by CIO Staff

Indian Motorcycles Time Line

Jun 15, 20011 min
ERP Systems

1901 The first Indian motorcycle?the 1901 Single?is built by bike racer George Hendee and engineer Carl Oscar Hedstrom.
1913 Indian produces 31,950 motorcycles this year, an all-time record for the company.
1940 Indian’s full line receives highly styled, skirted fenders.
1953 Excessive reliance on Army contracts and a dissolving dealer network leads Indian to cease production.
1997 Ersatz entrepreneur Philip Zanghi is convicted of fraud in connection with Indian relaunch scam.
1999 Indian Motorcycle Co. of America reborn in Gilroy, Calif.
Fall 2001 Indian plans to unveil its new lineup.