INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’S SWEEPS PODIUM FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE RACE


INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’S SCOUT FTR750 TAKES TOP FIVE &

SWEEPS PODIUM FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE RACE AT LIMA

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 Reigning Champion Jared Mees Wins Eighth Race of Season – Indian Motorcycle Privateers Jeffrey Carver Jr. & Henry Wiles Complete the Scout FTR750 Podium Sweep


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LIMA, OH (JULY 2, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle Racing’s Scout FTR750 continued its dominance at the Lima Half-Mile with its seventh consecutive podium sweep of the 2018 American Flat Track season. Reigning Champion and Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees took first place, marking a monumental win at his home track and securing his eighth victory of the season. Indian Motorcycle privateers Jeffrey Carver Jr. (Roof-Systems, Indian of Metro Milwaukee) and Henry Wiles (Bandit Industries/Wilco Racing/Willy Built) rounded out the all-Scout FTR750 podium with second and third-place finishes, respectively.                                                                                                                                                    

Mees was seeking redemption on Saturday night at the Lima Half-Mile as this was the only race he did not finish on the podium in the 2017 season. Determined, Mees edged out the competition early in the race and held the lead throughout the Main. Carver bolted to the second position and managed to close the gap between him and Mees in the second half of the race, but Mees was able to maintain his lead and further his lead in the 2018 points standings

“I’ve had my sights on winning Lima ever since last year. This is a tough track and getting this win is especially meaningful for me,” said Mees.  “I have to thank my team who does an incredible job at keeping my Indian Scout FTR750 in top form.”      

In his first race on the Indian Scout FTR750, Indian Motorcycle privateer Briar Bauman (Zanotti Racing/Roof Systems/Western Powersports) finished fourth. Wrecking Crew rider Brad Baker battled his way to his seventh top-five finish of the season.

“The Lima Half-Mile is one of the most challenging races of the year, and we’re thrilled to see another Scout FTR750 podium sweep,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle. “This was a momentous win for Mees in what has been an exceptional season for him and Indian Motorcycle Racing.”

Through 10 races, Mees continues to control the leaderboard with 220 points, while Wiles sits in second with 153 points and Baker in third with 130 points. Carver, Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (Nila Racing/Columbia Avionics), Bauman and Wrecking Crew rider Bryan Smith rank fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

The Indian Wrecking Crew and stable of privateers aboard the Scout FTR750 will continue its season on July 7th at the New York Short Track. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate Insurance, the Indian Wrecking Crew and Scout FTR750, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter & Instagram. For information on purchasing a Scout FTR750, please contact Racing@IndianMotorcycle.com.

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

CAKE Launches Electric Off-Road Motorbikes Production Series.


CAKE launches the Production Series of its Light, Quiet and Clean Electric Off-Road Motorbikes.

 Zero emission, lightweight and quiet, the CAKE Kalk is now available for pre-order.


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CAKE, the Swedish manufacturer of lightweight electric off-road performance motorcycles, today announced pre-order is now available for the production series of its first model, Kalk, after delivering the first of the Limited Edition series just last week. 
 
Built with a purpose to inspire people to contribute to speeding up the transition towards sustainability by enhancing fun and excitement, the all-electric high-performance off-road motorcycle is designed for exploration and discovery, allowing riders to travel as far as 50 miles, and as fast as 50 miles per hour, with the single charge of its battery. First launched this past January at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, the Kalk was recognized as “Best in Show” by several outdoor industry publications.
 
“When I first started riding electric off-road bikes a few years back, I was caught by the qualities and aspects of exploring the backcountry quietly and without pollution. I have been on a mission ever since,” says Stefan Ytterborn, founder and CEO of CAKE. ”With a clear mission to contribute speeding up the transition towards a zero emission society, CAKE aims to turn the motorized two-wheeled future upside down.”
 
