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1915 Indian Big Twin 3-Speed -- Cannonball Survivor SOLD!

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Buy it Now Price: $60,000 SOLD! Price Range: $48,500 to $52,750 Inquire About this Motorcycle

Overview

This is a factory 1915 Indian Big Twin motorcycle with a 3-speed transmission. This is a beautiful 1000 cc, 3-speed Indian Twin. This 1915 Big is a very original and strong running bike. Most of the plating, as well as the paint on the chassis, is original with the fenders and tank repainted. 

This bike competed in the original Motorcycle Cannonball, from Kitty Hawk NC to Santa Monica Pier. This Cannonball survivor has been in several publications, as well as the cover of the 2011 AMCA calendar. Several good photos, along with the story of the ride are found in Chris Simmons’ book, The American Motorcycle Girls Cannonball Diary.

The engine in this motorcycle was rebuilt to compete in the 2016 Cannonball but the rider was unable to compete because of a broken foot. This engine is fresh!

Mileage

Unknown

Paint

Paint on tank and fenders is new, restored condition. Paint on frame is original, with a nice patina.

Sheet Metal

Most sheet metal is original and in great shape. It's well fit and minimal, if any, dings or dents.

Chrome

Nickel plating is original, with nice patina. Wear, nicks, chips, etc. as expected on a 100-year old bike.

Mechanical

Motor is completely rebuilt. New valves, springs, and lifter pins were fitted before the 2016 Cannonball. Bike has stronger Powerplus rods, with Indian flywheels. Bike is fitted with a Linkert carb, which was available for the first time on an Indian in 1915. Bike has the improved for 1915 clutch, and 3 speed transmission. Bosch 42-degree magneto.
The engine in this motorcycle was rebuilt to compete in the 2016 Cannonball but the rider was unable to compete because of a broken foot. This engine is fresh!

Wheels & Tires

Rims: Original size and style, clincher rims. New steel spokes
Front Tire: Coker 28x3 Clincher
Rear Tire: Coker 28x3 Clincher

Title

Clear South Carolina Title
Engine # 78G096
Frame # N/A

Nada

NADA: https://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles/1915/Indian/TWIN-7-hp/Values
Excellent - $60,765
Very Good - $27,450

HAGERTY VALUE GUIDE: https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1915-Indian-Twin
#1 Concours - $80,000
#2 Excellent - $57,000
#3 Good - $34,000

MECUM AUCTIONS: Multiple sales of 1914 and 1915 Indian Twins from $28,000 to $55,000
1) https://www.mecum.com/lots/LV0116-228019/1915-indian-twin-cannonball-racer/
a. Sold $29,000

Accessories

Rear Disc Brake assembly ready to bolt on. No frame alterations required for use.

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