Lee Munro on the Spirit of Munro 200mph speed week

Munro name returns to Bonneville Speed Week

Burt Munro’s great nephew, Lee Munro, is returning to Bonneville Speed Week on a modified Indian Scout in an attempt to crack 200mph (321.8km/h) next week. Lee’s attempts last year fell short, but the Kiwi still scored a new land speed record of 191.286mph, smashing the previous record of 176mph for the 1350cc Modified Partial Streamliner …

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Elliott Motorcycles Softail Fat Bob beats record

Elliott Motorcycles Softail beats record

Elliott Motorcycles of Sydney claims to have grabbed the title of the world’s fastest Softail, having smashed an Aussie speed record.  They plan to return to the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner in South Australia next year to put it beyond doubt. Owner Elliott Andrews took his modified 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 to …

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Elliott Andrews - Elliott Motorcycles fastest Softail Fat Bob 114

Tilt at world’s fastest Softail title

Sydney custom motorcycle startup Elliott Motorcycles hope to smash their Aussie speed record and grab the title of the world’s fastest Softail next month. Owner Elliott Andrews says he is taking his modified 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 to Lake Gairdner in South Australia on March 8, 2018. “With this bike I’m feeling confident I …

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Lee Munro on the Spirit of Munro 200mph speed week

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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The World's Fastest indian polaris salt flats

Bonneville Salt Flats future in jeopardy

The future of the famous Bonneville Salt Flats, where Burt Munro so famously broke several world speed records on his 1920s Indian Scout, is in jeopardy. The annual Speed Week is facing its third consecutive year of cancellation because the salt crust is too thin.  Apparently the “dry” lake is threatened by mining and wet weather conditions …

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2015 Indian Motorcycle Scout Black Bullet takes on the Bonneville salt flats

Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week axed

The future of the famous Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week is in jeopardy after the event has been cancelled for the second consecutive year.  A thin layer of salt has caused the cancellation of the annual Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week that was scheduled to start on August 8, 2015. The persistent and worsening problems also spells …

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Richard Brown and his Jet Reaction streamliner motorcycle

Motorcycle aims to break 400mph

A British engineer hopes to break the 400mph barrier, set a new world record and possibly go as high as 450mph in his two-wheeled, helicopter-powered streamliner motorcycle. Richard Brown, 50, of Oxfordshire, and his team of friends, family and enthusiasts will head to the Bonnevlle salt flats in Utah this September in an attempt to …

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Evelyne Scholz will attempt to become the second female admitted to the exclusive Bonneville 200mph club riding a ‘naked’ bike. 220mph 'Naked' Land Speed Record in August, 2016, at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA.

Sights set on female land speed record

Evelyne Scholz of Perth hopes to set a new land speed record this year and become the second female admitted to the exclusive Bonneville 200mph club riding a ‘naked’ bike. She already has multiple and speed records at up to 211.398mph on her Turbo Suzuki GSXR1000 nicknamed ‘Tiger’, and will attempt the 220mph ‘Naked’ Land Speed …

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Pepper, the Harley Road Glide Speed Week missile

Harley Road Glide fastest bagger in world?

An Australian-prepped Harley-Davidson Road Glide nicknamed Pepper has set an Australian land speed record and may also have claimed the title of the world’s fastest bagger under 2000cc. READ ALL ABOUT PEPPER’S PREP Harley-Davidson Australia & New Zealand PR manager David Turney says the achievement was “a fantastic achievement for all the guys, especially considering …

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Pepper, the Harley Road Glide Speed Week missile

Road Glide adds pepper to salt flats

A Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special with standard fairing and panniers has this week been attempting to set world speed records at Speed Week. Named Pepper, the Road Glide is powered by a Screamin’ Eagle 120RX engine and driveline. However, it has retained the standard panniers while other accessories are straight out of the Harley parts “bible”. …

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