Lee Munro on the Spirit of Munro 200mph

Munro seeks 200mph Scout record

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a speed record at Bonneville, his great nephew, Lee, returned to the famous salt flats on an Indian Scout to crack 200mph. His attempts this week fell short, but the Kiwi still scored a new land speed record of his own. On August 12, Lee managed 191.286mph, followed by …

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Burt Munro Indian Scout Streamliner

Lee Munro qualifies to honour Burt

Burt Munro’s great nephew, Lee, has qualified to take an historic run on a special Scout Streamliner at Bonneville Speed Week in August 2017 to honour Burt’s 50-year unbroken land speed record. To compete on the Bonneville salt flats, Lee has had to prove he can handle the high speeds. “They’re not going to let any monkey …

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Burt Munro Indian Scout Streamliner

Indian unveils Burt Munro Streamliner

Burt Munro’s 50-year unbroken land speed record will be honoured – not broken – by a special Scout Streamliner at Bonneville Speed Week in August 2017. Indian Motorcycle has modified a new Scout into a Streamliner to be ridden by Munro’s great nephew, Lee Munro, on August 13. The attempt will not break Burt’s 1967 record of 184.087mph set …

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Burt Munro 50-year speed record honoured

Burt Munro’s 50-year unbroken land speed record will be honoured with a special commemorative event in August 2017 at Bonneville Speed Week. Burt’s son John and daughter Margaret will be special guests of Indian Motorcycle at the event which will honour Burt’s 1967 record of 184.087mph set in the SA 1000 class on his 1920 …

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Great reasons to ride to Invercargill

The roads around Invercargill are not all that exciting and the weather is usually horrible, but there are still some great reasons to visit the home town of Burt Munro … apart from the fact his streamliner (pictured above) is on display in the local hardware store! I was in Mossburn heading for Invercargill a few years …

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Harley-Davidson heads into Burt Munro territory

Harley-Davidson is heading straight into Burt Munro territory by taking a bunch of VIPs and media on a ride to the Iron Run in Queenstown via Invercargill. The VIP/media ride starts in beautiful Dunedin (above photo is at Dunedin’s Lanarch Castle) next Wednesday (March 15, 2017). It then heads down to Invercargill, which is Burt territory, home …

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Electric bike Munro 2.0 honours Burt Munro

Electric bike honours Burt Munro

A Chinese company is about to launch a small electric motorcycle with retro styling and a retro named to honour world record holder Burt Munro. Munro Motor has developed the Munro 2.0 to honour the Kiwi who set several land-speed records on his 1920s Indian Scout and was immortalised in the 2005 film The World’s Fastest …

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New Zealand Classic Motorcycles

Biggest Kiwi motorcycle museum rescued

The biggest motorcycle museum in New Zealand has been rescued from closing down and being split up and sold off to overseas interests. New Zealand Classic Motorcycles opened in late 2014 in Nelson on the north coast of the South Island with an enormous private collection of about 300 machines from more than 60 manufacturers. …

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Burt Munro trivia

Test your motorcycle trivia knowledge

This week’s motorcycle trivia quiz is a tough one, but you’ll test well with a bit of technical expertise and historical knowledge about Burt Munro. As you answer each question, you will get a green light. If not, you’ll get a red light and the correct answer will light up in green. At the end of the …

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Spirit of Munro Indian Motorcycles streamliner at Sturgis

Burt Munro tribute bike at Moto Expo

The Spirit of Munro Indian streamliner which pays tribute to Kiwi Burt Munro will be one of the stars of more than $5 million of rare bikes on display at the Melbourne Moto Expo this weekend. The Burt Munro tribute streamliner featured in the video above is powered by the Indian 111 Thunder Stroke engine. …

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