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10/08/2018

Indian Motorcycle has announced that Lee Munro, the great nephew of the legendary land-speed racer Burt Munro, will attempt to break 200mph at Bonneville Salt Flats this month. Equipped with the Indian Motorcycle engineering team and the newly modified Indian Scout dubbed “Spirit of Munro”, Lee Munro is back and prepared to eclipse his previous official speed of 191.286 mph at the upcoming 70th annual Bonneville Speed Week.

In preparation for this year, Indian Motorcycle’s engineering team has worked on refining the Indian Scout Streamliner which will run in the MPS-G (Modified Partial Streamliner) 1350cc class. Lee Munro’s record-breaking run of 186.681 mph at El Mirage and official run of 191.286 mph at last year’s Speed Week has motivated the team to update the bike with modifications to the intake and minor body adjustments, to help Munro break into the exclusive 200-mph club.

“Indian Motorcycle was honoured to partner with the Munro family last year and pay tribute to Burt’s incredible accomplishments and land-speed record set in 1967. We’re eager to be back on the salt flats with Lee and the Spirit of Munro,” said Gary Gray, vice-president, racing, technology & service for Indian Motorcycle.

Lee Munro attributes his love for speed to the bloodline he shares with his great uncle, Burt, who famously set a land-speed record in 1967 aboard a 1920 Indian Scout. In 2005, Burt Munro’s legacy was immortalised with the making of the popular film, The World’s Fastest Indian, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, and in 2017 Lee Munro celebrated the 50th anniversary of his great uncle’s record with a commemorative run at Bonneville Speed Week.

Speed Week will be held 11-17 August in Bonneville, Utah.