The Spirit of Munro- A Tribute to Burt Munro and Indian

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The “Spirit of Munro” A moving to Burt Munro and Indian’s new Stroke 111 engine.

Photographer. Hathaway

While we can all agree Indian’s new Thunder Stroke 111 is perhaps the most significant news since, well, the V-Rod, what about the retro-looking machine it powered at historic Daytona unveiling? The creation is called the “Spirit of and in addition to being a rolling demonstrator for the new engine, this red adorned with gold-leaf heads is a moving tribute to the Special,” the 1920 Scout-based that set speed records at in the 1960s and was later immortalized in “The World’s Fastest

“We wanted to bring the engine to in a compelling way,” explained Robert Pandya, who called the of Munro” an “emotional piece celebrates the new engine while all at Indian who came before Entrusted with the build was Jeb the 32-year-old proprietor of Jeb’s and Speed, a Long Beach, shop that specializes in shaping and building hot rods. Bonneville veteran perhaps known for his stunning recreation of Lockhart’s 1928 Stutz Hawk land-speed-record car—is an builder who relies on his eyes and more than computers and

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Although the new bike has the same length as Munro’s original (13 7 inches), Scolman says a bigger machine, largely the crankcase of the new Thunder Stroke 111 spans 20 inches from to side. The result, even the hand-formed aluminum body’s tight tolerances, is an overall that looks “more a tuna than a salmon,” Scolman, who fitted it with a organic” dorsal fin and also sure the rider straddles the to emphasize it’s a motorcycle and not a streamliner that happens to two wheels. Moreover,

while the new Indian clearly different from the original Special,” Pandya said he and his really liked the idea of the rider’s legs a bit exposed, allows a boot to be put down needed. “The bike is a reference to history,” explained “but with a forward-looking of building something unique.”

Scolman said the bike, a custom mild-steel frame, heavily raked fork, twin-shock swingarm and large brakes (with proportioning has not been built for a specific at Bonneville, but he feels it could hit 200 mph, provided the engine has power. But that won’t this year, as the bike be traveling the country on a publicity (on a special Scolman-built trailer, with Indian’s famous fenders). which will it from getting the testing it will need.

But mark our words: The “Spirit of is no empty shell. It will see the in 2014.

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