticker! Polaris had to pay a licensing fee to had out their own patches, because the word Sturgis is on the front !"

3-10 Aug 2013 Sturgis Bike Rally Sturgis, SD, USA
 
Join Indian Motorcycle® at the 2013 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally for the historic unveiling of the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief®. Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts can attend the public reveal on Saturday, August 3, visit the Indian Motorcycle® display on Lazelle Street, be one of the first to ride the new motorcycle, and participate in Indian Motorcycle® Night at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® on Friday, August 9.
 
Sat 3rd Aug 2013 @ 8pm All new 2014 Indian Chief Reveal Party
999 Main Street, Sturgis® Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
 
You’re invited to attend the free, public unveiling of the all-new 2014 Indian® Chief®. This historic event features live music, a celebrity appearance from Mike Wolfe, American picker. Interviews with Indian Motorcycle team members, an audio/ video tribute to Indian Motorcycle’s history and more.
 

3 Apr 2013 HD halts Breakout production. Extract from HD dealer release. 


A situation has developed with CVO Breakout production and a significant volume of dealer orders have been cancelled from MY13 production. The attached communication from the H-D Asia Pacific Regional Office is the official release advising dealers of this situation. This action relates to the additional Phase V production provided, but not production allocated as part of the standard Phase V allocation.
Your order has been cancelled as part of this global action and unfortunately there are no replacement vehicles available in MY13. The order will cleared from the VOM system in due course as part of the action. We will confirm order reference details as soon as the changes made by the factory become clear.
At H-DA we recognize that this is a disappointing situation and have developed the following actions in response:
 
·        You will be offered an initial build CVO allocation from MY14 to replace the lost unit; and
·        If you provide H-DA with the Name and Address details of a customer impacted by the cancellation prior to COB Friday 5th April we will provide a $1,000 Retail Voucher that can be claimed in store by the customer should they:
A.     Choose to wait for supply of CVO vehicle from MY14 range
B.     Switch their order to any vehicle from the MY13 range
·        This voucher will be sent to the customer upon advise by the dealer that a valid person has purchased a vehicle and a voucher should be sent. We will match this request to the initial records sent to H-DA prior to Friday 5th April. The dealer should send the redeemed voucher with a copy of the receipt for refund of $1000 (inc GST) to H-DA once customer has used it for purchase.
We appreciate that this puts you in a difficult position, however the matter is out of our control and no alternative actions are open to us other than those listed above.

20 Feb 2013 Indian Motorcycle Roars Into Daytona Bike Week
 
Motorcycle Enthusiasts from around the world are invited to Celebrate Brand's Heritage and be a Part of History-in-the-Making as Company Unveils Bold New Engine that will Power Upcoming, all new 2014 Indian Motorcycle Lineup
 
Indian Motorcycle, the original American motorcycle company, today 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 at 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.
 

29 Jan 2013. Zorro's add Aviator goggles and Davida helmets to their range of product.

Zorro's are delighted to announce the addition of the famous Aviator brand of vintage style goggles to their product range. We will be stocking both the Retro goggles as well as the T1, T2 over glasses goggles and the T3 models. The Aviator goggles have been made in France since 1929 and are famed the world over for their quality performance and style. The addition of Aviator is seen to compliment the Zorro's product range which also includes Baruffaldi Vintage goggles, Global Vision Split pane goggles and Zorros own Classic pudding basin style (cafe racer) AS approved helmet, plus the Zorros leather range of clothing which appeals to riders of classics, customs and cruisers. These products will be available from Zorros website direct (www.zorros.net.au) or by ringing 0433 106669. Zorro's are looking for a small number of stocking dealers throughout Australia please contact Zorro's if you would like to discuss this as there will be limited availability for dealers. As a bonus the UK manufactured Davida helmet range can now be ordered through Zorro's in Melbourne. 

8 Nov 2012. American Suzuki To Exit Car Business to Focus On Motorcycles

American Suzuki Motor Corporation (“ASMC”) announces restructuring and realignment to focus on motorcycles/ATV and marine divisions. ASMC to wind down and discontinue new automobile sales in continental U.S. Consumers will be protected and all warranties will continue to be fully honored.

24 Oct 2012 Harley-Davidson Museum Unveils Tsunami Motorcycle
Motorcycle displayed at owner's request as memorial to tsunami victims:Today the Harley-Davidson Museum unveils a special display featuring Ikuo Yokoyama's Harley-Davidson motorcycle that drifted for more than a year across the Pacific Ocean following the tragic tsunami that devastated parts of northern Japan last year. 

