1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle Comes Back To Life After 40 Years Of Sitting

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It’s alive! This 1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle may be rusty and worn-in but it’s still kicking…

In 2010 Kiwi Motorcycles of Riverside California brought back to life a classic 1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle. The bike had been sitting for over 40 years, but when they crank it up you won’t believe the sound.  The calm, beautiful idle is so impressive, it might just bring a tear to your eye.

The description of the video on YouTube reads: “Old Indian motorcycles never die as this one demonstrates. Brought back to life after 40 years at Kiwi Motorcycles Riverside California 2010, this 1948 classic ticks over like a vintage clock.”

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They sure don’t make motorcycles like this anymore and we’re really digging the beat up look of this motorcycle. Would you leave the rusty original parts and ride it as is or would you restore it completely? Let us know what you would do if this classic Indian motorcycle landed in your lap.

Hear this piece of motorcycle history rumble, watch the video below:

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