1950 Indian Warrior with Skis

| 6/13/2012 2:21:58 PM

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1950 Indian Warrior with Skis

Country: USA
Engine: Air-cooled, twin-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Edison Splitdorf magneto
Power Rating: 25hp
Bore x Stroke: 2.54 x 3 inches
Displacement: 30.4cu (499cc)
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Single Del-Orto 22mm carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic fork, rear plunger
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 315lb.
Top Speed: 90mph

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In an attempt to boost slow sales, Indian designed this ski bolt-on conversion that would allow the rider to operate an Indian motorcycle in the winter season. The "optional" rear tractor tire was a necessity if you wanted forward motion. It is not known how many of these kits were sold or how successful they were.

1950 Indian Warrior with Skis

From an Indian advertisement: "Entirely new, thrilling, snow-time sport for cycle riders. Simply fit a pair of skis to your motorcycle — then sail over hill and dale, on roadway or cross-country, wherever good skiing snow exists. Skis support the machine, operate independently according to foot pressure and allow you to lean and turn with perfect control.

8/18/2016 11:28:41 AM

They sold at least one. To me. Broke a ski the first time out.

Martin Boulter
6/28/2012 10:03:27 PM

My Grandfather lived and grew up in a small town called Pinedale Wyoming. Pinedale is just south of the wind river range so they had snow aplenty. I have a picture of one of these setups in use somewhere it is pretty cool and you can see from the picture that the motorcycle is moving.