Wheels & Waves 2017

Indian Motorcycle




Indian Motorcycle attended Wheels & Waves for the first time last year and this year it is going back as an official partner for the show.

Wheels & Waves is held at various locations near Biarritz and brings together art, action, surfing and motorcycling over five action-packed days from Wednesday 14th June to Sunday 18th June.

There a flat track race, a ride to an art exhibition, a street race called Punks Peak and a weekend ride through the basque country – add in the amazing weather and you have the perfect reason to take a holiday there.

“For us, Wheels & Waves brings together all the elements that are important to Indian Motorcycle and our owners,” says Grant Bester, managing director for the brand in Europe. “Those elements being the flat track racing, the art, the customisation, but most of all the sharing of experiences with like-minded owners and riders. We can’t wait to be there and go ride.”

The show is organised by Jérôme Allé, Julien Azé and Vincent Prat. Vincent says: “This sixth edition of Wheels & Waves is almost here. We spend all year thinking about this event and re-work it to always give surprises to the attendees. For this year, we are proud to host Indian Motorcycle as the main sponsor. Indian will race in the El Rollo flat-track and Punks Peak. We hope to offer an amazing show over the five days.”

On every day at Wheels & Waves there will be:

– A village of tents and stands near Ocean City in Biarritz
– Surfing contests depending on weather conditions
– Skateboarding sessions
– Concerts (Moon Duo, Tom Curren, Elliott Murphy, Rocco Deluca, Ryder the Eagle and more)
– Screening of films and documentaries on motorcycle and surfing

Then the schedule of special events is as follows. Attending these will involve riding back and forth across the border into Spain:

WEDNESDAY El Rollo. Flat track racing at El Rollo held at the www.hipodromoa.com
THURSDAY Art Ride. Everyone rides to the ARTRIDE III art exhibition at Casa Ciriza in Spain
FRIDAY Punks Peak. Held on the GI-3440 mountain road between San Sebastian and the airport.
SATURDAY The Ride. Join a ride out through the Basque country.
SUNDAY Recover. Chill out on the beach or wander around the village near Ocean City.

On the Wednesday, Indian will be racing three of its Scout Sixty Super Hooligans at the El Rollo flat track. These will be ridden by Roland Sands, Dimitri Coste (photographer and Indian brand ambassador) and Nik Heer (from the Young Guns).

On the Friday, the Young Guns (Nik Heer and Fabian Witzig) will be entering their Scout sprint racer in the Punks Peak race (rider to be announced).

On the Saturday, please join Indian Motorcycle for ‘The Ride’.

Registration for the festival is now open on http://www.wheels-and-waves.com/en/registration-ww-2016

Ticket pre-sales are €30 for a 5-day pass and includes:
– access to the village Cité de l’Océan – Biarritz – France
– access to the exhibition Artride III
– visitor access to the Flat Track El Rollo
– visitor access to the Punk’s Peak race





The Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show to be Held on May 6 at The Container Yard in Downtown Los Angeles; The Inaugural Event to Feature Unique Collection of Vintage and Custom Motorcycles  



Long Beach, Calif. – April 18, 2017 – The Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show will debut in Downtown Los Angeles on May 6, 2017 at The Container Yard.  The inaugural event will showcase select Café Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Modern Classic, Brat style motorcycles along with full customs.  

The Outlier’s Guild Custom Motorcycle Show, also referred to as The OG Moto Show, is set to change vintage motorcycle culture in Southern California.  The event will gather dozens of custom builders and hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts together in a unique setting with a gallery of motorcycles on display and vendors offering merchandise for sale.  An all-star roster of builders will be participating including: Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, Shinya Kimura, Mitsuhiro “Kiyo” Kiyonaga, Don Kott, Aaron Guardado, Michel Valle, Roland Sands, and Len Higa.  

“There are so many great shows across the country that celebrate this style of vintage bikes and motorcycle culture, but none are here in Southern California,” said Jay LaRossa, co-founder of The Outlier’s Guild Moto Show.  “With so many of the top builders, brands, and a unique motorcycle lifestyle located here – it just makes sense to host our own event in Los Angeles.” 

