Indian Motorcycle aux Wheels & Waves
Indian Motorcycle at Wheels & Waves

FRANCE – This week, Indian Motorcycle has an appointment in Biarritz for the 8th edition of Wheels and Waves, returning as the official partner for the third year.

The unmissable “lifestyle” festival, which last year welcomed 18,000 people, combines more and more magic – motorcycles, surfing, ride art and concerts, from the Basque coast to Spain from June 12 to 16 2019.

Indian Motorcycle will be, as in the previous three years, presenting many of the highlights of the event.

  • Motorcycles from the legendary brand will be on display at the ART RIDE, in particular, Appaloosa, ridden by legendary GP motorcycle rider Randy Mamola, which celebrates 100 years of Scouting.
  • The “FTR 1200 Artists Series”, a series of limited edition customised tank covers for the FTR 1200, will be revealed in the evening of June 13. The work of five renowned artists will be on display at the Indian Motorcycle stand in the Cité de l’Océan and a limited edition of 100 of each will be produced.
  • The official DTRA Hooligan will also compete in Flat Track competitions in El Rollo (San Sebastian / Spain).
  • Official DTRA racers Leah Tokelove and Lee KP Kirkpatrick will race two S&S Cycle prepared FTR 1200H Hooligans – the first event for these machines.
  • The Wall of Death will be one of the main attractions of the Cité de l’Océan with nearly eight demonstrations a day on motorcycles from the 1930s.
  • Finally, on Saturday night, the name of the winner of the “Wheels and Waves” FTR 1200 prize draw will be revealed at the Cité de l’Océan in Biarritz. The lucky winner will receive their FTR 1200 on the festival stage.


“We are very proud to be the main partner of the Wheels & Waves for the third year – it’s an event where we really are at home, the atmosphere is exactly the trend we’ve been following. With the release of the Indian Scout, we have reached a new and younger clientele, attentive to new trends, and the launch of the Bobber Scout in 2017 and, most recently, the FTR 1200 have only accentuated this real phenomenon. Wheels & Waves allows us to meet these customers and show another image of American motorcycles.”


DIMITRI COSTE – Flat Track racer: racer, famous photographer and French film director, motorcycle, skate and American culture enthusiast. IG: @motelcoste

BRICE HENNEBERT – designer of Appaloosa: renowned Belgian customiser, creator of the most extraordinary machines in the medium.

ANVIL MOTOCICLETTE – Customiser: San Marco & Phonz are Italian customisers, recognised by their black & white style and their ingenious design of motorcycles. IG: @anvilmotociclette

STEVE CABALLERO – Friend of the brand: The legendary American skater who has been at the top of the rankings for a long time with “the bones brigade”. IG: @stevecaballero

LEAH TOKELOVE – DTRA RIDER : Leah evolves this season into the DTRA Pro championship in England and races an INDIAN in Flat Track races IG: @ leahtokelove37

LEE KP KIRKPATRICK – DTRA RIDER : Races alongside Leah in the Krazy Horse race team, Lee is also one of the Krazy Horse technicians.

TANK MACHINE – Customiser : Clément Molina is a French customiser who knows how to mix the chic and the mechanics of the bike. As a partner of the Indian Paris Etoile dealership, Clément works mainly with Scouts, with the recent Tankster.



Brice Hennebert, created ‘Appaloosa’ in his WorkHorse workshop, a Scout Bobber completely revisited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting. This extraordinary prototype will be raced by the legendary MotoGP rider Randy Mamola in the next Sultans of Sprint event on June 22nd & 23rd at the Montlhéry route at the Café Racer Festival. Appaloosa will be exhibited at the ART RIDE Wheels and Waves from June 12th to 16th.


FTR 1200 Artists Series is a range of limited edition tanks that instantly transforms the FTR 1200 into a mobile artwork. Five renowned artists have been selected to create a wide range of designs ranging from street graffiti to modern abstract art. The five creations will be unveiled to the public on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz. Only 100 units of each design will be produced.


