Indian motorcycles

  • Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

    Indian Motorcycle ‘Spirit of Munro’

  • Chris Hunter Concept Motorcycles ,

    Indian is back. America’s oldest motorcycle company, founded in 1901, has revealed a show-stopping streamliner to showcase a brand new engine—the 1811cc Thunder Stroke 111. The motor will find its way into the 2014 Indian road bikes, the first to be released under the stewardship… Read more »

  • Indian 4 “Renegade” Custom

    Indian 4 “Renegade” Custom

  • David Edwards Custom Motorcycles ,

    By David Edwards—Indian aficionados, especially those of the 100-point concours persuasion, may want to click away from this page quick as you can—or at the very least up your heart meds. Shown here is either straight-to-hell blasphemy on two wheels or a pretty cool piece,… Read more »

  • 1940 Indian by The GasBox

    1940 Indian by The GasBox

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Every year, the Quail Motorcycle Gathering attracts enthusiasts and well-heeled collectors from all over the world to Carmel, California. The quality of machinery is one drawcard; another is the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Mert Lawwill and Wayne Rainey. Of course, there’s… Read more »

  • 1939 Indian 741

    1939 Indian 741

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    I first saw this lovely Indian several months ago, but was unable to track down any images. Then yesterday the owner of ‘Saltcracker’ contacted me out of the blue: it’s Lars Nielsen, the Danish owner of a Honda Gold Wing bobber that we featured two… Read more »

  • Indian Boardtrack

    Indian Boardtrack

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    I’ve often wondered what happens to show bikes once they’re wheeled off the stage and their moment of fame is over. So I was intrigued when Rick Krost of US Choppers put me in touch with the current owner of his Boardtrack bike. This machine… Read more »

  • Alma ‘Indian Four’ custom

    Alma ‘Indian Four’ custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    It looks like an Indian Four and it rides like an Indian Four, but this motorcycle has never been anywhere near Springfield, Massachusetts. Sitting in the frame is a one-liter NSU car engine, mated to a four-speed gearbox and shaft drive from a European pre-war… Read more »

  • 1948 Indian 648 Big Base Scout

    1948 Indian 648 Big Base Scout

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    It’s hard to believe this racebike was built sixty years ago. But it was so far ahead of its time, it was still winning races in the 70s. It’s thought that only seven factory Big Base ‘Daytona’ Scouts still exist; this particular one went under… Read more »

  • 1930 Indian Four

    1930 Indian Four

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    This beautiful vintage Indian is owned by Buzz Kanter, publisher of the Harley magazine American Iron. During the hard times of the Great Depression and the war years, the Four was a luxurious anomaly. But Indian stuck with it, and today it’s a machine highly… Read more »

  • 1941 Indian 741 Flathead racer

    1941 Indian 741 Flathead racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    Jill Allen dropped us a line about her Indian 741 30.50 Scout, which set a new land speed record of 103.985 mph last month at El Mirage. This lovely vintage racer is powered by a ’41 motor that Dave Iversen had been storing for twenty… Read more »

  • Peace Frog Indian Arrow

    Peace Frog Indian Arrow

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    If you’re wondering what the famed Indian badge is doing on such a delicate, lightweight motorcycle, read on. After the Second World War, Indian changed ownership and stopped producing its traditional big motorcycles. In the US, new owners released small and somewhat under-engineered models: the… Read more »

  • Kiwi Indian Big Chief

    Kiwi Indian Big Chief

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Mike Tomas of the Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Company in California restores and recreates old Indians. Most of these beautiful motorcycles are road-going machines, but a delightful board track racer also caught our eye. The Big Chief is packing an 84 cubic inch motor, and oodles… Read more »

  • 1946 Indian Chief

    1946 Indian Chief

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,

    Jay Allen’s exquisitely proportioned Indian is a multiple land speed record holder, thanks to an intensive rebuild by Iversen Originals. The El Cajon, California company builds street rods as well as custom motorcycles; Its ‘naked’ 1938 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead recently clocked 145mph at El Mirage, and… Read more »