The “Munro Special,” the 1920 Indian Scout piloted by New Zealander Burt Munro to 183.586mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967, won top honors for prewar American racing motorcycles at the Aug. 15, 2010, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A car-only show since its founding in 1950, the prestigious Pebble Beach event opened its doors to motorcycles for the first time in 2009. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum won top honors in 2009 for its 1954 AJS E95. One of four claimed built, that machine is featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Motorcycle Classics.
1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster American dream March April 2010 By Phillip Tooth When it comes to American style, few bikes match the Indian Chief, which continues to influence motorcycle styling decades on witness Kawasaki’s 1999 2005 skirted fender V
How many more barn-fresh Indians are out there? While we're betting they can still be found, the number have to be getting few, and if you're looking forward to restoring one someday, now may be the time.
A reader shares a family photo of his great uncle's early 20th century Indian Motorcycle dealership and asks the wider cycling community if anyone knows more about it. Originally published as "John Lystul's Early Indian Dealership" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.
You can't keep a good brand down. The Indian Motorcycle Company is making another comeback with a line of bikes reminiscent of a bygone era. Originally published as "2009 Indian Chief" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.
These Indian Sport Scout racing bikes hadn't received human attention for three decades until Larry Feese, Sr. found them. Originally published as "The Indian Sport Scout Racer" in the January/February 2007 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.
What do you do when you find a perfectly good deal on a bike that's, well, not perfect? You know, the nice bike that has most of the right parts but too many of the wrong ones to do a perfect restoration?