The Indian Motorcycle made in the 50s of Springfield, Massachusetts, I hear have re-opened the business recently under the same name and location. Is this true?
#109241. Asked by 29CoveRoad. (Sep 28 09 10:42 AM)
1950-1953 -- Following the war, Indian struggles with re-entry into the public market. The Chief, dropped for a year, is re-introduced in 1951 as a mighty 80-cubic inch model, but sales continue to decline and Indian is forced to halt production in 1953. |
1999-2003 -- A complex web of trademark rights foil numerous attempts to revive the Indian name until 1998, when several formerly competing companies merge to become the Indian Motorcycle Company. Manufacturing begins in 1999, but the venture proves unsuccessful, and 2003 is the company's final model year.
2004-2009 -- In 2004, Stephen Julius and Steve Heese, after resurrecting the struggling Chris-Craft Boat Company, turn their attention to Indian. They acquire trademark rights and intellectual properties. In 2008 production begins and 2009 Chiefs start rolling off the assembly line in Kings Mountain, NC.
116 Battleground Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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