THE SPEED. THE MAN. THE BIKE.
On August 26, 1967, Bert Munro etched his name in history by achieving a jaw-dropping top speed of 183.59 mph (295.44 km/h) in the under-1000cc class. 56 years later, this record still stands!
The Munro Special
Burt Munro gained international fame for his extraordinary achievements at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. He modified and rebuilt a 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle, naming it the "Munro Special." With his homemade modifications, Burt Munro managed to set several land speed records with his Indian Scout.
His most famous record came on August 26, 1967, when he achieved a top speed of 183.59 mph (295.44 km/h) in the under-1000cc class, which still stands as the official record for the world's fastest speed ever achieved on an Indian motorcycle.
Burt Munro's legacy endures
Beyond the records, Burt Munro's legacy endures as a symbol of courage, perseverance, and the thrill of the open road. He exemplified the boundless human spirit and the power of chasing one's dreams, leaving a lasting impression on the world of motorcycle racing and the hearts of those who continue to be inspired by his incredible journey.
The World's Fastest Indian
Burt Munro's inspiring story was depicted in the 2005 movie "The World's Fastest Indian," starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Munro. The film showcased his passion, determination, and the challenges he faced on his journey to the Bonneville Salt Flats.