Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Experience for October 2013

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 The Indian Papoose Motor Scooter

The Indian Papoose motor scooter was developed after World War II and was based on an earlier motor scooter called the Welbike, which was actually built for the British Army.

After the war, John Dolphin – who had been an engineer on the Welbike project – saw an opportunity to re-design these little scooters for the civilian market.  Seeing a need for cheap transportation after the war, Dolphin partnered with Brockhouse engineering to create the British Corgi.  Many of these motor scooters were sent to the United States and re-branded as the Indian Papoose.





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