Burt Munro of Invercargill, New Zealand, set the world's land speed record on this heavily modified 1920 Indian® Scout® in 1967 at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. Burt began modifying his Indian® Scout® in 1926, and by the time he made it to the salt, it was such a unique amalgam of custom-made components it needed to be torn down and rebuilt after every 10 minutes of run time. Built strictly for speed, the Munro Special was virtually void of any safety equipment. Burt was in pursuit of world-record speed, not safe travels.
Photos from the Heritage Ride,
Celebrate all the exciting Indian Motorcycle® moments from Daytona Bike Week 2013.
The new Indian® Chieftain™ offers a new look but boasts the same soul of Indian® motorcycles of the past.
Style meets swagger: That’s the new Indian® Chief® Vintage.
Legendary. That defines Indian Motorcycle®. America’s first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle® has the richest heritage on two wheels. From global racing dominance, to leading the charge in the fight for freedom, to innovative engineering and visionary thinking that changed motorcycling forever, Indian Motorcycle® has set the pace for over a century. Enjoy browsing through this photo album featuring highlights of our storied past.
American picker Mike Wolfe shows Greg Brew, Director of Indian Motorcycle® Industrial Design, some of his favorite Indian Motorcycle® picks from over the years, as the two discuss the brand’s significance in American motorcycle history.
Mike Wolfe is known as an American picker. He's a TV star, author and entrepreneur.
Indian Motorcycle® History from The History Channel®: The Next Chapter
The Chief® Story
Hear why Mike Wolfe is excited about the future of Indian Motorcycle® and why Polaris® is the right home for the brand as it rides into the future.
Pull up a seat alongside Mike Wolfe, American picker and avid Indian Motorcycle® rider, and Greg Brew, Director of Indian Motorcycle® Industrial Design. Listen as they discuss the importance of honoring the iconic style and performance elements that have defined Indian motorcycles throughout the brand's rich history.
It's the most iconic styling note in motorcycle history and it has led Indian Motorcycle® down the open road since early in the brand's rich history. And it will lead future generations of Indian Motorcycle® riders on the adventures of a lifetime.
Indian Motorcycle® dealerships honor the brand’s historic legacy and deliver premium products and services to consumers, and a great ownership experience for dealers. Watch for more new Indian Motorcycle® dealerships opening across the U.S. throughout 2013 and in the years ahead.
The custom-built “Spirit of Munro” is a streamlined tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who collectively fueled the Indian Motorcycle® legacy of racing victories and record-setting speed runs.