Burt Munro Velocette

Burt Munro/Duncan Meikle special Velocette drag bikeA few hours ago, this skeletal, history-soaked drag racer went up for grabs at the Webb’s classic motorcycle auction in New Zealand. The Velocette was modified by Burt Munro and his mate Duncan Meikle: although Munro is obviously associated with Indians, he actually spent more time racing Velocettes. This bike sold for NZ$71,000 (US$37,500), a new record for an NZ motorcycle auction.