Indian Motorcycle has set a new world record for the largest number of Indian Motorcycle models in a parade. The previous record was held by the United States with 274 motorcycles. Now, France has set the new record with a total of 323 motorcycles!
Over 300 Indian bikes and around 500 people gathered in Auvergne region for the first official French IMRG Rally and to be a part of the world record parade. It was the launch of the first event specifically dedicated to members of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group (IMRG). People travelled from all over France and Europe to be a part of this event.
The event included a visit to the Baster museum, riding the fabulous roads of Puy de Dôme, and a parade on the mythical Circuit de Charade. The first night was dedicated to welcoming the participants. Day two witnessed them riding their Chiefs, Scouts, Roadmasters and other Indian Motorcycle models to trace the tourist routes from the Puy de Dôme and the Puy de Sancy massif before gathering at an award ceremony for the regional Club with the most representation over the weekend. The Baster museum opened its doors for the occasion with bikes from Indian Motorcycle dating back to 1930 and worth a fortune.
Day 3, the event moved on to the mythical Circuit de Charade in the Auvergne Volcanoes Park. This sinuous route, with very pronounced elevation changes, had its heyday in the 70s with F1 and Motorcycle Grand Prix and, for the inaugural IMRG celebration, hosted more than 300 bikes from Indian Motorcycle for the giant parade. After a grid formation of all participants, 323 motorcycles were counted. The world record was beaten! Following this record count, the motorcycles set off on the parade for two laps of the 4.2km circuit lead by the official America Indian Motorcycle Truck.