Episodes
My friend RidingFish is all about growing the Indian Motorcycle community. As a brand Ambassador he's keeping busy. This week, he visits Indian Motorcycle of El Cajon. Whitney Meza is just plain tough. She is an Endurance Rider who isn't content to just knock out an Iron Butt Ride. No, she is going coast to coast and more... Then, Instagram Star @lady_rebel18 is just back from a week aboard a new Indian Pursuit and will be featured in an upcoming edition of Indian Motorcycle's "Epic...
Published 05/20/22
Indian Motorcycle of San Diego is home to a dynamic (and might I add, dazzling)  young woman who is one of a new breed of women in the motorcycle industry. Angel June Hacker is the General Manager in San Diego and a star in her own right on Instagram, and for good reason... There  are proud moments that come with working in the motorcycle industry. A former customer of mine is now a successful motorcycle salesman himself. Caleb Barrett was just a young, new rider when he and I first met....
Published 05/13/22
Published 05/13/22
The Veterans Charity Ride isn't a support group or a counseling session. It's real help for our Vets who have come home with injuries seen and unseen. Dave Frey returns with details on the program and VCR's return to Durango, Colorado in June. Terry Connett is back to go over details of the Rendezvous and YouTube stars Brian Remington and Indian Motorcycle Ambassador Bearded Bobber drop by... Check out my two part interview with Bearded Bobber on YouTube. PATREON - SUPPORT THE...
Published 05/06/22
It's been 8 weeks to the day since I had to take some much needed time off.  A nagging illness that eventually led to having surgery kept me from my appointed rounds... This short little pod includes the details about what happened and how taking some time off may have been the best thing I could have done for myself and for the future of the podcast... New things are coming - and while I'm here, thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Im feeling great and its time to get out and...
Published 05/02/22
Daytona Bike Week - it's always the kick off for the motorcycle season and for many many years Bike Week was synonymous with Racing. It is again. MotoAmerica's King of the Baggers series, now in its third year, is bigger and better than ever. This year, the series kicks off at the high banks of Daytona International Speedway and the anticipation is contagious. Indian Motorcycle announced the addition of a second Challenger joining the Indian Wrecking Crew and new rider, Jeremy...
Published 03/03/22
The 2022 Pursuit is Indian Motorcycle's vision of the future for travel touring motorcycles - liquid cooled, proven performance, loads of technology and all the comfort and convenience you could ever ask for - it's unlike anything that has come before it. In this episode, I join two experienced, long-haul riders who once rode Indian Motorcycles but now ride other brands. Lee Keller, once on a Roadmaster and Keith Ray, formerly a Challenger rider  - I wanted to know if the Pursuit was enough...
Published 02/24/22
Oh, sure...we are planning plenty of road time this year and our guests this week are doing the same, but that isn't the only reason we're happy to have them - they're just great guys. They love the brand, the love to ride and they can't wait to get together with you and hundred or more of their closest friends! Jeff Bacca - President, IMRG Kansas City- Challenger guy! Mark Shaffer - Las Vegas area firefighter and Challenger guy! Terry Connett - former IMRG President and Durango...
Published 02/16/22
Indian Motorcycle has brought new faces to the Ambassador program and we introduce you to one this week! Amy McDonald puts a lot of miles on her Springfield and can't wait to meet you as she and RidingFish prepare for a Minnesota dealership tour this Spring. There are few recognitions in motorcycling quite like being able to say you're an Iron Butt Association rider. Join Lee Keller and find out how you can join the ranks, support a great charity and meet some awesome folks at the Southeast...
Published 02/10/22
Instagram. The modern equivalent of a visual talent show has created some incredibly talented and passionate content creators. No group among them is as vocal, visual and vibrant as the community that has grown up around, of all things, a motorcycle.  Indian Scout riders love their bikes and the two wheeled machine is often the muse for some incredibly genuine and gifted people  - a new way for them to express themselves, their independence and their unique style. RickyNotSoMartin has been...
Published 02/04/22
This is something of a set up...RidingFish is now an Indian Motorcycle Ambassador and I may never be able to keep him in check now...the man is poised for a HUGE 2022 and we're going along for the ride.  This week, we're really just killing time as we get ready for the beginning of what will prove to be a memorable year for Indian riders and enthusiasts as a whole new group of young, dynamic riders hit the streets reppin' the brand.  February 1, the doors swing open at the all new Indian...
Published 01/28/22
From Pikes Peak Indian Motorcycle in Colorado Springs, CO, we welcome GM, Tito Ceballos. He and his team topped their region this past year and outpaced all other Colorado dealers. His, is a unique store, in a great location - the staff lives, eats and sleeps Indian Motorcycle. In 2020 and 2021 Tito was faced with inventory shortages and the challenges a pandemic creates and still was able to be one the Top 20 Indian Motorcycle dealers in America. He credits being committed to the brand and...
Published 01/14/22
Welcome to the New Year 2022 is finally here. With it, a new look for Indian Rider Radio that we unveil this week! It is my pleasure to introduce my friend and content creator, Fred Daniel Fisher, RidingFish, from YouTube as our new co-host. Bison Thunder Motorcycle is now, Indian Motorcycle of St Paul and none other than our friends Tim Sutherland and Lloyd Greer are holding the keys! The service they're known for in Charlotte and in Sturgis is coming to the Twin Cities! Plus, 2022 proves...
