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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Spirit of Munro Indian Motorcycles streamliner at Sturgis

Burt Munro sets record 36 years posthumously

Burt Munro has officially claimed another world speed record for Indian Motorcycles 36 years after his death. He owes the record to his son, John, who attended the unveiling of the new Indian Scout at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last weekend along with Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg. READ ABOUT THE INDIAN SCOUT HERE Burt’s life …

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Limited edition motorcycle book for $695

For the rider who has everything … a $US695 book about motorcycles! The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles is compiled by artist and industrial designer Ian Barry and veteran automotive journalist Nicholas Stecher. It features some of the most unusual, stunning and important bikes of the past century or more. Certainly an amazing collection, but “impossible”? …

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Indian motorcycle video

The rundown to the eagerly awaited new Indian motorcycle next month continues with the company releasing a four-minute film called The Spirit of Munro. It pays tribute to Kiwi Burt Munro who broke the under-1000cc land-speed record in 1967 at Bonneville on his 1920 Indian and was the subject of the popular Anthony Hopkins movie, …

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