In April, CAKE announced its partnership with Swedish all-green electricity provider Utellus to create solar installations specifically designed to charge CAKE’s electric motorcycles, known as the CAKE Solar Power Charging System. By May, CAKE was honored to receive Teknikföretagen’s Grand Award of Design, a prestigious award created to draw attention to commercial successes that have been facilitated by integrated and consistent design efforts.
 
“It’s somewhat unreal being at this stage,” continues Ytterborn. “The highly competent and committed people on our team have worked hard to define this new category, demonstrating what light, clean, and quiet electric performance off-road bikes can be. To see the response we’ve gotten so far, and to have the Production series available for pre-order is an amazing feeling.”
 
The Kalk costs $13,000 USD, and is now available now for pre-order on ridecake.com with a deposit of $1,000 USD. Bikes will be delivered from Christmas onwards.

An Evening With The Kurt Caselli Foundation


Join Us Under The Stars To Remember Kurt Caselli & Support The Kurt Caselli Foundation

 Saturday, June 23, 2018


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TEMECULA, California (June 15, 2018) — The 5th Annual MotoDoffo event, An Evening with the Kurt Caselli Foundation, will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at Doffo Winery36083 Summitville Street, Temecula, California. The doors will open at 4:00pm and the event will go into the night with two trials show performances by Red Bull’s Geoff Aaron, a raffle and live auction, as well as a KCF presentation including the Fall 2018 Scholarship winner and AMA’s presentation of the Friend of AMA award. Please join us for an evening of friends, family and fun as we remember our hero Kurt Caselli and raise funds to Protect and Support the Lives of Off-road Riders.

An Evening with the Kurt Caselli Foundation:

  • Save $5 + Free KC66 Wine Glass with each Pre-Sale Ticket 
  • Geoff Aaron Red Bull Trials Performance
  • Live Band
  • Great Food, Wine, Beer & Coffee
  • Limited Edition Kurt Caselli Wine & Beer; Special Packages Available
  • Raffle
  • Live Auction
  • KCF booth with KC66 apparel, hats, socks, stickers & more
  • On Display: The custom 2019 KTM 300 XC-W TPI KC66 Edition Giveaway Bike
  • More than 150 rare, vintage and unique motorcycles on display from MotoDoffo Vintage Motorcycle Collection and sponsors including Kurt's race bike and rally bike

The Foundation has a $120,000 safety budget for 2018 in 3 major areas: Race Course & Safety, Rider Safety during events and Injury Management. Projects include: the addition of a Race Course Safety Advisor, the KCF Safety Kawasaki Mule donated with medical service devices to the GNCC series, supplying major off-road race series with over 200 KCF Caution Flags and over 300 high visibility KCF Safety Bibs to youth riders and much more. Learn more about the 2018 safety budget and projects on our website.

Get your $15 pre-sale tickets for An Evening with the Kurt Caselli Foundation now at www.KurtCaselli.com or click here. Only pre-sale tickets will receive a free KC66 wine glass upon entry. Must be present to redeem. Tickets are $20 on day of event.

An Evening with the Kurt Caselli Foundation Sponsors: KTM North America, FMF Racing, Red Bull, K&N Filters, Torco USA, District 37 & Doffo Winery.

About the Kurt Caselli Foundation

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career. Read more at www.KurtCaselli.com.

Indian Motorcycle Confirms Production of FTR™ 1200

Indian Motorcycle confirms production of FTR™ 1200 & gives consumers the chance to win one of the first bikes off the production line

Plans announced for new flat track-inspired street bike, with on sale date in 2019; Global Sweepstakes provides consumers the chance to win their own. 


[BIARRITZ, FRANCE] – Indian Motorcycle has put months of public speculation to rest. Today, at the Wheels & Waves festival in France, the iconic American motorcycle company confirmed that an FTR 1200, inspired by Indian’s storied history in flat track racing, will be going into production. 

While a formal release date has not been set, plans point toward the bike going on sale in 2019. 