18 Oct 2012. Polaris Reports Record Third Quarter 2012 Results; 
EPS Increased 40% To $1.33 With Sales Growth Of 21% Company increases full year 2012 guidance Third Quarter Highlights: Net income increased 39% to $94.3 million, or $1.33 per diluted share, with salesescalating 21% to $879.9 million, settingthird quarter sales and earnings records. All product lines experienced double digit percentage sales increases during the 2012 third quarter, as North American retail unit sales climbed more than 10% on strong, enduring SxS and Victory Motorcycle demand Gross profit margins expanded 120 basis points to 29.5% driven by product cost reduction efforts, higher selling prices and manufacturing realignment savings Raising guidance for full year 2012 earnings to a range of $4.32 to $4.37 per diluted share, up 35% to 37% over 2011 based on expected full year 2012 sales growth of 19% to 20%.

23 Oct 2012. Harley-Davidson Reports Third-Quarter and Nine-Month Results
MILWAUKEE (October 23, 2012) - Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported earnings per share of $0.59 for the third quarter of 2012, in line with Company expectations. Earnings were lower than the year-ago period due to a previously announced plan for lower third-quarter motorcycle shipments during the launch of an ERP production system at the Company’s largest assembly plant. For the full year 2012, Harley-Davidson continues to forecast a five-to seven-percent increase in motorcycle shipments compared to 2011.

18 Apr 2012. Polaris earnings up 27%.
Polaris Industries Inc.'s PII +7.47% first-quarter earnings jumped 27% as the company saw sales of its RANGER RZR off-road vehicles and Victory motorcycles jump. The results easily topped expectations, leading the company to raise its earnings guidance for the year to $3.85 to $4 a share on sales growth of 10% to 13%. In January, Polaris saw profits ranging between $3.65 and $3.80 and sales growth of 5% to 8%. "Our record first quarter results reflect not only the continued strength of our business and solid execution of our strategy, but also a healthy start to the year for our end markets," Chief Executive

24 Apr 2012. Harley-Davidson confirms boost in U.S. sales after leaked report. Harley-Davidson Inc. confirmed in a federal filing that retail sales of motorcycles in the United States rose 25.5 percent in the first quarter. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer made the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday after information from a research update from the Motorcycle Industry Council became public.

22 Mar 2012. Grill 'Em All. Headwinds introduces their new 7-inch Grill that replaces the beauty ring on all stock FLST headlights. Give your bike a unique look with their easy-to-install convex grill that is 2-3/4inches long and blends with the headlight profile. Fully machined from billet aluminum it features thick vertical bars and is available in chrome or black. Made in the USA by Headwinds. Headwinds +1 626-359-8044 www.headwinds.com

26 Mar 2012. The original Gatling gun exhaust slip on mufflers for Harley-Davidson is back by popular demand! We have improved the look and they are now available for over seven different models. Sold in pairs, these are slip on mufflers witch connect to the OEM exhaust! If you are looking for that bolt on one of a kind look for your Harley, here is your solution! . Call +1 805-443-7172

16 Mar 2012. MILWAUKEE – After nearly 50 years as head of styling, Willie G. Davidson is retiring from Harley-Davidson. Willie G., Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer, is widely recognized as a legend in the world of motorcycling and motorcycle
design. He will continue his involvement with the company as an ambassador at motorcycle rallies and events, and through special
design projects as Chief Styling Officer Emeritus.

1 Feb 2012. MILWAUKEE – Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Revives A Lean Look Dark Custom Gets Some Color – A New Narrow Sportster in Sparkling Metal Flake Paint The Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two motorcycle is a metal flake dream machine, a Sportster on a trip back to the days when the cool kids rode a Sting-Ray and the big boys parked choppers in a row on the curb. Those motorcycles were long and lean; candy-apple color and gleaming chrome shimmering in hazy summer sunlight. From its Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint and ape bars to its narrow whitewall tires, the Seventy-Two is a respectful nod to that era, and to the influence of the custom culture that still percolates today along Whittier Boulevard, the legendary cruising street in East Los Angeles also known as Route 72. A new generation of custom builder is tapping into that era and making a fresh statement, not just in California but in garages across the country, even around the world.

1 Feb 2012. MILWAUKEE – Softail Slim. Pare down a Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle to its essential elements and you have the Slim. From its trimmed front fender to its narrow rear end, Slim is a no-nonsense, back-to-basics motorcycle. Call it stripped. Call it old school. Call it lean and mean. What's left is the elemental Softail profile and iconic Harley-Davidson style that recalls classic custom bobbers of the 1950s

25 Jan 2012. Polaris (owner of Victory, Indian & Polaris) Reports Record 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights:
Fourth quarter 2011 earnings per diluted share increased 15% to a record $0.90 with sales increasing 26% from the year earlier period to a record $782.0 million. All product lines experienced increased sales and market share for the full year 2011. International sales increased 43% in the fourth quarter 2011 and 39% for full year 2011 despite a volatile European economic environment. Full year 2011 earnings per diluted share increased 50% to a record $3.20 with record sales of $2,656.9 million, an increase of 33% from the 2010 full year. Full year 2011 gross profit margins improved 130 basis points over 2010.

