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27 May 2017

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Lot 103

1919 Indian Powerplus Board Track Racer

  • Engine no. 71M134

€50.000 - €70.000

Documents: Bill of Sale

Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.

  • Authentic V-Twin engine
  • Among the first generation of motorcycles ever built
  • Beautifully restored and presented

Easily one of the most beautiful and striking motorcycles of the 20th century, the Indian board track racer is among the first generation of motorcycles to ever be built. Offered here is an exceptional Indian Powerplus fitted with a 998-cc ‘flat-head’ V-twin, which was introduced in 1916 to replace the outdated F-head type. Confirming Indian’s commitment to side-valve engines, the Powerplus continued using the all-chain drive that proved so successful in the 1911 Isle of Man TT.

Offered here is a piece of Indian motorcycling history from a time when they were without a doubt the best and most innovative manufacturer in the world.

• Motore V-Twin originale
• Tra la prima generazione di motociclette costruite
• Splendidamente restaurata, si presenta benissimo

Facilmente considerate tra le moto più belle e impressionanti del 20° secolo, le Indian costruite per correre sulle piste con pavimentazione in legno sono state tra le prime motociclette costruite. Quella offerta in vendita è un’eccezionale Indian Powerplus con motore da 998-cc, testa piatta, V-twin, introdotto nel 1916 per riampiazzare l’ormai superato tipo F. Confermando la scelta tecnica tipica delle Indian dei motori a valvole laterali, la Powerplus ha continuato ha usare la catena che si era dimostrata così di successo nel corso del TT dell’Isola di Man del 1911.

Offerto in vendita un pezzo della storia delle motociclette Indian prodotta quando la casa era, senza dubbio, il migliore e più innovativo costruttore del mondo.

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