In addition to announcing production intentions, Indian also announced a sweepstakes where riders can enter to win one of the first bikes to come off the assembly line. Riders intent on owning the new Indian FTR 1200 can visit www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/ftr1200/ for a chance to win the highly anticipated new model. 

 

“When we unveiled the FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we’d listen to feedback from riders around the world,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle. “Riders definitely have spoken and the response has been overwhelming. We’re proud and excited to announce that we will be putting the FTR 1200 into production.”

The announcement comes in response to months of speculation and demand for a street version of the company’s wildly successful FTR750 – a purpose-built flat track racer that has dominated the American Flat Track professional racing series since its introduction in 2017. 

That speculation was intensified by the company’s development of the FTR1200 Custom, a one-off build that toured global motorcycle shows this past year. The new FTR 1200 will take inspiration, design and performance cues from these two predecessors, but will maintain a look and style all its own. 

The FTR 1200’s full specification is yet to be announced, but it will embody a flat tracker style, housed in a trellis frame and powered by a new V-twin engine. 

Also present at the announcement was Indian Motorcycle Senior Designer Rich Christoph, who was instrumental to the design of the FTR 1200, FTR1200 Custom, and FTR750.

“We wanted to make sure that the FTR 1200 wasn’t merely a regurgitation of the FTR1200 Custom, but something uniquely ‘street,’ albeit flat track inspired,” said Christoph.  “We’re thrilled about the character this bike possesses, and its ability to take American V-twin motorcycles into new territory.”  

A small group of industry VIPs viewed an early production version of the FTR 1200 behind closed doors at Wheels & Waves, showing that Indian is indeed serious about bringing the new model to market. 

“From the very beginning, our intention was to develop Indian Motorcycle into a global brand,” said Michael Dougherty, President, International. “Armed with a strong foundation, it’s now time to break new ground for an American motorcycle manufacturer and the FTR 1200 is where that begins.”

Visit www.indianmotorcycle.com to sign up for a chance to win one of the first FTR 1200’s off the production line and to stay informed as more information about the full specification of the production bike and the official launch date becomes available. 

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ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Vast Life Diaries


West Coast Moto Surf Trip 2018


 

Los Angeles-based surf lifestyle brand, VAST Life embarked on a 12-day Moto / Surf Trip up the sunny West Coast to help raise awareness for Schooner’s Landing and the Albion River community located near Northern California’s Mendocino Coast - to showcase the impact people are having on the local wildlife and human population.  Riding on the back of custom Harley Davidson Sportster and a custom VW Syncro van, the VAST Life team made their way through seven coastal California cities.

 

Carey Hart's Good Ride


INDIAN MOTORCYCLE & CAREY HART BRING V-TWIN-POWERED ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION TO TROOPS AT U.S. ARMY GARRISON STUTTGART

Indian Motorcycle Takes Hart’s “Good Ride” Fund-Raising Platform Overseas as Part of Iconic American Brand’s Broader Efforts to Support Active U.S. Military & Veterans

Indian Motorcycle Dealer Test Ride Program to Raise up to $30,000 for Infinite Hero Foundation

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MINNEAPOLIS (May 1, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, and freestyle motocross icon Carey Hart have partnered to take Hart’s Good Ride fund-raising platform overseas to active soldiers based at U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Stuttgart in Germany. On May 20, Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart will honor U.S. military soldiers and the freedom they protect with an Armed Forces Day ride and barbeque celebration. In support of the honorary ride, Indian Motorcycle will donate up to $30,000 to the Infinite Hero Foundation from test rides completed at Indian Motorcycle dealerships during the month of May. In addition, donations to Hart’s Good Ride (a 501C3 charity) can be made at www.goodriderally.com in support of active American troops and veterans.  

 

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In partnership with Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Indian Motorcycle and Hart will bring the Good Ride experience to a community of over 20,000 active military and their families. With an anticipated count of more than 200 participating motorcyclists, Hart will lead the ride from USAG Stuttgart through the picturesque Black Forrest and German countryside. Following the ride, the Armed Forces Day celebration will continue with a family-friendly barbeque, live music, prize drawings and a kids’ zone. 

