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Machines of the same name which bore no resemblance to the original were produced in the UK from 1950 to 1955 by Brockhouse of Southport in Lancashire, who had acquired the rights to the name.
Subsequently the Indian brand was acquired by AMC who promptly dropped most the Royal Enfield models, with plans to replace them with rebadged Matchless/AJS machines. However, before this could eventuate AMC went into receivership.
Note: The Indian Motocycle Club of Great Britain has its own web site. indianmotocycle.co.uk
INDIAN. (Stand 100.)
7-9 h.p.; 79x100 mm. (997 c.c); twin cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Schebler carburetter; American Bosch gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; all-chain drive; 28x3in. Goodyear tyres.
Hendee Mfg. Co., 366, Euston Road. N.W.
There have been few more popular heavy twins than the 7-9 h.p. Powerplus Indian, which, on account of its smooth running, high power, and the comfort afforded by its spring frame, has undergone practically no alteration since its first introduction, but remains particularly suitable for sidecar work on any roads where adhesion is possible. The same careful study which is evident in the design of the engine has been carried on throughout the whole machine. The manner in which the valve springs are insulated from the hottest part of the engine by means of ventilated distance pieces is an excellent feature, as also is the telescopic arrangement provided for the enclosing of the valve springs and tappets. Not only is the Indian among the pioneer firms as regards satisfactory spring frame, but it was among the first to introduce a reliable system of electric lighting. The Hendee Mfg. Co. employ the Splitdorf generator, which is driven off the crankshaft by means of a spring belt, which is totally enclosed. Two of these models are shown fitted with luxurious sidecars, and, handsomely finished in Indian red, make exceedingly striking outfits.
4 h.p.; 70x78 mm. (596 c.c.); two-cylinder V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Schebler carburetter; Bosch gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; final drive by chain; Goodyear 26 x 3in. tyres.
The Indian Scout has certainly distinguished itself during 1920, being a solo mount of moderate power and reasonable weight; consequently it appeals strongly to the sporting solo rider. One of the most interesting features of this model is the fact that the transmission from engine to gear box is through gear wheels, the final drive being by chain.
For the first time this machine is shown fitted with a Splitdorf electrical generator, which is driven by means of an enclosed wire belt from a pulley on the large transmission gear wheel. One solo model is shown, while another machine is fitted with a sidecar of a light and "sporting" build.
Sources include: Graces Guide
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