Indian: Return to Bonneville

May 29, 2017

Indian Spirit of Munro ScoutIt’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history – a story immortalised in the feature film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins.
This August, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Munro’s iconic land speed record, Indian Motorcycle is teaming up with Kiwi road racer Lee Munro, Burt Munro’s great nephew, to recreate a historic run at Bonneville on Sunday 13th August.
The team isn’t be competing in any class of racing, just purely making a run on the salt flats to pay homage to the legendary Burt Munro and to set a speed record on a modern-day Indian Motorcycle – called the Spirit of Munro Scout.
Lee Munro will pilot a modern-day Indian Scout with a powertrain modified by the Indian Motorcycle engineering team and a slick aerodynamic shell in an effort to become the world’s fastest modern day Indian motorcycle.
The run will not break Burt’s record, but instead will honour his storied legacy in the world of motorcycling.

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