Spirit of 1901 #4 Spring 2017


In 2016 we partnered with Indian Motorcycle to produce a magazine that dealt exclusively with America’s oldest surviving motorcycle brand: all Indian, all the time.

Smaller than A4 – a happy compromise between ungainly and too small – it was delivered to new Indian motorcycle owners and was available to buy online, but ultimately fell foul of an interpretation of enhanced GDPR regulations – the ones that mean everyone who is going to measure and monitor your browsing habits needs to inform you of the fact and seek your permission – and only ran to seven editions.

The 4th edition rolled off the press the coincide with the Chieftain’s raised hemlines – gone was the fully skirted front fender – and we took a multi-bike look at Indian’s relationship with the Wall of Death.

In this issue ...

  • COVER STORY: The New Chieftain Elite and Limited
  • Gear Change: New Jackets from Indian
  • Young Guns Speed Shop take on a Scout
  • WALL OF DEATH: 1920s Survivor from Coney Island
  • WALL OF DEATH: Ken Fox Troupe’s Scouts
  • WALL OF DEATH: 2013 Relaunch of the Scout
  • WALL OF DEATH: Wall’s Fastest Indian
  • Under the Skirts: Fat Tyred Scout
  • Cameron McCaig’s Demobbed 741B
  • Legendary: The Abernathy Kids
  • Dealer Awards