Above on the page there are several PDF Manuals for INDIAN Motorcycles.
The Indian motorcycle company begins its history in 1900.
George Hendee was a racing bike manufacturer.
Designing and manufacturing racing bicycles was not only a business for him, but a way of life.
George Hendee's youth passed in racing on cycle tracks, where he won prizes more than once.
Designer Oscar Hedstrom sought to attract the attention of cyclists to a motorcycle of his own design, to participate in the increasingly popular "vacuum bag" races, this cyclist rushes after a heavy car, gaining incredible speed.
Incredibly, George Hendee himself became interested in his idea, a businessman and an athlete made a counter offer to Oscar to organize a joint venture for the development and production of motorcycles.
In Springfield, Massachusetts (USA), the partners decided to name their development Indian.
The flamboyant splash towards retro in the 90s sparks attention to Indian motorcycles.
Everywhere around the world, prototypes of motorcycles are born in large numbers, on the gas tanks of which the famous Indian logo flaunts.
And on this a lot of businessmen wanted to make money, to restore the company. But the whole difficulty was that the company was resold many times and several successors declared their rights to the brand.
In 1999, a trial was held to determine the legal owner of Indian. It turned out to be the Canadian-American concern Indian Motorcycle Company of America.
The concern at that time was engaged in the restoration of Indian motorcycles and produced various products with the Indian logo.
And in the same year, one of the California Motorcyde division produced the first batch of powerful, V-shaped, 2-cylinder, 1440-cc, Indian Chief cruiser.
The motorcycle had a belt drive, most of the rear wheel was hidden under a wing-skirt, characteristic for Indian in the 40s.