Ask a child to draw a motorcycle and chances are it’ll look like an American-style cruiser. Ask any Kiwi who our most famous motorcylist is, and there is but one name: Burt Munro aboard his 1920 Indian Scout.
While a certain 2005 film starring Anthony Hopkins boosted interest in both the story of Munro and India, it wasn’t until 2014 that the Indian Motorcycle brand returned to selling new bikes in stores.
Indian has a strong, if troubled history. Founded in 1901, it quickly became a dominant force in the American motorcycle industry. However, post-WW2 the company fell on hard