Pol Tarres and his Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid Set New Record

Pol Tarres has set a world record aboard his Tenere 700, taking the model to (literally) new heights

Pol Tarres and his Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid Set New Record

If you are familiar with Pol Tarres and his outrageous videos, you’ll know he’s no stranger to undertaking superhuman feats on two wheels.

From trials and trail riding to rallies and off-road motorcycle gymnastics. If it's an epic piece of riding he’s probably already been there, done that, and got the t-shirt! His latest stunt though is one that has landed the Catalan rider with a new Guinness World Record.

The record took place on the world's highest active volcano, the Ojos Del Salado on the Argentina–Chile border. After already setting a new Altitude record, then riding a Yamaha YZ450FX to 22,165 feet, he went back a couple of days later to have another crack and go even higher.

The first record on the YZ450FX set an altitude record for a two-wheeled vehicle, and to make the job just that little bit more tricky for round two (he’s not one to take the simple route), Tarres decided to take his Tenere 700 World Raid up this time, and he made it to the dizzying height of 21,909 feet. That ride bagged him an altitude record for an adventure bike, and to make the achievement even more impressive, he did all of this without the use of oxygen. he carried oxygen in a back pack although only planned to use it should there be an emergency.

Most mountain climbers suggest using oxygen at anything above 5,500 metres (18,000 feet) and it wouldn’t have just been Tarres who would have been left gasping for breath. At that height, the lack of oxygen would have seriously hampered the 689cc CP2 engine, reducing its power significantly and its torque.

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