Indian was once the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, producing more than 20,000 bikes a year, far exceeding rivals Harley-Davidson in the pre-World War I years. It was the first to feature all-chain drive, hand-grip acceleration, and an electric starter. Through the usual tumultuous history of motorcycle manufacturers, the company closed its doors in 1953….
…to reopen as the Indian Motorcycle Company of America in 1999. A conglomeration of multiple companies, the firm set up manufacturing in Gilroy, California, using S&S engines, until the doors closed again in 2003.
The 1999 Indian Widerider on offer here comes from a Florida collection. Purchased as a future collectible, the bike was never ridden but parked in an appropriate storage environment to maintain the as-new condition of the bike. Now, with only 3 miles on the odometer, the bike is ready for the next collector or its first rider.
The specifications are as follows:
Engine no. Z4159
Location: Holiday, Florida