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In The Wind On An Indian Motorcycle - 1913
In 1913, a motorcyclist in the wind on his new INDIAN Motorcycle.
Indian is recognized as being the first major motorcycle manufacturer on the scene, rolling out production (all of 3 bikes) in 1901 two years before Harley-Davidson.
Started by Oscar Hedstrom & George Hendee, a couple of bicycle racers and self-taught engineers, they set out by essentially bolting Hedstrom's small engines on to Hendee's bicycles, and from there they quickly honed their craft to create some of the best motorcycles of that era.
Indian became the force to be reckoned with, and first-to-market with innovation after innovation: the first V-Twin engine, the first two-speed transmission, the first adjustable front suspension, the first electric lights and starter, and many more. Indian was clearly dominant in the marketplace, and on the race track setting and breaking speed records hand-over-fist.
INDIAN has earned a place of honor and respect among the motocycle community.
May 20th, 2013
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