Harley-Davidson's Sportster S Takes on India's First 24-Hour Endurance Challenge on Two Wheels


Harley-Davidson's latest XL model has earned the distinction of being the first motorcycle in India to undertake a 24-hour endurance challenge. According to a recent update on H-D's Twitter, the Sportster S achieved an impressive feat by covering a distance of 3,141 kilometers at an average speed of 130.9 km/h. This accomplishment highlights the brand's commitment to the next generation of riders.

A detailed report by Hindustan Times reveals that the challenge took place at Hero's Global Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur, where five volunteers completed the task. Throughout the endurance run, they made a total of 31 pit stops for refueling, rider changes, and tire replacements (the latter being done three times, once for every 1,000 kilometers).

Ravi Avalur, the head of the Harley-Davidson Business Unit at Hero MotoCorp, commended the Sportster S for surpassing expectations and setting a new endurance record in the country.

The volunteers, including two national racers, Anushriya Gulati and Vijay Singh, along with Hero Motocorp representatives Malo Le Masson and Vijay Thomas, were supervised by David Lopez Cordoba and Alex Busquets. They strategically tackled the challenge under the guidance of experts in chassis development and vehicle validation.

Harley-Davidson selected a 1.74-kilometer oval-shaped high-speed track for the attempt, designed to push the limits of both human and motorcycle endurance. This achievement comes shortly after Harley-Davidson's Pan America conquered the highest unpaved motorable road in the world.

Indeed, Harley-Davidson's advertising prowess is commendable, and congratulations are in order for the brand's record-breaking machine.