Kiwi Indian Motorcycles [The video is just below] started around 25 years ago marking obsolete parts for Indian motorcycles, and have grown from there. With the name Kiwi Indian the owner Mike Tomas would have to be from New Zealand, which he is, and he is one of the multi thousands of Kiwis around the world making names for themselves with their ‘I could do that, lets give it go’ attitude.
Kiwi Indian Motorcycles started making some obsolete parts for various Indian motorcycles until today their catalogue lists over 2500 parts, including their own manufactured 84 cub in 42o Flathead engine. Also listed in the catalog are some Indian factory parts. Having such a selection of parts prompted Matt to produce this Board Tracker in 2010. It is an all new parts replica of the 1911 Board Racer with the 84 cub in engine with the overdrive gearbox, the frame is based on the 1910-1920’s era, and has Mike’s adjustable 3 piece handlebars. These are infinitely adjustable to however you want them, from way down low racing to standard road use.
Each bike is built to the owners requirement as there are several options that can be done. Once the details are sorted it is generally around 3 to 4 months waiting time to completion, that’s really good when you consider each bike is handcrafted plus given a 200 to 300 mile road test before delivery.
The range of new replicas available is impressive, and I expect will get better as more new parts are added, and also now with including the beginning of Harley Davidson replicas. The replica list includes:
1911 Indian Board Track Racer
1939 Indian Chieftain
1953 Indian Chieftain
Harley Davidson Board Track Racer
Rolling Chassis only, some models.
In addition to this Mike and his team do restorations, engine rebuilds and custom paint jobs. Have a look at their website www.kiwiindian.com and allow a good couple of hours.