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On This Day

Tuesday 13th January 2015

6 years ago

The much anticipated Indian Motorcycle Exhibit inside the Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Massachusetts, opened. Some of the Indians on show included: A 1917 Model O Light Twin, which featured Indian’s horizontally opposed motor running front to back, not side to side. The 1925 single-cylinder Prince. Weighing in at 265 lbs and costing $185, it was aimed squarely at the entry-level rider. The marketing campaign included the slogan, “You can learn to ride it in five minutes!” That's about all the time you had, by 1929 production ceased. The 1926 Indian Scout was a nasty Hill Climb machine built for Bob Armstrong, a local hero in the 1920's. Armstrong's bike had a custom rear end, a more aggressive gear ratio and it ran on wood alcohol for fuel. And a 1937 Indian delivery van/motorcycle, or 'Traffic Car' as they were known. Built at the Indian Motorcycle factory it started life as an Indian Chief, powered by the same 42-degree, 74-cubic-inch V-twin as the two-wheeled model. But then, workers bolted a massive steel subframe to the rear of the bike and installed a jackshaft where the rear wheel should go. Sprockets on each side of the jackshaft turned drive chains to each rear axle, offering two-wheel drive. They were used to deliver everything from auto parts to ice cream.