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2014 Indian Motorcycles Revealed in Sturgis
Motorcycle.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jon Langston

Posted on 08/04/2013 2:03:08 PM PDT by occamrzr06

The legend has returned – and its splash is sure to reverberate from Main Street all the way to Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee. The new generation of American V-Twin cruisers made its grand debut in front of a crowd of thousands of enthusiasts and dignitaries at the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Saturday night.......

For those who worried Polaris would severely alter the legend, fear not: the new 2014 Indians harken back to a bygone era of motorcycling.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.motorcycle.com ...


TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: indian; motorcycles; polaris
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1 posted on 08/04/2013 2:03:08 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

Pictures at link.


2 posted on 08/04/2013 2:03:32 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412080/?ref_=sr_2
Great movie.


3 posted on 08/04/2013 2:05:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: occamrzr06

My great grandfather rode an Indian when he was a surveyor in the upper peninsula of Michigan in the early 20s.


4 posted on 08/04/2013 2:05:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
My great grandfather rode an Indian

I had an uncle that did too. We didn't even know he was gay.

5 posted on 08/04/2013 2:10:24 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: cripplecreek

My dad said his brother picked him up from kindergarten on an Indian in 1928.

I first asked him what happened to the bike, then I asked where he sat.

He said on the gas tank. He didn’t know what happened to the bike.


6 posted on 08/04/2013 2:10:47 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: occamrzr06

Starting at $18,900. I can dream.

(((sigh)))

I’m in East York, PA, with a massive Harley-Davidson plant just 4 miles away, and HD dealers all over the area.


7 posted on 08/04/2013 2:21:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: carriage_hill

Years on bikes..... Reason I sold my last motorcycle:

Seconds after passing a parking lot exit, an old person pulled out in front of the guy behind me.

Seconds difference and it would’ve been me.

I looked up and said “God, I got the message, thanks”.


8 posted on 08/04/2013 2:25:37 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: bicyclerepair

My motorcycle is a 1964 Fiesta with a 1960 Gale 60 HP...


9 posted on 08/04/2013 2:31:11 PM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: occamrzr06
Bob Seger: "Roll Me Away" Live at the Palace in Auburn Hills, 1996.

Roll Me Away - Live

10 posted on 08/04/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: occamrzr06
As a general rule, I dislike motorcycles.

But that is one sweet looking bike.

Can't help but think this will be anything but a winner. People pay big bucks for genuine Indians. Now, people can get a similar looking bike without being ridiculously wealthy.

Now, I hope they start emulating the models from the 20's and 30's...that would be sweet.


11 posted on 08/04/2013 2:37:54 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: chesty_puller
I had an uncle that did too. We didn't even know he was gay.

I as well had an Uncle who owned an Indian (motorcycle)...He wasn't gay...

12 posted on 08/04/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: carriage_hill

Enter to win one.

http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/contest/win-2014-indian-chief-entry


13 posted on 08/04/2013 2:41:15 PM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: bicyclerepair
Sturgis.....it's staggering the effects this event has on the entire region - both economically and for those not involved that happen to be traveling anywhere near.

A couple of years ago, we were about to depart Minnesota for home in Kalifornia - by way of Rapid City so we could see Rushmore and a new route.

The night before we left I saw a blurb on the motel's TV about Sturgis and quickly rerouted us straight south to Oklahoma City.....there was no way I was gonna compete with 400,000 bikes for gas, food and lodging.

14 posted on 08/04/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: chesty_puller

Oh my, that is good!


15 posted on 08/04/2013 2:51:58 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: occamrzr06

Something else that started in Springfield MA, but has gone on to better pastures. They tried to bring them back years ago, building them here.

I always liked the look of those old bikes.

We still have a bunch in our newest museum:

http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/springfield_history/exhibits/view/164-the_esta_manthos_indian_motocycle_collection


16 posted on 08/04/2013 2:52:01 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: occamrzr06

Nice looking bike. My Dad used to own an Indian when he was younger.

I’m just waiting for someone to complain its racist for people to say they “ride an Indian” and starting demanding that the company change its name.


17 posted on 08/04/2013 2:53:00 PM PDT by rbg81
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18 posted on 08/04/2013 2:59:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: bicyclerepair
Back in 1967, in college, I had a Honda 305cc Scrambler, and was caught between a delivery truck and a tall cement curb, flipped over the wall and on to the grass median, as the bike came down just 1-2 ft away from me, handlebars first. That was God's way of telling me to get back into a car (SUV) with some protection. Haven't been on a motorcycle, since. I do admire beautiful machinery. But I've happened upon some real bad, and a couple of fatal cycle accidents over the past 45+ years.


