This machine, shorn of its aircraft-inspired bodywork, is an accurate representation of the 1920 Indian Scout that Burt Munro rode to a world record at Bonneville in 1967. This replica was constructed for use in the film, The World’s Fastest Indian. In the center background is Burt’s son, John Munro, and to his left is Lee Munro, who rode Indian’s new Spirit Of Munro.

The fastest speed Burt Munro ever clocked at Bonneville was 190.07 mph in 1967, but that was on a one-way run that didn’t qualify as an official record. Lee’s fastest speed this year on a one-way run was 191.29 mph.

Burt was credited with an official record speed of 183.59 mph, an amazing feat for a motorcycle engine originally constructed in 1920. In 2014, John Munro noticed a calculation error made when determining the bike’s actual top speed in 1967, which upped Burt’s record slightly to 184.087 mph.


    The Spirit bike from Indian is beautiful. The old Honda reminds me of a bike my neighbor had. A lot of interesting machines.

  • Starmag

    My votes are for that tractor thing because it has a cartoonish moose hood ornament, and also for the dual engine scout because it’s beautiful and street legal. Flat heads V-twins have a cool blaaaty sound so two must be even better.

  • john phyyt

    Hey Bob (Lewis) that is one great looking motorcycle. And you ,if anything, you look even better. If i see you around . Drinks are on me if you tell me about how you stayed faithful all those years

  • Great roundup!

  • You missed Steve “Brew Dude” Garn and his record setting 1972 350 RD. Great little bike and he set 3 AMA records this year. Not too bad for 60 year guy from North Carolina! This was great round up of shots from my favorite place.

  • Daimyo

    “80 years old and he’s still competing on the bike he bought in high school”

    A god among men.

    Great to see so many Indians, that twin scout sure is something.