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Federal Judge: Pennsylvania Lockdown Is Unconstitutional

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For those who value freedom and still believe the Constitution matters, you have reason to celebrate. On September 14, a federal judge ruled that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus lockdown measures are unconstitutional.

According to the judge, “The court believes that defendants undertook their actions in a well-intentioned effort to protect Pennsylvanians from the virus. However, good intentions toward a laudable end are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge.”

The judge also wrote, “even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered. The Constitution cannot accept the concept of a ‘new normal’ where the basic liberties of the people can be subordinated to open-ended emergency mitigation measures.”

Thank goodness for this long-overdue ruling. Pennsylvanians have been living under a seemingly never-ending set of shutdown rules that were originally intended to flatten the curve and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. Both of those goals were achieved months ago.

However, despite the Keystone State’s success in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Wolf has continued to keep unnecessary and arbitrary rules in place.

For instance, in Pennsylvania, indoor gatherings of more than 25 people are not allowed. Outdoor gatherings are restricted to no more than 250 people. And restaurants and bars can operate at only 25 percent capacity.

Wolf’s ongoing, draconian shutdown rules have devastated Pennsylvanians. The unemployment rate in the commonwealth has skyrocketed to 13.7 percent. Even worse, 63 percent of Pennsylvania’s small businesses said they were in danger of closing permanently due to the governor’s overbearing shutdown orders.

However, these stunning statistics seem to be lost on the leaders of Pennsylvania. Immediately after the ruling declaring Wolf’s lockdown rules were unconstitutional, the governor doubled-down on his policy.

“There’s no sense debating a ruling that will be appealed,” Gov. Wolf said in response to the recent ruling.

Then, Wolf dropped this nugget, “But what’s not up for debate is that our early and decisive action saved lives. While the federal government dithered, Pennsylvania took action. Our hospitals were never overwhelmed and research tells us thousands of lives were saved.”

So, if Pennsylvania’s hospitals were never overwhelmed in the first place, why are Wolf’s harsh lockdown measures still in place?

Wolf, like so many out-of-touch governors, is under the misguided impression that lockdowns are the only way to keep Americans safe. This is a straw man argument that is insulting to the intelligence of his constituents.

“I will continue to do what is necessary to keep people safe and contain the virus. That’s the key. Containing the virus is the only way to protect our health and keep our economy going. We will appeal, and we will take that appeal as far as necessary to ensure we can do that. I want to reassure people that may be nervous or worried about what’s ahead this fall: no matter what, we will find a way to keep Pennsylvanians safe,” Wolf said.

Does Wolf really believe that the only way to keep his constituents safe is to keep them stuck at home? If so, he should rethink this fallacious approach.

Perhaps, Wolf should consider the huge negative effects that his lockdowns have wrought on his state. Aside from the horrible joblessness and other economic ramifications that have crippled his state, lockdowns have dealt many other damaging impacts. Data show lockdowns have led to increased drug and alcohol abusemore suicides, an uptick in domestic violence, amid a host of other adverse consequences.

Benjamin Franklin, the governor of Pennsylvania during the American Revolution, once said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

All Pennsylvanians, including the present governor, should read and think about those words carefully. They are more relevant now than ever.

Chris Talgo (ctalgo@heartland.orgis an editor at The Heartland Institute.

Bobcat Fire: Red Cross Opens Evacuation Point for Those Affected in the Antelope Valley

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Virtual Assistance and Lodging Available to Those in Need
 
LOS ANGELES, September 17, 2020 – Effective immediately, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region will open a second evacuation point at Palmdale High School (2137 E Ave R, Palmdale, CA 93550) as the Bobcat Fire moves into the Antelope Valley and is affecting homes and communities there. Anyone looking for refuge is welcome at the evacuation point, which is open 24 hours a day.
The first evacuation point at Santa Anita Park is now closed and anyone still needing assistance can call the Disaster Distress Hotline at 800-675-5799. The Red Cross is committed to helping all those affected by the Bobcat Fire and evacuation orders.
Those affected by the Bobcat Fire are asked to check in at the evacuation point first, so the Red Cross can assess needs and present lodging options. Volunteers provide snacks, water and COVID-19 safety resources, while following Department of Public Health and CDC COVID-19 safety protocols. Red Cross volunteers maintain social distancing, follow sanitizing routines and provide health checks.
To date, the Red Cross has helped more than 40 people affected by the Bobcat Fire, providing each person with overnight hotel accommodations, meals and resources to help get back on their feet and address the evacuation.
Red Cross LA works closely with local emergency management teams and our partners to coordinate relief efforts. Trained Red Cross volunteers and staff are on call round-the-clock and ready to assist in aspects such as providing shelter, meals, disaster assessment, resources and more.
 
  • Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice and obey all evacuation orders from officials. Back your car into the garage or park it outside, facing the direction of your evacuation route. Confine pets to one room, so you can find them if you need to evacuate quickly. Limit exposure to smoke and dust. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in. Don’t use anything that burns, such as candles, fireplaces and gas stoves.
  • If you’re trapped outdoors, crouch in a pond, river or pool. Don’t put wet clothing or bandanas over your mouth or nose, as moist air can cause more damage to your airway than dry air at the same temperature. If there is no body of water, look for shelter in a cleared area or among a bed of rocks. Lie flat, face down, and cover your body with soil. Breathe the air close to the ground to avoid scorching your lungs or inhaling smoke.
  • Listen and watch for air quality reports and health warnings about smoke. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and doors to prevent outside smoke from getting in. Use the recycle or recirculate mode on the air conditioner in your home and car. If you do not have air conditioning and it is too hot to stay inside with closed windows, seek shelter elsewhere. When smoke levels are high, do not use anything that burns, such as candles, fireplaces and gas stoves. Avoid vacuuming as it can stir up particles that are already inside your home. If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your health provider’s advice. Seek medical care if your symptoms worsen.
  • Don’t return home until officials say it’s safe to do so. Inspect the roof and entire home immediately and extinguish any sparks or embers. Avoid damaged or downed power lines, poles and wires. Keep your animals under your direct control. Hidden embers and hot spots could burn them. Wet down debris to minimize breathing in dust particles. Wear work gloves and shoes with heavy soles. Throw out any food that has been exposed to heat, smoke or soot.
Please follow @RedCrossLA on Twitter for the latest updates. Visit redcross.org/wildfire for information on how to prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires.
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/la or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.

“Proposed California Fee Increases Threatens Motorcycle Industry”

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Empowered by changes to state law, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has begun the process of increasing certification fees for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturers. The CARB certification is required to sell motorcycles and parts in the state of California and has ripple effects throughout the nation. The stated goal of the increases is to help offset the cost to California for enforcement and operations of its clean air policies.

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is concerned that grossly inflated certification fees will further hamper the aftermarket parts industry’s ability to remain viable. In these trying economic times, increasing fees on the manufacturing industry will no doubt have wide ranging effects.

MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard stated, “Putting additional financial strain on aftermarket parts manufacturers will without question impact the average consumer. Motorcycle shops, dealers, manufacturers and distributors are all key components of the motorcycle ecosystem. Anything that impacts the motorcycle industry eventually impacts the motorcycle consumer. The state of California should not destroy the motorcycle industry in an attempt to balance its budget.”

The California government and CARB is anxiously awaiting the time when they can ban motorcycles, and then all fossil fuel vehicles. It’s all about control, and that’s why we all need to go to Climate Depot and watch Climate Hustle II, quick before it’s too late. There is another side to this story!–Bandit

Curtiss on Twitter!

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For those of you who use Twitter, or any other preferred social media platform, be sure to give us a follow below.

Curtiss 1 is nearing production and we are keeping all of our followers up-to-date daily. Continue following along and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts with us.

More news to come!

Parler Criticizes Facebook’s New Climate Change Information Center

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Free speech platform says online publisher’s actions just another layer of authoritarian elitism
Las Vegas, Nevada – Parler is criticizing Facebook’s launch of a “Climate Change Information Center” in user feeds, a move intended to provide what the publisher deems to be “factual resources from the world’s leading climate organizations and actionable steps people can take in their everyday lives to combat climate change.” The tech giant’s content curators began labeling certain climate-change-related posts as “false information” earlier this year and is expected to continue that practice as well.

In addition to the Climate Change Information Center, Facebook this year launched two other “Information Centers”—one for Covid-19 Information, and another for Voting Information.

