Saturday, July 20, 2019
Motorcycle Industry News

Over 300 Motorcycles Attend First Official French IMRG Rally

admin June 13, 2019 Industry News Comments Off on Over 300 Motorcycles Attend First Official French IMRG Rally

Indian Motorcycle created a spectacle in Auvergne region over the weekend with the launch of its first event specifically dedicated to members of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG). Just six years since relaunching the brand, more than 300 machines and no less than 500 people travelled from all over France and Europe to share their passion for America’s first motorcycle company at the IMRG village at the Indian Saloon in Riom.

The program of events included: a visit to the Baster museum, riding the fabulous roads of Puy de Dôme, and a parade on the mythical Circuit de Charade.

Pierre Audoin – Indian Motorcycle France, Manager:
“Mission accomplished! We are very proud to have successfully launched this event alongside Thierry Foucher. Up to now, the IMRG meetings have been integrated into existing events; in the past we have collaborated with the Dax Motor’s & Blues festival and Punta Bagna de Valloire, which allowed us to grow the gathering to give it more resonance and impact each year. This year, we had to step up and create an annual and unmissable event dedicated solely to our clients and IMRG members, it’s always an important moment of sharing and communication. We had a very enjoyable ride and discussion with them about the common passion that drives us around Indian Motorcycle every day. It helps us better understand their expectations. It’s a first, and I think it has made an impact that will set an obvious sequence. Thank you sincerely to Thierry Foucher and his team for their involvement and their professionalism, as well as the Indian Saloon, the Baster Museum and the Circuit de Charade. The appointment is set for 2020!”

Event Details

Friday was dedicated to welcoming participants with an opening night. This inaugural cocktail invited the 500 participants to the Indian Saloon, famous for its decor dedicated to custom culture, and particularly Indian Motorcycle, and included a performance by American singer, Gilda Solve.

On Saturday, participants took the road on their Chiefs, Scouts, Roadmasters and other Indian Motorcycle models to trace the tourist routes from the Puy de Dôme and the Puy de Sancy massif before gathering at an award ceremony for the regional Club with the most representation over the weekend.

The Baster museum opened its doors for the occasion with bikes from Indian Motorcycle dating back to 1930 and worth over 300,000 euros.For Sunday morning, the event moved on to the mythical Circuit de Charade in the Auvergne Volcanoes park. This sinuous route, with very pronounced elevation changes, had its heyday in the 70s with F1 and Motorcycle Grand Prix and, for the inaugural IMRG celebration, hosted more than 300 bikes from Indian Motorcycle for the giant parade.

The goal was to break the world record for the number of Indian Motorcycle models in a parade. The United States previously held this record with 274 motorcycles. After a grid formation of all participants, 323 motorcycles were counted. World record beaten!

Following this record count, the motorcycles set of on the parade for two laps of the 4.2km circuit lead by the official America Indian Motorcycle Truck.

#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;}
/* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block.
We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */

Industry News Gallery

Over 300 Motorcycles Attend First Official French IMRG Rally 1Ewan McGregor, back on a Moto Guzzi 1Leave Nothing Behind – 2018 Ninja H2 SX & Ninja H2 SX SE 2OptiMate Panel Show 1Win all-expenses-paid trip to Italian Grand Prix with Maxxis 1SevenSeven2 MX join forces with Kawasaki Motors UK to offer new off‑road experiences 1Spidi - Bolide 1Triumph's Bobber Build Off - Ready for your votes 1Venhill controls for 2019 MX bikes 1Exciting features have been added to the line‑up for Kawasaki’s live event – World of Kawasaki 2019 1ARC VECTOR – THE REVOLUTION IS COMING 1LS2 helmet range glows 1Peugeot Pulsion – the smarter scooter 1New Suzuki KATANA launched with low-rate finance for limited time only 1Indian Motorcycle unleashes V-Twin-powered fine art with its FTR 1200 Artist Series tank covers 1Ducati inaugurates the temporary “Anatomy of Speed” exhibition 1Dainese Presents Riding Master Franciacorta and Expedition Master Iceland 1KEEP YOUR VISION CLEAR WITH R&G AND VISORCAT 1FTR 1200 Hooligan racers revealed at Bike Shed Show 1Triumph Motorcycles launches its A2 Roadshow 1Dainese Settantadue launches Dunes at Bike Shed London 1Join the nationwide Suzuki dealership launch to celebrate the arrival of the new KATANA 1SHIELD YOUR MACHINE FROM CORROSION WITH R&G 1Yamaha Showcases Sporting DNA with Cycling Tours Sponsorship 1Road & race screens for pre-injection bikes 1KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT: MY 2016-2018 SUSPENSION UPGRADE 1Stealthy streetwear from Weise 1Spidi Alpentrophy 1Degrease with Diamondbrite 1Alpinestars Presents: Limited Edition Johann Zarco 2019 Supertech R Race Replica 2

jQuery(document).ready(function($) { if(typeof(gg_galleria_init) == “function”) { gg_galleria_show(“#5d02095fda842”);gg_galleria_init(“#5d02095fda842”);}});

/* custom css */
.td_uid_4_5d02095fdf687_rand {
min-height: 0;

/* custom css */
.td_uid_5_5d02095fdf920_rand {
vertical-align: baseline;



You may also like

Triumph Motorcycles extends winter offers on Tiger range

FIVA World Motorcycle Rally, 27–30 June 2019

Ducati Presents Exciting new Motorcycles For EICMA 2018

Scott Deroue ready to fight for the WorldSSP300 title from Pole position

Maxxis to be an Official Tire Supplier to MXGP

The post Over 300 Motorcycles Attend First Official French IMRG Rally appeared first on Superbike News.

Like this Article? Share it!

About The Author

Comments are closed.