Last Indian Motorcycles to Be Sold Online

The last chapter in what was supposed to be Indian Motorcycle's rebirth is about to close.

The company that acquired the last Indian motorcycles will auction the brand's last motorcycles online. The bikes to be sold include most of the very small 2004 production run.

National Retail Equipment Liquidators, which is owned by motorcycle enthusiast Bill Melvin, will sell most of the 2004 model run—just 40 motorcycles— online through its website.

"This group of 2004 bikes is the rarest production run of American motorcycles ever made," says Melvin. "There's never been such a small quantity of exquisite machines representing the entire year's production of an American-made motorcycle." Melvin plans to keep one for himself.

In addition, the company will sell a small collection of special bikes, including some built for movies like Terminator 3 and Cat in the Hat. There is one from Scooby Doo 2, signed by leading cast members, and a custom-painted machine signed by Jeff Gordon. There are about 30 bikes in this collection.

Although as this is being posted only one 2003 Indian motorcycle shows up when you click the link on the company's website (which takes you to eBay), the remainder of the bikes that the company intends to sell will apparently be added in the near future. The link appears on National Retail Equipment Liquidators' home page at www.nrel.com. You can also call (800) 613-6865 or (616) 224-2500.

Additional articles and press releases on the auction are available at the following links:
Yahoo! Financial News
Silicon Valley-San Jose Business Journal
Hollister Freelance

A Terminator Indian will be sold.
The bike signed by Gordon.