Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.
With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the recent unveiling of the 2015 Indian Chief, another revelation concerning the storied marque was made. Thirty-six years after his death, Burt Munro is still breaking records.
His astute son John realized a mathematical error was made on one of Burt’s runs. It was for the AMA Land Speed Record in Classs S.A. 1000 on the 26th Day of August, 1967, on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. It was achieved on an Indian 953cc Fuel Streamliner. The old record was listed at 183.586 mph.
When asked how he came upon this revelation, here’s what John said.