1915 Indian Boardtrack Racer

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1915 Indian Motorcycle]
    The chassis of this Indian 8-valve factory racer was modified by the factory to its present "keystone" or "Marion" frame configuration which this bike pioneered for Indian.

    This special chassis features a very short wheelbase.  The fork is a shorter version of the Indian racing fork,  and the gas tank is a larger version of the production model's tank.

    The pedal-crank was set in a fixed position on these machines.  There was no clutch,  and races were begun from a running start.

Restoration by Brad Wilmarth
Petersburg, Virginia, USA

Installed:  April 12, 1997
Revised:  June 28, 2003