Indian Motorcycle will bring the spirit of America’s first motorcycle company to Biarritz, France from June 29 to July 3, continuing their long relationship as headline sponsor of the Wheels and
Waves festival. Sharing a common belief in embracing the past to push forward into the future, Indian Motorcycle and Wheels and Waves have enjoyed a strong association for 7 years with Indian Motorcycle as headline sponsor for 6 years.
Now in its 11th year, the Wheels and Waves festival mixes the various influences of motorcycles, surfing, skating, music and art for a unique experience that has become a ‘must see’ event for riders, skaters and surfers from across Europe and beyond.
Indian Motorcycle at Wheels and Waves 2022
Discover Indian Motorcycle – June 29 to July 3
Indian Motorcycle will be at the heart of the Wheels and Wave village with a display of motorcycles and customs builds plus a clothing and accessories retail area that will also stock the special Indian Motorcycle x Wheels and Waves collaboration T-Shirt. Festival goers will also be impressed by the gravity-defying exploits of pre-war Indian Motorcycle riders on the Wall Of Death, an ever popular fixture in the event village.
Indian FTR at Punk’s Peak – June 29
Punk’s Peak is just a short ride to Mont Jaizkibel, Spain and sees 128 riders in 400 metre duals on vintage to modern bikes at the famous sprint event. Dimitri Coste, photographer, Gentleman Racer and ambassador of Indian Motorcycle, will take on the challenge at handlebars of an Indian FTR in the Superbike +100hp category. Punk’s Peak takes place on Wednesday, June 29.
Indian Motorcycle, in collaboration with Wheels & Waves, commissioned four European builders in December to design their vision of an Indian Chief inspired from the past, anchored in the present, and looking towards the future. Chosen through a combination of public vote and a panel of Super-Voters, the winning design, ‘GRIND Machine’ by Tank Machine x Rise Designs, will be on display at the Artride exhibition. Among other Indian Motorcycles on display, there will also be a special collaboration with a special artist in the Indian motorcycle area. The Artride exhibition opens on the evening of June 30 and runs throughout the event at the Skatepark, Biarritz
Indian eFTR Mini Cup – July 1
New for the 2022 edition of Wheels & Waves is the eFTR Mini cup. Taking place on Friday, July 1st at 7pm, the eFTR Mini Cup will see these electric mini motorcycles, originally designed for children, raced on a circuit in the heart of the WAW village. In addition, an eFTR Mini is available to be won and will be awarded at the end of the race! To participate, a ballot box will be available on the Indian Motorcycle stand in the festival village from the June 28 opening of the event.
Presentation of ‘Grind Machine’ – July 2
As part of the public vote that chose Tank Machine x Rise Designs ‘GRIND Machine’ to be realised and displayed at the WAW Artride, a random draw from the more than 35000 public voters selected Fabien Orquin to be the very lucky owner of ‘GRIND Machine’.
Benefitting from a VIP trip to the 2022 Wheels & Waves festival, Fabien will be presented with his customised Indian Chief on the main stage of the festival village at 7pm on Saturday July 2.
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ABOUT WHEELS & WAVES
Founded in 2008, Wheels and Waves is the successful realisation of the dream of a group of friends, the Southsiders, who are passionate about motorcycles. Lovers of the Basque Country, Southsiders have brought together hundreds of like-minded individuals who gather in the spirit of companionship. “Wheels and Waves is about eliminating social barriers and bringing different sets of people together without judgement. It’s about the joy of mixing together all kinds of communities, languages and cultures. It’s about living in the present without being nostalgic for the past, but not losing sight of the best moments of the past.”