The iconic American motorcycle company prepares to make a comeback in 2009.
- The 1909 Indian that Erwin 'Cannonball' Baker rode to victory in one of the first races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had no brakes, no front fender, a tiny rear fender and double chain drive.
- In 1940, all models were fitted with the large skirted fenders that became an Indian trademark, and the Chief gained a new sprung frame at a time when Harley-Davidson's still had an unsprung rear end.
- Indian Motorcycles opened two years prior to Harley-Davidson and enjoyed great success early on with quality engineering like this Oscar Hedstrom-designed 1000cc 1911 8-valve V-Twin Indian.
- Since Godfrey, Franklin and Moorehouse swept 1st, 2nd, and 3rd aboard Indian motorcycles in the 1911 Isle of Man TT, racing and Indian have gone hand-in-hand.
- Indian motorcycles, like this 1911 Indian TT Racer, continue to garner a lot of attention among classic motorcycle collectors. A 1912 Indian 7-hp Twin recently sold at the Legends of the Motorcycle event for $46,800.
- Models like this 1946 Chief helped Indian claim its share of the American-made heavyweight cruiser crown. The marque is putting the pieces together for its much-anticipated return to the ring in late Fall, 2007.
- Stellican Ltd. has a history of rescuing iconic heritage American brands. Look at what they've accomplished with Chris-Craft. Can Stelllican's magic touch return Indian Motorcycles to glory?
- Indian Motorcycle fans still bring their bikes to Bonneville for a crack at the famous Salt Flats.
- It usually takes just one look to recognize an Indian.
- It will be interesting to see how Indian combines styling cues from the past and blends them with contemporary styling cues that are relevant to today's consumer.
- We ran across quite a few classically-styled Indians during our recent visit to the 2007 Laughlin River Run.
- Coming soon to highways across the nation - the return of an American original, Indian Motorcycles.
- Indian Motorcycles will be powered by a revamped Powerplus 100 mill. Previously the Powerplus was a 45-degree V-Twin 100 cubic-inch 1638cc engine.