Burt Munro

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A replica of the 1920 Indian (with half the exterior removed to show detail) that Burt Munro used to set his record in 1967

Burt Munro (25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a motorcycle racer from New Zealand. He began riding motorcycles when he was 15.[1] He is famous for setting a world record on 26 August 1967 with his motorcycle.[2] The speed was 295.453 km/h (183.59 mph). To qualify he made a one-way run of 305.89 km/h (190.07 mph), the fastest-ever officially recorded speed on an Indian.

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  1. "AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame | Burt Munro". motorcyclemuseum.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  2. "Munro, Burt - The Free Information Society". freeinfosociety.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.

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