19 posted on 08/04/2013 3:00:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: bicyclerepair

Yeah, I like keeping my bones inside my body too.

‘Ride, Captain ride—upon your mystery Crow ...’


20 posted on 08/04/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: rocksblues

Snowball’s chance in hell, but I did. Thanks.


21 posted on 08/04/2013 3:02:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: occamrzr06

This gave me goosebumps.


22 posted on 08/04/2013 3:12:19 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: occamrzr06
Indian Motorcycles, (off and on) Since 1901

Looks to me like another Harley with big fenders.
What is this, the 5th or 6th reincarnation of Indian? And the last two or three trying to look like something designed in 1935.

So now Polaris reinvents Indian with 75 year old stying, Fifty year old handling, Twenty five year old performance and calls it the NEW Indian.
I know, I know. It's fast. As fast as a BMW?
I know, I know. It handles. As well as a Honda?
I know,I know, it is beautiful. As beautiful as a Ducati?
Oh wait,it has “Classics Styling”. Yep.so does a Ural.

23 posted on 08/04/2013 3:14:05 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: carriage_hill

I’d ditch those fenders and that exhaust but love the motor and tan seat and bags.....it is the traditional Indian appearance, but in this livery. it ain’t my cup o tea


24 posted on 08/04/2013 3:14:59 PM PDT by advertising guy ( ****************** Congress is Satan's greatest invention ********************)
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To: FLAMING DEATH; wardaddy

Imagine a bike like that old Indian on wide open Western roads almost a century ago.

When cars and trucks were mostly Model T’s. It must have been a rare experience.


25 posted on 08/04/2013 3:17:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tupelo

Can’t naysay a word in that.
Still...


26 posted on 08/04/2013 3:19:41 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tupelo

Honda is bout to drop their new top o the line crotch rocket w/ all the HRC technologies.........yep


27 posted on 08/04/2013 3:23:58 PM PDT by advertising guy ( ****************** Congress is Satan's greatest invention ********************)
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To: chesty_puller
My great grandfather rode an Indian I had an uncle that did too. We didn't even know he was gay
Hey. pal!! You owe me a Micelob light and a new keyboard! ROTFLMAO!
28 posted on 08/04/2013 3:24:47 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: occamrzr06

How long until the PC crowd start demanding they change the name?


29 posted on 08/04/2013 3:27:00 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Travis McGee

A co-worker of mine’s father was a New Mexico State Policeman in the 30’s (he’d been a bar tender, but disliked drunks, joined the force and turned in all the bootlegger suppliers he knew). He covered about 1500 square miles on 30’s New Mexico roads on a Harley, and was issued a Winchester 1895 carbine in .30-06 and a S&W M&P .38.

Lawmen like this were common in NM up to the 70’s. Tomas Herrera was a Bernallilo County Deputy from 1943 to 1973. His duty area was from about where I-25 would be to the eastern line of BC, a couple miles east of me. He was the only Deputy... and nobody messed with him.


30 posted on 08/04/2013 3:29:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: advertising guy

I’d just put it on my front lawn with a ‘For Sale’ sign on it.


31 posted on 08/04/2013 3:29:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: ErnBatavia

I always feel sorry for the unsuspecting people that try to come here during the rally. Right now, I opened my home up to a dear friend and her family from Newcastle, Wy. Her husband is critically ill and in the hospital here in Rapid City. Of course, there are no rooms at the motels available at any price. Campgrounds are also full. I’m happy to be able to do it. The rally is financially a real boon to the Hills, but it comes at a price.

We locals usually try to stock up on groceries before the bikers come, but because of the unexpected guests, I had to venture to Safeway for extras. I waited about 15 minutes to find an opening in the traffic before I could get onto Hwy. 16 and into town. I love the bikers (my husband and sons all have Harleys) but I’ll be glad when they are gone.


