Jay Leno has had plenty of cool cars roll through his garage lately (including the 2015 Ford Mustang and the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer), but every once in a while, he checks out vehicles of the two-wheeled variety. Such is the case with this episode of Jay Leno's Garage, where the funnyman gives us a quick history of Indian Motorcycles before taking a spin on the company's newest cruiser.

Now owned by Polaris, Indian is making another comeback in the motorcycle business, and a company exec and designer help Leno show off the reborn company's new line. Although these are modern bikes designed from the ground up, they still share styling cues with iconic Indian bikes from years past and feature air-cooled engines designed by Polaris.

In addition to the new bikes, this episode of JLG features a handful of classic Indians from the '40s, but there's also a replica of Burt Munro's land speed record 1920 Indian Scout, which was the basis for the 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian. Scroll down to check out the whole episode, and head over to Jay's Garage for some great pictures of all the bikes.


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      no1bondfan
      • 11 Months Ago
      The new Indian motorcycles are off the charts beautiful.
      • 11 Months Ago
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      J.
      • 11 Months Ago
      Too heavy, no good handling, ton of lead.
        Lev Tolstoi
        • 11 Months Ago
        @J.
        STFU, you smug ****! Drive your bicycle to work and shut up! That's a piece of art, ****!
      don.broussard
      • 11 Months Ago
      If the good Lord has blessed you to where you can buy man toy's, than buy what you like and be grateful. There is one thing for sure, YOU CANT TAKE THEM WITH YOU! I pray he (if he does not) and all to know JESUS. D Broussard
      • 11 Months Ago
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      Jaybird248
      • 11 Months Ago
      Charles B. Franklin, the original Indian designer, would be proud.
      Bill Smith
      • 11 Months Ago
      These look nice but do not do anything for me. The Indian name has been tarnished so many times from the Floyd Clymer re-brands to the several failed restarts that the brand has lost some of its luster. I hope they make it just to give Harley some form of competition and to keep Harley on their game. Lets admit that Harley has been resting on their Laurels lately. Competition always sharpens edge of people and a company that is too successful. But do not expect me to get all googled eyed over the canadian bred Indian.....
      Deanne Rose Upson
      • 9 Months Ago
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      tommyc
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is one of the many reasons it's good to be Jay! Thanks for the many nights of The Tonight Show!
      Rukh
      • 11 Months Ago
      The new Indians look really nice, but I was really hoping to see him take one of those vintage bikes out - especially that Indian Four. You never see those out and about.
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