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.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Indian Motorcycle introduced the newest member of the Chief line, the 2016 Dark Horse, to crowds at the Chicago IMS.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Indian Motorcycle will debut its 2016 Dark Horse at the Chicago IMS and are planning a ride down Michigan Ave. in the dead of winter to showcase the new member of the 2016 Indian lineup.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Making a splash in 2014 with an impressive line-up, Indian Motorcycles grabbed our attention with all of its offerings, but the Indian Chief Classic embodies the best of old and new and wins MotoUSA's Best Cruiser of 2014 award.
Monday, December 22, 2014
The 2015 Indian Scout is joining forces with Rolling Stone magazine to present the "40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time."
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
We've spent the last couple months and over 3000 miles in the saddle of the 2015 Indian Roadmaster, an impressive touring motorcycle with big power and premium comfort.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The 2015 Indian Chieftain is a big, powerful bagger with plenty of rider amenities, but how does it stack up against its competition from Harley-Davidson?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Perspectives from the pillion often get overlooked in touring motorcycle reviews, so we break down the 2015 Indian Roadmaster exclusively from a passenger's viewpoint.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The new Scout left a positive first impression, but we were eager to see how it stacks up against one of its primary rivals, the 2015 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom. Here's what we discovered.
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