Previously unpublished interviews with Burt Munro, legendary
Kiwi motorcycle rider made famous in the movie The World's
Fastest Indian. Colourful tales of a life well-lived.
Neill Birss is a Christchurch business and technology reporter. As a young journalist in Invercargill he interviewed Burt Munro for a few months with the goal of writing a series of articles about Burt for overseas motorcycle magazines. Then he lost the interview material - until now. Birss rode an ex-army Indian motorcycle on a farm as a schoolboy, and much later commuted on a Honda road bike, but computers and electronics generally have long been his main technology interest.