Indian Motorcycle and Lee Munro to attempt a 200mph run at Speed Week
Indian Motorcycle has announced that Lee Munro will attempt to break the 200mph mark at the Bonneville Salt Flats this August. Lee Munro is the great nephew of the legendary land-speed racer Burt Munro. He will be a piloting modified Indian Scout named “Spirit of Munro” with technical support from the Indian Motorcycle engineering team.
“Indian Motorcycle was honoured to partner with the Munro family last year and pay tribute to Burt’s incredible accomplishments and land-speed record set in 1967. We’re eager to be back on the salt flats with Lee and the ‘Sprit of Munro’,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology & Service for Indian Motorcycle.
At the 70th Annual Bonneville Speed week, Lee Munro will shatter his own previous speed record of 191.286mph. To prepare for this year’s record attempt, Indian Motorcycles engineering team has worked on improving the Indian Scout Streamliner which will enter the Modified Partial Streamliner-1350cc class. The updated bike will have modifications to the intake and minor adjustments to the body, which will help break into the 200mph club.
“My great uncle Burt is a significant inspiration for my own motorcycle racing career, and his appetite for speed is clearly a part of my DNA,” said Lee Munro. “Partnered with the exceptional team at Indian Motorcycle, I know we can make our dreams of hitting 200 mph a reality.”
The Indian engineering team which is led by Wayne Kolden and Dan Gervais, has put long hours into getting this bike ready to hit the 200mph mark. Burt Munro had set the land-speed record back in 1967 on a 1920 model Indian Scout, and Lee wants to carry on that legacy. Lee celebrated his uncle’s 50th Anniversary with a commemorative run at the Bonneville Speed Week. Lee Munro will attempt the record run on the Indian Scout “Spirit of Munro” at the Speed Week, a six-day event held between 11, August and 17, August 2018 in Bonneville, Utah.