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Indian Motorcycle Time Machine: 1950 – 1970

By July 12, 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 1950 – 1970

1951 — Following the war, Indian struggles with re-entry into the public market. The Chief, dropped for a year, is re-introduced in 1951 as a mighty 80-cubic-inch model, but sales continue to decline and Indian is forced to halt production in 1953.

1967 — Herbert "Burt" Munro rides his self-modified 1920 Scout to an under-1000cc land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Forty years later, Munro and his Indian's record still stands.