1912 Indian Single
First offered for sale in 1902, Indian motorcycles quickly earned a reputation for quality and innovation. Ten years later, the bikes continued to use the firm’s well-proven, one-cylinder engine and were equipped with chain drive, an advanced feature during a time when the large majority of motorcycles were fitted with belt drive. Indian’s record setting performance in American speed and distance racing gave customers the confidence to explore their surroundings without fear of mechanical failure.
THE MARGIE AND ROBERT E. PETERSEN COLLECTION