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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1932 Indian Model 403

1932 Indian Model 403

Engine: Air-cooled, inline 4-cylinder, 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: 30bhp (estimated)
Bore x stroke: 2-3/4in x 3-1/4in
Displacement: 1,265cc
Valves: Overhead inlet, side exhaust
Fuel system: Schebler carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed, hand shift
Suspension: Front trailing link with leaf spring, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 515lb
Top speed: 75mph

1932 Indian Model 403 engine

Indian Fours were known as the Duesenbergs of motorcycling, and were produced from 1927 to 1942. Smooth and powerful, these machines could be cruised at 70mph for hours. A 1930s ultimate touring machine, it was the Honda Gold Wing of its time.

1932 Indian Model 403 engine

1932 Indian Model 403

1932 Indian Model 403