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

YearQtyNoteYearQtyNoteYearQtyNote
19013191921,50019376,037
19021431920?nr19383,650
19033761921?nr19393,012
19045961922?nr194010,431
19051,1811923?nr19418,739
19061,6981924?nr194216,647
19072,1761925?nr194316,456
19083,2571926?nr194417,006
19094,7711927?nr19452,070
19106,1371928?nr19463,621
19119,7631929?nr194711,849
191219,5001930?nr1948-499,000ap
191332,00019314,5571949?nr
191425,00019322,36019502000+co,ap
191521,000sc=3,20019331,6671951500+co,ap
191622,000sc=3,70019342,8091952500+co,ap
191720,50019353,70319532000+co,ap
191822,000sc=13,30019365,028

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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.

  • Chris Pugh ,

    Wondering how many of the 3621 bikes produced in 1946 were Chiefs

    • MrIndian ,

      Only Chiefs were made in 1946

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