Indian Motorcycle Continues to Grow

Sales increase despite weak market

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Aug. 04, 2010
Indian Motorcycle announced a sales increase of 80% as the resurrected brand continues to carve a niche in a struggling market.

Now in its third year of production, the new Indian Motorcycle has established a network of 29 dealers worldwide with another six more expected to open by the end of the year. Year-over-year sales have risen 80%, with retail sales in May 2010 up 214% compared to May 2009.

“We are delighted with our retail sales growth, expanding dealer network and enthusiastic customer base” says Chris Bernauer, general manager for Indian Motorcycle Company. “Retail sales are growing each and every month and year-over-year retail growth is extremely strong. With the sales growth, an expanding dealer network and the best customers in the world our future is looking extremely bright.”

Indian Motorcycle will introduce its entire 2011 model lineup at Sturgis including the new 2011 Chief Blackhawk. Specific details about the Blackhawk have yet to be announced, but like all 2011 Indian models, it will be powered by a 105 cubic inch PowerPlus V-Twin engine with electronic closed loop sequential port fuel injection, paired with a six-speed transmission. Braking power will be provided by Brembo four-piston calipers.

2011 will also mark the 110th anniversary of the Indian brand. To mark the anniversary, all 2011 Indian models will feature 110th anniversary badging and an anniversary speedometer gauge.