Circa 1910 - A track cyclist is shown in practice behind an early Indian motorcycle. Image by © Underwood & Underwood.
Indian Motorcycle founded in Springfield, Massachusetts
Indian produces their first V-twin engine
1910 - 1920
Indian becomes largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, dominating both the marketplace and racetrack
Indian declares bankruptcy and ceases operations
A group of investors acquires Indian Trademarks and starts producing motorcycles in Gilroy, California
Gilroy Indian declares bankruptcy and ceases operations
Stellican acquires Indian Trademarks
Production of Indian Motorcycles is started in King's Mountain, North Carolina
Polaris acquires Indian Motorcycles; production is shifted to Spirit Lake, Iowa and engineering immediately begins work on next-generation Indian
Last ''King's Mountain era'' motorcycle rolls of the line in Spirit Lake
Launch of the All-new Model Year 2014 Indian Historical Time LineMotorcycle
in second half of the year!
- Mike Wolfe