January 26, 2015 8:55 PM ET


Company Overview of Indian Motorcycle Company

Company Overview

Indian Motorcycle Company designs, manufactures, assembles, and supplies motorcycles for customers in the United States and internationally. The company also offers jackets, gloves, and casualwear for men and women; gifts for juniors, personal accessories, and headgear; accessories, such as seats and backrests, and luggage and racks; grips and pegs, including exhaust, audio, handlebars, and wind protection products; and decorative leather and chrome products. It offers its products through a network of dealers. The company was founded in 1901 and is based in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Indian Motorcycle Company operates as a subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (Delaware).

116 Battleground Road

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

United States

Founded in 1901





Key Executives for Indian Motorcycle Company

Executive Chairman
Managing Director
Vice President of Engineering
General Manager
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Indian Motorcycle Company Key Developments

Indian Motorcycle Introduces the 2015 Indian Scout

Indian Motorcycle announced the launch of the 2015 Indian Scout, a contemporary yet classic interpretation of one of motorcycling's most famous and coveted bikes. With a starting MSRP of $10,999 and a DNA that will appeal to riders of multiple skill sets and abilities, the new Scout was unveiled on August 02, 2014. Weighing in at a wet weight of 558 pounds -- lightest in its class - the 2015 Indian Scout was derived from a clean sheet design, creating a potent and precise middle-weight cruiser that carries forward the spirit of innovation that made it one of the most storied bikes of all time. Boasting advanced technologies, design and engineering innovations, it offers a breakthrough chassis design featuring a lightweight and rigid cast aluminum frame coupled with a low 25.3-inch seat height for exceptional comfort, balance and maneuverability. Powered by a liquid-cooled, 69 cubic inch, 100 HP V-twin engine, the all-new 2015 Indian Scout is powerful yet approachable. Its low seat height, maneuverability and lightweight design makes the Scout appealing to riders of all sizes and experience levels while the high horsepower and superior handling make it a bike that will thrill even the most experienced riders. Superior Design Details for Unmatched Beauty and Control: The new Scout was designed from the ground up for a superb balance of comfort and control, delivering a superior riding performance for both newer and experienced riders. It offers: The look of a classic "rigid triangle" design that is synonymous with original Scouts, coupled with a set of premium coil over monotube rear shocks that deliver exceptional ride, handling and comfort; A 25.3 inch seat height, 61.5 inch wheelbase and 5.3 inch ground clearance, delivering a confidence-inspiring 31 degrees of lean angle and low center of gravity, along with exceptional high and low speed maneuverability; and A premium, genuine tan leather solo bucket seat, making the 2015 Indian Scout pure Indian and the only brand to offer this seating as standard. A Reimagined Engine for Power and Precision: The 2015 Indian Scout is powered by an all-new, 69 cubic inch V-twin engine that combines all the design, performance and reliability elements that made the original Scouts unbeatable and mates it with components and modern technologies. Smooth, flawless power throughout the power band featuring: Liquid-cooled design for 100 HP of pure power, along with enhanced durability and reliability; Out of respect for the legendary Scouts of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the 2015 Scout carries forward classic engine design cues with purposeful styling that honors both form and function; and Closed loop fuel injection and drive-by-wire throttle actuation mated to a 6-speed overdrive transmission for peak torque of 72 ft./lbs. of torque at 5900 RPM. The 2015 Indian Scout is available for immediate ordering at a starting MSRP of $10,999 with expected delivery in dealerships across North American in late 2014.

Indian Motorcycle Announces Classic Two-Tone Paint Schemes Available for 2015 Indian Chief Lineup

Indian Motorcycle announced two-tone paint schemes, starting at $19,799, will be offered for the upcoming model year Indian Chief line of motorcycles available for purchase in fall 2014. The much anticipated, awe-inspiring and iconic vintage paint palettes were on-display over the weekend for fans of classic motorcycles at Vintage Motorcycle Days 2014, which took place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. More details and information on all 2015 models, including features and pricing will be announced on August 2. The cool new two-tone Chief Classic, Chief Vintage and Chieftain will also be on-display and ready for demo rides during the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which runs August 2-9 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Indian Motorcycle's all-new 2015 Indian Chieftain in Indian Motorcycle Red and Ivory Cream two-tone paint scheme. Featured Two-Tone Colors for 2015 are: The 2015 Indian Chief Classic available in Indian Motorcycle Red and Thunder Black. The 2015 Indian Chief Vintage available in Indian Motorcycle Red and Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and Ivory Cream, and Willow Green and Ivory Cream. The 2015 Indian Chieftain available in Indian Motorcycle Red and Thunder Black, Indian Motorcycle Red and Ivory Cream, and Springfield Blue and Ivory Cream.

Indian Motorcycle Unveils Fully Customized, Indian Chief Classic

Indian Motorcycle announced that it unveiled a fully customized, one-of-a-kind Indian Chief Classic on the floor of the International Motorcycle Show in New York City on December 13. Indian Chief Classic, incorporating an array of Genuine Indian Motorcycle aftermarket accessories along with a stylish custom paint scheme and a custom billet girder front fork that showcases both the design and the technological innovation that are inherent to the Industrial Design team. This Big Chief Custom was designed and built to showcase the almost limitless possibilities for customers to customize, enhance and personalize the 2014 Indian Chief lineup utilizing authentic Indian Motorcycle Accessories, a custom paint shop, or by turning to a custom fabricator.

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