Indian motorcycle decals are just one way for fans of this iconic American motorcycle to express their interest and admiration. Many styles are available from many vendors, and they make great gifts for Indian enthusiasts …
With the advent of the new Indian motorcycles rolling off the production lines in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, interest in the brand has once again surged. There aren’t many people left who were around during Indian’s glory years in the 1920s and 30s, but there is plenty of historical interest due to two things: the tremendous success of the company in the early 20th century and the Indian brand’s amazing history.
If you rode a motorcycle in America in the 1920s, it was probably an Indian, either a Scout or a Chief. The company supplied not only individual consumers, but also police departments and the military.
The communities that grew up around Indian motorcycles in all parts of America were an example of what makes a brand great and what makes America great. Even after events conspired to put Indian out of business twice: once in 1953 and again 50 years later, people knew how special the brand was and weren’t about to give up on it. And they were right not to give up: the company was bought again in 2004, and in 2008 a brand new factory in North Carolina began making Indian motorcycles once again.
Indian Motorcycle fans are like Boston Red Sox fans: loyal to a fault, and not about to give up. Perhaps it is fitting that the first Indian Motorcycle manufacturer was in Springfield, about 90 miles from Boston.
Indian motorcycle fans young and old can commemorate their favorite motorcycle with tank decals, and all manner of other stickers for cars, bikes, and any other flat surface an Indian fan wants to decorate. The most popular decals include the Indian head profile, with and without “Indian” written in the traditional script on it.
Vintage Indian motorcycle decals can be enjoyed by anyone with Internet access, as Indian collectors share their photo albums online. And some graphics companies are selling exact reproductions of the original arrow-shaped warrior tank decals in sets of two: one for the left side of the tank, one for right. Small Indian script decals and SuperScout decals can be had for only a few dollars each, making it easier than ever for the Indian motorcycle enthusiast to enhance bikes, notebooks, and back windshields to their heart’s content.