The Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro Chronograph Limited Edition Timepiece was introduced today at the EICMA, the world's most important motorcycle show, in Milan, Italy.
A Little History Lesson
Indian was founded in 1901 and is the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in the USA. It predates Harley-Davidson by two years. Omega Replica, founded in 1830 71 years prior to Indian, was the first motorcycle company in the USA. This is a significant advantage, as it predates many of today's most recognizable brands by several decades. Since their founding, both Omega Replica & Indian have stood for precision, quality and innovation.
Indian is known for pushing both the rider and machine to their limits. The "need for Speed" has many icons.
Burt Munro, a motorcyclist from New Zealand, was determined to break the land speed record with his 1920 Indian Scout. Munro, who was originally from New Zealand,Glashutte Replica Watches worked on his Indian Scout in his shed for 46 years and set various speed records. Munro, who was obsessed with getting the most performance from his bike, made the trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats exactly 50 years ago in 1967 to attempt to set the land-speed record. Munro, 63, was a grandfather and had a red aerodynamic shell on his Scout. His yellow number 35 was also emblazoned across the side of his Scout. He landed his feet firmly on the gritty and packed salt at Bonneville. Munro clocked a speed of 212mph unofficially at Bonneville - four times faster than the original top speed. His official timed speed was 183.586mph (omega replica). This is still the fastest speed that an Indian motorcycle has ever recorded in the 1000cc category. Burt Munro, the legendary speedster who died in 1978, was a legend of the sport.
Lee Munro returned to Bonneville this year. He is the grandson of Burt's cousin, Burt. The new Munro, riding a modern Indian Scout and backed by Indian and Omega Replica set a record. Lee and the Indian/Omega Replica teams achieved 191 mph. This was a record that Burt had set 184 mph. They also almost reached the Holy Grail of 200 mph.