On May 5th, 2013, on a dry lake bed in California, Indian Motorcycle ran the “Spirit of Munro”, an all-metal tribute bike built to honor the great Burt Munro. This is the first Indian motorcycle to be seen running the all-new Thunder Stroke 111. Todd Eagan accepted the challenge of riding the untested bike on the dry lake. I am told that after 2 runs Todd said that “the bike tracked perfectly straight and man, does she want to GO!” First estimated speeds were 100 mph, and of course there is plenty left.
Watch these 2 short films.
A look behind-the-scenes of the filming of the short film The Spirit of Munro.
Builder: Jeb Scolman of Jeb’s Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA around a prototype Thunder Stroke 111.
Time: 3 months of 18 hours of work per day, taking only Christmas day off
Film: Shot in only 2 days. Director Adam Brummond of The Factory
Polaris Project Team: David Shelleny, Mark Nevils, Robert Pandya
Photography: Barry Hathaway
Pilot: Todd Eagan