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1925 Indian Prince

August 31, 2017
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Our September 2017 cover bike is a 1925 Indian Prince, which is owned by Mark Kozak from Kansas City, Missouri. As I’m sure you know by now, we’ve always enjoyed featuring vintage motorcycles in our magazine, and this beauty is no exception.

Because this bike and is so rare, and only one of four known to exist today, per the Indian registry, we thought you’d enjoy learning a bit of history about is incredible motorcycle. The Prince was originally designed by Charles B. Franklin and manufactured by the Hendee Manufacturing Company from 1925 to 1928 as an entry-level single-cylinder motorcycle. After the first year, the Prince was restyled, and subsequently discontinued after four years. The 1925 Prince’s gearbox was attached to the engine and had a wedge-shaped fuel tank. It also used coil-sprung girder forks instead of the leaf-sprung trailing link forks that were used on the Indian Scout and Chief. The frame and forks of the Prince were revived in 1933 and used with V-twin engines to form the Motoplane and the Pony Scout.

To find out more about Mark, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Kate, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos taken at this month’s cover shoot.

General Information
Year: 1925
Model: Indian Prince

Displacement: 21.23 cu. in.
Engine Type: Single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore x Stroke: 2.8 x 3.1 in.
Fuel System: Schebler Carburetor
Ignition: Magneto
Lubricating System: Mechanical pump

Type, Final Drive: 3-speed chain

Chassis, Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels
Front Tire: 2.5-26 Coker Reproduction
Rear Tire: 2.5-26 Coker Reproduction
Front Brakes: Expanding Drum Brake
Rear Brakes: Expanding Drum Brake
Wheels: Spoked
Seat: Single

Physical Measurements and Capacities
Dry Weight: 233.7 lbs.

Photos by Doc Lonnie Blum

Published in Cover Bikes