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A Legend Reborn: Indian Motorcycle Unveils the 2016 Scout Sixty

To say Indian Motorcycle has had a tumultuous history would be a major understatement. The brand was founded in 1901 — arguably making it America’s first motorcycle company — and it enjoyed a significant amount of early success, growth, and technological breakthroughs. After World War II took its toll, however, its spot as America’s number one bike manufacturer was snatched up by Harley Davidson, and production eventually ceased in 1953. The nameplate was passed around by a variety of short-lived owners for years, but was eventually put down for good in 2003. Or so we thought.

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Indian Motorcycle came back from the dead in 2006, and its 2011 acquisition by Polaris Industries gave it new life. A reliable parent company with financial stability meant that the brand could invest in new projects and technologies, one of which just dropped at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.

It’s called the Scout Sixty, an entry-level cruiser based on the Indian Scout that debuted in 2014. The bike shares its chassis, suspension, and brakes with the classically styled Scout, but it’s been fitted with a smaller, 61-cubic inch (999cc) V-Twin engine to bring the cost down and improve agility. With a starting price of $8,999 in Thunder Black, Indian hopes the Scout Sixty will introduce the company to a new group of customers.

“The Indian Scout has been a stunningly successful introduction for us, with balance, performance and maneuverability that appeals to a broad swath of riders here in America and around the globe,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “The new Scout Sixty expands that reach even further to include newer riders and a younger demographic who long to experience the legendary quality and craftsmanship of an Indian motorcycle.”

As far as the specs go, the Scout Sixty creates 78 horsepower 64 pound-feet of torque in U.S. configuration, all of which is channeled to the ground via a 6-speed gearbox. Dry weight is 542 pounds from the factory, but as usual, buyers can choose from a variety of add-ons to personalize their ride to their liking. The Scout Sixty is en route to dealerships now.

Read more at: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/legend-reborn-indian-motorcycle-unveils-101536088.html;_ylt=A0LEV7ja1ExWYn0AYQwnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–

Motormen Breeze-Out Event Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our 1st Annual Motormen Breeze-out event to benefit the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit led by Sgt. Lee Smith! More than 100 motorcycles hit the road with us yesterday morning to raise money for a good cause.

The money raised will go to helping the unit continue its community service and keep the units motorcycles running when they are in need of repair.

We are happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of this great event and to give back to such a great cause! The Sheriff’s Department does a lot for our community. We appreciate everything the Wayne Counties Sheriff Department does and are proud to help them! We are looking forward to a continued partnership for future events!

On behalf of Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Sgt Smith took part in the fundraiser along with other law enforcement including Border Patrol, as well as biker clubs.

The group started here at Dick Scott Motorcycles in Livonia. The ride traveled for 55 miles through several municipalities and ended at Merriman Hollow in Hines Park in Westland. Those who took part in the event were amazed at all of the support from drivers riding by.

The Itch’n Run Photo Scavenger Hunt THIS Sunday starting at Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles

THE ITCH’N RUN Photo Scavenger Hunt
THIS Sunday, May 3rd 2015
Join us here at:
Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles
36534 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
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Registration: 10:30am – 12:00pm
All Entries Finish from: 2:00pm – 3:00pm at:
Penrickton Center for Blind Children
26530 Eureka Rd
Taylor, MI
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Prize Drawings at 4:00pm
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Entry Fee is $20.00 Per Vehicle
Rain or Shine Event!
Benefits: The Penrickton Center for Blind Children!
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Downtown Plymouth Heats Up with 18th Annual Chili Cookoff

Downtown Plymouth could get hot this Sunday with the return of the 18th annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff.

The event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS) and will feature a traditional red, green and salsa competition. Winners will advance to the 2014 ICS World Championships. There will also be a people’s choice and best restaurant chili awards.

[Check out the schedule of events here]

Visitors can sample chili from about 40 cooks set up in The Gathering or the 16 participating restaurants in Kellogg Park.

Ken Horn, the founder of the chili cookoff along with his wife Annette, said the event is down on entries from last year, partly because they had to move the date up.

“The World Championship moved back to our date, and we can’t have our event on the same weekend as the World Championships. So we’ve lost some cooks because of that. And some people have told us they have other plans because they thought we were the second weekend.”