In addition, motorcycle-inspired art and photography will be featured along with Roland Sands’ “Architects of Inspiration,” a unique art exhibit.  In conjunction with META Magazine, limited edition photography prints will be made available for purchase to support Waves for Water, a charity organization that helps bring clean water to communities in need around the world.  Participating photographers include: CR Steyck, Estevan Oriol, Matthew Jones, Dylan Gordon, Dimitri Coste, Todd Blubaugh, Matt Wignall, Preston Burroughs, and Sebastien Zanella.  

The OG Moto Show is supported by: Honda, Roland Sands Design, Bell Helmets, Deus, Royal Enfield, WD-40, Capsule Wallets, Hasselblad, Meta, and Indian. 

The inaugural OG Moto Show is free and open to the public.  The event will be held from 12 PM to 9 PM on May 6 at The Container Yard located at 800 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90013.    

For more information visit, www.ogmotoshow.com and find The Outlier’s Guild on Instagram @ogmotoshow and Facebook www.facebook.com/OutliersGuildMotoshow.  

Press/Media Inquiries:    John Pangilinan      info@ogmotoshow.com  


Flying Machine Stories

FMF Racing Introduces their NEW Flying Machine Stories



We want to understand why you ride.

 Is it the mental escape? Is it the feeling of flight? Is it capturing the unknown?

For certain it is the sensation you feel at the end of the day. The ride makes us more aware of who we are. The trail transports us to an indescribable state of mental and physical satisfaction.

We need to see beyond the racetrack to feel the fabric binding everyone who rides. We want to share your story. This is the first chapter in a series where we will dig deep, and find our roots.

The journey opens with WLF Enduro. WLF is a hardcore off-road crew who have gained a global following through sharing their backcountry adventures. The story begins here at the Flying Machine Factory. Watch the video, and meet the Wolfpack.

Head over to the site to view the whole story: http://bit.ly/FlyingMachineFactory

To coincide with the launch of the Flying Machine Stories Episode 001 we have released a Limited Edition FMF/WLF Apparel Collection








“Ride Your F#%king Bike – Movie. Powered by Chainsaw.” Featuring Fox athletes Josh Bryceland, Josh Lewis, Kirt Voreis and other Fox teammates, the movie documents three weeks on the road with a wild crew up for anything. Filming kicked off at Fox Headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and continued north through Oregon and Washington before crossing the Canadian border and reaching Vancouver Island. 

The movie is dedicated to Stevie Smith, aka Chainsaw, a World Cup champion gravity athlete who unexpectedly passed away in May 2016.

Directed by Ryan Marcus
Produced by Mike Redding
Cinematography by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus, Root One Productions
Edited by Ricki Bedenbaugh, Cassidy Tillemans, Veesh, Ryan Marcus
Colorist: Patrick Woodard
Motion Design: Blaine Birardi
Poster Illustration: El Gran Tocayo
Art Direction: Brent Waterworth
Graphic Design: Troy Smits
Narration: Dave White
Narration Written by Marissa Stokes and Kirt Voreis
Music Supervision: Lory Vincent, Tim Scanlin, Daniel Hall
Support: Ed Chavez and Ryan Perkins







The 8th annual The One Motorcycle Show is a custom motorcycle show featuring over 180 custom motorcycles, art, vendor space, pro motorcycle racing and much more. The concept of the show was based around this idea: “funny thing about motorcycles, when you get one, you want two. When you get two, you want ten. Then one day you have ten motorcycles. You start to think about how to combine all of them into one bike. Not literally combine the parts into one, but take all the knowledge you have accumulated and build a machine that encompasses your vision of the ideal bike. The ONE motorcycle.
Come see for yourself Feb. 2018. the1moto.com


A Beautiful Beast

Indian Motorcycle's Scout FTR750 is Available for Purchase!

Indian’s Premier 750cc V-Twin Flat Track Race Bike Available for $50,000



MINNEAPOLIS (February 28, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its premier flat track race bike, the Scout FTR750, is available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series.

A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fiber body.  Indian’s design and engineering teams approached the bike as the ultimate combination of advanced performance technology and design elements from Indian’s legendary racing models of the past.

“Since its debut, feedback on the Scout FTR750 has been overwhelmingly positive, with unbelievable interest and demand for the bike,” said Gary Gray, Product Director for Indian Motorcycle. “The bike’s availability to all race teams will help further establish Indian Motorcycle’s presence in American flat track racing.”

