The Springfield Indian Motor Company

Parts Pile just in !
11/03/18 – Just in ! anything on table you want email Pete@springfieldindian.com for prices etc
Parts Pile just in !
11/03/18 – Just in ! anything on table you want email Pete@springfieldindian.com for prices etc
Parts Pile just in !
11/03/18 – Just in ! anything on table you want email Pete@springfieldindian.com for prices etc
Parts Pile just in !
11/03/18 – Just in ! anything on table you want email Pete@springfieldindian.com for prices etc
Parts Pile just in !
11/03/18 – Just in ! anything on table you want email Pete@springfieldindian.com for prices etc

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26. Feb, 2018
Mabeco History
Mabeco was a brand built in Berlin from 1922 through 1927. The name came from Max Bernhardt & Co, and was backed by the big Siemens & Haske firm, which built many parts for airplanes prior to the First World War. The model pictured here was a frank copy of the Indian Scout. The Mabeco logo was even rendered in a script similar to Indian’s.Early on, Mabeco’s color was green, but even this was changed to Indian red, which is when the Wigwam decided, “While imitation may be the sincerest form of flatter, this is just too much!” Indian sued Mabeco, and as a result of the suit, the company was liquidated. It was reformed as Mabeco-Werke GMBH and resumed motorcycle production, still with Siemens & Haske as the main shareholder. However, under the terms of the court settlement, Bernhardt was no longer allowed to serve on its board of directors, and he lost his job as business manager, though he still continued to hold stock in the company and function as an outside consultant. Mabeco-Werke changed the product in many ways, but they still looked like Indians.

During its five years of operation, Mabeco built 3,400 motorcycles, and like many German motorcycle companies of the era, sought publicity through competition in national races. Mabeco built a four-valve, twin-plug head, which was not a copy of Indian (pictured here), and provided engines to some Germany’s leading riders, who built their own chassis, an example of which is pictured below. In this way, Mabeco wonnational championships in 1925 and 1926. Mabeco also built a 346cc two-stroke “twingle,” a design licensed by Garelli.
741 MILITARY DISTRIBUTOR RADIO SUPPRESSOR GUARDS - NOW IN £120 INC DELIVERY UK - pete@springfieldindian.com

 

  out of stock - new order soon if you want one let me know - Just in new hardback on the 741 ( updated from paperback ) -  £52 inc Uk postage - rest of the world email for postage rate - email - pete@springfieldindian.com 

Indian 741
Resting in a basement since 54 - Oozing Patina only like this once !

Vintage Indian Parts Supply

 

Stock always changing so please call again

Always looking to buy/sell or trade parts

Email a list of what you are looking for as many more parts in stock a lot of stock is sold before I get a chance to update website

We deal in original indian parts

We are located in England in Sunny Surrey 

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I am always looking to buy Project bikes so contact me with what you have

Enjoy the site and lets keep these oldtimers on the road

Ride Free -- Pete

If you are having a clear out of all those old parts left from your resto project give me a call as I am always buying parts from a single item to a garage full. Also I buy books and magazines in fact anything indian related. A fair price paid - call me on 0208 7638920 - pete  

If you want to list your bike for sale free on the site send me pics and details

 

 

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