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Indian Motorcycle Announces 2024 Factory Race Teams, Signs Three-Time Australian Superbike Champion Troy Herfoss for its King of the Baggers® & Super Hooligan® Efforts

Herfoss Joins Reigning Super Hooligan® Champion & Two Time KOTB Champion Tyler O’Hara, Team to Pilot Pair of S&S® Indian Challengers and S&S® FTRs


Reigning American Flat Tracksm SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees to Pilot FTR750 for Eighth Consecutive Year, Eyes Record-Setting 10th-Career Championship in 2024


Indian Motorcycle Racing Commits More than $450,000 in Combined Privateer Contingency for King of the Baggers®, Super Hooligan® & American Flat Tracksm National Championship

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 30, 2024) – Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, today announced its 2024 factory race teams for King of the Baggers® (KOTB), Super Hooligan® (SHNC) and American Flat Tracksm (AFT). Running two No. 1 plates in 2024, Indian Motorcycle Racing welcomes the return of reigning champions Tyler O’Hara and Jared Mees, as well as the addition of three-time Australian Superbike Champion Troy Herfoss. The company has also announced more than $450,000 in combined privateer contingency for KOTB, SHNC and AFT.

 

“We’re excited to welcome Troy to the Indian Motorcycle family, as he’s a seasoned road racer with a wealth of experience competing at a high level,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “Backed by the performance capabilities of Indian Motorcycle, we feel we have three riders who could each win a championship in 2024. Jared of course is eyeing a record-setting 10th-career AFT championship, while Tyler and Troy could both very well be in the hunt for the King of the Baggers and Super Hooligan championship. Our team has put in the work this offseason, so we’re excited to get the season rolling and head out to Daytona.”

 

MotoAmerica® KOTB & SHNC

For 2024, Indian Motorcycle and S&S® will put forth a two-man factory race team that will compete in both the KOTB and SHNC classes. Tyler O’Hara enters his fifth year aboard the S&S Indian Challenger, having won the inaugural KOTB race in 2020, and the class championship in 2022.

 

In addition, 2024 will mark O’Hara’s second year piloting the S&S Indian FTR within the SHNC class, where he’s earned back-to-back class championships.

 

Racing alongside O’Hara under S&S is three-time Australian Superbike champion Troy Herfoss, a household name in Australian racing. Herfoss transcends boundaries between on and off-road competitions, as he’s recorded championship titles in several forms of motorcycle racing, including Australian Dirt Track, Supermoto, and Supersport. Herfoss was the 2008 AMA Supermoto champion and a Moto X-Games silver medalist.

 

“To have the opportunity to don Indian Motorcycle Red leathers and compete on behalf of such a historic brand is a true honor,” said Herfoss. “As a motorsports enthusiast in Australia, I’ve been envious of all the bagger racing taking place in the states, and I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to pilot an S&S Indian Challenger and ride for a factory team who has a championship to its name.”


In addition to its factory efforts, Indian Motorcycle is offering up to $131,999 in KOTB privateer contingency and up to $67,249 in SHNC contingency.

 

2024 Indian Motorcycle KOTB Privateer Contingency

● Championship: $20,000, + 2024 Indian Challenger Dark Horse, MSRP $30,999

● 1st: $3,000

● 2nd: $1,000

● 3rd: $500

 

2024 Indian Motorcycle SHNC Privateer Contingency

● Championship: $5,000, + 2024 FTR R Carbon, MSRP $17,249

● 1st: $3,000

● 2nd: $1,000

● 3rd: $500

 

AFT SuperTwins

Returning for his eighth consecutive year aboard the Indian FTR750 is reigning AFT SuperTwins champion Jared Mees. After a record-tying ninth-career championship in 2023, Mees now has his sights set on double digits – a record-setting 10-career AFT grand national championships. As Mees looks to make history once again, he’ll rely on his trusted team led by Crew Chief Kenny Tolbert, Assistant Mechanic Bubba Bently and Suspension Technician Jimmy Wood. Mees will also receive support from Rogers Racing, SDI Racing, S&S® Cycle, Flex Armor, Drag Specialties®, Twigg Cycles, Mission® Foods, Monster Energy®, Service Pro, Öhlins® Suspension, Klotz® Oil, Klock Werkssm, RK Chain®, Seats, Engine Ice®, RMR Construction, Motion Pro®, Vertex Pistons, Pro Plates and DBI Motorsports.

 

In addition to its AFT factory efforts around Mees, Indian Motorcycle is offering the sport’s most robust privateer contingency, equating to more than $252,600.

 

2024 Indian Motorcycle AFT Privateer Contingency:

● Championship: $25,000

● 1st: $7,500

● 2nd: $2,500

● 3rd: $1,500

● 4th: $1,000

● 5th: $750

● 6th: $350

● 7th: $250

● 8th: $150

● 9th: $125

● 10th: $100

 

Indian Motorcycle Racing welcomes S&S® as title sponsor and is presented by Progressive Insurance® and Mission® Foods, with additional support from Indian Motorcycle Motor Oil, Parts Unlimited, Drag Specialties® and Performance Finance.

 

KOTB, SHNC and AFT seasons begin March 7 at the Daytona International Speedway. For more information on the 2024 AFT season, visit AmericanFlatTrack.com, for KOTB and SHNC, visit MotoAmerica.com.

 

For information about Indian Motorcycle, visit IndianMotorcycle.com, or follow along on Facebook, X and Instagram.

 

ABOUT INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® 

Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First 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.

 

INDIAN and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE are registered trademarks of Indian Motorcycle International, LLC. Always wear a helmet, protective clothing and eyewear and insist your passenger does the same. Ride within the limits of the law and your own abilities. Read, understand and follow your owner’s manual. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

Progressive Insurance® is a registered trademark of Progressive Casualty Insurance Company; MOTOAMERICA® is a registered trademark of Krave Group, American Flat TrackSM is a service trademark of Daytona Motorsports Group LLC; Harley-Davidson® is a registered trademark of H-D U.S.A., LLC; King of the Baggers® is a registered trademark of KRAVE GROUP, LLC; Super Hooligan® is a registered trademark of Roland Sands Design, Inc.; Mission® is a registered trademark of Gruma Corporation; Monster Energy® is a registered trademark; Drag Specialties® is a registered trademark of LeMans Corporation; Bell® is a registered trademark of Bell Sports, Inc; S&S® is a registered trademark of S&S Cycle, Inc.; Öhlins® is a registered trademark of Öhlins Racing AB CORPORATION SWEDEN; Klotz®is a registered trademark of Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Inc.; Klock Werks is a service trademark of Klock, Brian INDIVIDUAL; RK TAKASAGO CHAIN is a registered trademark of RK JAPAN CO., LTD., Engine Ice® is a registered trademark of KOST USA, LLC; VP Racing Fuels® is a registered trademark of VP RACING FUELS Inc.; Motion Pro® is a registered trademark of Motion Pro Inc.; Corbi® is a registered trademark of CORBIN PACIFIC, INC; Unless noted, trademarks are the property of Indian Motorcycle International, LLC.

 

ABOUT S&S® CYCLE

S&S® Cycle was born from a passion for racing and has spent over six decades building performance for the powersports market. Their unwavering focus on quality, reliability and top shelf power has made S&S® Cycle the absolute leader in high performance on the street and track. 

 

MEDIA CONTACT

Jeff Millard

The Brand Amp

IMCPR@thebrandamp.com

(714) 333-7150

 

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