Iconic American manufacturer, Indian Motorcycle, is set to open up its first dealership on the West Coast with a big grand opening party slated for April 17-18.
is poised to make its historic return to the West Coast with the grand opening of Indian Motorcycle Los Angeles April 17-18. Seven years after the last Indian Motorcycles rolled off the Gilroy, California line in the last failed venture to restore the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, the unmistakable styling of the classic-styled cruiser motorcycles soon will once again grace California roadways.
The first Indian Motorcycle dealership in California has a full-slate of activities scheduled for the weekend, including demo rides on all five of the 2010 Chief models, the Classic, Dark Horse, Bomber,Roadmaster
and Vintage. From the deeply valanced fenders to its big V-Twin engine, the newest generation of Indian Motorcycles tries hard to stay true to the classic styling that has defined the marque.
Attendees will be able to compare the new Indians against the old guard courtesy of an antique Indian motorcycle show scheduled to take place. In true L.A. fashion, there will be live music to facilitate the celebratory nature of the event, with
The new owners of the Indian Motorcycle has worked hard to retain the classic styling cues that defined the company.
the stand-up bassist from the famous band The Stray Cats laying down some licks on Saturday and Wild Child, a Doors tribute band, jamming on Sunday. A beer garden and food fair will help sate appetites and everyone in attendance will have a chance to win free Indian merchandise.
Indian Motorcycle's newest proprietors have a history of restoring iconic marques to their former glory, successfully resurrecting Chris-Craft boats and Italian yacht manufacturer Riva. Private equity firm Stellican Ltd. acquired the rights to Indian Motorcycle in 2004 and slowly set about testing and researching to bring a product to market instead of rushing the process so as not to repeat the same mistakes of its predecessors. The result culminated in the re-launch of Indian Motorcycles in 2009. Since then, the company has established a network of 19 dealerships, including two in Canada.
Indian Motorcycle Los Angeles is located under the same roof as California Harley-Davidson at 1521 Pacific Coast Highway in Harbor City, California. The grand opening event is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18. For more info, phone 310-539-3366.