When Burt Munro’s achievement to break the land-speed record for under-1,000-cc bikes on a 1920 Indian Scout streamliner was seen in the movie “The World’s Fastest Indian”, the New Zealander has instantly won a lot of fans and become a big celebrity among motor enthusiasts.
To pay a tribute to this special man and in anticipation of the upcoming reveal of the new Indian Chief, Indian revealed “The Spirit of Munro” – a custom streamliner powered by the all-new Thunder Stroke 111 engine. This unique vehicle was ridden by Todd Eagan on a Californian dry lake bed and was built by Jeb Scolman of Jeb’s Metal & Speed in Long Beach, California.
For more details read the official information bellow:
"Between the years of 1926 and 1961, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamed of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats that man’s dream finally came true.
To honor the past and power the future, Indian Motorcycle built the Spirit of Munro, an all-metal tribute bike which would house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine. On May 5, 2013 the bike was run on a dry lake bed in California. A tribute to the great Burt Munro, and a celebration of the Indian Motorcycle that is yet to come.
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF MUNRO:
Fully custom-built, the Spirit of Munro is an all-metal tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who have collectively built the legacy of record-breaking racing performance and strength that is Indian Motorcycle.
The motorcycle is named in honor of Burt Munro’s “Munro Special,” the historic 1920 Indian Scout that broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats as famously portrayed in the motion picture “The World’s Fastest Indian.”
The Spirit of Munro was constructed by Jeb Scolman of Jeb’s Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA. It was designed from the ground up to house the new Thunder Stroke 111™ engine and showcase its awe-inspiring power and performance."
Hit the jump to see the Spirit of Munro in action!