Oscar Hedstrom and George Hendee, fueled by their passion for motorcycles, create the "Indian Single," marking the birth of the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company.
Indian takes a bold step, developing their first V-twin engine, the "Indian Twin," setting the stage for future performance and power.
Indian Motorcycles explode in popularity, winning prestigious races and capturing the hearts of riders with their innovative designs and reliability. The iconic red paint scheme becomes synonymous with the brand.
After contributing to the war effort, Indian emerges stronger, setting a world speed record of 136 mph with the "Scout," solidifying its reputation for speed and engineering excellence.
The legendary "Chief" model is launched, becoming an immediate success with its powerful engine, distinctive styling, and comfortable ride. It remains an iconic symbol of the brand to this day.
Indian once again answers the call, producing motorcycles and aircraft engines for the Allied forces, demonstrating their commitment to innovation and service.
Facing stiff competition and changing market trends, Indian struggles to adapt, leading to a decline in sales and eventually, bankruptcy in 1953.
After several ownership changes and failed attempts at revival, Indian Motorcycle returns under new leadership, determined to recapture its past glory.
Indian introduces new models like the Scout and Chieftain, blending classic design with modern technology, appealing to a new generation of riders.
Indian expands its reach internationally, capturing a wider audience and solidifying its position as a major player in the global motorcycle market.