Not many Canadians are planning trips to Spirit Lake, Iowa. But, should you find yourself in that area, you can now stop by the new Indian Motorcycles Experience Center.
The Experience Center allows you to watch motorcycles being built on Indian’s assembly line. Much of the assembly line is automated now, so you’re going to be watching robots at work. Will they look like a cyborg Arnold Schwarzenegger from Terminator 3? Probably not …
Find the full details of the new facility in Indian’s press release below.
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE INTRODUCES NEW EXPERIENCE CENTER AT MIDWESTERN MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Spirit Lake Factory to Offer Current & Historic Indian Motorcycle Displays & Factory Tours Featuring High-Tech Robotics Assembly Process
SPIRIT LAKE, IA (August 17, 2017) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced the opening of an Experience Center at its Spirit Lake manufacturing facility. Based in America’s heartland, the Spirit Lake Experience Center is a free offering for motorcyclists looking to connect with the iconic American motorcycle brand.
The Indian Motorcycle Spirit Lake Experience Center will showcase current and historic Indian motorcycles and offer complementary behind-the-scenes tours of its world-class production facility. Visitors will observe the assembly process that’s conducted from start-to-finish with robotic machinery and witness new Indian motorcycles come right off the line. The Spirit Lake Experience Center will also serve as a venue for private events.
“As America’s first motorcycle company, we have a rich history and a loyal following of motorcyclists,” said Steve Menneto, President – Indian Motorcycle. “Right in America’s heartland, the Experience Center not only serves as a unique destination for motorcyclists to engage with the brand, but also showcases our outstanding people who build premium motorcycles.”
Menneto welcomed the new Experience Center with Spirit Lake employees, friends and family members during an honorary ribbon-cutting ceremony. Motorcyclists attending the Boji Bike Rally will have the opportunity to visit the Spirit Lake Experience Center on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, from 9am-2pm.
The Experience Center will be open for complementary tours on Mondays and Fridays from August 21 through November 3, 2017. Tours will reopen in 2018. Tours will be conducted through appointments only, which can be made by calling Indian Motorcycle Spirit Lake at 712-336-6955.