Motorworld’s newspaper №66
The Indian Model 340 B had a V-twin, air-cooled engine, with 1206 cc size and 30 h.p. at 4000 rpm. Its wheelbase was extended to 1562 mm. This model was outfitted with a right-side sidecar, but during WWII this motorcycle was quite often observed without a sidecar.
On top of producing motorcycles for the US Army, the Indian Motorcycle Co. got an order to manufacture 5 thousand Model 340 В motorcycles for the French armed forces.
From 1923 to 1953 the Indian Motorcycle Co. manufactured the total of 9374 Indian Model 340 B motorcycles.
|Manufacturer||Indian Motorcycle Co., Springfield (Massachusetts, USA)|
|Years of manufacture||1940 – 1942|
|Quantity produced, units||5 000|
|Today’s value||6 316,8 $|
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|Type||V-shape, twin-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Engine capacity, cc||1 206|
|Bore and stroke, mm||82,55 х 112,71|
|Engine rating||30 h.p. at 4000 rpm|
|Sparking||Magneto, right-side kickstarter arrangement|
|FRAME AND WHEELBASE|
|Frame type||Tubular, singular|
|Front suspension||Spring with lead cantilever|
|Rear suspension||Candle type|
|Wheel size||4,50 х 18 (3 wheels)|
|Ground clearance, mm||
|Seat height, mm||
|Gas tank size, l||
|Maximum speed, km/h||