In 1901, bicycle manufacturer, racing promoter, and former bicycle racing champion George Hendee hired Oscar Hedstrom to build gasoline engine-powered bikes to pace bicycle races. The machine he created proved to be powerful and reliable, establishing the company’s reputation for outstanding performance.
The first Indian Motorcycle was sold to a retail customer in 1902, and later began to set records:
1903 — A new world speed record of 56 mph
1906 — An Indian Motorcycle was ridden from San Francisco to New York City in a record 31 1/2 days without any mechanical problems.
1907 — American T.K. Hastings rode an Indian Motorcycle to victory in a 1,000-mile reliability trial in England.
So much more to follow! Be part of it by buying an Indian!