Indian Motorcycle reveals ‘Spirit of Munro’ short film

Publish Date: 
Jul 8, 2013

MEDINA, Minn. - Indian Motorcycle has released a short film about the creation of the “Spirit of Munro” tribute motorcycle.

The “Indian Motorcycle — The Spirit of Munro” film and behind-the-scenes videos are at

“I must give credit and the utmost respect to my friends who made this project possible,” said Robert Pandya, Indian Motorcycle’s external relations manager. “As I have managed the program and proudly unveiled it in Daytona Beach in March, it has grown to be seen and appreciated at an international level and has been lauded with many kind words and the support of Indian Motorcycle fans.”

Jeb Scolman of Jeb’s Metal and Speed in Long Beach, Calif., was tasked to build the motorcycle around a prototype Thunder Stroke 111, Indian’s new engine.

“Jeb did so with three solid months of 18 hour days, taking only Christmas day off, building a truly stunning tribute machine to Burt Munro and the spirit of those who choose to do rather than just watch from the sidelines,” Pandya said. “It’s a remarkable piece of work that must be seen to be appreciated. It will be on display in Sturgis this summer as we launch the new Indian Chief.”

Journalist Todd Eagan accepted the challenge of riding the untested bike on a dry lake.

“The first time power was applied in gear was on that dry lake,” Pandya explained. “Jeb’s work shone through as the bike tracked perfectly straight.”

Posted by Arlo Redwine. Press photos by Barry Hathaway, courtesy Indian Motorcycle