Indian Motorcycles Riding In Sturgis For Tribal Hope Foundation










As I reported in a previous post, entire 2010 Indian Chief motorcycle lineup is on display in Sturgis for the 69th annual motorcycle rally. The company is displaying the new 2010 Chief Bomber and Dark Horse (featured here again) to the public for the first time. Indian Motorcycle accessories will also be on display and apparel will be available for purchase.

The show truck is on display at 4th and Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis as well as the Buffalo Chip. All Chiefs feature a 105 cubic inch PowerPlus V-Twin powertrain with electronic closed loop sequential port fuel injection. Engine cylinders are Nikasil plated and the stainless stell exhaust system is an integrated 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensors.  A six-speed Baker transmission delivers power through the belt drive. Stopping is achieved via Brembo 4-piston calipers, with 11.5” dual rotors up front. Standard 5.5-gallon tank helps extend cruising range. Seats are all-leather and built to exacting specifications.   

In addition to displaying its new models,   is organizing a charity ride called “Suicide Ride For Hope” to beautiful Crazy Horse Monument to benefit . If, like me, you visit the beautiful and very poor Pine Ridge/Rosebud Reservation, keep in mind these heart gripping statistics: it is the poorest community in America with an average income of $4,000, on the reservation the suicide rate is 5 times higher than the national average, the average life expectancy is 48 for men and 52 for women, 70% of high school students are drop-out. The Indian Motorcycle ride to Crazy Horse Monument will start at approximately 10am on Thursday August 6th, 2009. Riders will meet at the Indian Motorcycle event display located on 4th and Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis. The ride will wind through the black hills of South Dakota and end at the Crazy Horse Monument. Pre-registration is available at  or you can register at the Indian Motorcycle Event Display on Thursday, August 6th at 8am.

5 Responses to “Indian Motorcycles Riding In Sturgis For Tribal Hope Foundation”

  1. 1 Rodent Aug 4th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    If the truth be known, the bargirls in Sturgis get more attention than Indian

  2. 2 Harleynot Aug 7th, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Fender Envy as usual Rodent? Try finding your very rare….. Vidid Midnight Black…Anniversary Model Of Something….. road queen in a sea of harleys..expecially in Sturgis…

    Indian Riders only have to look for “The Crowd” to find their bike, listen to a few stories about how “their grandpa had one of these and how he used to smoke all the Harley Boys back in the day”….then be on their way…….rode a Harley for many years, Indians create a completely different motorcycling experience.
    Ride what you like and I’ll do the same….Indian…….Americas First Motorcycle and First Legendary Brand.

  3. 3 Keith Aug 10th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Well, I admit, I do dig the hot bargirls, so…Yea, they get most of my attention…followed by the Indian Motorcycles…and then the customs…too many black bagger harleys to really notice them.
    Way to Go, Indian Motorcycle! Looking good!

  4. 4 Matt Aug 10th, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Eat a bag rodent… Indian, pulling ass since 1901.

  5. 5 nicker Aug 10th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Did a lot of walking, back & forth, past the Indian truck.
    Nice display, good looking scooters n-all…. However…..

    Gotta go with Rodent on this one…..
    Didn’t seem to be much action there?
    ( Sat-evening through Tues-mourning… anyway)


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