 “I’ve always held an immense sense of respect and gratitude for our troops, and that’s why I’ve made the military, both active and veteran, the focus of Good Ride’s efforts since day one,” said Hart. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to bring Good Ride directly to our active troops overseas.” 

 

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In support of Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart, Indian Motorcycle will run a test ride promotion that will raise up to $30,000 for the Infinite Hero Foundation. As the primary beneficiary of Hart’s Good Ride Rally, the Infinite Hero Foundation funds programs that drive innovation and accessibility of effective treatments for military heroes and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries. For every motorcycle test ride completed at an Indian Motorcycle dealership in the month of May, Indian will donate $20 in that rider’s name. Riders can schedule a test ride at a nearby Indian Motorcycle dealership at IndianMotorcycle.com

 

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“Indian Motorcycle’s commitment to the American military dates back to the first World War, and it’s something that will forever be a part of our brand DNA,” said Steve Menneto, President, Indian Motorcycle Company. “It’s both an honor and a privilege to bring a little piece of home overseas to these brave men and women with this special Good Ride event and Armed Forces Day celebration.”  

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To further the Armed Forces Day celebration, Indian Motorcycle dealerships around the U.S. and Canada will host honorary military events on May 19. Many dealerships will offer food, drinks, and giveaways, including an Indian-branded multi-tool. 

For more information about Good Ride Salutes USAG Stuttgart, or to find a dealer near you, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE®

Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

 

TRAVIS PASTRANA TO JUMP AN INDIAN® SCOUT® FTR750


TRAVIS PASTRANA TO JUMP AN INDIAN® SCOUT® FTR750 IN HISTORY®’S THREE HOUR LIVE EVENT, EVEL LIVE PREMIERING SUNDAY, JULY 8 AT 8PM ET/5PM PT

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Las Vegas, NV / May 14, 2018 – Nitro Circus and Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, announced today that Travis Pastrana will be jumping an Indian Scout FTR750 when he looks to pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and surpass America’s most iconic daredevil. “Evel Live”, an unprecedented three-hour live event premiering Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on HISTORY® in partnership with Nitro Circus, will see Travis Pastrana attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound busses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.

The Indian Scout FTR750 is a flat track racing motorcycle designed to push the boundaries of speed and redefine control with two wheels firmly on the ground. Rewinding time, you find the motorcycles Evel jumped were designed for similar purposes. However, neither were intended for jumping.

“It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” said Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen.” 

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The Indian Scout FTR750 is far different from the lightweight motocross bikes you would typically find Travis Pastrana jumping. The engine of the FTR750 features a powerful 750cc 53-degree V-Twin and utilizes 43mm conventional front suspension with an adjustable Ohlin’s mono-shock on the rear. Introduced in the American Flat Track racing series in 2017, the Indian Scout FTR750 secured 14 victories along with the manufacturer’s and rider’s championship in its first year of competition.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Travis to be piloting the Scout FTR750 as he looks to make history by recreating three of Evel Knievel’s most historic jumps in a single evening,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director, Marketing and Product Development for Indian Motorcycle. “Evel Knievel is truly a global icon, and we’re proud to be a part of this incredible event that pays homage to his legacy in such grand fashion.”  

Will Travis Pastrana successfully complete all three jumps on the Indian Scout FTR 750? Tune-in to HISTORY® on Sunday, July 8th at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT to find out.

To learn more about the Indian Scout FTR750 and Travis Pastrana’s attempt to make history with it on “Evel Live,” as well as for periodic updates leading up to the event, visit IndianMotorcycle.com or follow along on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

Cardo Systems Announces Availability of PACKTALK BOLD


Cardo Systems Announces Availability of PACKTALK BOLD – The World’s First Natural

Voice-Command Operated Motorcycle Communications System

 

Advanced Voice-Command System Combined with Dynamic Mesh Communication™ Technology Takes Motorcycle Communication to A Higher Level


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Plano, Texas (May 7, 2018) – Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, today announced availability of the next generation of its ground-breaking PACKTALK system at specialty retailers and Cardosystems.com. The world’s first natural voice-command-operated motorcycle communications system, PACKTALK BOLD utilizes Cardo’s proprietary Dynamic Mesh Communication™ technology to create the industry’s most-sophisticated and dynamic motorcycle communications system. 

