Monday, April 12, 2010

INDIAN motorcycle models

List of INDIAN Models

INDIAN 2012• INDIAN Chief Vintage
INDIAN Chief Classic
• INDIAN Chief Dark Horse

INDIAN Chief Blackhawk
• INDIAN Chief Blackhawk Dark
• INDIAN Chief Classic
• INDIAN Chief Dark Horse
• INDIAN Chief Bomber
INDIAN Chief Roadmaster
• INDIAN Chief Vintage


Chief Bomber Limited Edition
Chief Classic
Chief Dark Horse
Chief Bomber LE
Chief Roadmaster

Chief Vintage
Chief Deluxe
Chief Roadmaster
Chief Standard

INDIAN motorcycles
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 factory team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1910s Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Indians most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 to 1953. 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. The concern has since begun production of the new Indian motorcycle.

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