The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company (initially known as the Hendee Manufacturing Company), was established in 1901 went bankrupt in 1953. 

Indian 1953

     A number of successor organizations have perpetuated the name in subsequent years, with limited success. In 2011 Polaris Industries, owning also Victory motorcycles, purchased Indian Motorcycles and relocated operations from North Carolina, merging them into existing facilities in Minnesota and Iowa. 

     The company plans to introduce a new bike, or a range of new models, soon. At the moment they have released a promotional video, where the sound of the new engine may be heard. That is a definitely V-2, probably a big air cooled and low tuned one. 


      The sound of the real thing was a marketing trick by Ktm some days before the Eicma show where the Super Duke 1290 R Prototype was introduced and she proved quite a bike! We hope that this time Indian will hit the markets successfully!