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Indian motorcycle
Catalog #: 2000.0070.01, Accession #: 2000.0070
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From the Smithsonian Collection
Physical Description

Indian Four (four-cylinder) motorcycle. Red with metal trim. 94" L x 40" W x 43" H

Details
Date Made:
1941
Locations:
California, Ohio
Credit:
Gift of Katie and Taylor Smith
History
A major competitor to Harley-Davidson was the Indian Motocycle Company, which began in 1901 and ceased manufacturing motorcycles for the public in 1953. By far the most individual and distinctive Indian models were produced in the 1940s; they are characterized by flared, skirted mudguards that convey a strong sense of speed even while standing still.
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Donor
Katie and Taylor Smith


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