Could this be a historic mark on Sturgis?
Seventy-five years after Ed Kretz dominated the first motorcycle race on the sands of Daytona Beach, Indian Motorcycle announces the 2017 line-up just days before the start of the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and just hours before Harley-Davidson’s Q2’16 financial results.
Indian states the 2017 lineup includes the recently released Scout Sixty, Indian Springfield and Chief Dark Horse models with new color choices.
A new and the industry’s largest and brightest touch-screen information and entertainment system has a 7-inch display with turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth audio and USB flash drive support. The Chieftain bikes come with 100 watts of audio, while the more expensive Indian Roadmaster has 200 watts. The screen is glove compatible with two-finger touch capabilities, according to the company.
Time will tell if it’s a brand, a dealership or a bike thing as the two companies slog it out in the back half of the year. On the surface it looks like Indian will once again challenge its main rival.
Photo courtesy of Indian Motocycles.