America's first motorcycle is roaring back
A record setter at speed venues such as the Isle of Man and the Bonneville Salt Flats, classic Indian bikes have been powered by a mystique that far outlived its glory years.
The classic Indian motorcycles were produced from 1901 to 1953, when America's first motorcycle manufacturer went out of business. There have been attempts to revive the brand, but none have been successful. But now, thanks to Polaris Industries, a company that made its bones with snowmobiles and ATVs, its all changing.