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1942 Indian 741 and Indian 841


1942 Indian 741 and Indian 841 Pictures
The 741 military motorcycle was based on a civilian Indian and had a 30.5-cubic-inch flathead V-twin engine.
The 741 military motorcycle was based on a civilian Indian and had a 30.5-cubic-inch flathead V-twin engine.

After their use in World War II, often as courier and scout bikes, the 1942 Indian 741 and 841 models were sold as surplus to civilians for street use.

The 741 had a stand-alone speedometer mounted to the fork, while this gauge on the tank kept track of the battery's charge.
The 741 had a stand-alone speedometer mounted to the fork, while this gauge on the tank kept track of the battery's charge.
Lots of civilians eventually got this view from the Indian 741. Thousands of its engines were sold postwar to bargain hunters and do-it-yourselfers.
Lots of civilians eventually got this view from the Indian 741. Thousands of its engines were sold postwar to bargain hunters and do-it-yourselfers.
The Indian 841 motorcycle included a final drive by jointed shaft, deemed more suitable for desert use.
The Indian 841 motorcycle included a final drive by jointed shaft, deemed more suitable for desert use.
Unlike the 741, the 841 model was fitted with the company's traditional "plunger" suspension.
Unlike the 741, the 841 model was fitted with the company's traditional "plunger" suspension.
Only about 1,000 Indian 841s were built, and fewer than 50 are thought to have actually seen military service.
Only about 1,000 Indian 841s were built, and fewer than 50 are thought to have actually seen military service.

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