Meet the Indian man who broke 36 years-year-old record from grave
World's fastest Indian legend, Burt Munro's 1967 world land-speed runs has been recently announced as a record-breaking run after his son discovered a miscalculation on the certificate issued on the day.
The motorcycling legend's son, John Munro, revealed that the legend broke the Class SA 1000 land speed record (previously 183.586 miles per hour or 295.453 kmh) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on his 1920 Indian 953cc Fuel Streamliner on August 26, 1967, achieving an average speed of 184.087mph, Stuff.co.nz reported.
John stated that it was nice to know that his dad was still breaking records 36 years after his death which doesn't happen very often.
He added that the dead legend would have been pleased that the "mathematical error" in calculating speeds achieved by Munro was picked up and fixed by the American Motorcycle Association by issuing a new certificate.
(Posted on 13-08-2014)