The Omaha World Herald is reporting that Indian Motorcycles production is moving to Spirit Lake, Iowa with the news of Polaris' purchase of the company last week.
Indian Motorcycle Production Moves To Iowa
The country's oldest motorcycle brand has a new owner — and a new production site in northwest Iowa.
Indian Motorcycle was purchased last week by Polaris Industries, a Medina, Minn.-based company that makes snowmobiles, ATVs and Victory motorcycles, among other vehicles.
Over the next two to three months, Polaris plans to shut down operations at Indian's North Carolina headquarters, pack up the production equipment and send it to Spirit Lake, Iowa. Marlys Knutson, a Polaris spokeswoman, said it's not clear yet how soon Indian motorcyles will start rolling off the lines in Iowa or if more workers will be hired.