The 1946 Indian Chief presence carried by bikes from this legendary American motorcycle maker.

Indian Motorcycles

Indian motorcycles are rivaled only by those from Harley-Davidson for the sense of Americana they inspire. Explore the links below to learn about the fantastic bikes from this innovative Massachusetts motorcycle maker founded in 1901.

Chain direct-drive, swingarm rear suspension, dozens of color choices, aluminum cylinder heads -- even the slogan, "You can learn to ride it in five minutes," helped distinguish early Indian motorcycles from their many rivals.

Indian motorcycles enjoyed their glory days before World War II, when these big bikes were renowned for their power, styling, and high-speed stability.

The Indian Chief models of the immediate postwar years carried on that proud tradition. Check out our profiles and pictures of the classic Indian motorcycles.

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