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A US make of motorcycle
Subsequently the company was renamed Indian Motorcycle Co
Indian motorcycles were produced in Britain from 1950 to 1955 by Brockhouse of Southport in Lancashire.
1950 having already produced the Corgi, the firm introduced the 247cc Indian Brave. It had a rigid frame with telescopic forks and conventional lines, but the sv engine had the three-speed gearbox built in-unit, an alternator, and the gear and kickstart pedals on the left - this was not the norm for British machines at that time. The Brave was not much of a success on either side of the Atlantic as it proved to be commercially unsuccessful and mechanically troubled..
1954 The addition of a version with rear suspension did little to help sales.
1955 Brockhouse's Southport factory had not been profitable since WWII and was closed. An arrangement had been made with Enfield Cycle Co to manufacture the Indian motorcycle at a new factory at Boston in the UK for export to USA
1955 Although there had been a prototye with a 125cc two-stroke engine based on the 250cc bottom half, nothing came of it and all models were dropped.
2006 Indian Motorcycles Ltd was put into voluntary liquidation
Note: The Indian Motocycle Club of Great Britain has its own web site.