Eye On Design: Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle

Indian Chief Motorcycle
All Photos By Gail

The Indian Chief Roadmaster was designed as a handsome, comfortable rival to Harley-Davidson’s heavyweight touring bikes as Americans took to the road in the years following World War II. Indian’s top model, the Chief Roadmaster (1948) exuded power and style. Note the Indian Head on the front fender as well as the custom-fringed leatherwork. Now, imagine how it would look flying in the wind as the bike speeds toward the horizon!

Indian Chief Motorcycle
Photographed in the Autry Museum pf the American West in Los Angeles, California.

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One thought on “Eye On Design: Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle

  1. Me and the motorcycle
    Me and the motorbike
    We just running around
    My feet are off the ground
    She’s not gonna let me down
    She’s not gonna let me down

    Love And Rockets

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