Mike Tomas of the Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Company in California restores and recreates old Indians. Highlighted at the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building… 2010 Kiwi Indian Tracker,
Since discovering during his teenage years an old decrepit Indian 741 in a farmer’s barn in his native New Zealand, Mike Tomas didn’t stop forging, hammering, wrenching, restoring, making parts to keep the Indians alive.
From his new home of Riverside, CA Mike now offers the Kiwi Indian rebuilding services to recreate almost any part on your Indian Motorcycle with a comprehensive experience in rebuilding Flathead engines and transmissions, a full line of parts including the Kiwi 42-degree, 84″ V-Twin (that you can choose to hook to an Evo transmission), the Kiwi Leaf Spring Forks, Kiwi CV Carburetor, Kiwi oil filter, etc.
And of course Mike Tomas is building limited edition models like the Replica, the Bobber, the Chieftain and the Board Tracker featured here.
The Tracker rigid frame got a 27-degree neck rake, and received Kiwi’s 84″ Flathead proprietary engine connected to Kiwi 4-Speed Fully Synchronized With Overdrive transmission. The bike rolls on a pair of 21″ wheels dressed in Avon 120/70/21 and equipped with Brembo front and Nissin rear brakes. Lead Spring front end was a must as was the clip-on adjustable period handlebars, internal controls, foot clutch, hand shift and the oil tank built into the rear fender. This Tracker model got a well deserved 3rd place trophy while competing in the “Production Manufacturer Class” of the Sturgis World Championship Of Custom Bike Building.
2010 AMD World Championship Results
Modified Harley-Davidson Class
Production Manufacturer Class
Metric World Championship