Live in Europe? Here’s Your Chance to Test Ride an Indian Motorcycle

Indian's 2018 Roadshow offering no-pressure test ride opportunities throughout Europe

I’m a big fan of test rides. If not simply because all motorcycles are fun, I’m of the opinion that you should seize as many opportunities to ride as many different bikes as you can. There’s also the added benefit that you may find you love a bike you previously wouldn’t have considered.

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One of the more relaxed ways to do a test ride is via a manufacturer-run event, where you won’t really have to deal with much of a sales pitch. You might get an email from your local dealership a week or so after the fact, but you don’t have to worry about anyone being in your face, goading you to sit down and work out how the financing might look.


If you live in the United States, these sorts of test ride opportunities serve as an additional reason to consider checking out big events like Daytona Bike Week. Beyond the walls of Trumpistan, however, your best bet is to find a rolling tour, like Indian Motorcycle’s summer Roadshow.

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Running roughly from March to October (with most dates in the summer), this year’s Roadshow celebrates Indian’s ever-expanding European dealer network and will see the company’s warbonnet-branded trucks racking up big miles as they trundle across 11 different countries.

“Our dealer network has expanded rapidly and if you’ve seen Indian and wondered what our bikes are like to ride, then you have the chance to come and join us to discover for yourself,” said Indian’s general manager and vice president of the EMEA region, Grant Bester.

The Roadshow will be hitting up the following locations. Indian is quick to add, however, that if the show isn’t stopping somewhere convenient, all you need do is get in touch with your local dealer to set up an individual test ride.


 United Kingdom

BMAD, Paignton, 4-6 May
MCN Festival, Peterborough Showground, 19-20 May
American SpeedFest, Brands Hatch, 9-10 June
Manchester Rock and Bike Fest, 28-30 June
Calne Bike Meet, Wiltshire, 28 July
LlanBikeFest, Llangollen, 4-5 August
Copdock Motorcycle Show, Ipswich, 7 October
Brightona, Brighton, 14 October

Czech Republic

Motorcycle Show Belgrad, 22-25 March
First Mile, Poděbrady, 31 March
Czech Route 66, 28 April
Indian Weekend Boskovice (Western City), 4-5 May
Garage Party, Pardubice, 12-13 May
Euro Bike Fest, 24-27 May
All Indians Weekend, Sumava Hills, 22-24 June
Ostrava Ride, 6-8 July
Tanec slnka / Sundance festival, 26-29 July


Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 29 March – 2 April
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 7-8 April
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 21 April
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 5-6 May
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 19 May
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 2-3 June
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 16 June
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 7-8 July
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 14 July
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 4-5 August
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 18 August
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Horsens, 1-2 September
Open House, Jensens Motorcykler Slangerup, 22 September
Mosten Race Days, 30 August – 2 September


Sunday Ride, Classic Circuit du Castelet, 23-25 March
Indian Annecy, 30 March – 1 April
Indian Rennes, 6-8 April
Salon de la Moto Allianz Riviera, 13-15 April
Alain Moto, 20-22 April
Indian Nord, 27-29 April
Indian Metz, 4-6 May
Indian Angers, 11-13 May
Indian Nantes, 25-27 May
Indian Strasbourg, 1-3 June
Indian La Rochelle, 8-10 June
Journées Nationales de la Moto et du Motard, 16-17 June
Café Racer Festival, 22-23 June
Punta Bagna, 29 June – 1 July
Motors ‘n Blues in Dax, 6-8 July



Frühlingstreff Augustfehn, 7-8 April
Saisonstartmesse im AUER BIKER VILLAGE, Stockach, 14-15 April
MOTORWORLD Bike Days Stuttgart, 5-6 May
INDIAN JAMBOREE 2018 an der Stoibermühle, Marzling, 12 May
Rastplatz Talsperre Eibenstock, Stützengrün, 26 May
Open House bei Viking Cycles, Lübeck, 2 June
Open House bei Rothsee-Choppers, Hilpoltstein, 9 June
Club of Newchurch, Neukirch/Österreich, 18-24 June
Open House bei CM.Motorcycles, Köln-Bergheim, 30 June
30 Jahre Hollister´s MotorCycles, Dauchingen, 7-8 July
28. Motorcycle Jamboree Jüterbog, 13 July
Open House bei Bikestore-KA, Karlsruhe, 21 July
Bike and Music Weekend, Geiselwind, 3-4 August
Wings & Wheels 2018, Flugplatz Uetersen/Heist, 11-12 August


Open day Thirteen Garage (dealer), Bologna, 24-25 March
Biker fest, Lignano (UD)  10-13 May
Alba chopper, Alba (CN) 18-20 May
Riding Season, Monza (MZ) 19-20 May
Wildays, Varano de Melegari (PR) 1-3 June
Open day Thirteen Garage Bologna (BO) 15-16 September
Open day Legend bikers – Lallio (BG) 29-30 September


Roadshow Twin Thunder, Lyngdal, 24 April – 3 May
Roadshow Tyrigrava, Oslo, 2 May
Roadshow Aakerbrygge Visning, Oslo, 3 May
Vårmönstringen Lilleström, 5-6 May
Roadshow MC-Marine, 5 May
Vårmönstringen, Bergen 6 May
Roadshow CBP, Skien, 8 May
Cowboy frokost, 40-års jubileé Lillehammer, 12 May
Roadshow VBSMC, Verdal, 25 May
Roadshow Trondheim, 26 May
Bikefest, Trondheim, 27 May
Viking Ride, IMRG Ride, 1-3 June
Sweden Rock Festival, 6-9 June
Hojrock + IMRG Camp/party, Västervik, 14-16 June
Norges treffen, Harstad, 14-17 June
Oslo Motorshow, Lilleström, 27-29 October



Indian Wrocław, 10-16 April
Indian Poznań, 17-23 April
Indian Bielsko-Biała, 24-30 April
Indian Warszawa, 2-12 May
Indian Gdańsk, 15-22nd May


Motomadrid show, 5-8 April


Nordbygg Bacho Indian, 9-12 April
Leva Bo Mässan, Sundsvall, 19-22 April
Bollnäs Motorrevy, 21-22 April
Indian test rides with Sulas MC, Strängnäs, 28 April
Indian test rides with Sulas MC, Uppsala, 5-6 May
Roadshow Ava Biker Day, Stockholm, 12 May
Roadshow Sulas, Västerås, 13 May
Spring Meet Östersund 19 May
Start 2 Ride, Göteborg Stora holm, 19-20 May
Motorcykelns Dag Sundsvall, Torget, 26 May
Viking Ride, IMRG Ride, 1-3 June
Roadshow Claessons, Bromölla, 4 June
Sweden Rock Festival, Norje, 6-9 June
Dragracing Tierp Arena, 7-10 June
Hojrock and IMRG camp/party, Västervik, 14-16 June
Eagles Träffen, Järpen, 13-15 July
Motorveckan, Lycksele, 25-26th July
Roadshow Umeå Terräng & Motor, Umeå, 27-28 July
Nolia Exhibition, Piteå, 4-12 August
Mälaren Runt, Gröndal, Eskilstuna, 18 August
EM i Dragracing Tierp, 23-26 August


Whitestone Track Day, 1 April
Töff-Testtage, Derendingen 21-22 April
Töff Tage Obwalden TTO, Alpnach, 26-27 May
Swiss High Mountain Ride, Val Müstair, 29-30 June and 1 July