Indian Motorcycle

Author: Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN: 0760348634
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"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

The Indian 1901 1978

Author: Tod Rafferty
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785833129
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This book presents an unparalleled illustrated hardware history of the company, with superb studio photography of all the significant models built from 1901-1953.

American Motorcycles

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 9781230833880
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The Savvy Guide To Motorcycles

Author: Shirley Duglin Kennedy
Publisher: Indy Tech Publishing
ISBN: 9780790613161
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Although motorcycles weren't very useful small vehicles till the early 1900s,
people had already started racing them by then. The first documented motorcycle
race was in France, in 1895. Some of us, it seems, are hardwired with the Need
for Speed. In 1901, Indian Motorcycles — the first American motorcycle company
— began production. Indian ceased production in 1953, although the marque
was briefly resurrected in 1998 in Gilroy, California, until that factory closed its
doors in ...

Strategic Management Concepts And Cases Competitiveness And Globalization

Author: Michael A. Hitt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305502140
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(Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc.) was the most recognizable American
brand next to Harley-Davidson. Indian was the first American motorcycle
company founded in 1901 and the Indian Chief was a classic heavy cruiser
highly desired by motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide. However, the company had
been out of business since the British motorcycles knocked it out of the market in
the 1950s. There were several attempts to revive the brand in the 1990s although
none was very ...

American Motorcyclist

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You may know most of America's first motorcycles were little more than bicycles
with motors. But did you know that manufacturers actually used bicycles as part of
their strategy to sell motorcycles? Take the case of the Indian Motocycle
Company, and this 1919 Indian bicycle with an attached Smith Motorwheel,
which is currently on display in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum at AMA
headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio. Indian's history with bicycles actually began
way back in 1889.

Motorcycling For Dummies

Author: Bill Kresnak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068427
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Part I: The Mysterious World of Motorcycling United States alone (although others
put the estimate at a little more than 50). How many of these actually produced
motorcycles each year, or even survived a year, is unknown. But some famous
American motorcycle manufacturers got their start during this time, including the
Indian Motocycle Company, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Excelsior,
later known as Excelsior-Henderson. Why were motorcycles so popular in the
early ...

Standard Catalog Of American Motorcycles 1898 1981

Author: Jerry Hatfield
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0873499492
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Reading Standard's most significant historical contribution was its pioneering of
the side-valve (Flathead) engine configuration in American motorcycling. ... Upon
the announcement of the 1916 Indian side-valve twins, some traditionalists
disdainfully referred to the new Indians as “Reading Standards.” The best ...
However, the assets were purchased by the Cleveland motorcycle company,
which sold the Reading Standard “Greyhound” during the 1924 season before
pulling the plug.

American Motorcyclist

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The V-twin layout would become the basis for the vast majority of motorcycles
produced by Indian, and indeed, the American motorcycle industry. In 1911,
Hedstrom's mighty twins helped build Indian's reputation internationally. Indians
finished first, second and third at the prestigious Isle of Man Tourist Trophy,
becoming the first and only American brand to win the legendary TT. Such
successes made Indian a leader in the motorcycle industry. By the early teens,
the company had ...