1933 is the year Prohibition ended, and beginning of our fall Prohibition collection. 1933 is also the year the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company released its iconic four cylinder.
In the early 30s, the four-cylinder engine was at the bottom of the ladder in the land of automobiles. A four-cylinder motorcycle engine, however, was the pinnacle of power and prestige.
For a private owner, a 1933 Indian Four was considered a luxury item, as they were usually much more expensive than their single- and twin-cylinder counterparts. In general, only the wealthy (or police forces — where the machines were lauded for their power and ease of handling) were able to afford and maintain four-cylinder motorbikes.
That said, we're stoked to introduce you to 1933.