Indian Motorcycle

120 Years of America’s First Motorcycle Company

Indian Motorcycle 120 Years of America’s First Motorcycle Company
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Format: Hardback, 232 Pages
ISBN: 9780760366530
Publisher: Motorbooks
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Description

This officially licensed 120th anniversary edition of Indian Motorcycle tells the complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker, from its start as a bicycle manufacturer to the purchase of the brand by Polaris Industries in 2011 and the subsequent new Indian motorcycles—updated to include new photography, the story of the latest models, including the FTR1200, Chieftain, Challenger, and Roadmaster, and Indian's return to racing.

In the early years of the 20th century, Indian dominated the world's racetracks and showrooms, earning the brand a worldwide reputation for quality, performance, reliability, and technical innovation with such classic machines as the Chief, Scout and Four. But the once-mighty company fell on hard times and in 1953 was forced to file bankruptcy.

The Indian brand never quite died, however, thanks in large part to fanatically devoted enthusiasts, who tried to resurrect it for over half a century. Finally, Polaris, maker of the highly regarded Victory brand of motorcycles, purchased the brand and released the Chief and Scout, models that once again restored Indian to its rightful place in the motorcycle pantheon.

Indian Motorcycle is the most complete and up-to-date history of this classic American motorcycle.

The author

Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to more than thirty books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to Gibson Les Paul guitars, including Indian Motorcycles, GTO: Fifty Years, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to MotorcyclyingTop Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade, BMW Motorcycles, The Life Harley-Davidson, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. Darwin is a former senior editor at Motorbooks and former Midwestern editor for Motorcyclist magazine.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 232 Pages
ISBN: 9780760366530
Illustrations: 300 color photos
Size: 9.75 in x 12 in / 247.65 mm x 304.8 mm
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