Indian Motorcycle - Buy with Confidence


Indian Motorcycle - Buy with Confidence

Davis Applied Technology College was the first college to conduct Indian Motorcycle® factory training in the United States for Polaris Industries. Polaris acquired the Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011 and has renovated this classic motorcycle into a modern machine.

Polaris Industries Inc. designs, manufactures and markets innovative, high-quality, high-performance motorized products, including all-terrain recreational and utility Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs), which include ATVs and side-by-sides; Snowmobiles; On-Road Vehicles, including Motorcycles and Small Vehicles; and related Parts, Garments and Accessories (PG&A).

Indian Motorcycle is a premium brand that has a growing number of dealers worldwide. The Indian motorcycle was manufactured from 1901 to 1953 by a company in Springfield Massachusetts know as the Hendee Manufacturing Company. In 1928, the company was renamed as the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company. The Indian team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1900’s, Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. The most popular models were the Scout and the Chief. The original company went bankrupt in 1953. A variety of companies attempted to revive the brand with limited success. Polaris Industries purchased the Indian Motorcycles in 2011. Polaris relocated bike assembly from North Carolina to their Spirit Lake, Iowa plant. Currently, Polaris introduced the 2014 Indian Chief® Classic r, Indian Chief® Vintage and Indian Chieftain® motorcycles.

Polaris developed the Indian Motorcycle training for technicians globally.  Indian Motorcycle trainers developed this international training curriculum and hands-on labs. “The overall training was a great success,” states Robert Archibald, DATC Motor Sports Technician Instructor. “When the factory trainers left, they loaned an Indian Chieftain, Indian Chief Vintage and the special technician tools to train our students in the future on these machines. Over the past year, Polaris has lent over $400,000 in Motorcycles, ATV’s, Side-by-Sides and Snowmobiles. Indian bikes are beautiful motorcycles with many leading edge comfort and safety options.