Indian is the oldest motorcycle marque currently in production in the United States of America. Indian motorcycles were manufactured from 1901 to 1953 by a company in Springfield, Massachusetts initially known as the Hendee Manufacturing Company but which was renamed the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company in 1928. The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company went bankrupt in 1953.
Between 1953 and the early 1970s, different organizations imported motorcycles into the United States and applied the Indian logo to them, with varying degrees of legitimacy. The rights to the Indian marque were reconciled in the late 1990s and were acquired by Indian Motorcycle Company of America, which began building new Indian motorcycles in Gilroy, California in 1999. The Indian Motorcycle Company of America went bankrupt and ceased production in 2003.
Rights to the Indian marque were acquired by the Indian Motorcycle Company of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in 2006. They have since begun production of the new Indian motorcycle.
Indian is the oldest motorcycle marque currently in production in the United States of America. Indi...
Indian Scout at the VOV Vintage show, Valkenburgse Meer, The Netherlands.
Indian Scout motorbike
Photo of a classic Indian Scout at the VOV Vintage show, Valkenburgse Meer, The Netherlands.
All in Indian Scout style
A proper classic looking motorcycle, this Indian Scout. Seen at the VOV Vintage show, Valkenburgse M...
G-631 Indian 841
G-631 Indian 841, 757cc photographed at the Marshall museum, Overloon, The Netherlands.
Indian 841, 757cc
A worldwar II Indian 841, 757cc photographed at the Marshall museum, Overloon, The Netherlands.
Photo of a 501cc, 15hp Indian 741B. classic bike that was in use with the US Army.
This Indian is on a set of rollers outside the arena for the Wall of Death, two of these nice lookin...
Wall of Death
The pair of Indians and I think three Honda's at the Wall of Death. See picture #302 also.
Old two cylinder
Ed.: Seen at Steam Fairgrounds a motorcycle presumably used for some stunts?