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KTM Duke 390 rider fastest to do East to West journey in India


Souvig Sarkar has completed the feat he set out to prove and has entered the Limca Record Books.

Souvig Sarkar measured the width of the country on a KTM Duke 390 travelling 4,116 kms in a record breaking 107 hours. Satkar travelled from Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh to Koteshwar in Gujarat and has set a new East-West Landspeed Record for India.

This feat performed by Satkar has earned him a place in the Limca Book of Records. In achieving this new record, he broke the earlier record performed by Dr. Arnob Gupta which was accomplished in 115 hours. Satkar was sponsored by National Insurance, RTC Tractors and SOL Helmets.


Astride a KTM 390 Duke fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport tractors, HID headlights, AUX lights and Garmin Virb Elite camera and RTG tracker GPS and a Viaterra Raptor tail bag, Sarkar’s equipment also included a SOL helmet, Cramster riding jacket and Rynox riding gloves. He got Mad boy knee guards and Sony Xperia Z3+ Dual and Le tv 1s where smartphones were concerned. The bike was fitted with an additional 9-liter custom made metal fuel tank.

His bike's rear rim also broke, which he got replaced at a KTM dealership during the journey.

His bike’s rear rim also broke, which he got replaced at a KTM dealership during the journey.

Sarkar set off on his journey from Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh on March 7, 2016 had had to contend with challenging roads and weather conditions along the route. He survived on a diet of dry fruits, chocolates and energy drinks while he completed the journey, 5 days later reaching Koteshwar in Gujarat on 11th March 2016 covering a total distance of 4,116 kms.

via Motoroids


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