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History of the Indian Motorcycle Company

When you are looking to purchase a car, a house, or just about anything, most people want to buy from a company that is reputable, competitively priced, and will stand by their product.  Well, if you are looking to buy a new or vintage motorcycle, Indian is the company that you want to go with.

In 1901, the Indian Motorcycle Company, then called Hendee Manufacturing Company, created the first American motorcycle.  By 1907, their bikes were considered the best selling and most technologically advanced bikes because while other companies were still producing single engines that only produced 5 horsepower or less, the Indian company had released the V-twin engine motorcycle.