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Indian Motorcycle Time Machine: 1930-1939

By June 17, 2013General Posts


Bikernet takes a quick look at Indian Motorcycle's historical timeline for iconic moments from 1901 through the present. Today we give you  1930 – 1939 

1930 — The Art Deco era hits the Indians adorned in a full range of Duco colors, two-tone designs, pinstriping, and decals.

1932 — Two new lightweight models debut – the Motoplane and the Pony Scout.

1937 — “Iron Man” Ed Kretz, aboard a Sport Scout, laps the entire field in his win at the 1937 Inaugural Daytona 200. Indian introduces first motorcycles with dual carburetors.

1939 — With the onset of World War II, focus again shifts to providing the War Department with motorcycles. The government of France orders 5,000 Chiefs with sidecars.