Harley-Davidson Sportster S breaks endurance speed record

The recently introduced Harley-Davidson Sportster S has broken a 24-hour speed record, completing 1,951-miles at an average of 81mph


THE all-new for 2021 Harley-Davidson Sportster S has set an Indian record for motorcycle endurance after a team of riders completed 1,951-miles in 24-hours at Hero MotorCorp’s Global Centre for Innovation and Technology.

The record was obtained by a team of five riders, including Indian national motorcycle racers Anushriya Gulati and Vijay Singh along with Vlogger Shubhabrata Marmar. They were joined by Malo Le Masson and Vijay Thomas both from Hero MotoCorp.

The setting for the record was Hero MotorCorp’s oval test track based at the firm’s Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT), with the location in Rajasthan boasting a 1.74 kilometer-long oval high-speed. The venue was specifically chosen to attempt the run to test the limits of both the bike and its riders.

Starting at 15:00hrs on the 5th of February, the team made 31 pit stops in total, with a fresh tank of fuel, and a rider change taking place after 62-miles. The Sportster S was thrown a new set of hoops every 1,000-miles. The team managed a 130.9kph (81mph) average over the 24-hour period, completing a shade under 2,000-miles in the 24-hours.

Speaking about the experience Ravi Avalur, Head – Harley-Davidson Business Unit at Hero MotoCorp said:

“We recently took the Harley-Davidson Pan America to the highest unpaved motorable road in the world and that inspired us to do something uniquely different with the new Harley-Davidson Sportster S. The team at CIT and Hero MotoSports Team Rally stepped in with all their experience and helped us complete this extremely challenging attempt. It is a strong testament to the quality of this H-D motorcycle to have successfully endured the test and gone further than any other motorcycle in the country in 24 hours.”

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