“Climate change and its policy implications are complex issues depending on a vast context of knowledge, not only about science, but also about morality, sociology and political theory,” said Parler strategic investor Jeffrey Wernick. “Moreover, the economic impact of some of the policies that have been suggested—e.g., requiring net zero carbon emissions, as Facebook has announced it plans to achieve—could be devastating, and disproportionately borne by the poor. In order for individuals to make up their own minds, to achieve a real understanding for themselves, about policy decisions with significant implications, we must allow for a broad and open debate, engaging as many points of view as possible. Facebook does not want that, apparently. They want to cow you with their predigested ‘science-based information’ and policy conclusions offered by ‘leading climate change organizations’.

“What qualifies as ‘science-based information’? And which are the ‘leading climate change organizations’? Facebook is telling you, in effect, ‘You don’t need to worry your pretty little head about such questions, because we will tell you what to think.’ As usual, Facebook wants to silence those individuals and organizations who dare to offer perspectives that do not line up with their agenda, and therefore drive policy decisions as they see fit. What’s next, government regulation requiring net zero carbon for all social media companies, just to make absolutely sure no one can compete with them?

“Environmentalists, scientists, analysts, skeptics, conservationists, scholars, ethicists, economists, activists, conservatives, and progressives all offer a wealth of Climate-Change information and a range of policy prescriptions. All have the right to be heard, and we have a right to hear them, and then make up our own minds. Parler rejects the notion that technoauthoritarians can predigest vast quantities of information for us, that they can decide what we should accept as truth. We invite all who want to speak freely and think for themselves to #Erasebook, #Twexit, join the discussion and make their case on Parler.”

Parler was founded in 2018 and has over 3.8 million users. The platform is committed to free speech, does not mine or sell user data and does not censor content based on politics or ideology. Parler continues to stand with the People and against Technoauthoritarianism.

URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED PROVIDE FEE FEEDBACK TO CARB ASAP

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing new certification fees to OEs and aftermarket manufacturers. Their current proposal calls for raising California certification fees to more than 900% of those assessed by the US EPA for some on-highway motorcycles, and more than 500% of EPA fees for some off-highway recreational vehicles. The MIC has submitted comments opposing these fees, but CARB needs more information from affected companies. If your company has not already weighed in, we need you to do so in the next week, or risk facing high fees due to a lack of input to CARB. Our response provided an overarching business case for why the proposed fees would be damaging to the powersports industry, but CARB needs specific company data from you.

The MIC team is available to help you prepare for your calls and join on your call if you would find it helpful. Please reach out to Eric Barnes and let him know what support you need. Scott Schloegel is also available to provide Government Relations support.

PREPARING FOR THE CALL
CARB requested specific economic impact statements from affected companies. You should address impacts to your specific business and demonstrate the downstream effect it will have, including discontinuing products, not selling some products in California, reducing staff, relocating facilities to other states, etc.

NOTE: CARB has informed us there is more flexibility for off-highway recreational vehicles than for on-highway motorcycles.

Anticipated Questions–CARB is likely to ask these questions:

If CARB poses a question you are unprepared for, offer to follow up with a written response. It’s OK not to have all the answers.

  • Will the fees affect product lines, and if so, how? [Be prepared to speak to product lines you will need to discontinue, reduce, move to another manufacturing plant, delay in launching, etc.]
  • In cases where the proposed fees create a cost differential between products sold in CA and the other 49 states, what is the cost differential?
  • What products have price elasticity issues and therefore need reduced fees (and why)? [Do not assume CARB staff is familiar with your supply chain, costs of raw materials, skilled labor, etc.]
  • What specific products are low volume and low sales, and therefore need to have lower fees?
  • If CARB agrees to lower fees, what is a reasonable amount? [Let CARB staff know you will follow up with a written response. Then please contact MIC to discuss.]
  • What is the development cost? Lifespan of product line? [Remember to state that the information you are providing is Confidential Business Information.]
  • Smaller displacement – what needs addressing? [This was part of a discussion on determining costs based on engine displacement tiers.]
  • Are there products without a proposed carryover fee, but for which CARB should consider one?
  • When you reference “cost sensitive products and lower cost products,” we need to know what those products are. [CARB wants specific information from each OE and aftermarket manufacturer about what models would likely be pulled from California.]
  • Are there price differentials between OFMC, ATV, and UTV? [Please provide information. Are there important price points for sales justification?]
  • How much lead time is needed? [The industry will need several years to be able to implement the new fees.]

