Watch this 1948 Indian Motorcycle Come Back to Life After Four Decades

May 16, 2017 3:12 pm Last Updated: May 16, 2017 3:12 pm

A video shows a 1948 Indian Chief—yes, that’s the actual name of the motorcycle—coming back to life.

The Indian Chief was built by Hendee Manufacturing Company and the subsequent Indian Motocycle Company from 1922 until its demise in 1953.

The Chief was the “larger” model, and they’re considered collectors’ items.

From 1999 until 2003, the Indian Motorcycle Company of America manufactured Chief motorcycles, using Harley Davidson engine clones.