1974 Indian MX
When Los Angeles attorney Alan Newman acquired the Indian trademark in 1970, he continued previous Indian Company owner Floyd Clymer’s strategy of importing and rebranding bikes built by Italian motorcycle manufacturer Italjet Moto. The following year Newman purchased a factory in Taiwan and contracted with a manufacturer to build a variety of Indian dirt bikes. They were powered by Minarelli, Morini and Fuji two-stroke engines ranging in displacement from 50cc to 175cc. Sluggish sales forced the company into bankruptcy in 1977 at which time the brand was acquired by yet another concern, American Moped Associates.
Collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum