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#001 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage Motorcycle Auctioned for $150,000!
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All funds from the auction benefit U.S. Military personnel and their families through Operation Ride Home MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Indian Motorcycle®, America’s First Motorcycle Company®, is proud to announce that the #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s® Indian® Chief® Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday October 15 raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation […]

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Indian Motorcycle Scout FTR750 Will Make Racing Debut!
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Indian Motorcycle Makes History Again with Racing Debut of Indian Scout FTR750 at the Ramspur Winery Santa Rosa Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Race on September 25 The Indian Motorcycle FTR750 will be piloted in its debut by AMA Pro Flat Track racing legend Joe Kopp. Joe is one of 15 riders to complete the […]

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Indian Motorcycles, The Golden Anniversary, Kawasaki Road Test, 250 SG
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A brief synopsis from the vintage September 1966 issue of Motorcyclist magazine. A detailed history of the first twenty five years of American motorcycle brand Indian reprinted from Motorcyclist, May, 1951 and first of a three part collaboration detailing the first 50 years. The Story of Indian – 1901 thru 1925 Originally published in May […]

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Indian Motorcycles announces its 2017 bike lineup
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By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel Indian Motorcycle Co. on Tuesday released its 2017 bike lineup that carries over the 2016 model-year bikes and features a new touch-screen audio and information system. Indian, a subsidiary of Medina, Minn.-based Polaris Industries, is one of the biggest rivals of Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. Indian’s new product announcement […]

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Indian Issue recall for 18,367 models that could catch fire
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Riding a motorcycle comes at a risk. Be it a tire puncture at high speeds, careless drivers cutting you off, potholes, sand or mud in the middle of a corner, danger lurks everywhere, and you have to keep your senses sharp at all times. Oh, and if you ride a recent Indian model, you’ll also […]

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1912 Indian Board Track Racer
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This 1912 Indian Board Track Racer is one of the few remaining unrestored originals, it was discovered in the ’70s and disassembled by the new owner who intended to fully restore it. As so often happens, life got in the way and the disassembled Indian Board Track Racer spent 30 years sitting in baskets before […]

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Indian Motorcycles Unveils The Chieftain Dark Horse
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Indian Motorcycles has unveiled a blacked-out version of the Chieftain, called the Chieftain Dark Horse. This is the second model after the Indian Chief to get the dark treatment in the Indian Motorcycle line-up. It gets blacked-out fenders, fairing, fuel tank bags, forks, mirrors, handlebars, turn signals, tank console, engine, airbox cover, lower controls, floorboards […]

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Indian Motorcycle History (video)
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So much history was created by so few Indian motorcycles, in a sport that was then such a tiny part of the American scene. In its greatest years, Indian was a major innovator, pioneering all-chain drive and a two-speed transmission at a time when belt-drive and “Light Pedal Assist” were so common that Isle of […]

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Indian Motorcycles x Red Wing Shoes
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“You could say that both Indian Motorcycle and Red Wing Shoes are in the transportation business, as we’ve been transporting men, women, soldiers and workers all over this great nation for over 100 years. Fine American craftsmanship is a rare thing in today’s world, but it’s in the DNA of both these companies and that’s […]

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Indian Motorcycles Celebrates the Diamond Anniversary of …
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Indian Motorcycles Press Release: Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, is announcing its power-packed itinerary for the upcoming 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Started in 1938 by Indian Motorcycle dealer J.C. “Pappy” Hoel, close to 1 million attendees are expected this year in recognition of this important milestone for the Rally, which formally runs August […]

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Indian Reveals “Black Bullet Scout” Custom Motorcycle (Video)
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This custom Indian Scout was built by Jeb Scolman – the same hot-rod artisan responsible for the Spirit of Munro that was built to celebrate the launch of the ThunderStroke111 in 2014. Jeb was delivered an engine, and the simple instruction to build what he wanted to out of a new 2015 Indian Scout engine. […]

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New York City’s first Indian Motorcycle dealer to open on Staten Island
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mark Crescitelli’s great-grandfather, Frank Lombardi, a native of Maddolone, Italy, sold Indian Motorcycles from a Richmond Avenue storefront in Bulls Head in 1914 for just $200 each. In the mid-1940s, Indian Motorcycle was undergoing financial difficulties and was subsequently sold. But one of the oldest brands of motorcycles was revived in […]

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The Indian Motorcycle Exhibit in Springfield, MA – I got free passes!
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Last week Emily and I were given free passes to the Indian Motorcycle Exhibit inside the Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Massachusetts. I was super excited to have the chance to explore the museum for two reasons. First, I love motorcycles. Second, I wanted the chance to learn more about the city I was […]

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Polaris hiring as it expands line of motorcycles – Indian Scout Selling Well!
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Sales of Indian motorcycles are strong enough to support more jobs at the Iowa plant that makes them. Polaris Industries expects to hire 300 more people at its Spirit Lake, Iowa, plant that already employs more than 700. Final assembly of the motorcycles will be done there, the Des Moines Register […]

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