32 posted on 08/04/2013 3:38:38 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: occamrzr06
I have many fond memories from my high school and college years when my best friend and I roamed through the upper Midwest on two vintage motorcycles. Mine was a '46 74 cubic inch HD with a 'suicide' clutch and side shifter on the gas tank and my friend had a robin's egg blue 74 c.i. Indian that was a year or two newer than mine. What a treat to go rumbling down the byways of North and South Dakota and Minnesota on those two great bikes. Each had its own distinct exhaust register. I still have my HD but my friend sold his and then tried to buy it back some years later. The new owner refused to sell it and recently had the bike completely professionally restored. He put it in a Plexiglas display box and has had offers of $40,000+ for the bike. If I live long enough, I would like to do the same with my old side valve and have the two steads displayed together in some museum somewhere. I bought the HD from my uncle for $300. He also tried to later buy it back from me, but the bike is more valuable to me as a keepsake remembrance than its intrinsic value.
33 posted on 08/04/2013 3:46:39 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Tupelo

Nothing is as beautiful as a Ducati.
Handling.. As much as I hate to say it, I’d go with buell


34 posted on 08/04/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Tupelo
Looks to me like another Harley with big fenders.
Sorry but Harleys look like Indians. Indians were first. Does it matter who own the Indian name now? Most companies change ownership after a time. At least it's an American owner.
25 year old performance? It's a newly designed 111 cubic inch engine with ABS and cruise control.
Yes it's as fast as most BMW's that aren't sports bikes.
It handles as well as a comparable Honda. (Shadow, F6B, 1300).
Ducati's are beautiful bikes, but they are sports bikes. The 2014 Indian is beautiful on a whole different level.

Ural definitely has a classic look. East German post war classic. I prefer classic American bikes.

No one is asking you to like the new Indian though. Go buy your BMW/Ducati/Honda and I'll still wave to you regardless of what you are riding from the back of my own Honda...but I'll be wishing I was on an Indian.

35 posted on 08/04/2013 4:13:40 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: carriage_hill

A buddy was just telling me this morning he was at the local Harley shop yesterday and they had a tricked out one on the floor for $37,000.


36 posted on 08/04/2013 4:19:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: carriage_hill

Listen..if both Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham lose next year, I might just buy you one to celebrate


37 posted on 08/04/2013 4:20:31 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Impala64ssa
You owe me a Micelob light and a new keyboard!

Sorry man. My mind is warped.

38 posted on 08/04/2013 4:22:49 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Travis McGee

Like in The Sons of Katie Elder.


39 posted on 08/04/2013 4:22:53 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Tupelo

The last time Indian came out it used an S&S copycat Harley Engine, it had few dealerships and it was way overpriced.

This time it appears to have a Polaris Engine which is a proven design and they hold up well, it has the backing of Polaris dealerships and it is selling at the right price.

I predict this will be a winner.

As for the old styling. Great Old School is the best school.
I want one. When will they be at my Polaris dealer.


40 posted on 08/04/2013 4:27:18 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: occamrzr06
Don't like the change in a headlight. That teardrop was iconic. Assuming I win the lottery a 2013 will be ordered first day I get check.
41 posted on 08/04/2013 4:28:10 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Durus

The Ural has the classic look because it is still a copy of a 1938 BMW, and it has never been changed.

You can even see the grind marks on the front fenders of where they sanded it smooth.


42 posted on 08/04/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: ken5050
Let's also hope that McLame&Co go down in flames, too.


43 posted on 08/04/2013 4:33:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s called becoming a mrmber of the Broken Angels Motorcycle Club (as in skin and bones). Happened to me on the day before Memorial Day in1988 on a BMW R75/5. I’ve looked at a lot of new BMW bikes since but never touched or ridden one.


44 posted on 08/04/2013 4:39:36 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: chesty_puller

LOL!


45 posted on 08/04/2013 4:49:24 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: libstripper

I’ve always lusted after BMW Motorcycles, too, but after that Honda incident, I also passed on the opportunity, even when I had the money to buy one.

I had a customer, who was Chief Custodian of Harley-Davidson, and he had 14 new, classic, pristine Harleys in his pole barn. He wanted to trade me 2 of them for labor and materials on some jobs, but sadly I had to turn him down, as I couldn’t pay my Family Farm’s business (closed 11/1/11 after 22yrs) bills with them.


46 posted on 08/04/2013 4:49:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.i)
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To: occamrzr06

The whole v-twin market....used to be the statement of non-conformity. It has now become the establishment. The ultimate act of conformity.


47 posted on 08/04/2013 4:55:48 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: occamrzr06

When I was a kid in the 50s there was a comic book hero that traveled around on an Indian.


48 posted on 08/04/2013 5:02:36 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Venturer
Pretty close to what I said though right?
49 posted on 08/04/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Ouderkirk

Daimler made the first V-Twin in 1889 for boats. Indian set theirs at 42 degrees and fond it had better performance.

Harley has their V-Twin set to 45 degrees.

Geez, you’d think I wrote a paper on this for my MBA or something....oh wait, I did.


50 posted on 08/04/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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