Biker from India breaks world record for longest ride in single country

Biker from India breaks world record for longest ride in single country
author image Roger Dsouza
Tuesday 07 July 2015, 13:24 PM

In a proud moment for India as nation of automobile aficionados, Manigandan Manjunathan got into the Guinnes World Book of Records for taking the longest motorcycle journey in a single country. Incredibly, Tamil Nadu-based Manjunathan managed to surpass the previous record by 5000 km. A report suggests that his GPS navigator suggested that he had a total ride distance of around 38,239 km. Some sources suggest that his total distance was around 41,450 km but Guinness took the previous number since it was more legitimate.

Biker from India breaks world record for longest ride in single country

Sources claim that Manjunathan rode for a total of 86 days, beginning his journey in November, 2014, and ending in February, 2015. The rider left no stone unturned to cover all corners of the country, going from south to east to north to west, exploring the entire subcontinent. Bravely enough, Manujnathan managed to go to north-eastern states, where the situation in some regions is not so peaceful. However, he was determined to cover extreme corners and that kept him going.

One thing that helped the rider in militant areas was his bike, a Royal Enfield Classic 500, which performed well in several terrains. He broke the record of Buck Perley and Amy Mathieson, who established the feat in China, covering 33,357 in around 146 days.

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