World Records show us the marvel of human creation and the outskirts of the imagination. People always try to give their best shots to put their name in the world records. There are many categories of records are available in the world and also has various books of records. Among them, Guinness world records is the most famous and reliable. The book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London, in August 1954. In 2021, they have published their 66th edition of this book in 100 countries and 23 languages and maintains over 53,000 records in its database.
There are many people who tried to put their name in this Guinness world record book, some got success and some are failed. Today we are going to show you some exciting and weird motorcycle world records which are consent by Guinness world records.
Longest journey by motorcycle (Team): We often see couples who completing world tours by motorcycle. But Simon and Monica Newbound are different from them. They have started their journey on 12 May 2002 in Dublin, UK. They had covered 168,800 KM (104,887 Miles) and crossed over 50 countries.
Highest altitude achieved on a motorcycle: Highest altitude achieved by Jiri Zak from Switzerland. He started the journey with his other friends name Urs and Adrian. But Jiri Zak was the only person to complete the challenge. He climbed on the Ojos del Salado, Chile, on 16 February 2020 which is 6,546 m (21,476 ft 4.54 in) high from sea level.
The longest journey by motorcycle and sidecar: This challenge is completed by two friends Donald Hampson (Australia) and He Min (China). They crossed 20,357.77 km (12,649.71 mi). They had started this challenge throughout China from 24 May to 9 October 2013.
Longest journey by motorcycle (Individual): Many people completed the world tour by motorcycle individually, but no one is like Emilio Scotto. This Argentine completed the longest ever journey by motorcycle, covering over 735,000 km (457,000 miles) and 214 countries and territories, from 17 January 1985 to 2 April 1995.
Longest solo motorcycle journey (Female): Benka Pulko from Slovenia grabs the record of longest solo motorcycle journey by a female. She completed 180,016 km (111,856 miles) on her solo motorcycle journey through 69 countries and seven continents. She started her journey in Ptuj, Slovenia, on 19 June 1997 and ended at the same location 2000 days later on 10 December 2002.
Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country (Individual): The Indian boy Gaurav Siddharth holds the record of the longest journey by motorcycle in a single country. He started from 17th September 2015 to 27th April 2017 and completed 115,093.941 km (71,708 miles).
Greatest distance on a motorcycle in 24 hours (Individual): This world record was achieved by Carl Reese from the USA. He completed 3406.17 km (2116.5 mi) in just 24 hours. He completed this challenge at Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the USA on 26 February 2017. Carl chose to make his record-breaking attempt to bring awareness to the veteran charity the Motorcycle Relief Project.
Greatest distance on a motorcycle in 24 hours (Team): The greatest distance achieved on a motorcycle in 24 hours is 5900.426km on a Suzuki RF900R by a team of 19 riders from Suzuki and Metzeler (tyre manufacturers from Munich, Germany) at Nardo, Italy on 4-5 Jun 1994.
The youngest circumnavigation by motorcycle (male): The youngest person to complete this challenge is Kane Avellano from the UK. He was only 23 years and 365 days old when completed the journey on 19th January 2017. He began on the 31st of May 2016 and ended on the 19th of January 2017 and crossed over 28,000 mi (45062 km), passing through 36 countries and 6 continents and negotiating extremes of weather in just 233 days.