DURING THE CALL
It is important to maintain a positive and cooperative working relationship with CARB. You’re providing them data so they can justify a different plan and approach for these certification fees to their superiors and their Board.

Be sure to stress that all information provided on the call is Confidential Business Information. Also, label any written materials as “Confidential Business Information.”

ASK FOR HELP
The MIC team stands ready to help you prepare for or assist on the call. Please let us know how we can best assist your teams to have a productive call.

Please email us at MICGR@mic.org

Eric Barnes, vice president technical programs

Scott Schloegel, senior vice president of government relations

NEW from Royal Enfield

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Royal Enfield on track for the first time at AFT Williams Grove Half-Mile
Milwaukee, Wis September 14, 2020: On Friday, September 11, the highly anticipated Royal Enfield Twins FT Production Twins racer was unveiled to the flat track world. After months of development and testing, American Flat Track (AFT) professional flat track racer Johnny Lewis made history as Royal Enfield competed in its first ever AFT event.
The Royal Enfield Twins FT is a joint effort between Royal Enfield and Moto Anatomy, Lewis’ proprietary race team and flat track academy. Over the course of the last six months, Lewis and team have worked closely with Royal Enfield, renowned road racing chassis builder Harris Performance and engine tuning specialists S&S Cycle. Lewis’ participation in the Williams Grove Half-Mile marked a major milestone in Royal Enfield’s 119-year history. In this first year, Lewis is looking to be competitive, but the overall focus remains on the development of the Twins FT platform. This will allow the team the time to make necessary changes and adjustments throughout the remainder of the season.
“We had quite the journey to get to this point,” said Lewis. “We’ve been working consistently over the past six months to develop a competitive package for Royal Enfield. The latest iteration of the race bike was shipped over from India in pieces on Monday and we’ve been working around the clock to put it together. I’ve really enjoyed the development process of the motorcycle and Royal Enfield along with the other partners involved have worked hard to make this happen. The bike performed well and we’ve got a great foundation to build upon.”
The team faced an uncertain future when the AFT season was postponed in March due to COVID-19. Not fully knowing how the year would unfold, Lewis went to work developing a prototype motorcycle early in the year. With ongoing communication, Lewis and the teams at Harris Performance, Royal Enfield and S&S Cycle continued working through chassis changes and updates as Lewis tested the prototype at his Center Hill, Fla. facility. Despite the challenges of shipping parts overseas and multiple time zones, Lewis and team persevered.
“This has been a team effort across the board,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing Lead for Royal Enfield Americas. “Seeing the Royal Enfield Twins FT in a race setting was an impressive accomplishment for everyone that worked nights and weekends, and ultimately lost sleep over the project. We couldn’t have asked for better partners like Johnny, the Royal Enfield team in India and the U.K., Harris Performance and S&S Cycle to make this happen. There’s still plenty to be done from a development standpoint and we are realistic with our expectations, but this is a step in the right direction. ”
Joining Lewis at the Atlanta Short Track and AFT finale in Daytona Beach, will be the participants of Royal Enfield’s BUILD TRAIN RACE (BTR) program, who will compete in an entertainment exhibition race aboard custom-built INT 650 motorcycles. Lewis and team will race the remainder of the AFT calendar to gather more data and feedback on the Royal Enfield Twins FT package as they look ahead to the 2021 AFT season.
Race Results-:
The phrase “competitive straight out of the box” has been used to describe race motorcycles before, but it has never been so literal as last Friday’s AFT Production Twins races at the Williams Grove Half-Mile. The motorcycle that Lewis rode at Williams Grove only arrived in the U.S. three days before the race, in pieces, and had to be assembled in the following two days. Timing was so tight that there was no time for a track test – the official practice session on Friday was the first time Lewis rode his Twins FT. Lewis went on to shock the field , taking a third place Semi-final finish and an incredible sixth place finish in the Main event, an amazing first outing for the team.
On Saturday, the team tested new chassis setups resulting in better handling than the previous day. Johnny was running in third place during the Semi when a weakened head gasket failed and he was forced to pull off the track. The problem was identified, and with an hour and a half to go before the Main, the MotoAnatomy x Royal Enfield team, including engineers in the U.K. assisting virtually, tore the motor down, replaced the gasket and rolled the bike back onto the track in the 13th spot, minutes before the green flag. Lewis went on to carve his way through the field, claiming an impressive seventh place to finish off the weekend.
The team will continue testing and development during the next two weeks leading up to the Dallas Half-Mile events with support from Royal Enfield staff in both the U.S. and U.K. This will provide Lewis and team the opportunity to continue making improvements to engine durability and chassis set up. This weekend was an incredible learning experience, with invaluable data gathered. The Twins FT proved to be a genuine contender right out of the box, and the team ready to do anything to make sure it races.

