Indian Four

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One could say that the Indian fours were the Cadillac of motorcycles as they were smooth and flexible, equally at home trickling through traffic or cruising down the highway. At 77 cu. in. they were one of the largest capacity motorcycles on the market. These features made them very popular with law enforcement agencies of the time.

1929 Indian Four
1930 Indian 402
1932 Indian Four
1936 Indian Four
1938 Indian Four
1939 Indian 439
1940 Indian Four
1940 Indian Four
Indian Four
Production 1934 - 1938
Class Classic
air-cooled, four-stroke, exhaust-over-inlet in-line four cylinder
Bore / Stroke 68.6mm x 68.6mm
Horsepower 35.0 HP (26.1 KW) @ 3600RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: leaf-spring fork
Rear: hardtail
Brakes Front: drum
Rear: drum
Weight 234.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Indian Four was a air-cooled, four-stroke, exhaust-over-inlet in-line four cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by Indian between 1934 and 1938. Claimed horsepower was 35.0 HP (26.1 KW) @ 3600 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

A 68.6mm bore x 68.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1265.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 3-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

Stopping was achieved via drum in the front and a drum in the rear. The front suspension was a leaf-spring fork while the rear was equipped with a hardtail. The Four was fitted with a 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters) fuel tank.

1934 Indian Four[edit | edit source]

1934 Indian Four

The 1933 Indian Four was one of the most powerful two-wheelers of its time, as well as one of the most expensive ones. It boasted an estimate 30 horsepower from its air-cooled, in-line four cylinder powerhouse, and could reach a top speed of 75 mph. Also, it came with a solo seat, laced wheels, rider floorboards, a hardtail rear suspension, and a large, 4.6-gallon fuel tank.

1938 Indian Four[edit | edit source]

1938 Indian Four

The 1937 Indian Four was one of the first four-cylinder two-wheelers ever to be produced. This machine is one of the predecessor of the modern-day, big-bore touring motorcycles, and was one of the most comfortable and long-haul oriented machines of its time. It came standard with a hardtail rear suspension, laced wheels, a dual exhaust system, pull-back handlebars and a single seat. Also, this was the first year when Indian introduced a new engine, an upside-down four-cylinder one, that produced a claimed 35 horsepower at 3600 rpm.

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