Sunday, January 1, 2012

Burt Munro 1920 Indian Scout Streamliner

Kiwi speed freak and mechanical genius Burt Munro, built and developed this bike over a life time of dedication to ultimate velocity. In 1967 he got his World Record,187.586 MPH (Streamline M/C under 1000cc)at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Hensley family looked at the bike collecting dust in the Pierce Indian Shop for decades. They purchased it ,restored it and show and run it. They fired it up at the 110th Anniversary of the Indian make at the recent Indian Day West, much to the delight of the collected tribe of Indian faithful in attendance. Burt built a beast and it sounds like the 190 MPH machine it is (Up leg of the record run,190).Burt was obviously fearless. To contort yourself into and wrap around and hang onto this snarling monster and then pull the trigger,was an incredible feat.