1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle and Sidecar Steve McQueen
Engine 74 cid, 4 valve, L head V-twin
40 bhp@3,000 rpm
Transmission 3 speed manual (4 speed was an option)
Top speed 95 mph
Wheelbase 62 in
Weight 550 lbs (sidecar extra)
Suspension Front girder fork: rear coil compression and rebound
This can be seen at the Taubman Museum of Art’s exhibit
Drive! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles until Feb. 3, 2019 in Roanoke, VA.
Information from the book used with permission of the museum.
Notice the first picture, it has Wayne Carini's 1921 Stutz Bearcat, Edsel Ford's Model 40 Speedster, Tom Mix's 1937 Cord 812 S/C Phaeton, and Steve McQueen's Indian. Can it get any better than that?
After you go to the Taubman Museum of Art go up the street to see The Virginia Museum of Transportation for a double treat!