Indian Motorcycles are as old as the sport itself. First produced in 1901, Indian bikes had some legendary riders including Steve McQueen. After spending a day in the saddle of the brand new Chieftain Elite in not-so-sunny San Diego, we can see why.
Jay Leno’s Garage highlights a stock 1912 Indian Single motorcycle and its owner, Alex Trepanier. Alex rode the Single on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball, a 3,000mi journey across the U.S. for bikes that are at least 100 years old. Test ride at 14:38 – after a silly startup procedure.
Jay Leno takes a break from featuring the year’s hottest cars and mods to showcase one of his old reliables. This classic Indian Scout has surprisingly great handling and low maintenance needs. It just couldn’t compete with the Model T. Ride along at 12:35.