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    1900 – 1910


    Prototype and two production units successfully designed, built and tested.


    First Indian Motorcycle, featuring innovative chain drives and streamlined styling, sold to public.


    Indian co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Hedstrom sets world motorcycle speed record (56mph).


    Crimson Steed of Steel paint scheme introduced; Indian wins Gold Medal for Mechanical Excellence at St. Louis Exposition.


    Indian releases first American production V-Twin after several years of development and testing; 101 years later V-Twin remains most popular cruiser-motorcycle engine design.


    George Holden and Luis Muellr ride an Indian from San Francisco to New York City in 31 trouble-free days, breaking the existing record by over 18 days.


    An Indian Twin wins the first English 1000-mile reliability trial. The New York City Police Department buys two Indian Twins to chase down runaway horses.


    New York Police Department selects Indians for first motorcycle police unit.


    Indian "loop frame" positions gas tank on front horizontal frame member, other makers eventually follow suit; basic configuration still used by virtually all motorcycles.

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    1910 – 1919


    Indian riders hold every American speed and distance record. Indian sweeps top three positions in first Isle of Man Mountain Course Race.


    First swingarm and leaf-spring rear suspension in the industry is introduced.


    Over 3,000 employees work on a 7-mile-long assembly line in Indian's 1-million-square foot Springfield, Massachusetts plant. Indian debuts world's first motorcycle with electric lights and starter; Cannonball Baker sets cross-country speed record on an Indian V-Twin.


    Racing activities are suspended as the company supplies the war effort with 41,000 machines. The 61-cubic inch Powerplus side-valve engine is introduced.


    An overhead cam, four-valve-per-cylinder Powerplus racing motorcycle tops 120 mph.

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    1920 – 1929


    First use of semi-monocoque engine/transmission/frame construction; Indian Scout introduced.


    It's a decade of growth for the Indian model line, starting with the revolutionary 1920 Scout and followed by the 95-mph Chief, the even more powerful Big Chief, the lightweight Prince, and the awesome 4-cylinder Four.


    Indian becomes first company in America to use "leakproof" aluminum primary cases; competition retains leaks for decades.


    The company is renamed Indian Motocycle Company, dropping the “r” in “motorcycle”.


    74-cubic-inch Big Chief V-Twin introduced.


    Four-cylinder Indian Ace introduced.


    101 Scout becomes the machine of choice for “wall of death” stunt riders.

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    1930 – 1939


    The Art Deco era hits the Indians adorned in a full range of Duco colors, two-tone designs, pinstriping, and decals.


    Two new lightweight models debut – the Motoplane and the Pony Scout.


    “Iron Man” Ed Kretz, aboard a Sport Scout, laps the entire field in his win at the 1937 Inaugural Daytona 200. Indian introduces first motorcycles with dual carburetors.


    With the onset of World War II, focus again shifts to providing the War Department with motorcycles. The government of France orders 5,000 Chiefs with sidecars.

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    1940 – 1949


    Indian pioneers use of "plunger" (spring coupled to an oil-dampened shaft) rear suspension; introduces trademark full-skirt fenders (aka valences). Production during the war years is mainly military and police vehicles.


    Indian begins production of advanced shaft-drive, four-speed military motorcycle.


    Indian wins Army-Navy Production Award.


    The company is sold and consolidated into the Torque Engineering Company. Later the company is divided with manufacturing going to the Atlas Corporation and distribution to The Indian Sales Corporation.


    First Daytona 200 held on new beach/road course won by Indian rider Floyd Emde on a 648 Scout.

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    1950 – 1970


    Following the war, Indian struggles with re-entry into the public market. The Chief, dropped for a year, is re-introduced in 1951 as a mighty 80-cubic-inch model, but sales continue to decline and Indian is forced to halt production in 1953.


    Herbert "Burt" Munro rides his self-modified 1920 Scout to an under-1000cc land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Forty years later, Munro and his Indian's record still stands.

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    1998 – 2003


    A complex web of trademark rights foil numerous attempts to revive the Indian name until several formerly competing companies merge to become the Indian Motorcycle Company.


    Manufacturing begins, but the venture proves unsuccessful.


    The company's final model year.

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    2004 – 2011


    Stephen Julius and Steve Heese, after resurrecting the struggling Chris-Craft Boat Company, turn their attention to Indian. They acquire trademark rights and intellectual properties.


    Production begins and 2009 Chiefs start rolling off the assembly line in Kings Mountain, NC.

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    Polaris adds one of motorcycling’s legendary brands to its strong stable of Victory cruiser and touring bikes. Indian Motorcycle will operate as an autonomous business unit, building upon the potent combination of Polaris’ engineering acumen and innovative technology with Indian’s premium brand, iconic design and rich American heritage.


    Final year the Kings Mountain Chief platform is produced.


    The new Indian Motorcycle will be born, starting with the engine reveal at Daytona Bike Week.

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