Introduced in Milan last November at EICMA, PACKTALK BOLD represents a new standard in ease-of-use and seamlessly integrates with Apple’s Siri™ and “OK Google” ™ voice-command platforms. With natural voice-command, riders can simply say, “Hey Cardo” to the system spontaneously and the always-on system reacts instantaneously. It no longer requires a specific activation action such as push-to-talk. Instead, the system allows riders to keep their hands on the bars at all times and is a significant advancement over current systems that required sometimes tedious and ineffective activation commands. With PACKTALK BOLD, Cardo leapfrogs the limited-natured discourse about the ideal button control, and instead adds a new dimension of always-on, natural voice commands. 

 

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“PACKTALK BOLD is the world’s most powerful, yet easy to use, motorcycle communication system, and we’re thrilled to bring it to North American riders,” said Dr. Abraham Glezerman – Cardo’s founder and CEO. “With PACKTALK BOLD we’re taking rider safety to the next level: Instead of fidgeting with buttons or wheels, riders can now voice-control their unit on the go in a natural way and without ever having to take their hands off the bars.” 

PACKTALK utilizes Cardo Connect™, Cardo’s new minimalistic and intuitive mobile app for setting and controlling the company’s entire FREECOM and PACKTALK line of devices on the road. Using natural language commands and the all-new Cardo Assistant App, riders can use PACKTALK BOLD without having to touch any button or remove a hand from the handlebar. 

PACKTALK BOLD takes flight via Cardo’s state-of-art Dynamic Mesh Technology, allowing up to 15 riders to wirelessly communicate with each other with the same ease of connecting just two. Unlike Bluetooth communications, Dynamic Mesh Communication-powered devices are interconnected, thus allowing a group of riders to seamlessly join, leave or change positions at a distance of up to five miles without causing a breakdown in communications, while the self-adjusting network automatically works to keep the riding group connected. And with class-leading wind-noise suppression, a rider’s voice always comes through crisp and clear.

“PACKTALK BOLD merges pioneering Dynamic Mesh technology with smoothly activated natural voice commands, to deliver a superior riding experience that simply can’t be understated," said Dr. Glezerman.

The system uses a single-unit design simply clipped to a helmet and featuring a slick roller controller for easy volume adjustment. Its rider-to-rider range is up to one mile or up to five miles when used in a group mesh arrangement. 

Cardo also announces availability of PACKTALK SLIM, an integral communicator packing the same performance inside a 0.25” super sleek and thin shell. PACKTALK SLIM is recommended by HJC. It also fit a host of other premium helmets from manufacturers such as Shoei, Arai, Bell and others.

PACKTALK BOLD and PACKTALK SLIM use Bluetooth 4.1 to easily connect with mobile devices like phones and GPS units, as well as universal connectivity to any Bluetooth communicators. It also features automatic volume control, smart intercom/music mixing, rider-to-passenger audio sharing, FM radio, and up to 13 hours of talk time. 

Both PACKTALKs retail at an MSRP of $329.95 for single units and $579.95 for a DUO set. 

The new PACKTALK BOLD and SLIM systems join Cardo’s FREECOM and Q-solo lines of Bluetooth communicators. All Cardo units are IP67-certified as fully waterproof, not simply water-resistant like lesser communicators, and all feature a two-year warranty and a U.S.-based customer-support system. 

You can find more information about Cardo Systems at www.cardosystems.com. Also visit us and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Cardo
Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle communication systems. The company’s products, now available in over 85 countries, are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry.