August 2009 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Scott DaPron on his 1919 Indian Powerplus

Make: Indian
Model: Powerplus
Country of Origin: USA
Engine: 18hp 1000cc Twin
Transmission: 3 speed
Year: 1919
Owner: Scott DaPron, Prescott, AZ

1919 Indian Powerplus

Scott DaPron brought this Indian all the way from Prescott Arizona for our meet! Ok, he didn't ride it all the way, but he rode it into the parking lot with quite a fanfare. Note to future Bike of the Month contestents: We only take original un-restored pristine examples of motorcycles as illustrated here by Scott's bike.

Scott is Mike DaPron's brother. Mike won Bike of the Month back in March with his 1963 Triumph Tiger 100.

Scott couldn't tell me much about the Indian Powerplus, except that he purchased it back in 1973 and that was the first year Indian with a generator. It was found in a Lemon warehouse in Santa Paula, CA. Appearently Scott works long hours maintaining the original patina of this classic machine.

According to Scott, he rides the bike a couple of times a year. Both the motorcycle and Scott in his vintage riding gear are something to see.

Scott wouldn't pose for any glamor shots but you can check out all the pictures that I did get in the August Gallery. Thank you Scott for bringing this bike all the way from Arizona for us to see.

For more information about the Indian Powerplus, the AMA Motorcycle Museum has a page on it:
1919 Indian Powerplus

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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August 2009
1919 Indian Powerplus
July 2009
1972 Norton Combat
June 2009
1970 Triumph TR6
May 2009
1961 Ducati 175 Sport
March 2009
1963 Triumph Tiger 100
February 2009
1977 Yamaha XS400
January 2009
1935 Harley Davidson VL
December 2008
1967 Harley Sportster 900
November 2008
1970 Norton Commando 750ss
October 2008
1923 Harley Davidson WF
September 2008
1983 Moto Guzzi SP1000
August 2008
1968 Gilera 125
July 2008
1939 Indian Sport Scout
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