Indian cruiser motorcycles are an American classic that has been revived and features classic styled cruisers like the Chief Vintage and Roadmaster.
While the other Motor Company has become the defining American V-Twin manufacturer, Indian is the older marque claiming a founding date of 1901. Indian enjoyed success in racing as the fledgling motorcycle industry took root in the US and abroad. While Indian experimented with other engine configurations, like its American rival the company is known for its V-Twin models, like the Chief and Roadmaster. The only true challenger to Harley-Davidson, Indian fell apart in a post-war decline. Since its demise, two significant rebirths have been attempted. The first was the Gilroy, California-based Indian Motorcycle Company of America, which folded in 2003. The marque lay dormant for a number of years until a London-based equity firm, Stellican Limited, began producing Indian Chief motorcycles in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. While updates such as fuel injection and a redesigned engine were employed in the “King’s Mountain” models, reception was underwhelming. In 2011 Polaris Industries Inc. purchased the historic marque and in 2013 the Minnesota-based brand released a Vintage Final Edition, which paid respect to the Gilroy and King’s Mountain manufacturers to come before. For the 2014 model year Polaris developed a new engine, the Thunder Stroke 111, and revealed three updated models to the world at the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Indian Motorcycle Co is stealing headlines in Sturgis again as it debuts the 2015 Indian Scout, a liquid-cooled V-Twin with a claimed 100 hp and the lightest weight in its class.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Roland Sands will debut a custom Indian and John Munro, son of Burt, will be a special guest for the Indian Motorcycle Co. in Sturgis, whose 2014 plans continue to grow.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Polaris Industries has announced that its integrating several emerging business lines to create a new Global Adjacent Markets business led by Matt Homan.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
The resurrection of Indian Motorcycles will be the theme of an upcoming segment of Good Morning America, ABC's popular news and talk show.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Indian Motorcycles has its own version of the Cash for Clunkers program, offering a $3,000 trade-in toward the purchase of a 2009 Indian Chief.
Friday, August 07, 2009
Motorcycle USA's coverage of the 2009 Sturgis Rally continues, as we ride through the Black Hills on the 2010 Indian Chief Roadmaster to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and support the Tribal Hope Foundation.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Indian Motorcycles is celebrating its return to the industry with the introduction of two new motorcycles, the limited-edition Bomber and blacked-out Dark Horse.
Monday, January 12, 2009
The first batch of 2009 Indian Chiefs are hitting dealership floors to receptive crowds.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Indian Motorcycles released the first pictures of its 2009 Chief Standard prototype that it hopes to have out in time for Christmas.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
We talk with Indian Motorcycles' Chairman Stephen Julius about the manufacturer's plans to once again throw on its gloves in the heavyweight cruiser ring.
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Monday, August 04, 2014
We channeled our inner Burt Munro during a first ride on the resurrected Indian Scout, tapping into the liquid-cooled V-Twin's claimed 100 horsepower on the roads around Sturgis.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster revives one of the company's most luxurious model monikers from the 1940s, and does it one better, becoming the most comfortable and touring-capable Indian motorcycle yet.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The 2013 Legends Ride in Sturgis was a record-breaking event. We had the pleasure of participating in this year's event on a 2014 Indian Chief Classic and offer up these riding impressions.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Motorcycle USA gets its first spin on the 2014 Indian Chieftain, the first hard-faired bagger ever produced by Indian.
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