Great Nephew of Burt Munro breaks 186.86mph for new ‘Modified Partial Streamliner’ record.
It’s been fifty years since Burt Munro set a land speed record at Bonneville and to celebrate Indian have taken a customised Scout back to the Salt Flats.
The official ‘Speed Week’ doesn’t happen until August, but in practice Burt’s Great Nephew has already made his family namesakes proud by breaking the under 1000cc class record of 183.59 mph on his Indian Scout ‘Spirit of Munro Scout’ Streamliner. And Lee Munro he did it in style too, by hitting a top speed of 186.861 mph.
“Everybody’s been coming up to me and they associate me with Burt and what he accomplished on his Indian.
It’s quite a special feeling. I’ve been told ‘get used to being recognised, boy, because it’s about to happen’. I’m very very proud to be able to carry the name.”
Lee Munro hit the 186.81 mph (300.4 kmh) record-breaking speed with the v-twin 1350cc Scout engine, taking the new record in the MPS-G class (Modified Partial Streaming – Gas).
It was a speed set whilst running through a series of tests in order to prove that the bike – and rider – could handle the high speeds.
We think everything passed with flying colours!