1920 Indian Daytona Racer
Engine number 86R951.
In September 1919 the Powerplus racer appeared with a new Harley-style frame, open at the bottom, that used the engine as a stressed member. A revised ‘Daytona’ version of this frame was introduced the following year featuring top tubes and steering head lowered by an inch or two to achieve a lower saddle position. Readily recognized by its ‘S’ shaped seat tube, the Daytona frame quickly became the Indian factory racers’ favorite.
As a famous Indian aficionado – the Milwaukee bikes were his favorite marque – Steve McQueen just had to have an example of the fabulous Daytona-framed Powerplus in his collection, to which this example does more than adequate justice.
Origine France Museum.
Original Factory Racer Rare condition