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Harley Davidson’s Sportster S shows power, crosses 24-hour test

New Delhi.
Harley-Davidson Sportster S (Harley Davidson Sportster S) has become the first motorcycle in the country to successfully achieve the record of covering a distance of 3141 kms in a 24-hour endurance test. A team of five riders – including national racers Anushriya Gulati and Vijay Singh – along with vlogger Shubhbrata Marmar took Malo from Hero MotoCorp to achieve the feat on a world-class test track at Hero’s Global Center for Innovation and Technology (CIT). Mason and Vijay Thomas joined in.

CIT is located in Jaipur in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. Harley Davidson’s Sportster S was put to the test for 24 hours under the supervision of two key members of Hero’s team at CIT. The two members included David Lopez Cordoba, head of the Chassis Functional Development and National Racing Program, and Alex Baskets, head of vehicle verification. David and Alex both have years of experience in endurance racing around the world and this has proved invaluable in the preparations to achieve this feat.

The 24-hour event began at 1500 hrs on February 5, 2022, with the team going through 31 pit stops. This included refueling, rider change and replacement of new tires after every 1000 kms. Each rider completed an average of six runs of 100 km on each run.
which was approximately equal to the fuel filled in the tank. To achieve this feat, the team achieved an average speed of 130.9 km/h in 24 hours. The 1.74 km long oval high-speed track was specially selected to test the endurance limits of both human and motorcycle.

Commenting on the experience, Ravi Avalur, Head of Harley-Davidson Business Unit, Hero MotoCorp, said, “We recently took the Harley-Davidson Pan America to the highest unpaved road in the world and it gave us something to do differently. inspired to. The new Harley-Davidson Sportster S, the team at CIT and the Hero MotoSports Team Rally step forward with all their experience and help us complete this extremely challenging endeavor. This is a strong testament to the quality of this HD motorcycle, which has successfully passed the test and has surpassed any other motorcycle in the country in 24 hours.”

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