Posts Tagged ‘Indian Motorcycles’

Rey Sotelo Pleads Guilty

July 17, 2009

Rey Sotelo, the Gilroy-era Indian CEO has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic in stolen motorcycle parts as part of a federal racketeering case aimed at Northern California V-twin shop.

Sotelo made his first appearance in federal court back in February for allegedly conspiring with a central California shop to ship a stolen motorcycle to Sweden. He was arrested in July 2008 and charged with conspiracy for allegedly helping to counterfeit the bike’s official papers along with men associated with the Road Dog Cycle in Denair, Calif.

Check out the full story at Dealernews.com.

The Indians are Coming

December 18, 2008

Mike Smith Indian is announcing that the dealership will be the second store (after the factory shop in North Carolina) in the U.S. to receive a shipment of new Indian motorcycles.

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The shop says the shipment of 17 new Indians will coincide with the dealership’s grand opening at the former Hoopers Outdoor Center in Paducah, Ky. The resurrected OEM announced this summer that Mike’s would be one of Indian’s inaugural dealerships. Read about it here. Indian first discussed its dealership plans with Dealernews back in January. Here’s what dealer development director Gary Busch had to say about those plans.

It’s now been a few months since Indian honcho Stephen Julius first rolled out the production bikes to the crowds at Sturgis. Since then, I’ve yet to read any riding reviews of the new Chiefs. If anybody has a link or a story they’d care to share about the new bikes pass it along. I’ve heard about the plans to build a superior bike, the launching of a whole line of Indian apparel, the development of a new Power Plus 105 cu. in. motor, the construction of iconic dealerships and the resurrection of a legendary brand. What I haven’t heard is how the bikes ride.

Have you seen any new Indian Motorcycles?

December 1, 2008

You will if you live in these places:

Indian Motorcycle announces the opening of the following dealerships in December. Check out the new 2009 Chiefs in person.

Omaha, Neb. www.indianomaha.com

Pittsburgh, Pa. www.indianmotorcycleofpittsburgh.com

Detroit, Mich. www.dickscottindianmotorcycle.com

Paducah, Ky. www.indianmotorcycleofpaducah.com

Wichita, Kan. website coming soonchief_black1

Phoenix, Ariz. www.indianmotorcyclephoenix.com

(From a press release from Indian Motorcycles)

This is just the latest word from the resurrected Indian. Here are a couple stories on the new Indian that we’ve reported on in the past. Indian clothing, Indian dealerships, Indian head honcho.