KAYSVILLE – Davis Applied Technology College was the first college to conduct Indian Motorcycle training in the nation, a college press release said.
The training’s being done in conjunction with Polaris Industries, that acquired the company, with roots going back to 1901.
The classic motorcycle has been renovated into a modern vehicle by Polaris, which is perhaps best known for its off-road vehicle ATVs, side-by-sides and snowmobiles.
Polaris acquired the Indian Motorcycle brand in 2011. It was manufactured from 1901 to 1953 by a company in Springfield, Mass.
Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. The original company, however, went bankrupt in 1953, the release said.
Several companies tried to revive the brand, with limited success. Polaris developed the Indian Motorcycle training for technicians to be used around the world, the release said.
“The overall training was a great success,” said Robert Archibald, DATC motor sports technician instructor.
Over the past year, Polaris has lent more than $400,000 worth of motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and more to DATC.