Indian Motorcycle Announces 2021 Lineup – Introduces Indian Vintage Dark Horse & Roadmaster Limited

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2021 Indian Vintage Dark Horse Pairs Classic, Iconic Styling with Mean, Blacked-Out Attitude;
New Roadmaster Limited Delivers Modern Styling with Chrome Finishes

New 2021 Scout Accessories Prep Riders for the Long Haul – Features Heated Grips, Low & Mid Wind Deflectors, Fairing Bag & Semi-Rigid Saddlebags

MINNEAPOLIS (September 15, 2020) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced its 2021 model-year lineup. The new lineup, which includes new model iterations, next-level technology upgrades, and a robust offering of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories, is made available following the brand’s strongest sales quarter ever.

 

“We’re extremely motivated by the significant brand momentum we’re experiencing, and we’re as focused as ever to provide our riders with best-in-class products and experiences,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President of Indian Motorcycle. “Our riders are extremely discerning, with high expectations across the board and it’s incumbent upon us to stay on the cutting edge in style, performance, and technology. Our 2021 lineup additions and upgraded features are a result of the hard work and dedication we pour into every bike in the lineup.”

 

Developed in direct response to rider feedback, Indian Motorcycle’s 2021 enhancements and new offerings span across its Thunderstroke, PowerPlus and Scout lineups.

 

Indian Thunderstroke and PowerPlus Models                                                              

Joining the Indian Motorcycle cruiser lineup is the new Indian Vintage Dark Horse. For riders who want timeless style with a mean attitude, the Indian Vintage Dark Horse comes with soft black leather bags and fully blacked-out styling.

 

Featuring significant upgrades in 2021, the Roadmaster lineup is better than ever. Apple CarPlay® is now standard across the lineup, while Roadmaster Limited and Roadmaster Dark Horse models feature Indian Motorcycle’s all-new ClimaCommand Rogue heated and cooled seat with Ride Command integration.

 

Joining the Roadmaster lineup is the Roadmaster Limited, which features gloss paint, chrome finishes, a modern fairing design, open front fender and slammed saddlebags. Meanwhile, the restyled Roadmaster Dark Horse includes fully blacked-out finishes for mean and modern attitude. Each model is powered by Indian Motorcycle’s powerful, air-cooled Thunderstroke 116 with premium features, including Metzeler Cruisetec® tires, lower fairings with adjustable airflow vents, heated grips and a push-button adjustable windshield. Standard amenities across the entire Roadmaster lineup include remote-locking saddlebags and trunk with over 37 gallons of combined storage, adjustable passenger floorboards, ABS, cruise control, keyless ignition, tire pressure monitoring and full LED lighting.

 

Furthermore, the power buttons on the Chieftain, Roadmaster, Indian Springfield, and Indian Challenger models have been relocated to the switch cube on the handlebars to accommodate a new 12-volt charge port on the dash. The charge port conveniently provides riders with an opportunity to plug in and connect to a wider range of electronics.

 

Innovative Technology
The 2021 lineup boasts new ride-enhancing technology, both as standard equipment and as an upgrade.

