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Words by- Mitalee Deshpande
It’s been 50 years since Burt Munro took his Indian Scout Streamliner to the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history. 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 the historic run at Bonneville on Sunday 13th August.
Lee Munro will pilot a modern-day Indian Scout with a powertrain modified by the Indian Motorcycle engineering team and an improved 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. The team will perform several test runs in El Mirage, California before Lee Munro takes to the Salt Flats of Bonneville.
“Motorcycling is about shedding boundaries and limitations to go beyond the norm and there is no better example of that than Burt Munro,” said Reid Wilson, Indian Motorcycle Marketing Director. “Driven by unparalleled determination and a legendary passion for the pursuit, Burt Munro embodies the spirit of