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<h3 class='entry-title'>Go here for some great video http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/</h3>
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<h3 class='entry-title'><a title='Permanent Link to 'The First Indian Motorcycle Seen Running The All-New Thunder Stroke 111 Engine. The Spirit Of Munro.'' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/2013/07/08/the-first-indian-motorcycle-seen-running-the-all-new-thunder-stroke-111-engine-the-spirit-of-munro/' rel='bookmark'>The First Indian Motorcycle Seen Running The All-New Thunder Stroke 111 Engine. The Spirit Of Munro.</a></h3>
<small class='entry-meta'> <span class='chronodata'> Published by <span class='vcard author'><a class='url fn' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/author/cyrilhuze/'>Cyril Huze</a></span> <abbr class='published' title='2013-07-08T15:27:45+0000'>July 8th, 2013</abbr> </span> <span class='entry-category'>in <a title='View all posts in Builders' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/category/builders/'>Builders</a>, <a title='View all posts in Customs' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/category/customs/'>Customs</a>, <a title='View all posts in Editorial' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/category/editorial/'>Editorial</a>, <a title='View all posts in Engines' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/category/engines/'>Engines</a> and <a title='View all posts in Videos' href='http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/category/videos/'>Videos</a>.</span> </small></div>
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On May 5th, 2013, on a dry lake bed in California, Indian Motorcycle ran the &ldquo;Spirit of Munro&rdquo;, 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 &ldquo;the bike tracked perfectly straight and man, does she want to GO!&rdquo; 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.
<em>Builder: </em> Jeb Scolman of Jeb&rsquo;s Metal and Speed in Long Beach, CA around a prototype Thunder Stroke 111.
<em>Time:</em> 3 months of 18 hours of work per day, taking only Christmas day off
<em>Film:</em> Shot in only 2 days. Director Adam Brummond of The Factory
<em>Polaris Project Team:</em> David Shelleny, Mark Nevils, Robert Pandya
<em>Photography:</em> Barry Hathaway
<em>Pilot:</em> Todd Eagan
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Cool video. They are making sure that the Indian heritage is displayed loud and clear!
 
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The Videos

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nice sound to that motor. I hope Vic uses this video as it is a good example of how to promote your product
 
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Really awesome videos. And pilot Todd Eagan must have no fear. 'Here, take this hand fabricated, high $$ custom bike that's never been ridden, and take it for a spin on the salt. Oh, and please don't wad it up'

I gotta be honest, I really didn't give a hoot about Indian's comeback. I was interested the first 2 comebacks. I actually saw the first incarnation in Joe Robison's (original Daytona Harley dealer) shop in Daytona. Pretty much gave up after CMC built Indians with S&S motors.

But I'm real interested after seeing these vids.
 
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Lots of good stuff on that page.
I liked Leno's 1933 Indian 4
Thanks for sharing.
Ken.
 
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Beautifully produced and edited video. First quality stuff.
Polaris is not conceding an ounce of 'heritage' or walking away from Indian's competetive spirit.
Can't wait for August!
 
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I have wanted an Indian since I was a kid and used to hang around an older kid down the street who had a beautiful Indian. I was basically disgusted at the first couple of attempts to bring back the name. I will tell you that I am giddy with excitement to own one of the new ones. I have owned 5 Victorys and still own 3 of them and have no intention of abandoning Victory as I love them all. Still the allure if big fenders and an even bigger engine is a huge draw. I am grateful that Polaris is launching the re-issue of the brand and will not resort to producing overpriced kit bikes. As a motorcycle enthusiast - I am just looking forward to another choice. Thank you Polaris for two great (I hope) motorcycle brands!
 
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Can't help thinking that considering Munroes indian was a scout, and there pushing this spirit of munroe campaign using a motor that intialey has been designed for the chief, that it might have a negative reaction to the true tradionolist of the indian brand hence bringing a negative try hard reaction..dunno just thinking..have to admit tho, looking at the second vid, it did kinda remind me of some of the scences in the movie..lol. love the pickup truck :)
 
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11706 said:
Can't help thinking that considering Munroes indian was a scout, and there pushing this spirit of munroe campaign using a motor that intialey has been designed for the chief, that it might have a negative reaction to the true tradionolist of the indian brand hence bringing a negative try hard reaction..dunno just thinking..have to admit tho, looking at the second vid, it did kinda remind me of some of the scences in the movie..lol. love the pickup truck :)
How, can any Indian tradionalist come away from that video with anything but pride in the brand?
Polaris has nailed this product release so far.
 
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