Facts About the Motorcycle Indian Will use to Break Records at Bonneville this Weekend.
In a glorious tribute to the legend Burt Munro, Indian Motorcycle built a Scout prodigy.by Sagar Patil, on
There is no apprehension about the fact that Indian Motorcycle doesn’t just make luxury yachts on two wheels. This American dream production house also makes racers, trackers and land-speed record breakers.
Currently, the folks working at Indian are working "after hours" to build the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout. A motorcycle that is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Burt Munro’s 1000cc class record of 183.59mph on his Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
|Burt Munro and his modified 1920 Indian Scout|
Half a century ago, one man from a small town in New Zealand dreamt of setting a land speed record on a 1920 Indian Scout. In 1962 at the Bonneville salt flats, that man Burt Munro’s dream finally came true at the age of 68 at 184.087mph. A record that was unbeaten until July 16 at the El Mirage 2017.
The person to beat that is Lee Munro, Burt’s great-nephew. Lee gets a modern Indian Scout with the powertrain modified by the Indian Motorcycle engineering team. Lee recorded a speed of 186.681 mph that has officially now become the new record for the 1350cc class on the Spirit of Munro 50th anniversary 2017 Indian Scout. The team recreated the motorcycle history while having trial runs for the ultimate Bonneville Speed Week happening in the coming weekend of August.
Here is more to know about the heritage and history of the Salt flat runs on an Indian.