Tracing the history of motorcycle, the 1st one was built by Daimler in 1885, made of oak. Since then, motorcycle has been the combination of a bicycle and a motor.
I firstly caught sight of “Munro 1.0”in the outfield of Shanghai F1, feeling like travelling back to 80s of 20th century with a time machine.
Speaking of Munro, there’s a name that cannot be ignored. Burt Munro is the immortal legend, a New Zealand motorcycle racer who’s famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. This record still stands; Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record.
In 1920, Burt bought his legendary bike called “Indian Scout”. After that, he went through suffering experiences like World War II, divorce etc. But he didn’t give up his hobby of racing. And he kept customizing his beloved bike and setting new records in Australia, New Zealand.
In 2014, an artist far from Beijing, China, Zack Wong, had been riding and customizing motorcycle for years and got inspired by Mr. Burt Munro’s spirit. And then he came up with an idea of building a retro-style motorbike.
After the birth of 1st prototype, it made a big splash in China and even got a lot of orders. This gave him the idea of founding a company and getting this bike into production. Thus “Munro” came into being as a brand.
It’s really hard for you to define the bike—Munro 1.0. This tiny“sparrow”is powered by 49cc two-stroke air-cooled motor, which even has a whole clutch. And self-powered headlight is equipped, which is rather rare nowdays.
Retro doesn’t mean rigid or robust. It can be soft. Right under the saddle, there’re two springs for comfortable riding.
Why would you compare this artswork with heavy machines like Harley Davidson? It’s born with vintage and classic. Life isn’t about following fashion trends. It’s about building the trends.
Company Name: Beijing Munro Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Chris Chen
Phone: +86 189 6125 6022