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Indian Motorcycle

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 9780760348635
Genre : Indian motorcycle
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"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

Indian Motorcycle R

Author : Darwin Holmstrom
ISBN : 0760348634
Genre : Transportation
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Indian Motorcycle(R): America's First Motorcycle Company(tm) tells the complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker, from its start as a bicycle manufacturer to the purchase of the brand by Polaris Industries in 2011 and the subsequent new Indian motorcycles. In the early years of the 20th century, Indian dominated the world's racetracks, earning the brand a worldwide reputation for quality, performance, reliability, and technical innovation, but the once-mighty company fell on hard times and in 1953 was forced to file bankruptcy. The Indian brand never quite died, though, thanks in large part to fanatically devoted enthusiasts, who tried to resurrect it for over half a century. Finally Polaris, maker of the highly regarded Victory(R) brand of motorcycles, purchased the brand and released the Chief(R) and Scout(R), models that once again restored Indian to its rightful place in the motorcycle pantheon.

The Indian 1901 1978

Author : Tod Rafferty
ISBN : 9780785833123
Genre : Transportation
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Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer! As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. Because of this, Springfield, Massachusetts was at the hub of the international motorcycle scene. Between 1900 and 1917, when the United States entered World War I, about 150 domestic motorcycle companies came and went. Little more than a dozen remained in business following the war, and after the great depression of the 1930s only two American manufacturers had survived Indian and Harley-Davidson. This definitive chronicle of America's first motorcycle is an essential for any cycle aficionado. It features concise hardware histories of every model produced by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1901 to the mid-1950s, when the company ceased production. Also included, is a unique color directory of the great motorcycles built by the celebrated Indian Motorcycle Company. Arranged chronologically, this superb reference work features special commissioned color photographs of all the landmark models that you won't want to miss!

Indian Motorcycle Photographic History

Author : Jerry H. Hatfield
ISBN : 087938736X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Indian Motorcycle Photographic History tells the tale of the great Indian motorcycles in over 450 color and black-and-white photos. Here is the Indian legend, from the first bicycle-derived "motocycles" of 1901 to the famous Chiefs, Scouts, and Fours, and on to the firm's closing in the 1960s.

Rebuilding The Indian

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ISBN : 0803273584
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The building of a vintage Indian Chief motorcycle is more than the restoration of a bike?it?s the resurrection of a dream. Rebuilding the Indian chronicles one man?s journey through the fearful expanse of midlife in a quest for peace, parts, and a happy second fatherhood. Fred Haefele was a writer who couldn?t get his book published, an arborist whose precarious livelihood might just kill him, and an expectant father for the first time in over twenty years. He was in a rut, until he purchased a box of parts not so euphemistically referred to as a ?basket case? and tackled the restoration of an Indian Chief motorcycle. With limited mechanical skills, one foot in the money pit, and a colorful cast of local experts, Haefele takes us down the rocky road of restoration to the headlong, heart-thrilling rush of open highway on his gleaming midnight-blue Millennium Flyer.

Strategic Management Concepts And Cases Competitiveness And Globalization

Author : Michael A. Hitt
ISBN : 9781305502147
Genre : Business & Economics
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Introduce your students to strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the course area. Written by respected scholars who have taught strategic management at all educational levels, Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson's latest edition provides an intellectually rich, yet thoroughly practical, analysis of strategic management. The classic industrial organization model is combined with a resource-based view of the firm to provide students with a complete understanding of how today's businesses establish competitive advantages and create value for stakeholders. Cutting-edge research is presented with a strong global focus, featuring more than 500 emerging and established companies. All-new opening cases introduce chapter concepts and mini cases offer new contexts of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Savvy Guide To Motorcycles

Author : Shirley Duglin Kennedy
ISBN : 0790613166
Genre : Transportation
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Librarian by day but motorcyclist enthusiast and expert whenever possible, Kennedy demystifies the hobby in a very savvy way. She covers choosing a motorcycle, rules-of-the road, training, maintenance, etiquette and more.

American Motorcycles

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230833889
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Buell motorcycles, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Indian Motorcycles, MTT motorcycles, Buell Motorcycle Company, Harley-Davidson Sportster, Harley-Davidson FL, Harley-Davidson VRSC, Harley-Davidson WLA, Erik Buell, Tote Gote, Harley-Davidson Super Glide, Harley-Davidson Servi-Car, Harley-Davidson Hummer, Buell Blast, Indian 841, Roadog, Indian Scout, Softail, Buell 1125R, Harley-Davidson Model 7D, MTT Turbine Superbike, Indian 101 Scout, Motus MST, Harley-Davidson Topper, Armstrong MT500, Bi-Autogo, Harley-Davidson XA, Erik Buell Racing, Harley-Davidson MT350E, Marman Twin. Excerpt: The Buell Motorcycle Company was an American motorcycle manufacturer based in East Troy, Wisconsin and founded in 1983 by ex-Harley-Davidson engineer Erik Buell. Harley-Davidson acquired 49% of Buell in 1993, and it became a wholly owned subsidiary by 2003. On November 17, 2006, Buell announced that it had produced and shipped its 100,000th motorcycle. On October 15, 2009, Harley-Davidson announced the discontinuation of the Buell product line as part of its strategy to focus on the Harley-Davidson brand. The last motorcycle was produced on October 30, bringing the number manufactured to 136,923. In November 2009, Buell and Harley-Davidson announced the launch of Erik Buell Racing, an independent company run by Erik Buell which will produce race-only versions of the 1125R model. The first Buell motorcycle, the RW750, was built in 1983 purely for competing in the AMA Formula 1 motorcycle road racing championship. At that time, Erik Buell was a top contending privateer motorcycle racer. After completion of the first two RW750 racing machines, one of which was sold to another racing team, the Formula 1 series was canceled. Buell then turned his focus towards racing-inspired, street-going machines using engines manufactured by Harley. In...

The Harley Davidson And Indian Wars

Author : Allan Girdler
ISBN : 9780760313534
Genre : Transportation
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Allan Girdler. This colorful reprint examines the dueling marques right up through Indian's dissolution in the 1950s.

Motorcycling For Dummies

Author : Bill Kresnak
ISBN : 1118068424
Genre : Transportation
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Few activities offer more fun and excitement than motorcycling, but to get the most out of it, there’s a lot you need to know. From buying and maintaining a bike, to riding safely, to finding great places to ride, Motorcycling For Dummies puts you on the road with savvy and style, whether you’re male or female, new to riding or an experienced vet. This fun, practical, and informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! You’ll get plenty of help in selecting the right bike and step-by-step instructions on performing routing maintenance tasks. You’ll also find out how to develop safe riding habits and, maybe most important of all, fit in with the biker crowd. Plus, this indispensable resource shows you advanced riding techniques, offers travel tips for long-distance rides, and even helps you get your kids started in motorcycling. Discover how to: Buy a new or used bike Select safe, tough riding gear, from helmet and jacket to boots and pants Get proper training and learn essential riding skills Insure your bike Pass even the toughest licensing test Try your hand at cruising, touring, sports biking, and more Get involved in motorcycle clubs and events Deal with dangers on the road Customize your bike to improve both style and performance Complete with lists of great biking events, organizations, people, and even movies, Motorcycling For Dummies gives a whole new meaning to the term “easy rider.”

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