Fans of motorcycle history certainly recognize the brand name “Indian,” but they might not recognize the design of the new models bearing the name.
An upcoming auction on April 21st will feature the oldest-known unrestored U.S. motorcycle in existence, a 1903 Indian. Indian was one of the very first U.S. motorcycle manufacturers, and to find a bike as old as 1903 is truly rare. It’s even more uncommon to find one that hasn’t been professionally restored, which might make […]
The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation (AMHF) is proud to announce the 2012 nominees for induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The names of 26 individuals, each highly accomplished in the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling, compose the ballot from which the class of 2012 will be selected for induction into the Hall […]
The world-famous Du Pont family sold off their motorcycle collection for more than $1 million, reports AllAboutBikes. The final tally of revenue generated by the auction exceeded pre-sale estimates by more than double. The priciest items in the auction were definitely the Indian motorcycles, many of which were kept pristine over the years. A 1906 […]
The Du Pont family recently announced that they will be auctioning off 50 historic motorcycles at the second annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale this January. According to Motorcycle Cruiser, the DuPont family invested in the Indian Motorcycle Company in 1923, and took charge of the business in 1929, so it’s no surprise that a […]
ATV and motorcycle manufacturer Polaris has announced that it has acquired the Indian brand of motorcycles, positioning the company to take a greater share of the popular cruiser bike segment in America. Indian was the first American motorcycle manufacturer, although the original company went out of business in 1953. In 2006, the brand was restarted […]