Five-time enduro world champion and Triumph ambassador Ivan Cervantes has claimed the Guinness World Records title for the greatest distance traveled on a motorcycle in a 24 hour period.
Cervantes set the record of 4012 kilometres within the 24 hour period, besting the previous record of 3406km set by Carl Reese aboard a BMW K 1600 GT in 2017.
The new record was achieved aboard a Triumph Tiger 1200 in the appropriate GT Explorer trim at the Nardo Technical Centre in Italy.
In a press release Triumph claims that no special modifications were made to the motorcycle, and that the bike used for the record attempt was chosen at random from its Hinckley factory production line.
To complete over four thousand kilometres, Ivan Cervantes completed 317 laps of the 12.6 kilometre High Speed Rin circuit, with an average speed of 167km/h over the 24-hour period.
The Triumph Tiger 1200 drank 520 litres of fuel, with eighteen pitstops and one tyre swap.
“I am truly humbled to have witnessed Ivan Cervantes’s awe-inspiring achievement of setting the Guinness World Records title for the Greatest distance on a motorcycle in 24 hours (individual),” said Guinness World Records official adjudicator Victor Fenes.
“Ivan’s unwavering dedication and Triumph’s support embody the values we hold dear at Guinness World Records. It is a true testament to the indomitable spirit of human determination and the pursuit of greatness.”
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