Burt Munro, World’s Fastest Indian Memorabilia

A trip to Invercargill wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see some of the memorabilia of the late Burt Munro. He is one of Southland’s most celebrated legends, and tributes to him have become popular attractions.

The New Zealander, immortalised in The World’s Fastest Indian movie, was a speedbike racer that set land speed records in Utah in the late 1950s and 1960s on a highly odified Indian Scout motorcycle. He is most famous for his under-1000cc world record (an average speed of 183.586mph - 295.45km), set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. The record still stands today.