1922 Indian Scout

This 1922 Indian Scout was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

1935 Indian Chief

This 1935 Indian Chief was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

1905 Indian

This 1905 Indian motorcycle was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

1932 Indian Model 403

This 1932 Indian Model 403 was one of hundreds of classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama.

Indian Model 841: War Horse

The shaft drive, transverse V-twin Indian Model 841 was Indian’s pitch for the perfect military motorcycle.

1950 Indian Warrior with Skis

A 1950 Indian Warrior equipped with winter skis and on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

Cross Country Motorcycle Trips in 1949

George Protopapas shares his experiences making cross country motorcycle trips on a 1948 Indian Chief in a time before freeways, fiberglass helmets or all-weather gear.

1940 Indian Four

A 1940 Indian Four on display with a wide array of other classic motorcycles at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Indian Powerplus — Plus

This 1921 Indian Powerplus was a truly modern motorcycle in its day. Riding one now is a different story.

1946 Indian Chief

1946 Indian Chief on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

1933 Indian Four

Four-cylinder motorcycles were a top-end luxury in the 1920s and 30s, and the Indian Four was built as such from 1927 until production ended in 1942.

1903 Indian Motorcycle

1903 Indian motorcycle on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.

Indian Enfield Interceptor 750

With a mix of British and Italian engineering, Floyd Clymer’s Indian Enfield Interceptor 750 was the last gasp of the once famous Indian brand.

1936 Indian Dispatch-Tow

When I was growing up in suburbia, most of the kids on my block had a plastic toy called a Big Wheel. You could call the Indian Dispatch-Tow an adult Big Wheel.  

1936 Indian Sport Scout Racer

Alan Cathcart rides a 1936 Indian Sport Scout Racer - a bike he considers America's first Superbike.

Burt Munro Special takes top honors at Pebble Beach

The “Munro Special,” the 1920 Indian Scout piloted by New Zealander Burt Munro to 183.586mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967, won top honors for prewar American racing motorcycles at the Aug. 15, 2010, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A car-only show since its founding in 1950, the prestigious Pebble Beach event opened its doors to motorcycles for the first time in 2009. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum won top honors in 2009 for its 1954 AJS E95. One of four claimed built, that machine is featured in the September/October 2010 issue of Motorcycle Classics.

1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster

1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster American dream March April 2010 By Phillip Tooth When it comes to American style, few bikes match the Indian Chief, which continues to influence motorcycle styling decades on witness Kawasaki’s 1999 2005 skirted fender V

Found on eBay: 1941 Indian Sport Scout

How many more barn-fresh Indians are out there? While we're betting they can still be found, the number have to be getting few, and if you're looking forward to restoring one someday, now may be the time.

1939 Indian Scout Racer

A chance sighting turns up a legendary 1939 Indian Scout racer, the Kretz Indian.

The 2009 Indian Rally in Scotland

The Old Indians Never Die Rally was the brain-child of Indian motorcycle enthusiast and Edinburgh resident Alan Forbes, who also happens to own the U.K. rights to the Indian name.

John Lystul's Early 20th Century Indian Motorcycle Dealership

A reader shares a family photo of his great uncle's early 20th century Indian Motorcycle dealership and asks the wider cycling community if anyone knows more about it. Originally published as "John Lystul's Early Indian Dealership" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Indian Motorcycle Company Returns

You can't keep a good brand down. The Indian Motorcycle Company is making another comeback with a line of bikes reminiscent of a bygone era. Originally published as "2009 Indian Chief" in the November/December 2009 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Two Big Indian Chief Motorcycles

How do you like your old Indian motorcycles – restored to concours condition or in their work clothes showing the wear and tear of a hard life?

Found on eBay: 1951 Indian Warrior

Original, unrestored Indians are getting harder to find. Even harder are those in presentable, original shape. This 1951 Indian Warrior is claimed to be "95% original," yet ready to ride.

Found on eBay: 1943 Indian Military Scout 741B

One of my favorite 1940's classic motorcycles is the Indian Scout, and while I'd love to get my hands one one with a nice rough patina, this freshly painted Scout would be hard to argue with.

Indian Revival? New models set to debut in 2009

The track record of would-be motorcycle manufacturers trying to breathe new life into old names has been less than stellar. Now, word comes of yet another new Indian, and this time it just might work.

Sammy Pierce and the P-61 American Rocket

Sammy Pierce was perhaps the greatest enthusiast of Indian motorcycles. And, along the way, he designed his own motorcycle — the P-61 American Rocket.

Old Warriors: Four Indian Sport Scout Racing Bikes

These Indian Sport Scout racing bikes hadn't received human attention for three decades until Larry Feese, Sr. found them. Originally published as "The Indian Sport Scout Racer" in the January/February 2007 issue of Motorcycle Classics Magazine.

Going the Bobber Route

What do you do when you find a perfectly good deal on a bike that's, well, not perfect? You know, the nice bike that has most of the right parts but too many of the wrong ones to do a perfect restoration?