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Old 12-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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New Indians

Have any of you had the pleasure of taking a demo ride on the new Indians? I led Indian demo rides at the San Mateo and Long Beach IMS Motorcycle shows and will be in Phoenix in Jan.
I hope to see and meet some of the inmates in AZ.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Maybe the 50th time will be the charm?
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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I will tell you that Polaris really got it right. Now to translate to sales...
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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My dad had one in the late 40's, I don't know which model. Figured I would get one when they were suppose to be made in Oregon years back, but that didn't work out. I must of seen the Gilroy Indian at the Seattle show
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In January 1998, Eller Industries was given permission to purchase the Indian copyright from the receivers of the previous owner. Eller Industries hired Roush Industries to design the engine for the motorcyle, and was negotiating with the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians (Oregon) to build a motorcycle factory on their tribal land.[33] Three renderings, one each of a cruiser, a sport cruiser, and a sport bike, on frames specified by suspension designer James Parker, were shown to the motorcycling press in February 1998.[34]
Eller Industries arranged a public unveiling of the cruiser prototype for November 1998, but was prevented from showing the prototype by a restraining order from the receiver, who said that Eller had failed to meet the terms of its obligations.[35] The contract was withdrawn after the company missed its deadline to close the deal and could not agree with the receiver to an extension on the deadline.[36] Other conditions, including payment of administrative costs and presenting a working prototype, were also not met by Eller Industries. Based on this, a Federal bankruptcy court in Denver, Colorado, allowed the sale of the trademark to IMCOA Licencing America Inc. in December 1998.[37]
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The Indian Motorcycle Company of America was formed from the merger of nine companies, including manufacturer California Motorcycle Company (CMC) and IMCOA Licensing America Inc., which was awarded the Indian trademark by the Federal District Court of Colorado in 1998.[38] The new company began manufacturing motorcycles in 1999 at the former CMC's facilities in Gilroy, California. The first "Gilroy Indian" model was a new design called the Chief. Scout and Spirit models were also manufactured from 2001. These bikes were initially made with off-the-shelf S&S engines, but used the 100-cubic-inch (1,600 cc) Powerplus engine design from 2002 to 2003. The Indian Motorcycle Corporation went into bankruptcy and ceased all production operations in Gilroy on September 19, 2003.[39]
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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I've always thought Indian and Norton should hook-up: get their Chapter 7 or 11 proceedings outta' the way, on the same day.


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Old 12-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Have any of you had the pleasure of taking a demo ride on the new Indians? I led Indian demo rides at the San Mateo and Long Beach IMS Motorcycle shows and will be in Phoenix in Jan.
I hope to see and meet some of the inmates in AZ.
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Will there be a "Scout" version someday?
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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My dad had one in the late 40's, I don't know which model. Figured I would get one when they were suppose to be made in Oregon years back, but that didn't work out. I must of seen the Gilroy Indian at the Seattle show
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That's is some really old news you posted....and a really long time since you went to the show. Since Gilroy they've been through another owner and are now owned by Polaris.

Everything is new from the ground up and they will no longer be making excuses or lousy products.

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Old 12-12-2013, 01:06 PM   #9
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John,
I look forward to seeing you at the Victory/Indian demo site at the IMS show Jan 25 and 26.
Stop by and say hello and sign up for a demo ride.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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I look forward to seeing you at the Victory/Indian demo site at the IMS show Jan 25 and 26.
Stop by and say hello and sign up for a demo ride.
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I'll be there though I've ridden them all.

I led the demo rides when they were here at the Scottsdale dealer in October. Quite the impressive machines.
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:41 PM   #11
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Doubt I'd pony up the excessive amount of coinage for one, but I'd love to take a Chief for a spin some day.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #12
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With Victory behind them there is hope. I'd like to see the brand make it.

I could see one in my future.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:14 PM   #13
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I'll be there though I've ridden them all.

I led the demo rides when they were here at the Scottsdale dealer in October. Quite the impressive machines.
Are you current MSF?
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #14
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #15
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No sir. Took the classes long ago.
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