Burt Munro - The Worlds Fastest Indian - He's not a car, but he is an inspirational motorhead.

Burt Munro - The Worlds Fastest Indian - He's not a car, but he is an inspirational motorhead.

Burt Munroe (with his famous World's Fastest Indian). What an amazing guy Bert was..... and a brilliant motorcycle! #BurtMunroe  #FastestIndian

Burt Munroe (with his famous World's Fastest Indian). What an amazing guy Bert was..... and a brilliant motorcycle! #BurtMunroe #FastestIndian

“You live more in five minutes flat out on a bike than most people do in a lifetime.” - Burt Munro

“You live more in five minutes flat out on a bike than most people do in a lifetime.” - Burt Munro

Burt Munro with his Munro Special at Bonneville in the 1960s. At 63 years old setting the world for driving (and building) the fastest indian: Munro was 63 at the time with a bad heart, yet he still managed to overcome numerous obstacles to set world records, even as a muffler was burning the flesh on his leg. In 1967, Munro coaxed his beloved streamlined Indian to 183.58 mph. That set a record in the category of "streamlined motorcycles under 1,000cc."

Burt Munro with his Munro Special at Bonneville in the 1960s. At 63 years old setting the world for driving (and building) the fastest indian: Munro was 63 at the time with a bad heart, yet he still managed to overcome numerous obstacles to set world records, even as a muffler was burning the flesh on his leg. In 1967, Munro coaxed his beloved streamlined Indian to 183.58 mph. That set a record in the category of "streamlined motorcycles under 1,000cc."

Nearly 50 years ago, Burt Munro set a record of nearly 184 mph (296 km/h) in the under 1000 cc class on a 1920 Indian Scout. In August, Burt Munro's great nephew will pilot a new purpose-built Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in honor of the 50th Anniversary of that record.

Nearly 50 years ago, Burt Munro set a record of nearly 184 mph (296 km/h) in the under 1000 cc class on a 1920 Indian Scout. In August, Burt Munro's great nephew will pilot a new purpose-built Indian Scout Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in honor of the 50th Anniversary of that record.

Burt Munro .. Riding a modified 950cc Indian motorcycle , 1n 1967 set a land speed record tor a bike under 1000cc at 183.5 mph , with a top speed of on one run of 205.6 mph. this record still stands .

Burt Munro .. Riding a modified 950cc Indian motorcycle , 1n 1967 set a land speed record tor a bike under 1000cc at 183.5 mph , with a top speed of on one run of 205.6 mph. this record still stands .

This photograph was taken in Burt Munro’s garage in 1970, in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand. Burt’s under 1000cc world record, which he set in Bonneville on the 26th August 1967 still stands today. If that isn’t amazing enough he set the record on a 1920 Indian Scout after spending 20 years in the above pictured garage modifying it.

Burt Munro at Home

This photograph was taken in Burt Munro’s garage in 1970, in his hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand. Burt’s under 1000cc world record, which he set in Bonneville on the 26th August 1967 still stands today. If that isn’t amazing enough he set the record on a 1920 Indian Scout after spending 20 years in the above pictured garage modifying it.

Burt Munro sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a '20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front.

Burt Munro sitting on what his "World's fastest Indian" started life as, a '20 Indian scout & of coarse his famous bike in front.

Discover how the spirit of Burt Munro lives on. 50 years ago, Herbert "Burt" Munro set a land speed record that still stands today.

Timewarp: The 50th Anniversary of Burt Munro's Speed Record

Discover how the spirit of Burt Munro lives on. 50 years ago, Herbert "Burt" Munro set a land speed record that still stands today.

Ofers to the God of Speed!!  Burt Munro.

Ofers to the God of Speed!! Burt Munro.

Indian Motorcycle Returns to Bonneville and Land Speed Racing to honor Burt Munro | Cycle World

Indian Motorcycle Returns to Bonneville and Land Speed Racing to honor Burt Munro | Cycle World

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