1936 Indian Four 4-cylinder design with 77.21 CI

1936 Indian Four 4-cylinder design with 77.21 CI
$ 14800.00


Henderson’s Fours were elegant and beautifully designed, but 4-cylinder motorcycle production was a difficult proposition—speed, smoothness and refinement came at a cost. Henderson sold his company to Ignaz Schwinn in 1917 and founded the Ace motorcycle company two years later, with a totally new 4-cylinder design with 77.21 CI (1265cc) IoE motor. The Ace was the fastest production motorcycle in the world when it emerged, and a special racing model even took the American motorcycle speed record at 129.61 MPH, but, by 1924, it was in financial trouble. The first 4-cylinder Indian used up old Ace stock and was marketed as the Indian-Ace. Indian’s engineers were soon at work transforming the design, making it look more like an Indian with a leaf-spring front fork and Indian-style tanks in 1929, and adding a stronger five-bearing crankshaft for the model 402. Progressive changes in styling and engineering made the Indian Four more robust and heavier, with about the same top speed, through 1936. The Model 436 of that year was a radical redesign, with the exhaust valves moved on top of the motor for better cooling and more power.

Additional information

Make: Indian
Model: Four
Year: 1936
Mileage: 12322
Engine: 1265
Transmission: Manual
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 436240

Price: $ 14800.00