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VIDEO: Royal Enfield at the Burt Munro Challenge | News

Royal Enfield attended the iconic The Burt Munro Challenge, one of the largest motorcycle rally events in The Southern Hemisphere.

For this year’s running of the event Royal Enfield New Zealand created a one-off pop-up store in the heart of Invercargill. The store featured the full Royal Enfield Range on from the Classic range through to the adventure-ready Himalayan, along with the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 Twins.

Front and centre, and special guest for the event was the Wanaka Powersports ‘InterTracker 865’. Based on the Interceptor 650 Twin, this one-off flat tracker inspired custom bike won the ‘People’s Choice’ award at the recent Royal Enfield Busted Knuckles Bike Build-Off series. The InterTracker 865 featured an S&S Performance big-bore kit and one-of-a-kind S&S Performance flat tracker exhaust.

The iconic ‘Burt Munro Challenge’ beach race, was the perfect opportunity to take the bike off display and straight to the beach. Piloted by local speedway and circuit racer Dale Finch, the Royal Enfield InterTracker 865 stole the holeshot from the full dirt bike lineup and raced its way up and down the beach to third place, surprising many of the crowd. “With a few suspension tweaks, we could have stolen the whole race,” remarked Dale, already lining up to get back out on the bike for the 2021 race.