This bike is the result of a partnership between Tank Machine, Indian Paris Etoile and the international guitar brand Fender. Innovative and atypical, it is inspired by the DNA of the two icons: the Indian Scout & the Stratocaster Guitar. It takes the textures and materials (wood, tweed, metal parts …) in the ambition to create a totally unique motorcycle of legend. This original creation will certainly thrill music and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. Tankaster will be exhibited at the ART RIDE Wheels and Waves from June 12th to 16th.


Adam Turman

A visionary from the Indian Motorcycle yard in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Turman is known for its large-scale, vibrant and dynamic wall painting installations throughout the Midwest. He began his artistic career by creating concert posters for local bands, drawing on the bold, graphic style of the 1980s comics and the art of heavy metals. Turman’s ability to combine his bold and vibrant artistic vision with strategic marketing objectives makes him one of the most sought-after commercial artists in the Midwest.


RISK began his career drawing on graffiti from the east coast of the United States to bring them back to the heart of Los Angeles’s urban landscape. A founding member of WCA’s graffiti team (west coast artists), RISK was one of the first players in Southern California to paint freight trains and launch the use of walkways and tracks. highways as artistic canvases. Over the course of several decades, his career has shifted from the street to galleries, clothing lines and collections around the world.

D * Face

D * Face (Dean Stockton) is a major figure in contemporary urban art. He started his career in the street more than 15 years ago. He began by drawing stickers and posters by hand, which he then glued all over London and beyond, to discover the unsuspecting public. His work has since evolved from art galleries to large-scale outdoor wall installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into gigantic works of art.


ThankYouX (aka Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles stencilling as a tribute to Andy Warhol. While these stencils were his initial business card, they only scratched the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of awareness grew, the nature of his expression evolved into modern abstract designs that contrast with the more traditional paradigm of street art inspired by graffiti. Its unique street art brand has garnered attention and won praise from around the world.



  • INDIAN MOTORCYCLE STAND: Village, Cité de l’Océan, Biarritz
  • WALL OF DEATH: Cité de l’Océan, Biarritz (8 demos per day)
  • CONCERTS: Cité de l’Océan, Biarritz
  • SURF CONTEST: Beach Milady Biarritz
  • SKATE CONTEST: Cité de l’Océan, Biarritz


  • ARTRIDE ( EXPO ) / LASSOSALAI SKATE CLUB: 35 moura alley, 64200 Biarritz.


  • EL ROLLO ( FLAT TRACK RACE ): Hippodrome Lasarte – Oria, Paseo De Arrapide, 11, 20160 Zubieta SS, Spain (SAN SEBASTIAN).
  • PRIZE DRAW: FTR 1200 DELIVERY: Biarritz ocean city


Pre-sale: 60 € for a 5-day pass. Free for children under 15 years old accompanied by a paying adult. The purchase of the PASS 5 days on the site gives the opportunity to participate in the contest and win an Indian FTR 1200.

The ticket includes:

  • Access to the “Cité de l’Océan” village (surf contests, skateboarding, concerts, screenings, exhibitors …)
  • Visitor access to the “Punk’s Peak” sprint race
  • Visitor access to “El Rollo” flat track race
  • Visitor access to the enduro race Deus Swank Rally X Wheels and Waves
  • Visitor access to “Artride V”


Notes for Editors


Founded in 2008, Wheels and Waves is the successful realisation of the dream of a group of friends, the Southsiders, who are passionate about motorcycles. Lovers of the Basque Country, Southsiders have brought together hundreds of like-minded individuals who gather in the spirit of companionship. “Wheels and Waves is about eliminating social barriers and bringing different sets of people together without judgement. It’s about the joy of mixing together all kinds of communities, languages and cultures. It’s about living in the present without being nostalgic for the past, but not losing sight of the best moments of the past.”

Indian Motorcycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivalled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

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