Burt Munro (25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a motorcycle racer from New Zealand. He began riding motorcycles when he was 15. He is famous for setting a world record on 26 August 1967 with his motorcycle. 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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "AMA Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame | Burt Munro". motorcyclemuseum.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
- ↑ "Munro, Burt - The Free Information Society". freeinfosociety.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
-  Archived 2009-06-04 at the Wayback Machine Letters from the hand of Burt Munro
- Burt Munro: A New Zealand Legend
- E Hayes and Sons: The World's Fastest Indian Exhibition (original motorcycles), The World's Fastest Indian Legend Archived 2011-01-01 at the Wayback Machine
- A Tribute to H.J Munro, a.k.a "Burt" Munro
- Indian Motorcycle website
- The World's Fastest Indian on IMDb
- Offerings to the God of Speed on IMDb, a documentary