The one-day event draws between 10,000 and 20,000 people, Horn said.

“It’s very weather dependent,” he said. “Last year we were down on people. Ticket sales were down by about $20,000. It’s really hard to know because people can show up for the event and never buy a ticket, walk around, see the motorcycles and go to a restaurant.”

All chili proceeds raised from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity, while proceeds from the motorcycle show will benefit the Penrickton Center for Blind Children.

According to Horn, last year raised about $21,000 for Habitat and $5,000 for Penrickton, which is half of what was raised in 2011.

“That’s how much the crowd matters,” Horn said.

In spite of last year’s outcome and the shortage of entries, Horn is optimistic about this year.

“We’re hoping to sell at least $50,000 tickets for sampling,” he said.

Most of the chili samples produced for the public during the event come from the restaurants participating in the Restaurant Chili Challenge, Horn said.

“The cooks in The Gathering, as hard as they work and as much as they make, can’t satisfy the all the demands for chili that we get,” he said. “Those restaurants will typically produce 30,000 to 40,000 samples. That’s just a tremendous amount, but that’s how we can feed everybody.”

Among this year’s restaurants is Jeff Zak Catering who is cooking for the first time this year.

Zak said he decided to enter, in part, because of his new location in Old Village after relocating from Forest Avenue.

“I just thought, ‘I want to bring the sexy back to Old Village,'” he said joking. “I want to get some action. I feel like everything’s too separate, you know like the art fair and all that stuff. I just thought we’d get a name down there.”

Zak has a secret weapon – a unique chili recipe never before used by him.

“There’s a component that we make all the time, it’s a vegetarian component that people love that we serve for vegetarians,” Zak said. “So that’s going to be the inspiration for the chili.”

Zak said he wasn’t yet sure if he would keep the chili vegetarian or turn it into a white chicken chili.

“You’ll have to come and find out,” he said.

Chili sampling Tickets cost $1 or $20 for 20 tickets with five voting stars to vote your favorite chili and a plastic tray holding up to 12 samples. One 20-ounce sample of chili takes one ticket, while a bowl takes four tickets. Bowls are only available from restaurants.

For more information about Sunday’s event, visit www.greatlakeschili.com

As read on: http://plymouth-mi.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/downtown-plymouth-heats-up-with-18th-annual-chili-cookoff

Sunday, October 6th is our Annual Chili Cook-off & Charity Ride!

Join us for this years Ride to benefit the
Penrickton Center for Blind Children
Sunday, October 6th, 2013!

*Registration begins at 8:30am
*Ride will Depart from Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles
at 10am SHARP
*Arrive in Downtown Plymouth to enjoy the Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off and Bike Show around 11:15am!

We will have a Police Escort and
VIP Parking when we arrive at the event!

*$10.00 Per Rider
(Includes Police Escort and VIP Parking)

  Meet at Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles
36534 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI 48150 before 10am
RSVP by calling 877-388-9508
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Introducing the 2013 Victory Judge!!

 

Victory reinvented the cruiser riding experience with the premium ride and performance of the Vegas. Now Victory again introduces a high new level of cruiser excitement with the stylish, sport-influenced Victory Judge.

The mid mounted controls put the driver in an active, engaged riding position. The rider is confidently in total command of the bike, and the ergonomics ensure long-riding leg comfort for riders on the open road.
Only Victory offers such distinctive cruiser styling. The Victory Judge is a powerful rolling sculpture showcasing fresh bodywork, blacked-out features, new drag handlebars, a new headlight nacelle and side panels an owner can customize. The Victory ignition cover between the cylinders also features a great new look.
The Victory Judge combines modern high-performance technology with American styling cues of the 1960s muscle car era, such as cast 5-spoke wheels. The 16″ wheels are shod with premium Dunlop Elite II tires with raised white lettering, the perfect look on this cruiser.

 

Beautifully balanced and engineered with a low center of gravity, the Victory Judge is a full-sized cruiser with sporty & performance-oriented handling that instills confidence and delivers an incredibly smooth ride.

