Burt Munro, for all motorcycle lovers, may ring a bell. That’s because Munro, in 1967, broke the record for 1,000 cc bikes in the famous Bonneville salt desert in the United States.
Who has never watched the movie “The World’s Fastest Indian,” a couple of times?
In 2005, the story was portrayed in the film starring by, also notorious, Anthony Hopkins.
Now, Lee Munro, nephew of the motorcycle legend rode with a modern Scout in the salt desert of Bonneville, 50 years after his uncle.The model was modified by Indian Motorcycles, gaining fairings and some other changes in the clutch and engine. According to the company, the goal is not to break the record of Burt Munro, but rather mark the speed limit of a modern Indian Motorcycle. The model was named Spirit of Munro Scout.
In 1962 he had set a record of 178.971 mph, in what was called the 55 cubic-inch class that time;
In 1966, he had set a new record in the SA 1000 class, at 168.066 mph.
In 1967, he made his seventh trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats; and ratcheted the SA 1000 class record up to 184.087 mph.