January 30, 2002
Indian Motorcycle Corp. says it will complete its journey back into the marketplace this year with the introduction of the 2002 Chief, outfitted with the first Indian-designed engine in 45 years. The new 100-cubic-inch V-twin was engineered at Indian's headquarters in Gilroy, Calif.--near Monterey--and is being built by a custom-engine manufacturing contractor in Livonia, Mich.
June 24, 1999 |
The beloved Indian motorcycle--once the best-selling brand in the United States--is back. Sort of. This month, Indian Motorcycle Co.--formed by a partnership of U.S. and Canadian firms--began shipping the first official Indian bikes to be manufactured since 1953, when the original company folded.
November 17, 1998 |
Robert Lutz, the flamboyant former Chrysler Corp. executive who helped spark the auto maker's 1990s renaissance, hopes to use his management prowess to rescue the maker of Diehard batteries. Exide Corp., the world's leading manufacturer of lead-acid batteries for auto and industrial uses, said Monday that Lutz will become chairman, president and chief executive officer Dec. 1. Lutz, 66, is taking over an embattled company that has been under fire for several months.
May 15, 1986 |
Mike Ittner knelt in admiration at the side of the fully restored Indian Chief, examining the classic motorcycle's hand-painted logo, V-twin cylinders and tractor-style seat. Ittner, a Tucson, Ariz., cabinetmaker, was in Southern California on business. But he had arranged to make a pilgrimage to Starklite Cycle in Fullerton--one of only two companies in the nation that specialize in restoring Indian motorcycles.
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August 18, 2003 |
On the campaign trail, Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't telling voters what he'll do about taxes. But in at least one speech, he let slip that he stays trim by riding a Lifecycle exercise machine in the morning. He has no stated plans for dealing with traffic congestion or auto pollution, but last week the gubernatorial candidate declared, not for the first time, that he likes Hummers.
February 28, 1999 |
In 1953, the Indian Motorcycle Co. rolled out its last gleaming Blackhawk Chief. And for the next four decades, America had but one serious motorcycle maker: Harley-Davidson Inc. Italy boasted a handful of manufacturers during many of those years. So did England--and England is an island. The even smaller island nation of Japan had several bike builders that were turning out chain-driven road rockets by the freighter load. For bikers in this country--a nation with 3.