Indian Motorcycle Partners With International Female Ride Day

Press Release | April 21, 2021

15th Annual Global Event Encourages Women to Join the Movement on Saturday, May 1

The following is a press release from Indian Motorcycle…

Minneapolis, MN (April 21, 2021) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, is once again joining forces with International Female Ride Day® (IFRD), a globally synchronized ride day celebrating women riders and their passion for riding. The 15th-annual event returns to the first Saturday, May 1, on six continents in over 120 countries. This year’s theme, #FocusFemaleForward, emphasizes the goals of IFRD, including encouraging new women to ride while shining a light on the diverse participation of women already riding motorcycles.

Since its inception, International Female Ride Day has shone a spotlight on women riders and the female powersports arena. Over the last decade, female ridership has increased significantly, and the momentum generated on this one day, is needed to continue

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Should Indian Motorcycle Change Its Name?

In December, the Cleveland Indians announced they are in the process of changing to a “non-Native American based name” from the one the MLB team has held since 1915. Earlier this month, the Cherokee Nation for the first time asked Jeep to stop using the tribe’s name on its vehicles, a practice that goes back to 1974.

As the modern reckoning with the appropriation of Native American culture picks up steam in the United States, Indian Motorcycle finds itself in a precarious position. The baseball name change in Cleveland seems to set a precedent for a similar replacement here, and the recent conversation at Jeep sets an industry precedent, both of which could move the bike company out of the periphery, where it has long lived in these conversations, and into the fray.

Indian Motorcycle touts itself as “America’s First Motorcycle Company,” a nod to its founding that predates Harley-Davidson.

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Limited-Edition Indian Chieftain Elite revealed

American motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle is celebrating its 120-year anniversary with the limited-edition Chieftain Elite. The premium model from Indian Motorcycle will be limited to just 120 units worldwide, making it the company’s most exclusive Elite model yet. The limited-run model gets a two-tone, Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint. The model also gets Thunderstroke 116’s Slate Smoke finish and colour-matched badging throughout.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Limited-Edition Indian Chieftain Elite revealed

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Limited-Edition Indian Chieftain Elite revealed

The paint process for the limited-edition takes more than 24 hours to complete by hand. The company has gunmetal flake layered within the paint for a custom feel. The lowered suspension and a 19-inch machined front wheel under an open front fender further enhance the bike’s custom-inspired design of the limited-edition Chieftain Elite.

The company will offer a range of optional accessories to further personalise the 2021 Chieftain Elite. The list includes a variety of handlebars, seats,

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Indian Motorcycle’s New 2021 Chieftain Elite Combines Unmatched Power With Bold, Custom-inspired Styling

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MINNEAPOLIS–Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today unveiled the latest in its “Elite” lineup of ultra-premium, limited edition motorcycles with the 2021 Chieftain Elite. Combining unmatched power with bold, custom-inspired styling, the 2021 Chieftain Elite was designed for riders who demand the best of the best and want to stand out from the crowd. Its limited run of only 120 worldwide make it Indian Motorcycle’s most exclusive Elite model yet.

Starting at $34,999, the Chieftain Elite’s premium two-tone Thunder Black Vivid Crystal over Carbon Crystal paint delivers a custom-inspired aesthetic. Premium finishes, such as the Thunderstroke 116’s Slate Smoke finish and color-matched badging throughout set the Chieftain Elite apart from any other bagger on the road.

“We designed the Chieftain Elite for riders who want to turn heads and stand out without sacrificing performance or comfort,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s attention to detail and

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