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Military Motorcycles: 1944 Indian 841

Posted August 24, 2011 4:55 PM by dstrohl

At its third annual Pebble Beach Motorcycle Marketplace event this weekend, Mid America Auctions will present more than 100 motorcycles, scooters and pedal cars. Some of the bikes offered are previous award winners from nationally judged shows and some are extremely rare as well.

Among the lots at the sale include the 1944 Indian 841 military bike above, one of 1,100 built for the war effort. The 841 used a 750cc transverse-mounted side-valve engine and shaft-drive transmission, and troops preferred the ride to the Harley-Davidson military bikes. The arrival of the Jeep pretty much put Indian out of the military motorcycle supply business, however.

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