Albuquerque, NM, July 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The iconic U.S. brand Indian Motorcycles is back and coming to its first New Mexico dealership later this year.
Business partners and cousins Michael Gaillour and Louis Herrera purchased a 9,000-square-foot building at 4509 Alameda Blvd NE, (on the corner of Alameda and Washington) where they will open the dealership this fall.
Renovations with local contractors will begin immediately, creating dozens of construction jobs for New Mexicans. When the dealership opens, it will open as many as 12 new full-time dealership positions, with plans to expand.
“The bikes are all new and all beast with a 111-cubic-inch engine. They are super, super comfortable. The bike is smooth. It’s got more power than you can ever use,” said owner Louis Herrera.
“The Indian Motorcycle Brand has returned in a genuine and exiting way in 2014. As part of the re-launch, we are honored to have the opportunity to steward this brand in Albuquerque and New Mexico,” said owner Michael Gaillour. “The advanced engineering, and iconic history will add to the long-standing tradition of riding in our Land of Enchantment.”
Indian Motorcycle would have stayed a dead brand if not for Polaris Industries Inc., the company that bought the Indian Motorcycle brand and vowed to make an enduring comeback. The new Indian Motorcycles are the result of more than $150 million in research and development, engineering and marketing.
In addition to motorcycle sales and service, the dealership will offer Indian Motorcycle parts, apparel, and accessories.
Both the architect and the principal contractor are New Mexico firms. James B. Clark of Masterworks Architects designed the build-out and the principal contractor is Damian J. Chimenti of Insight Construction.
About Indian Motorcycle of Albuquerque
Indian Motorcycle of Albuquerque is owned by cousins Louis Herrera and Michael Gaillour, native New Mexicans who grew up in Questa. Herrera graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and earned a Master’s degree from Purdue University. He also attended Darmouth College. He served in the U.S. Army and is currently a Lt. Colonel and battalion commander in the New Mexico National Guard. Gaillour graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in finance and has had a 30-year banking career. To learn more, please visit https://www.facebook.com/IndianMotorcycleABQ.
About Indian Motorcycle
Indian Motorcycle, a wholly owned division of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America’s original motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.
About Polaris Industries
Polaris is a recognized leader in the powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER® and RZR® side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
Polaris is among the global sales leaders for both snowmobiles and off-road vehicles and has established a presence in the heavyweight cruiser and touring motorcycle market with the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands. Additionally, Polaris continues to invest in the global on-road small electric/hybrid powered vehicle industry with Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), Goupil Industrie SA, and internally developed vehicles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Polaris and KLIM branded apparel and Polaris accessories and parts.
Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII”, and the Company is included in the S&P Mid-Cap 400 stock price index.
Information about the complete line of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories are available from authorized Polaris dealers or anytime at www.polaris.com.