When Indian Motorcycle ceased all production in 1953, the American motorcycle world was plagued by the loss of one of the industry’s most historic brands. In 1963, motorcycle racer, dealer, distributor, magazine publisher, race promoter, author, and motorcycle manufacturer Floyd Clymer took over ownership of the Indian Motorcycle trademark. His struggle to revive the defunct Indian Motorcycle brand involved branding imported Royal Enfield and Velocette bikes with the Indian Motorcycle name.
In 1970 tragedy struck, and Floyd Clymer passed away of a heart attack. He passed down the Indian Motorcycle Trademark to his attorney Alan Newman who continued to sell small bikes, mostly produced in Taiwan, carrying the Indian brand name before operations ceased again in 1977.