1901-1953 Indian Motorcycle – Parts – Accessories – Service

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How many Indian Motorcycles were produced?

This is an often times difficult question to answer as the Indian Motorcycle Company kept very poor production records. Historians have tried their best by looking at serial numbers and trying to find the highest number for each year. This is by far not very accurate because you never know if you found the last number produced for that year.

Over time we have determined some approximate figures. If you have any information to expand on this list please let us know and we will revise the table.

Production Numbers
Much of this data has been gleamed from Jerry Hatfield – but we still need more info please.
key to notes
sc=sidecars, nr=no records?, co=chiefs only, ap=approximate

Year Qty Note Year Qty Note Year Qty Note
1901 3 1919 21,500 1937 6,037
1902 143 1920 ? nr 1938 3,650
1903 376 1921 ? nr 1939 3,012
1904 596 1922 ? nr 1940 10,431
1905 1,181 1923 ? nr 1941 8,739
1906 1,698 1924 ? nr 1942 16,647
1907 2,176 1925 ? nr 1943 16,456
1908 3,257 1926 ? nr 1944 17,006
1909 4,771 1927 ? nr 1945 2,070
1910 6,137 1928 ? nr 1946 3,621
1911 9,763 1929 ? nr 1947 11,849
1912 19,500 1930 ? nr 1948-49 9,000 ap
1913 32,000 1931 4,557 1949 ? nr
1914 25,000 1932 2,360 1950 2000+ co,ap
1915 21,000 sc=3,200 1933 1,667 1951 500+ co,ap
1916 22,000 sc=3,700 1934 2,809 1952 500+ co,ap
1917 20,500 1935 3,703 1953 2000+ co,ap
1918 22,000 sc=13,300 1936 5,028

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  • MrIndian ,

    Please help us update these numbers so we can obtain the most accurate listing of Indian’s productions numbers possible.
    Thank You.

  • Nelson Sparks ,

    The information on the front of each of the three different year/contract 741 Military Scout Parts List indicates there were 5,500 741 Military Scouts built under the 1941 contract, and 26,436 under the 1942 contract, and 3,120 under the 1943 contract.

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