Indian Motorcycle announced an exciting schedule of events during the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Indian Motorcycle will offer riders demo rides on 2018 models, adrenaline-charged thrill shows, two nights of American Flat Track and Hooligan racing, as well as group rides throughout the week.
The Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew and stable of privateers take Sturgis by storm on Aug. 5, at the Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle. Fans will have the opportunity to see team riders hit the track with the dominant Scout FTR750 race bike. American Flat Track 2017 reigning champion Jared Mees leads the series in total points and is fresh off a Gold Medal X Games victory.
“As the largest motorcycle rally in the U.S., Sturgis provides a great platform to connect with riders and current owners,” said Reid Wilson, senior director at Indian Motorcycle. “It’s important to have a strong presence with a full week of activities that enable riders to connect with us through displays and demos, flat track racing, custom builds and exclusive events for our Indian Motorcycle Rider’s Group.”
Riders can experience the entire 2018 lineup from Indian Motorcycle at its primary display on Lazelle Street. The display also welcomes one of three “Evel Live” Scout FTR750’s used by Travis Pastrana to jump 16 Greyhound buses, 52 crushed cars, and the Caesar’s Palace Fountain on July 8, in Las Vegas.
Scout Thrill Show (Lazelle and 3rd Street)
The exhilarating Scout Thrill Show takes place at the stunt area within the Lazelle Street activation site. The show features stunt performances aboard the Scout Bobber, including freestyle tricks such as handstands, burnouts, firewall jumps and more.
American Flat Track (Sturgis Buffalo Chip)
The Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew and stable of privateers continue the American Flat Track season at the Buffalo Chip TT and Black Hills Half-Mile. Reigning 2017 AFT Champion Jared Mees has won nine of the 11 races this season aboard the Scout FT750 and seeks to improve on a second-place finish at last year’s inaugural Buffalo Chip TT. The Buffalo Chip TT opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Veteran’s Charity Ride Heroes’ Welcome (Indian Motorcycle Sturgis)
Riders can join Indian Motorcycle on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to welcome members of the fourth annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis as they complete their eight-day journey from Las Vegas. A grand parade through Main Street will lead to Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis, where the group will be honored by a color guard salute and welcome reception.
RSD Super Hooligan Moto Stampede (Sturgis Buffalo Chip)
On Aug. 8, from 4-7 p.m. the RSD Super Hooligan race, presented by Indian Motorcycle, returns for the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede. The night will be packed with racing, giveaways and a performance by Eric Church.
The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off Unveil (Buffalo Chip and Indian Display on Lazelle Street)
“The Wrench: Scout Bobber Build Off” is a custom motorcycle competition designed to highlight non-professional builders who wrench for the passion and not the pay. After nearly three months of building, the three finalists’ custom Scout Bobber will be unveiled at the Buffalo Chip on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m. Following the unveil, all three builds will be on display for riders to see up close at the Indian Motorcycle display location on Lazelle Street. Following the unveil, a fan vote will ensue to name the grand prize winner.
Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis (2130 Main Street)
Open every day and offering daily rally specials and free breakfast, Indian Motorcycle of Sturgis offers demos of any model from the full 2018 lineup. Riders can also visit the dealership to get their exclusive Indian Motorcycle Sturgis 2018 apparel.