Published 01/07/22
How do you describe Patricia Fernandez?  She surely doesn't fit into any conventional category when it comes to pretty much anything she does - stunningly beautiful, this professional motorcycle racer and lifetime athlete is also finding a home in front of the camera as a fitness model and spokesperson. It's new and she's learning how to like it, but racing is what she lives for. She should. She's damn good at it.  With both the Saddlemen Racing Team, and the Roland Sands Teams, Patricia...
Published 12/23/21
The view of the new AFT Rules changes, changes when you're sitting atop the AFT Production Twins Class. 2021 Champion Cory Texter is that guy. He's been around and he's no stranger to changes in motorcycle racing. He says, there may be a method to the madness in reigning in the FTR750. This is Part 3 of our series on the AFT Rules changes and its new look for 2022. Thank you for making 2021 a year I will never forget. Traveling, meeting you all, riding with so many of you - they are some...
Published 12/17/21
When you build the perfect mousetrap, someone is going to come along and find fault. It's just human nature.  However, in Racing parity is a big deal to sanctioning bodies, fans and some manufacturers and teams. The longer you've been around racing, you know it's always the fastest and most successful teams that take "leveling the playing field" on the chin. This time, it's Indian's turn to take their lumps... The announcement of the 2022 rules changes in Progressive American Flat Track show...
Published 12/10/21
This week marks big news from AMA Pro Racing and American Flat Track. A big new TV deal with NBC Sports, the 2022 Rules Package and a killer schedule that brings AFT to its fans like never before! Rules Changes are just one of the topics I cover with Progressive AFT, CEO Michael Lock - Indian is taking notice here, of course - but, the Series is growing and enlisting the right kind of help to ensure its long term success. That's the cool part. When a dealership closes its doors, there is...
Published 12/06/21
This episode highlights just how diverse the talent pool is around motorcycling. Rennie Scaysbrook has set records on Pikes Peak while riding and reviewing some of the worlds most incredible motorcycles as a professional racer and Moto-Journalist. Now, inspired by his own four year old, comes "The Big Book of Motorbikes" Nate McDonald is the creative force behind Throttle Addikt. This Retro-cool apparel line is like none other, and with hoodies, tees, and more - you'll find something that...
Published 12/02/21
S&S Cycle has been the long-time Racing partner of Indian Motorcycle. From American Flat Track to the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers they've done a lot of the heavy lifting to keep Indian Motorcycles and their riders in the Winner Circle! Now, we get to benefit from the racing development that has proved the superiority of the bike and the Indian Challenger's incredible PowerPlus 108. Air flow is key, and available now is the all-new S&S Cycle High Flow Intake Filter for...
Published 11/19/21
75 episodes? Really?   It has been a greater experience than I could have ever hoped for and I can now attest, if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.  This podcast has become something more than when it started and I have all of you to thank for that. I'm grateful.   Two of our regular guests return this week. First Terry Connett is here to drop the green flag on The Durango Rendezvous. It's a one of a kind event making a Covid comeback in 2022. Then, Tim Sutherland...
Published 11/05/21
Wow. That was all I could say as I finalized production of this show.  For me, covering these racers and having the chance to talk to them in something more than a soundbite is a dream job, come true. This week, I talked with two racers from two different disciplines, both of whom can make Indian enthusiasts, proud.  There is no other American Flat Track racer quite like Jared Mees. Gritty. Calculated. Determined. All adjectives that swirl around a family guy who just also happens to be a...
Published 10/29/21
This season, the competition on the track has reached its highest levels. In the AFT Super Twins presented by S&S, it's come down to a head to head shootout between the factory team riders - Jared Mees and Briar Bauman. Since 2016 it's been an Indian Motorcycle Factory rider wearing the Number 1. That much won't change this year. This year, who takes the title is the storyline. It comes down to one race, winner take all, no do overs... Behind the bikes and the riders are the teams. For...
Published 10/02/21
Every once in awhile, you meet one of those characters who, without even trying makes a big impression on you. It was that way with Alligator Bob Martin. His enthusiasm and expertise fascinated me and his work spoke for itself. So, he's back this Fall, giving away another Pro-Pad Comfort Insert for your seat! Details are coming soon... Also, the Progressive American Flat Track National Championship will be crowed in early October and this time, its winner take all. Briar Bauman and Jared...
Published 09/26/21
Motorcycle dealerships. Some guys of a certain age, remember when they were the haunts of crusty old scooter tramps and their faithful iron. Smelling of burnt coffee, two-stroke exhaust, stale beer and cigarettes...they bore little resemblance to the places we hang around now. The modern Indian Motorcycle Dealership. Each has it's own claim to fame and its own personality, if you will.  They're extensions of their ownerships vision for themselves and the brand. I've visited some really great...
Published 09/10/21
It has been the most incredible, taxing, demanding and amazing experience I ever could have hoped for. In early April, with the sale of my home, I moved into a 40' RV to travel America and meet riders like you. By late April, we were on the road, headed for the Carolinas. Stops in Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC set the stage for the journey of a lifetime where I met hundreds of riders, traveled some incredible roads and took in the sights and sounds of life on the American highway. This...
Published 09/03/21