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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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Levis Motorcycle Club member Reg Ellard races along Sellicks Beach in 1936.

Motorcycle racing returns to Sellicks Beach

Beach motorcycle racing, as depicted in The World’s Fastest Indian, will return to South Australia’s Sellicks Beach state on February 18-19, 2017. The Levis Motorcycle Club will host a field of 110 motorcycles manufactured before 1963. There will be racing across five classes as well as sidecars. The oldest motorcycle club in South Australia began beach racing in the 1920s and …

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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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Indian Motorcycles puts on a good show

Indian Motorcycles will have a spectacular show at the Melbourne Moto Expo in November. The company has just been crowned the ‘Exhibitor of the Year’ at this month’s Speedshow in Auckland, New Zealand, and Australian country manager Peter Harvey says they will have a similar display in Melbourne, but “with a few upgrades”. Among the …

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Indian unveils the new Chief models

These are the first photos of the new Indian Chief Classic cruiser, Chieftain hardbagger and Vintage softbagger unveiled simultaneously at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota and in Sydney today. The long and low Indian Chief will arrive in Australia later this year costing $28,995 ride-away for the Classic which pitches it squarely at …

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First Indian Chief owner

Meet the proud owner of the first Indian Chief to arrive in Australia later this year. Ken Hager drew “number 1” from a special draw tonight with actor Shane Jacobsen at an official preview function for the launch of the Indian Chief at the Victory/Indian dealership in Parramatta Rd, Sydney. He is one of 111 …

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Indian Chief arrives in 6 days

The most anticipated bike launch of the year is only six days away. Yes, Indian is back, this time with the heavy financial backing of Polaris, the world’s biggest-selling all-terrain-vehicle manufacturer. Under Polaris stewardship, the venerable brand will be revived with a new engine and a new model. It could have been called the Scout, …

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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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