Indian Chief

Harley-Davidson can lay claim to manufacturing the world’s best-known motorcycles. Well, American ones, at any rate. But, Harley has always had a rival. The mere mention of ‘Indians’ has long instilled panic in the suited …

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Harley-Davidson XLCR

Marketing-wise, Harley-Davidson’s XLCR fell between two stools. It was neither a full-bore sports tool, nor – in typical Harley fashion – a laid-back cruiser. More than anything – as far as categories went – it …

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Henderson KJ

As early as 1929, the Henderson KJ was hitting 100mph. It came courtesy of a 1,301cc in-line four engine – outputting 40bhp. What made the top speed stat yet more impressive was that the KJ …

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Harley-Davidson WL 45

These days, the Harley-Davidson WL 45 is seriously old school. That is a good thing! ’45’ referenced its engine capacity – in cubic inches. The side-valve 45° V-twin slung the WL to a top speed …

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Harley-Davidson Sportster

The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a motorcycle institution. It first hit American highways in ’57. There has been many a model since – and the Sportster line still shows no sign of stopping. Throughout its venerable …

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Indian Four

The Indian story started in 1901 – in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA. It continued until ’42 – and the outbreak of the Second World War. Originally called Hendee, the Indian Motocycle Company came into being in …

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Indian Powerplus

So far as Indian was concerned, its Powerplus model was a cut above other motorcycles. The American company’s customers clearly agreed. Sales-wise, the Powerplus was a soaraway success. Between 1916 and ’24 – the span …

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Harley-Davidson Model 9E

  Strange to think that the globally renowned brand-name that is Harley-Davidson started life in a small shed in Milwaukee. That was in 1903. After a few faltering start-up steps, the fledgling firm found its …

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