|1927 Indian Scout 45|
Switching photos from our Triumph theme we are back to my favorite brand, the Indian. In this case a very nice 1927 Indian Scout 45 I've seen at different times here in Arizona.
There is not a more storied motorcycle brand than Indian, it has it's own mystique, a grand history in racing, and some legendary styling. Decades of missteps by Indian management finally brought the Indian company down in 1953 and later, sloppy efforts to revive it with questionable machines, even mini bikes, carrying the famed Indian name, tarnished the brand in the 60s and early '70s.
|A 1947 Chief looks skeptical about the whole deal|
More recently the Indian name and manufacturing has landed with Polaris Industries, makers of the Victory line of cruisers. Victory has proven that they know how to build a quality machine and with the deep pockets of Polaris behind Indian now, the grand old marque may finally have a chance at a comeback as a real rider's machine and not a marketing hoax or boutique bike that few can afford.