May 04, 2012 (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Fans of the legendary Indian Motorcycle Co. -- for decades Harley-Davidson Inc.'s biggest rival -- have something to hope for as Indian rolls out new bikes with engines made in Osceola.
It won't rekindle the famous "Indian wars" with Harley in the 1920s, but the latest resurrection of the maker of Chief motorcycles has a fighting chance -- something not seen in decades.
The original Indian went out of business in the 1950s, with its signature Indian-head logos becoming collectors' items.
Numerous attempts to revive the company failed, but Indian has its best chance under Polaris Industries -- a $3 billion Medina, Minn., manufacturer that acquired the brand in 2011 and is known for snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and Victory motorcycles. READ ON