After Securing First Place in 2020 Invitational, Indian Ups the Ante
By Kali Kotoski
April 12, 2021 – MotoAmerica has announced that Indian Motorcycle is an official partner of the 2021 MotoAmerica King of the Bagger Series, a fitting partnership after Indian and rider Tyler O’Hara rode the S&S Indian Challenger to victory last year at the Laguna Seca invitational.
“It’s great news that Indian is getting behind the MotoAmerica King of the Baggers series,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We all saw how hugely popular the event was [and] it’s perfect that they are coming on board with both sponsorship and a team. The series promises to be intense and Indian starts the season as the team to beat.”
O’Hara recently announced that he will defend his title in the three-round 2021 King of the Baggers Championship, which kicks off April 30-May 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Gary Gray, Indian Motorcycle Vice President of Racing, Technology and Service, cited the overwhelming fan reaction to the 2020 invitational and O’Hara’s outstanding performance as the driving force behind the sponsorship. The win has already expanded Indian’s performance component catalog for the Challenger and could lead to further consumer-oriented upgrades.
In addition to the sponsorship and the team, Indian will also have a support truck onsite at the MotoAmerica rounds to promote the King of the Baggers Series.