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. Kiwi Indian. (photography H.Roesler, F. Sander)

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31 Responses to “2010 Kiwi Indian Tracker”


  1. 1 Dale Sep 6th, 2010 at 8:14 am

    She’s a beauty

  2. 2 Englishman Sep 6th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Great work as always!

  3. 3 Larry R Sep 6th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Kudos Mr. Tomas!!! Great bikes!!

  4. 4 E. D. Genet Sep 6th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Friggin awesome Kiwi !! I wonder … does it come with a bikini clad massage giving bike bunny … you know, for the long rides ! Sweet, Mike … real sweet !

  5. 5 gina woods Sep 6th, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Mike’s work is astounding! He produces a qualty product! Another reason he deserved the prestigeous Motorcycle Hall of Fame Award….Congratulations mate….and as always was wonderful to see you this weekend!

  6. 6 LENNY SINNET ASTC PERFORMANCE Sep 6th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    As always very nice mike Great seeing u keep indians alive well in so-cal.

  7. 7 aft customs Sep 6th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    This is such a cool bike! Got our vote at AMD. Mike’s a class act & his bikes reflect that. Hope to see you in Vegas buddy!

  8. 8 krugger Sep 6th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    One of my favorite bike on the AMD! And the engine is an art of work!

    Good job, as usual Mike!

  9. 9 martin Sep 6th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I like this well enough to buy it.

  10. 10 Seymour Sep 6th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    I’d love to have a Kiwi Indian some day…

  11. 11 Doc Robinson Sep 6th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Super sweet mate!

  12. 12 Sheridan Sep 6th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Awesome ride! How much travel is there in those front ends, doesn’t look like there would be much?

  13. 13 Steve 'brewdude' Garn Sep 6th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful work as always!

  14. 14 Ross Tomas Sep 6th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Very beautiful bike.
    Pops you did good designing a beautiful bike.
    Travis had his work cut out for him but like always amazes us wit detail. Aaron learn from the best buddy!

  15. 15 J Sep 7th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Wow that’s just cool- pure art.

  16. 16 Keone "Da Welda" Case Sep 7th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    That’s a beautiful bike!!!!!!!!!

  17. 17 Miami Chopper Shop Sep 7th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Man, I gotta hand it to you guys in New Zealand – you have just about every kind of motor sports down there – bunch of motorheads!!!! Some day, if I’m really lucky, I’ll somehow end up in New Zealand.

    Thanks for the beautiful pix and best regards to all.

  18. 18 Bonnie Sep 7th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    WOW…. This bike is just so pretty !!!!! Mike you did a great job as always !!!!

  19. 19 CAROLYN TOMAS-KIWI INDIAN MOTORCYCLES Sep 7th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for all your nice & wonderful comments everyone. Mike, Travis & Aaron have all worked hard to get this Board Track Racer going in time for Sturgis AMD Show, last month. We all had a great time in Sturgis, Hope to see you all there next year.
    Freddie Krugger “Grand Champion” at the AMD Show You are the “Best in the World”,Congratulations to you again.

  20. 20 madpuppy Sep 7th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I must agree with everyone else, Mr. Tomas, that is one pretty machine !

  21. 21 joe dirt Sep 7th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    very nice work! expect nothing less than a hall of famer! good job keeeeeee weeeeeee!

  22. 22 cwglide Sep 7th, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Outstanding!! just love this bike. Thanks Mike Thomas for this creation. You have inspired me to restore my 1958 Indian Bicycle, for reals. The hardest thing would be to get the factory paint code, and decals?

  23. 23 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian MotorCycle Co Sep 7th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    The leaf spring front ends ride very smoothly down the highway. One would at 1st glance wonder otherwise but the leaves can be cut to suit ones ride or weight by moving tthe leaf pack forwards or rear wards in the forks for ones desired ride. Leaves also offer friction between each leaf therefore there is no “pogo” effect. Quite a simple yet effective suspension system.
    I was born in New Zealand and left when I was 21 which was 1982. I have called Sthn Calif home ever since. All of our manufacturing and bike building is proudly done in Calif USA with great talent around me.

  24. 24 Bigal Sep 7th, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Love all the Work you have done for me in the Past as well, Mike!

  25. 25 nuno maroco Sep 7th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Great bike,old style allways actual.

  26. 26 Uncle Fletch Sep 8th, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Well Mike you seem to have done it again.Great looking BIKE.Looking forward to seeing you and Carolyn this Xmas.Catch up soon.

  27. 27 JimC Sep 8th, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Personally,I don’t care for these types of bikes only because they are impractical for evry day riding. But,this is an extremely detailed and good looking bike. Congratulations on a job well done. The bike deserves the award bestowed on it.

  28. 28 Manny Attard Sep 10th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Mike it was nice seeing you again last weekend. The bike is awsome, you do great work Mike. Take care and hopefuuly we will see you next year.

  29. 29 Paul Hyden Ford Dynamometer Sep 10th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Great bike Mike. Best of the most amazing designs ever. You are of the best ever.

    Good luck my friend, keep up the great job.

  30. 30 Karen Hyden (Paul's wife) Sep 10th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    This is a beautiful bike…great job Mike!
    Wish we had one of these…when are you going to make Paul one? LOL

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