Post Listing Update: This Spirit did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,888.
Indian now seems to be in good financial shape but for decades the company was a mess with few reasons for hope. One of the brief moments where it looked like the company had a future was at the turn of the century, when nine companies (including California Motorcycle Company) merged to form the “Indian Motorcycle Company of America”. They started with a new Chief in 1999, and two years later they brought the Scout back and introduced a new model in the middle of the lineup – they called it the Spirit. Unfortunately, in 2003 one of the major investors pulled out and the company went bankrupt.
According to the seller, less than 13,000 Spirits were built between 2001 and 2003. It utilizes a S&S Evolution clone that displaces 88 cubic inches. MSRP was $17,995 for the Standard model, but the Deluxe added two-tone paint and whitewalls for an extra grand. For more on the Spirit, check out this review from Hot Bike.
This example (VIN: 5CDM5B5162G007358) has 19,400 miles, most of which were put on by the seller after he acquired it 7 years ago. There’s lots of cosmetic upgrades as well as a Corbin seat, NOS original Indian solo seat, larger front master cylinder, and lots of spares like two original matching fuel tanks. The seller notes that it needs a new rear tire and a “chrome belt guard.” Find this 2002 Indian Spirit for sale in Brooklyn, New York with a BIN of $8,888 or best offer