As if there wasn't already enough reason to head down to Invercargill this November for the Burt Munro Challenge, Indian Motorcycles have officially announced their attendance to the annual motorcycling pilgrimage.
Indian Motorcycle, famous in New Zealand for its feats with Burt Munro, will make an emotional return to Southland at this year's Burt Munro Challenge in late November.
The iconic brand will display its all-new Indian Scout alongside Munro's 1920 'World's Fastest Indian' Scout at the E Hayes Motorworks Collection from 26th November to 1st December.
The Scout will be part of the full line-up of Indian Motorcycles on display including the all new Roadmaster, another bike with ties to Indian's storied past."My father spent over 55 years fine-tuning his Scout in his garage here in Southland and when he could no longer race, sold his bikes to the E Hayes Motorworks Collection because he wanted them to always stay in Southland - to have the all-new Scout here in Southland 96 years after Dad bought his 1920 Scout is just brilliant," said John Munro, Burt's son and participant in "The Burt" (The Burt Munro Challenge) each year.
"I rode the all- new Scout at Sturgis this year as a guest of Indian Motorcycle and was very impressed with its handling and balance. I'm sure Dad would have just loved it."
Peter Harvey, Country Manager for Indian Motorcycles is excited about the return of Scout to New Zealand and Southland.
"Burt's feats on a 47 year old bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats were bought to life in the 2005 movie The World's Fastest Indian - to modify a bike's top speed from 96km/hour to over 320km/hour is shows his sheer determination, grit and ingenuity, all attributes that resonate with our Kiwi riders," he said.
With high horsepower levels, exceptional comfort and superior handling, the all-new Scout is designed to appeal to riders of varying sizes and experience levels.
"The first truly new Scout in more than seven decades, it is a contemporary yet classic..."
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