24 Jan 2012. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) reported a strong finish to 2011, with improved fourth-quarter performance capping a year of earnings and dealer retail sales growth. Income from continuing operations was $54.6 million, or $0.24 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a loss of $42.1 million, or $0.18 per share from continuing operations in the year-ago quarter. For the full year 2011, income from continuing operations more than doubled to $548.1 million, or $2.33 per share, compared to income of $259.7 million, or $1.11 per share, from continuing operations in 2010. Retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 10.9 percent worldwide in the fourth quarter compared to the prior-year period, including an 11.8 percent increase in the U.S. For the full year 2011, new Harley-Davidson motorcycle retail sales rose 5.9 percent worldwide and 5.8 percent in the U.S.

21 Dec 2011. Indian Triumph Of Fargo Becomes A Part of Indian Motorcycle History Indian Triumph of Fargo sold the first ever 2012 Spirit Lake (Polaris/Victory) built Indian Chief Vintage (serial number 0008) retailed in the world.

26 Oct 2011. Polaris Announces Investment in Electric Motorcycle Company Powersports Leader Acquires an Interest in Electric Motorcycle Leader MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced a minority investment in Brammo, an Ashland, Oregon-based maker of electric vehicle technology and two-wheel electric vehicles. By investing in Brammo, Polaris obtains access to their proprietary electric vehicle powertrain technology, as well as exposure to the rapidly growing electric motorcycle market.

8 Sep 2011. Harley-Davidson Inc announced: Its board of directors approved a dividend payment of 0.125 cents per share for the third quarter of 2011. The dividend is payable on Oct 14th to shareholders of the companys common stock on Sep 30th 2011.

6 Sep 2011. Polaris Announce Special Limited Edition Indian Chief Vintage. To celebrate the 110th year of Indian motorcycle production Polaris have announced that they will build a limited edition of 110 Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycles. Similar in specification to the Kings Mountain Indian motorcycles these very special limited edition models will become available in Dec 2011.

Polaris announce the New Indian range for 2012. Based on the Kings Mountain Indians the range of models will be consolidated to the 3 models shown below. These are expected to be available in the US in Dec 2011.

Chief Classic: The Chief Classic comes with a full chrome engine package. The paint options offered are Thunder Black with Silver Script and Indian Red with Gold Script. Styling incs: Chromed teardrop halogen headlamp, Long fenders, Die-cast console - color matched, Black and polished engine with chrome covers, Chromed spoke wheels, Traditional black wall tires, Two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system and Indian script tank design.

Chief Dark Horse: The Thunder Black Smoke (matte) paint flattens the Chief Dark Horse while the colored headdress tank design stands out from a distance. Smoke Black (matte) rims with blackwall tires give the Chief Dark Horse an old-school feel. Blacked-out engine and chassis make continue the "Dark Horse" theme. Solo black seat features fringe, double stitching and rich thick leather. Color is: Thunder Black Smoke w/colored headdress. Styling incs: Black engine with chrome covers, Die-cast console - color matched, Laced matte-black spoked wheels, Blacked-out two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system, Large multi-colored headdress tank design and Blacked-out fit and finish.

Chief Vintage: Based on the 1948 Chief, the 2012 Indian Chief Vintage's two-tone paint schemes, chrome Indian tank badge, and fender light take you back to the era where the Indian Chief ruled the highway. Distressed tan leather with fringe covers the solo seat and saddlebags to give the Chief Vintage a distinctive nostalgic look. 60-spoke chrome wheels with classic whitewall tires complete the vintage appearance. Colors are: Thunder Black, Indian Red, Willow Green & Ivory Cream, Indian Red & Ivory Cream, Arizona Turquoise & Winter White. Styling incs: Chromed teardrop halogen headlamp, Die-cast console - color matched, Auxilliary driving lamps, Black and polished engine with chrome covers, Two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and chromed shields, Chromed spoke wheels, Long skirt fenders and dual-tone paint available, Metal tank badge, Chrome fender tips and Engine guards.

26 Jul 2011. Victory releases new 2012 models. All Victory models across the board feature the 106-cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin engine and Six-Speed Overdrive transmission. Each Victory is designed with a low seating height and with a low centre of gravity for easy responsive handling at all speeds.

20 Jul 2011. More Harley-Davidson Models with twin cam 103 power in 2012. Harley-Davidson offers more Big Twin performance for 2012 as its Twin cam 103 powertrain is standard equipment on softail, Touring & Dynaglide models (except StreetBob & Dynaglide Custom). Harley-Davidson will offer two new models for 2012. The V-Rod 10th Anniversary edition celebrates a decade of power-cruiser performance while the new Dyna Switchback is a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and windshield.