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Polaris Inc. owns and manufactures the Indian Motorcycle (or Indian) brand of motorcycles in the United States.

Hendee Manufacturing Company initially produced the motorcycles from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, but the name was changed to Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company in 1923.

Polaris Industries purchased the Indian motorcycle brand in 2011 and relocated operations from North Carolina to their existing facilities in Minnesota and Iowa. Polaris has designed, engineered, and manufactured multiple lines of motorcycles under the Indian Motorcycle brand that reflect Indian’s traditional styling since August 2013.

The Indian Motorcycle factory team finished first, second, and third in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1910s, Indian Motorcycle became the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles. The Scout, which was produced from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, which was produced from 1922 until 1953, when the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company went bankrupt, were the most popular models produced by Indian Motorcycle. Various organizations attempted, with limited success, to keep the Indian Motorcycle brand name alive in subsequent years.