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Old 4th March 2008, 10:08   #16
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The Red Indian shown in first pic similer to that seen in some megazine and one Punjabi guy owns in either Delhi or Chandigarh restored it in Dark Blue color. Dont remember the details.
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Do you have the magazine?
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There's even a film about him.
The fastest Indian.
Yeah! It is "The Worlds Fastest Indian" and I believe it is the best movie made on motorcycle!

@Julian..
Keep them coming...
I am drooling over the Indian Chief!
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If anyone wants to see "The world's fastest Indian" a good film about Bert Munro and his Indian record breaker, and you don't mind getting into torrent downloads, which by the way I cannot condone.... It is available there

Regards to all bikers

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Julian your pics and motorcycles are fabulous classics. Would you have larger images of these? would loveee to see these in detail.

Btw i have seen this movie. I literally wept while watching it ...that too on a flight. LOL. Great movie and a must watch for all bike fans!

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Hi highwayblaze
All the images were large, but all the images on the site seem to have become small, I don't know why. They can be reposted in the new format if the mods don't mind.
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Hi highwayblaze
All the images were large, but all the images on the site seem to have become small, I don't know why. They can be reposted in the new format if the mods don't mind.
Julian & others,

Dont worry, the images should be visible again soon.

At the moment, to view the bigger image, removed the ".th" from the URL.

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I always heard rumours of a Brough Superior in India for years, never had concrete proof. Thank you! Where is this bike today?

I also keep hearing of a Vincent Black Shadow thats still around. Anybody know of it?
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I'm afraid the Brough went to Germany in the early 90s in a tourist bus.
In 1991 I went to buy a Vincent Rapide B that was in Bareilly UP, it was very rusty, the very expensive cylinder heads looked like scrap, the dealer Karim wanted 1 Lakh then. It really looked in bad shape.
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Old 13th March 2008, 21:02   #25
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1937-49 Harley Davidson model U with rocket conversion and beautiful seat in Kashmiri gate, Delhi in 1979.
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]1940 Indian Chief military outfit I found in Meerut and drove back to Delhi.
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1932 Indian 4 cylinder around in Delhi for many years in the 70s-80s.
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1938 Indian 4 cylinder in Karol Bagh Delhi in1980, with an avid enthusiast on board.. Before and after some work.
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1950 Indian Chief 80cu.in. and a Harley 74cu.in. I found in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 1976 when hitch-hiking back to UK from India
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Various Indian Chiefs in Delhi in 1980.
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My first Indian a military 741B 30.50cu.in. I drove for about 30,000 miles then swapped for a Chief in bits in 1975 with a friend who now manufactures this: Indian Dakota 4
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The Chief I got from him after restoration about 1979.
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1936-37ish BSA 1000 V twin in Nizumuddin New Delhi.in 1981.
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^^^ I m loving them !!!

My personal choice is here! \/ \/ \/

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In sharing these splendid pictures you enrich us all. Thanks a ton. I can just imagine the stories you have to tell!!! Please do start relating all your experiences. It would be so much fun to read about them all.

I think you might just as well publish a book on your experiences with the magnificent cars and bikes you've been associated with. Its obvious you are a veritable treasure trove!!

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a friend who now manufactures this: Indian Dakota 4
Very interesting!!! I have also seen a website announcing the launch in 2008 of the new Indian Chief. It looks stunning. Is it the same gentleman who is making that too? If not who owns the brand "Indian"? Can two different people make a bike with the same name legally?

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He is the registered trademark holder of the name Indian and the feathered head motif in the UK since the 90s. I think there were some disputes though.
I dislike all these modern monstrosities. Like Harleys, these days their biggest customers are greying men in their 50s in blue jeans trying to stay young
Compared to European bikes I find US bikes became rather gross and were only suited to travelling in a straight line for a long time, the early ones are nice though.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 18:29   #29
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Somewhere in New Delhi about 1980, a friend of mine's Indian Chief.
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Are these real Sadhus or not?
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Julian !! The Henderson is in Mumbai now with a friend of mine.
Where is the Brough Superior & the CS1 Norton now ? Still in India ? Wow. never heard about it. I am sure you can throw more light on it.
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