Eight small motors (in red) drive the central propeller. The horn-shaped thing is the exhaust, which gets larger towards the end to accommodate the increasing flow from each engine. The spheres are accumulation tanks for the legs, which “hop” on liftoff.
Evoking the passion of the original for the unveiling of their brand new Thunder Stroke 111 v-twin engine, Indian has paid homage to the legendary Burt Munro with this tribute streamliner called the ‘Spirit of Munro’.
A showcase for the brand new 1800cc engine for the reborn Indian brand - now under the ownership of Polaris, the ‘Spirit of Munro’ is a moving homage based on the 1920 Scout that set the storied records at Bonneville, setting an all-time record of 183.586 mph in the under-1000cc category which would become the story behind the film ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ starring Anthony Hopkins as Munro.
The Spirit measures at the same 13ft length as the original and has a handmade alumiunium body. Alongside the modern engine however, the new machine has Brembo brakes, upside down forks and a digital dash.
So far reduced to a promotional tour, the Spirit of Munro is planned to hit the salt flats in 2014, where it has the potential to do more than 200mph.