Indian sponsors Brooklyn Invitational press release.docx

Three custom Indian Scout Bobbers are being built by Keino Cycles, Steve Caballero with Roland Sands Design and Kraus Motor Co.

Minneapolis, MN, July 26, 2017Indian Motorcycle is pleased to announce its title sponsorship of The Ninth Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show held on 9 September 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.

Along with its sponsorship, Indian will unveil three custom versions of the all-new Scout Bobber built by Keino Cycles, Kraus Motor Co. and skateboarding icon Steve Caballero in conjunction with Roland Sands Design.

Reid Wilson, Marketing Director – Indian Motorcycle said: “The Brooklyn invitational carefully curates an exhibition of incredible customs and from some of the world’s most renowned builders, providing the ultimate venue for us to showcase these custom Scout Bobbers and demonstrate the bike’s potential.”

“With its lean and mean, minimalist design, the Scout Bobber provides builders an ideal platform for customisation and we’re excited to see the creative interpretations brought to life by these three unique customisers.”

The all-new Scout Bobber was unveiled to the public during the X Games weekend in Indian’s hometown of Minneapolis.

“Strip it down” was the mantra and inspiration Indian Motorcycle used when developing the latest model in its iconic Scout lineup. A low-slung, blacked-out, minimalist motorcycle that proves less is definitely more.

Indian specifically chose these three well-known customisers, because each brings a uniquely distinct vision and signature style; the end result being three totally unique custom interpretations of the Scout Bobber.

Keino Sasaki and Satya Kraus carry long-standing reputations forged through years within the customisation and aftermarket industry.

Meanwhile, skateboard icon Steve Caballero has seen his profile increase steadily within the motorcycle community thanks to his love for vintage American V-twins and his participation in festivals such as Wheels & Waves.

“I’ve long been a fan of Indian and the incredible history, legacy and influence the iconic brand holds within the motorcycle industry,” said Steve Caballero. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with Indian, collaborating with my friends at Roland Sands Design in creating a version of the Scout Bobber that is uniquely my own.”

The Brooklyn Invitational is a motorcycle, photography and music showcase in the heart of New York City. Builders appear by invitation only. Hosted at Root Studios, doors open on Sept. 9 from 1-11pm ET and tickets run for $15.

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Indian Motorcycle Company, 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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