ClimaCommand Heated & Cooled Seat
In addition to being standard equipment on the Roadmaster Limited and Roadmaster Dark Horse, Indian Motorcycle’s new ClimaCommand heated and cooled seat is also available as an upgrade across all Thunderstroke models. New for 2021, the ClimaCommand seat is available in two style variations, Classic and Rogue, which has more modern, streamlined style. Additionally, the 2021 ClimaCommand seat now allows riders to adjust heating and cooling directly through the Ride Command infotainment system on select 2020 and 2021 models, offering riders a new, and easy way to manage comfort while on the road. With a low, medium, or high setting, the thermoelectric technology is used to independently cool or heat the rider and passenger seat, while a flexible graphene material allows the heating or cooling to disperse through the entire surface area of the seat. The non-perforated seat is 100% water resistant and highly durable. The ClimaCommand seat is available as an added accessory for all 2014 through 2021 Thunderstroke models, though 2020 and 2021 Chieftain and Roadmaster riders can integrate the seat within the bike’s Ride Command system.

Apple CarPlay®

Standard on all 2021 Roadmaster, Chieftain, and Indian Challenger models equipped with Ride Command with navigation. Apple CarPlay® delivers an easier, more customized level of control for music, navigation preferences, and mobile device information.

 

Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight & Pathfinder S LED Driving Lights

Available as an accessory upgrade, Indian Motorcycle introduces the all-new Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight for most 2015-2021 Thunderstroke models, and Pathfinder S LED Driving lights for most Chieftain, Roadmaster, and Indian Challenger models. The all-new Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight senses the bike’s lean angle and activates individual LED projector beams to provide unprecedented visibility. With 15 individual beams, and featuring patented, cutting-edge technology that monitors the bike’s lean angle in real-time, the Adaptive Headlight delivers unmatched illumination of the road ahead – whether upright and traveling in a straight line or leaned over to carve a turn. In addition, the Pathfinder S LED Driving Lights can be added to complement the Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight. With the same superior LED illumination as the Pathfinder Adaptive LED Headlight, riders will benefit with even more nighttime visibility.

 

PowerBand Audio

New for 2021, riders can now upgrade the Indian Challenger’s audio experience with PowerBand Audio quick release trunk amplified speaker kit.  When paired with PowerBand Audio Plus, this system delivers exceptional sound and clarity from high-output fairing and saddlebag speakers that are 50% louder than the Indian Challenger’s stock audio system.

 

Touring & Comfort Accessories

In 2021, Indian Challenger riders can pack for the long haul and enjoy new touring amenities. The Indian Challenger quick release trunk adds 17 gallons of additional storage. Similar to the Indian Roadmaster trunk, the Indian Challenger trunk is lockable via key fob and can fit two full-face helmets.  When paired with the Slim Trunk Passenger Backrest Pad, passengers have up to 2 inches of additional room for comfort.

 

For both Indian Challenger and Thunderstroke models, a new low-profile quick release padded sissy bar with low-profile passenger pad, is available to those who want added passenger comfort without sacrificing the bike’s low-profile and sleek styling.

 

Additionally, Indian Challenger and Thunderstroke riders can add even more wind protection with taller accessory windshield options and added comfort with an extended reach seat, infinite highway pegs and a pinnacle heel shifter. For those riding two-up, a quick release passenger sissy bar, passenger backrest pad, and passenger floorboards add passenger comfort.

 

For Thunderstroke models, Indian Motorcycle offers a full package of comfort and passenger accommodations, including extended reach seat, mid-rise and 16-inch ape hanger handlebars, rider and passenger back rests, color matching quick release trunk, passenger arm rests and more. Indian Challenger riders can upgrade with mid-rise handlebars, a tinted curved windshield, and front highway bars.

 

Performance Upgrades

Indian Motorcycle’s lineup of Thunderstroke performance accessories significantly modify the overall look, sound, and performance of each engine. The stage 1 slip-on exhaust, available in black or chrome, improves sound for both the Thunderstroke 111 and Thunderstroke 116. Indian Motorcycle’s stage 1 oval slip-on muffler kit and stage 1 performance air intake together increase horsepower by 4% with the Thunderstroke 111 and 8% with the Thunderstroke 116. By adding the stage 2 performance cams, riders will gain 13% more horsepower when compared to a stock Thunderstroke 111. The Thunderstroke 116 stage 2 performance kit, which includes cams, higher flowing fuel injectors and throttle body, produce a 17% horsepower boost when paired with both Stage 1 accessories. Riders can also upgrade any Indian Motorcycle model packing the Thunderstroke 111 with its Thunderstroke 116 stage 3 big bore kit, which produces 20% more horsepower when compared to a stock Thunderstroke 111.

