Harley-Davidson Sportster S creates history, travels 3141 km in 24-hour test
A team of five test riders averaged 130.9 km/h on the Harley-Davidson Sportster S over 24 hours to achieve this feat.
Harley-Davidson Sportster S has become the first motorcycle in the country to achieve a record 3141 km covered in a 24-hour endurance test. The test was conducted at Hero’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (TIC), located in Jaipur, and was carried out by a team of five riders.
Starting from the 24 hour clock at 1500 hours on February 5, 2022, the team made 31 pit stops, every 1000 km. Each rider completed six runs with an average of 100 km each run, which was about a full tank of fuel. The team averaged 130.9 km/h over 24 hours to achieve this feat.
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The company chose a 1.74 kilometer long oval high-speed track for this test. Speaking about the overall experience of this test, Ravi Avalur, Head – Harley-Davidson Business Unit at Hero MotoCorp said: “We recently took the Harley-Davidson Pan America up the highest unpaved motorable road in the world and it inspired us to do something unique and 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 difficult attempt. It’s a strong testament to the quality of this HD bike to have passed the test and gone further than any other bike in the country in 24 hours.”
The Harley-Davidson Sportster S powers with the use of a 121PS Revolution Max 1250T V-Twin engine. The company claims that this engine has been tuned to produce high torque at low revs. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The bike also comes with a range of features, including pre-programmed and selectable riding modes (Sport, Road and Rain). Its color options include Vivid Black, Stone Washed White Pearl, and Midnight Crimson.
Date of first publication: February 15, 2022, 1:43 PM IST