1948 Indian Stylemaster
Following the lead of other motorcycle manufacturers, Indian added scooters to its model line in 1947, contracting with Lowther Manufacturing of Joliette, Illinois to build them. The Stylemaster was the premier model in a series of three, all of which were advertised as being “scientifically engineered and artistically styled.” Buyers could choose between a Briggs and Stratton four- or six-horsepower engines. While the other Indian scooters were marketed to businesses, the upmarket Stylemaster was intended for private buyers who appreciated such trendy features as a sheet metal tail panel, tail light block, and three-bar chrome rear bumper.
Collection of Jerry and Brenda Perkins