1970 Clymer Indian

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The Clymer Indian motorcycle was made in Great Britain, Italy and the United States. It featured an air-cooled, single cylinder four stroke engine. The ignition was from a battery and coil. The engine was rated at 48 b.h.p. at 6,500 r.p.m. The displacement was 499cc based upon a bore and stroke of 86 X 86 mm. Fuel was supplied via an Amal 1 1/2" GP carburetor. Getting the power to the ground was by a four speed transmission. The suspension featured front telescopic forks with twin shocks in the rear. Drum brakes were on both the front and rear. The motorcycle weighed in at 390 pounds. Top speed for the bike was 115 m.p.h.

According to the museum's fact sheet "Floyd Clymer, old time Indian rider turned publisher, owned the Indian name and was looking to put it on a motorcycle. The British Velocette power unit was available, so he took it to Italy where Tartarini built a modern chasis for it, and the Clymer Indian was born. The majority of the machines used the lightly tuned Venom motor, this model is one of 51 built with a Thruxton high performance motor."

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