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This 1908 Indian Torpedo Tank board track racer was displayed at the Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, CA, in May, '08. That's right, it's 100 years old and in original condition. A true, unrestored 'barn find', it won the Best of Show award.

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[link='http://www.motorcyclepediamuseums.com/']http://www.motorcyclepediamuseums.com/[/link]

If your ever in Orange County NY visiting Loydz or those TV guys you have to check Motorcyclepia Museum.

They have an incredible collection of Indians .

Plus HD's Choppers and race bikes
 
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The fact that it is 'un-restored' is stunning. I could not believe it even ran. Impressive.
 
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Old Indian motorcycles never die as this one demonstrates. Brought back to life after 40 years at Kiwi Motorcycles Riverside California 2010, this 1948 classic ticks over like a vintage clock.

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These bikes must have been a handful to operate back then.
Throttle on the left,
Spark advance on the right,
Foot Clutch on the left,
Gear changer on the right,

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This is one of 22 bikes featured on our Motorcycles Pre and Post War Blu-ray and DVDs.It was produced by Fred Kinck Petersen for Kinck Sound.

For info on North America's biggest motorcycle show, go to
[link='http://www.supershowevents.com/spring/index.html']http://www.supershowevents.com/spring/index.html[/link]
 
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[link='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_(motorcycle)']http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_(motorcycle)[/link]

Here is a link to the Wiki history of the Indian Motorcycle company.
 
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938 said:
Old Indian motorcycles never die as this one demonstrates. Brought back to life after 40 years at Kiwi Motorcycles Riverside California 2010, this 1948 classic ticks over like a vintage clock.
Quick, someone call the EPA!
 
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938 said:
These bikes must have been a handful to operate back then.
Throttle on the left,
Spark advance on the right,
Foot Clutch on the left,
Gear changer on the right,
What a stunning restoration. It seems like you'd need the limb independence of Neil Peart to be able to ride this monster. I'd have no trouble at all crashing it the first time out.
 
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Wow, that sure would have been a handful to operate and then some.
Personally, I sure do love the looks of the Indian Motorcycles, new and old. With the new ones, the price sure is hard to stomach. It will be interesting to see what Polaris does with them and it is great to see that this brand might finally have a chance to survive once again.
 
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1941 Indian in-line Four, 4 cylinder motorcycle. Fully restored, beautiful condition, very rare, filmed on New Years Day 2011.

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Kiwi Indian Motocycles builds new manufactured Indian replicas. Kiwi Mike Tomas talks about his 2010 World Championship entry 'Factory Board Tracker'.

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[link='http://www.kiwiindian.com/']http://www.kiwiindian.com/[/link]
 
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2011 Kiwi Indian Board Track Racer, 84 cubic inch flat head, 4 speed gearbox, CV carb, Principal of Old School, Riverside CA

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Starting a 1915 Indian 61cu.in. boardtrack racer at Yesterdays Nederweert Netherlands.
Look at the flames coming out of the ported cylinder heads.
This bike was found dismantled in an Australian collection some years ago.
Boy, we have a hard life........

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Now, if Vic put a 4 cylinder back into an Indian they would have my attention. The modern Indian at the bike show last week was gorgeous, but I can't get past the push rod engine.

I do like the old ace motors though.

Thanks OT, guys.

Kg
 
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I hope that Polaris/Indian builds a gem of motor that is even better than the Victory motor.
State of the Art everything.
They can continue with the old styling.
 
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938 said:
This 1908 Indian Torpedo Tank board track racer was displayed at the Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, CA, in May, '08. That's right, it's 100 years old and in original condition. A true, unrestored 'barn find', it won the Best of Show award.

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Somebody need to tell him drag pipes hurt performance. :)

Cool antique bike. I wish he would have rode it instead of reving it.
 
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Could you imagine going 100 mph on the board racer bike of the day! They really needed a big pair if you what I mean!
 
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