With several reincarnations since the company began in 1901, used Indian motorcycles are the not-so-quiet favorite of many riders. Several models, including the Indian Chief motorcycle, enjoyed updates since their debuts. Introduced in the 1920s, the reliable Chief V-twin cruiser is the larger sibling of the equally trusty Scout V-twin. Powered by a four-stroke 1200cc engine and capable of top speeds between 85-100 mph, the Chiefs of the 1940s gave way to a 1300cc version in 1950. The 1950-1953 models upgraded the front fork to a telescopic fork, an improvement over the previous trailing link and girder forks. The reinvigorated Chiefs reappeared in 1999, retaining the classic look of the originals, but with the company's Powerplus engine as well as Harley-Davidson Evolution clones. These modern Chiefs feature 1811cc Thunderstroke III engines, cruise control, keyless starter, antilock brake system, and optional heated handgrips. The agile Indian Scout motorcycle saw an increase in engine displacement from 500-745cc between 1919-1949. When the Scout resumed production in 2001, it gained some much-needed engine displacement with an upgrade to a 1437cc engine. Additional features include, a computer-controlled electronic ignition, a five-speed foot shift transmission, and an efficient liquid-cooled engine. Whether you prefer the nimble Scout or the powerful Chief, you can find a wide variety of used Indian motorcycles on eBay.
Any serious motorcycle collector knows the name Indian, and used Indian motorcycles and mortorcycle parts can be hard to find. Luckily, eBay is the one place to find any motorcycles you might want, new or used. There's nothing like taking to the road on a classic bike to recapture your youth.