Indian Motorcycles: Made in Iowa
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A 2014 Indian moves through the Polaris assembly line in Spirit Lake.
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Starting with the engine and frame, more than 900 parts go into an Indian.
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The skirted fenders are one of the motorcycle's iconic features.
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Indians were deployed in both world wars.
Museum of Springfield History
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An early Indian.
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The road simulator is the last stop on the production line.
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The finished product; a 2014 Indian.
Exactly six months after they were unveiled at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Polaris Industries cannot keep up with the demand for Indian motorcycles. The iconic brand is produced exclusively in Spirit Lake. Part one of a two part story.