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Indian Motorcycle introduces limited edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain

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Minneapolis, March 13—Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and the Jack Daniel Distillery, America’s first registered distillery, today announced the availability of a Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain. The new custom-inspired Chieftain marks the second year the two iconic American trailblazers have joined forces to build a unique V-twin-powered celebration of American craftsmanship. The motorcycle brings together two brands ...

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Indian Motorcycle to sponsor six American Flat Track races

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Daytona Beach, Fla., March 9—Indian Motorcycle—making its return to major competition after a 64-year hiatus—will sponsor six American Flat Track events in addition to partnering with the NBCSN television and FansChoice.tv broadcasts of all 18 races on the expanded 2017 schedule. The Minnesota-based manufacturer will be the presenting sponsor of the Atlanta Short Track at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia, on ...

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New Harley-Davidson Street Rod is tuned for dynamic urban performance

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Milwaukee, March 9—The new Harley-Davidson Street Rod motorcycle is a muscular middle-weight built to blitz the city streets. An addition to the Harley-Davidson Street model family, the Street Rod is agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion. Steeped in tough Harley-Davidson Dark Custom styling, bearing a stance that’s poised and aggressive, the Street Rod always looks ready ...

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Indian Motorcycle Introduces the Roadmaster Classic

(L.- r.) Operations Consultant Luke Ayd, Marketing Director Danielle Fisher, and Sales and Finance Manager Brian Telesz of Indian Motorcycle Wayne display the brand-new 2017 Roadmaster Classic

Wayne, N.J., Feb. 25—Indian Motorcycle has released a new model for 2017—the Roadmaster Classic. And on February 25, Indian Motorcycle dealerships across the country unveiled the mid-year model to the public. That same day, I stopped by Indian Motorcycle Wayne to check out the stylish new ride, resplendent in leather and chrome. Our sister publication, Rider magazine, had an opportunity ...

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Indian Motorcycle debuts newly crafted Roadmaster Classic

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Minneapolis, Feb., 21— Welcome back, Americana. Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, is proud to present the newly crafted Roadmaster Classic, a bike that reimagines what a heritage-inspired American touring motorcycle can be by blending iconic styling with the ultimate in modern touring amenities. Paying homage to the iconic styling cues of past Indian motorcycles, the Indian Roadmaster Classic features ...

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Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine Part 2: A whole new game

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Let’s take up here, where we left off last issue. Last time, we covered the most obvious and important “features” of The Motor Company’s latest power plant. This time around, the focus is on the many not inconsiderable improvements and innovations applied to the “supporting players” which collectively make the new Milwaukee-Eight the best Harley Big Twin ever made. To ...

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Harley-Davidson Model Year 2017 overview: Shaking the pack

The FLHXSE CVO Street Glide, along with the FLHTHSE CVO Limited (not show), is now equipped with the Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, and also sports suspension, ergonomic and cosmetic upgrades

For 2017 The Motor Company’s introduction of the stunning new Milwaukee-Eight engines on the Touring and Trike models has grabbed the headlines and essentially sucked all the air out of the room for the other five OE model platforms in the line-up. That’s to be expected, naturally, since realizing the full impact of that new clean-sheet Big Twin mill, and ...

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The Early History of Indian: Part 3: Indian Motocycle is born

Hedstrom with the finished Indian prototype.  Note the bare tank: the brand was later artistically applied to this photo for publication.

The story that George Hendee first met Oscar Hedstrom in December 1899 during the races at Madison Square Garden is possible, but not likely, and it certainly wasn’t at the New York Cycle and Auto Show the following month. It remains pure speculation as to when and where they first met, but since both men were bicycle builders and racing ...

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Harley-Davidson XR750 carries Coolbeth to victory

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Springfield, Ill., Sep. 6–Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr. executed a perfect last-lap pass to score a thrilling victory in the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines main at the historic Springfield Mile. Aboard a Zanotti Racing/Gator H-D Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle, Coolbeth stalked race leader Bryan Smith for the entire 25-lap main before making his move ...

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