 

The pulse of the street beats from within the powerful Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin. Its serves up 113 ft-lbs of torque that lets a rider accelerate through the gnarliest traffic and bask in the freedom of the open road.
Helical-cut gears in the durable, reliable 6-speed transmission deliver consistently smooth shifting. The true overdrive of 6th gear provides a rider with the smoothest highway cruising.
The Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin delivers instant throttle response and outstanding acceleration that gets a rider off the line and through traffic in complete control. Even while cruising in 6th gear, there’s passing power to spare.
Nothing compares to feeling the pavement beneath your tires and watching the heads turn as your ride by on this baby! Make sure to stop by and see for yourself!

Get your Polaris Utility Vehicle!

Take advantage of the great year end Polaris Deals this Month!
If you are looking for a new Polaris 4×4 or Side x Side now is a great time to do it!
Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles is OPEN
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
and
Saturday 10am-5pm
We have a GREAT Selection of Polaris Utility Vehicles, Gear & Accessories!
Come on in and check out all the New Inventory and get some great Year End Deals!
Winter is almost here take advantage of great pricing on Snow Plow Accessories too!
Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles and Powersports
36534 Plymouth Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150
734-524-8000

2012 Indian Motorcycles – First Look

Polaris Industries bought Indian last April, which hasn’t given the company much time to launch a completely reengineered, all-new line of 2012 Indian motorcycles. So it hasn’t. But three bikes will be offered for 2012: Vintage, Classic and Dark Horse—all three powered by Indian’s 105-inch Powerplus engine. That’s 1720cc in metric terms, running an undersquare  3.96 x 4.25-inch bore and stroke, with two pushrod-activated valves per jug and cooled in the time-honored fashion: air. The Indian Chief Vintage we tested in November, 2009, made 64.5 horsepower at 4550 rpm and 94.1 foot-pounds of peak torque at 3250. And while there were some sweet spots in the rev range with the non-counterbalanced 45-degree V-Twin, our main complaint was serious vibration in the less-sweet spots. According to our Indian PR contact, “over a dozen small improvements primarily on the minor technical side” have been made to the bikes, which we expect means the riding experience will be similar to what it was on our 2009.

MSRP for the top-line model remains in the same rarified ballpark for 2012. The Vintage, which comes with a windshield, a cool fringed leather seat and matching bags (also a removable pillion pad) is $35,999 in solid colors, with optional two-tone paint schemes $900 more. The Indian Chief Classic retails for $26,499 and dispenses with some of the Vintage’s gewgaws and furbelows, while the Dark Horse (matte black) is $27,999. (If those are out of your price range, Indian does have some very nice T-shirts.)

Mark Blackwell, VP of Special Projects at Polaris, informs us that the company is not for now revealing any details about future Indian models, but that the feedback he’s been getting about the acquisition from around the world, including Europe and China, has been “incredibly positive.”

As read on: http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/11/02/2012-indian-motorcycles-first-look/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2012-indian-motorcycles-first-look

THIS Sunday, October 9th is the 16th Annual Great Lakes Regional Chili Cookoff!

Join us at Dick Scott’s Classic Motorcycles in Livonia for our Charity Ride to benefit the Penrickton Center for Blind Children! We will leave Livonia at 10am Sharp to head to the Chili Cook-off. Once we arrive in Downtown Plymouth we will have FREE VIP Parking for the Chili Cook-off event!
Visit our Upcoming Events Page for complete Charity Ride Details and to Print a flyer!

Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-off Event:
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Plymouth, MI

Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization that holds chili cook-offs to benefit charities or other nonprofit organizations. Winners of the Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc cook-offs qualify to compete at the International Chili Society (ICS) World’s Championship Chili Cook-off. The ICS is the largest food contest, festival organization in the world!

Great Lakes Regional Chili, Inc is very proud that in the past 14 years we have raised $185,000 for charities and nonprofit organizations here in Southeast Michigan.

Charities who have received at least $5,000 include: Make a Wish Foundation, The Rainbow Connection, Plymouth Salvation Army, Bridgepoint, Michigan Youth Soccer Association and Habitat for Humanity.

Click here to visit the Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook Off web site: www.greatlakeschili.com

As read on: http://www.plymouthmich.org/events/Great-Lakes-Regional-Chili-Cook-Off_ET23S27.html