Burt Munro made history by setting a land speed record on the world’s fastest Indian®, a 1920 Indian® Scout®. To salute his passion for performance, we created The Spirit of Munro, a tribute streamliner powered by the new Thunder Stroke™ 111.
The Thunder Stroke™ 111 delivers the raw power, and features the iconic styling that have long been hallmarks of the legendary Indian Motorcycle® brand. Take a look at the new heart of the Indian Motorcycle®.
View photos of the Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine that will power the new Indian Motorcycle®, and see iconic engines from our past that inspired the design.
Celebrate all the exciting Indian Motorcycle® moments from Daytona Bike Week 2013.
Witness a new chapter of Indian Motorcycle® history as VP of Polaris® Motorcycles Steve Menneto and American picker Mike Wolfe unveil the all-new Thunder Stroke™ 111 engine for a cheering crowd of riders at Daytona Bike Week 2013.
Photos from the Heritage Ride,
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.
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.
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.
The Indian Motorcycle® display at the 2012 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show featured the one and only "Munro Special." That’s the machine on which Burt Munro set a world land speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Fueled by a passion for speed, Burt used innovative, home-brewed engineering to draw explosive, record-setting...
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.
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.
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.
Mike Wolfe is known as an American picker. He's a TV star, author and entrepreneur.
Real riders will find “Indian® Rides” is the must-have app. Created by the riding-obsessed team at Indian Motorcycle®, this app provides everything you need for adventures on the open road, including...
From the outset, this was our goal for the new engine: Capture iconic design and styling aspects of the most historic models in our 112-year history and fuse that heritage with state-of-the-art technology and progressive design. Watch as we honor our past and power our future. It’s the new era of Indian Motorcycle®.
The Chief® Story
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.