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1937 Indian Ad.

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by 1955mercury, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. 1955mercury


    Nov 30, 2011
    This is an ad for a 1937 Indian Scout Jr. from an old magazine of mine. Notice that Indian put the hand shifter and foot clutch on the right side, opposite from Harley. The reason they gave for doing this, was so their customers would find a Harley awkward to ride after being accustomed to riding an Indian.

  2. The irony is, it turned out to be the other way around. The Indian was a beautiful machine. They sure came back as a gaudy looking Ness mess. As is the Victory in my humble old Harley fan opinion.

  3. At $195, we should buy a few and resell them for profit :)

    I joined the NRA, have you yet?
  4. OMEGA5


    Jun 28, 2001
  5. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

    Feb 8, 2009
    JAX, FL
    I stopped by their display at bike week. They had the American pickers bike it was beautiful. You've got to love those old bikes and the craftsmanship that went into them.

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  6. 1955mercury


    Nov 30, 2011
    The last real Indian I remember seeing was on the "Wall of Death" at the Elberton, Georgia county fair.

  7. RUT


    Jan 30, 2002
    New Hampshire, USA
    >>Notice that Indian put the hand shifter and foot clutch on the right side<<

    Fortunately, they could easily be converted over to the other side. My second bike (in 1959) was a 1945 Indian Chief that had been converted over to left hand shift/right side throttle. I can't imagine riding that thing today! :)