Indian Motorcycle Time Machine: 1910 – 1919

Bikernet takes a quick look at Indian Motorcycle's historical timeline for iconic moments from 1901 through the present. Today we give you 1910 – 1919

1911 — Indian riders hold every American speed and distance record. Indian sweeps top three positions in first Isle of Man Mountain Course Race.

1913 — First swingarm and leaf-spring rear suspension in the industry is introduced.

1914 — Over 3,000 employees work on a 7-mile-long assembly line in Indian's 1-million-square foot Springfield, Massachusetts plant. Indian debuts world's first motorcycle with electric lights and starter; Cannonball Baker sets cross-country speed record on an Indian V-Twin.

1916 — Racing activities are suspended as the company supplies the war effort with 41,000 machines. The 61-cubic inch Powerplus side-valve engine is introduced.

1918 — An overhead cam, four-valve-per-cylinder Powerplus racing motorcycle tops 120 mph.

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