"There's magic in the name Indian", proclaimed the ads, and thousands of motorcycling enthusiasts around the world agreed. Given the dominance today of Harley Davidson, few realize that in the early years of this century Indian was the pre-eminent American motorcycle manufacturer, while Harley was struggling to make inroads into the market. Indians had always had an aura and visual style of their own, but by the 50s the company had gone out of business, leaving the field to Harley. The new Millennium, however, sees the successful re-birth of the marque, after several false starts. A new Indian Chief (the 2000) is being built (the machine is based on a Harley), and a new Scout is under development. This superb book is the definitive colour chronicle of the legend that is Indian. First published in 1998, it is now fully updated to include details and unique photography of both the new Chief and the Scout. With superb studio photography of all the significant models from 1901 to the new 2000 Chief and Scout, this is the only fully comprehensive, totally up-to-date hardware history of the company available.
Tod Rafferty has authored several best-selling books on American motorcycles, including Harley Davidson: The Ultimate Machine; The Complete Harley Davidson Encyclopedia; and The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Motorcycles. Tod is married and lives in California.