The Scout FTR750 made its official debut during the 2016 season finale, when AMA flat track racing legend Joe Kopp raced it at the Santa Rosa Mile. For 2017, Indian Motorcycle Racing, backed by Allstate, comprises three of the most successful and decorated flat track riders in the sport, including 2016 Grand National Champion Bryan Smith, 2013 Grand National Champion Brad Baker, and three-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees. All three will be running the Scout FTR750 this season.

For purchasing information on the Scout FTR750 race bike, stop by an Indian Motorcycle dealer. To find the nearest location, visit IndianMotorcycle.com.



Indian Motorcycle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), 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.







The V7 was a revolution the moment it hit the streets. In 1967 the Moto Guzzi V7, the first Italian superbike, made its market debut and transformed motorcycling, to the delight of experts and the public alike. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 implemented the innovative 90° transverse V-twin engine with a displacement of 703 cc, a record at that time, and immediately established itself as the world ambassador for Moto Guzzi prestige, elegance and reliability. To this day, the Moto Guzzi V7 remains one of the most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models of this rich history. Fifty years later, Moto Guzzi introduces the third act of a first work: The 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III.

Over the weekend, the 2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III was presented for the first time to an American audience at The Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago. Serving as the brand's best-seller since 2009, and entry-point for Moto Guzzi, the V7 III arrives new for 2017 with updated features, performance, and pricing, making it easier, and more enjoyable to own one of these motorcycles of legend, 50 years in the making.



V7 III returns in its three popular versions, Stone, Special and Racer that now, compared with the past, take on stronger connotations and differ even more from one another. For 2017, the V7 range expands, paying homage to fifty years of the V7 model by introducing a fourth version, the Anniversario, a numbered limited edition, characterized by brand new and exclusive details.

Dedicated to true admirers of the eagle brand, the V7 III Anniversario implements cutting-edge technology to celebrate the unique style of the V7, the symbol of fifty years of international success for Moto Guzzi. The commemorative model is offered in a limited edition, with the number forged on the machined-from-solid handlebar base. The V7 III Anniversario is unquestionably the most fully featured V7 ever, with a standard genuine leather saddle, a work of art worthy of the top customizers, polished aluminum fenders and milled engine cooling fins. The tribute to the original V7 includes an elaborate chrome motif, beginning with the fuel tank featuring the Moto Guzzi eagles in a gilt finish.
MSRP: $9,990
Available: April

True to the racing tradition of the eagle brand, the V7 III Racer is a true custom bike with incredible attention to detail, offered in a limited edition. The references to Moto Guzzi’s sporting triumphs begin with the “Racing Red” color of the frame and swingarm, inspired by the legendary “red frame” V7 Sport from 1971, coupled with the new graphics for the satin-chrome fuel tank dominated by the red eagle. The racing look continues with the clip-ons and racer saddle, while the side panels and injector covers in black anodized aluminum are a thing of beauty. This traditionally one-seat model shows its versatility with a standard type-approved two-seat version featuring special passenger footpegs, and Öhlins shock absorbers for improved handling.
MSRP: $9,990
Available: April

The heritage of the original V7 is the inspiration for this elegant motorcycle, with generous chrome trim and shiny graphics, in Nero Inchiostro (Ink Black with green accents) and Blu Zaffiro (Blue Sapphire with orange and silver accents) versions. The colored band on the under-seat side panels matching the racing stripe on the fuel tank pays tribute to the unforgettable V750 S3 from 1975. A host of distinctive details include spoked wheels with polished aluminum channels and black hubs, an instrument panel with two circular dials and the “old-school” look of the quilt-stitched saddle, complete with new passenger grab rail.
MSRP: $8,490
Available: April

The dark soul of the V7 reveals its eclectic and essential nature with an aesthetic that eschews chrome in favor of matte black paint. The profoundly metropolitan dark matte look is completed with a single-dial instrument panel, a new saddle, a shortened front mudguard and, a unique feature in the V7 III range, light alloy spoked wheels. The V7 III Stone offers a foray into color, with versions reprising the color schemes of the 1970s: Azzurro Elettrico (Electric Blue), Verde Camouflage (Camouflage Green), Giallo Energico (Energetic Yellow) and the ever-present Nero Ruvido (Rough Black).
MSRP: $7,990
Available: March