 

For Indian Challenger riders, the stage 1 slip-on muffler and PowerPlus stage 1 air intake improves sound and style.

 

Paint & Pricing

  • Indian Vintage Dark Horse: Starting at $19,499, available in Thunder Black Smoke.
  • Indian Vintage: Starting at $20,499, available in Crimson Metallic, and Deepwater Metallic over Dirt Track Tan
  • Indian Springfield: Starting at $21,999, available in Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic, and Thunder Black over Dirt Track Tan.
  • Indian Springfield Dark Horse: Starting at $22,499, available in Thunder Black Smoke, Sagebrush Smoke, and White Smoke.
  • Chieftain: Starting at $21,999, available in Thunder Black.
  • Chieftain Dark Horse: Starting at $27,999, available in Thunder Black Smoke, Ruby Smoke, and Titanium Smoke.
  • Chieftain Limited: Starting at $27,999, available in Thunder Black Pearl, and Radar Blue.
  • Indian Challenger: Starting at $22,999, available in Thunder Black, and Titanium Smoke.
  • Indian Challenger Dark Horse: Starting at $27,999, available in Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke, and Bronze Smoke.
  • Indian Challenger Limited: Starting at $27,999, available in Thunder Black Pearl, Ruby Metallic, and Deepwater Metallic.
  • Roadmaster: Starting at $29,999, available in Thunder Black Pearl, Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic, and Alumina Jade over Thunder Black.
  • Roadmaster Dark Horse: Starting at $29,999, available in Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke, and Bronze Smoke.
  • Roadmaster Limited: Starting at $30,749, available in Crimson Metallic and Thunder Black Azure Crystal.

 

Indian Scout Models

Indian Motorcycle’s robust Scout lineup offers both classically-styled and modernly-mean designs. With a 61 cubic-inch (1000 cc) motor, delivering 78 horsepower, the Scout Sixty and Scout Bobber Sixty are each approachable and attainable with an MSRP starting at $8,999. Riders looking for more punch can opt for the 69 cubic-inch (1133 cc), 100 horsepower, engine in the Scout and Scout Bobber.

 

This year’s 2021 Scout lineup receives a refresh with new paint colors – further enhancing the iconic style and lines of the bike. Colors like Stealth Gray on the Scout Bobber Twenty and Maroon Metallic Smoke on the Scout Bobber add to the aggressive, low profile look that riders love with Scout Bobber models.

 

Scout Accessories 

Already a robust line of genuine Scout accessories, Indian Motorcycle is adding even more in 2021. With all-new Scout touring parts, riders can turn their city cruiser into a capable long-haul touring machine. A Scout Bobber low or mid wind deflector protects riders from the elements, while heated grips for all 2017-2021 Scout models keep your hands warm in cold weather conditions. In addition, a new fairing bag and semi-rigid saddlebags add stylish storage options. Finally, a color-matched quick release fairing with a two-inch windshield is available for all Scout models in new 2021 colorways.

 

Indian Motorcycle’s Scout performance upgrades can seriously change the overall attitude of any Scout. Exhaust and muffler options change the aesthetic, while increasing horsepower by over 10% when paired with the performance air intake. Options include the stage 1 2-in-1 full exhaust system and the stage 1 shorty slip-on muffler kit – both available in chrome and matte black.

 

Paint & Pricing

  • Scout Sixty: Starting at $8,999, available in Thunder Black, and Ruby Metallic.
  • Scout Bobber Sixty: Starting at $8,999, available in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Blue Slate Smoke, and Titanium Metallic.
  • Scout: Starting at $11,499, available in Thunder Black, Deepwater Metallic, White Smoke, and Maroon Metallic over Crimson Metallic.
  • Scout Bobber: Starting at $10,999, available in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, White Smoke, Alumina Jade Smoke, and Maroon Metallic Smoke.
  • Scout Bobber Twenty: Starting at $11,999, available in Thunder Black, Thunder Black Smoke, Stealth Gray, and Sagebrush Smoke.

 

Thunderstroke and Scout models are arriving at dealerships now, and 2021 Indian Challenger models will ship in October. Riders can learn more or test ride by visiting a local Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more information on the 2021 lineup, or to find the nearest dealer, visit IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.