Burt Munro made history by setting a land speed record on the world’s fastest Indian®, a 1920 Indian® Scout®. To salute his passion for performance, we created The Spirit of Munro, a tribute streamliner powered by the new Thunder Stroke™ 111.
Burt Munro of Invercargill, New Zealand, set the world's land speed record on this heavily modified 1920 Indian® Scout® in 1967 at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. Burt began modifying his Indian® Scout® in 1926, and by the time he made it to the salt, it was such a unique amalgam of custom-made components it needed to be torn down and rebuilt after every 10 minutes of run time. Built strictly for speed, the Munro Special was virtually void of any safety equipment. Burt was in pursuit of world-record speed, not safe travels.
The Indian Motorcycle® display at the 2012 Long Beach International Motorcycle Show featured the one and only "Munro Special." That’s the machine on which Burt Munro set a world land speed record in 1967 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Fueled by a passion for speed, Burt used innovative, home-brewed engineering to draw explosive, record-setting...
The custom-built “Spirit of Munro” is a streamlined tribute to the racers and mechanics throughout history who collectively fueled the Indian Motorcycle® legacy of racing victories and record-setting speed runs.