The well-trained team, aboard the four Apache RTR 200 4Vs, maneuvered through the tricky Himalayan terrain, covering a total distance of 1612 km
TVS Motor Company has officially announced that its highly-popular Apache RTR 200 4V has entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records. The achievement comes as a result of the ‘Quest for the Highest’ campaign.
A total of six members belonging to TVS on four Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles have scaled a massive 21,524 feet in the Rupshu Valley of Ladakh. This was to create a new world record of the “Highest Altitude ever reached by a Motorcycle”. And they did it with perfection.
The submission to Limca Book of Records was made in December 2016 and the new world record was sanctioned this month. The six member team, composes of Santanu Roychowdhury, Subrato Boral, Manas Sen, Achinta Saha, Indradeb Chatterjee and Srikrishna Biswas from North Calcutta Disha Motorcycling Club.
They participated in this monumental feat and successfully got the better of the previously established world record of 21,233 feet, set in the Atakama range of Mt. Andes. The well-trained team, aboard the four Apache RTR 200 4Vs, maneuvered through the tricky Himalayan terrain, covering a total distance of 1612 km.
The route proceeded through Manali, Sarchu (14,700 feet), Tsokar (14,860 feet), Korzok (14,836 feet) to establish a base camp in Kyirchu (15,110 feet). On the August 29 of 2016, the resilient team successfully scaled the summit while seeing out torrid weather, rocky and ice terrain along with the difficulties faced in high altitudes.
The team hoisted the Biswa Bangla flag and the Indian tricolour at Chamser Kangri in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. The motorcycles were equipped with special off-road tyres to accomplish the mission. The regular wheels were changed to spoked wheels of 18 inches and 16 inches up front and rear respectively. The suspension was also tuned to tackle the tricky terrain of the Himalayas.