Harley-Davidson Sportster S completes 24-hour endurance test

Harley-Davidson Sportster S completes 24-hour endurance test

Harley-Davidson recently revealed that the Sportster S successfully passed a 24-hour endurance test on the 1.74 km oval test track at Hero MotoCorp’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (TIC), in Jaipur. The company also noted that the Sportster S became the nation’s first bike to cover 3,141 km in a 24-hour endurance test. The endurance test was carried out by five riders, including riders Anushriya Gulati and Vijay Singh as well as Hero MotoCorp’s Malo Le Masson and Vijay Thomas on February 5, 2022. The 24-hour race was conducted under the supervision of David Lopez Cordoba and Alex Busquets. who have extensive experience in endurance racing. David is currently responsible for the functional development of the chassis and national racing program at Hero MotoCorp, while Alex is responsible for vehicle validation.

The Harley-Davidson Sportster S 24-hour endurance race saw the five-rider team go through rider changes, tire changes and refueling every 1,000 km, effectively undertaking 31 stops at stalls. Each runner completed six races averaging 100 km and the team averaged 130.9 km/h over 24 hours to cover 3,141 km.

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Ravi Avaur, Harley-Davidson Business Unit Manager at Hero MotoCorp, said, “We recently took the Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ to the highest unpaved road in the world and it inspired us to do something uniquely different with the new Harley-Davidson® Davidson® Sportster™ S. The team at CIT and Hero MotoSports Team Rally stepped in with all their experience and helped us through this extremely difficult attempt. It’s a strong testament to the quality of this HD bike to have passed the test and farther than any other bike in the country in 24 hours.”

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Launched in India last year, the Harley-Davidson Sportster S is the second most powerful bike in the American motorcycle manufacturer’s portfolio. It draws its power from the Revolution Max 1252cc V-twin engine developing 121hp and 125Nm of peak torque mated to a six-speed gearbox with slipper clutch and assist. The motorcycle comes with features like three pre-programmed riding modes and two custom riding modes, cornering ABS, drag torque slip control, six-axis inertial measurement unit, and more.

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