So where’s the bike now? The bike that Burt Munro devoted his life to now sits in a hardware store in Invercargill, New Zealand, surrounded by lawnmowers and BBQ sets.
Is the world’s fastest Indian Based on a true story?
On February 3, 2006, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” a movie based on the true story of motorcycle racer and land-speed record holder Burt Munro, opens in U.S. theaters.
What was the fastest car ever made?
Check out our world’s fastest car timeline below…
|Year||Make and model||Top speed (mph)|
|2007||SSC Ultimate Aero TT||256.1|
|2010||Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport||267.9|
|2017||Koenigsegg Agera RS||277.9|
Why was Burt Munro’s Indian so fast?
The Indian Scout was very advanced for it’s time as it had a helical gear transmission and a mechanical oil pump working on a total loss system. The top speed was in the region of 60mph. In the 1920′s Burt started tuning the bike for speed and ultimately he had it exceeding 90mph in side valve form.