The announcement took almost everyone, ourselves included, by surprise. The company finally seemed to be making progress, based on a meeting we had with it just a week before. It has sold 13,000 motorcycles with rather impressive price tags, about 4500 of them in the last year. And it had just showed us its 2004 models, which seemed to have finally moved out of the realm of the Harley clone. "We no longer have to apologize or explain our motorcycles," Fran O'Hagan, Indian's executive vice president, told us.