Scottish Indian gears up for larger scale production
The Scottish firm responsible for building just a few Indian Dakota-4s says it has been selling all of the £23,000 bikes it can make, so now is the time to go into bigger production.
They plan to turn out 100 bikes this year as a step towards much larger-scale plans involving a new factory and world-wide exports.
” We’ve had extremely good response to our bikes, ” said Indian boss Alan Forbes. ”
The Dakota is an 1800cc air-cooled inline four harking back to the American-made Indian 1200cc four of the 1930s, one of the most sophisticated machines of its time.
Forbes is in discussion with potential partners with the cash to help the firm grow.
When production can be expanded, Forbes aims to export the Dakota to America where a different Indian firm sells only Harley-like V-twins. He’s convinced the Yanks will love it.