Indian motorcycle

1911 in Springfield

Indian 3.5 h.p. single-cylinder motor cycle, 1911. The Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company is one of the most successful and renowned motorcycle manufacturers to come out of the USA. This company, formerly known as Hendee Manufacturing Company, started to produce motorcycles in 1901. This motorcycle was made in 1911 and has a 3.5hp 499 cc single-cylinder engine with speed gears and positive chain drive. 1911 also saw Indian’s biggest success to date winning first, second and third place in the Isle of Man Senior TT Race. They achieved this with specially customised bikes, a twin cylinder sleeved down to 598 cc version, but the achievement did a lot to increase the Indian’s profile in the motorcycle world.


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