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I've always thought this was one of the most innovative motorcycles. The Chief 841.



Transverse engine, shaft drive. WAY AHEAD of its time.


I'd really like to see the new Indian do something like this... at least try it out and see if there's a market for it.


ETA: Link to Wiki article about the 841

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Kinda BMW'ish, it was probably really smooth??

Anybody have an idea when BMW first introduced this type of a configured engine?

Just who copied who anyways??


I'm fairly sure Indian was copying BMW, although they made quite a number of changes from their design.

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