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Indian Army sets world record: 58 men ride a Royal Enfield

58 men on one Royal Enfield 500 cc bike

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CHENNAI, India - Setting a new world record, the Indian army showcased an awe-inspiring stunt - with 58 men on one Royal Enfield 500 cc bike.

The honor of setting a world record was bestowed to Indian army team Tornadoes.

The team was led by Major Bunny Sharma and the motorcycle was being ridden by Subedar Rampal Yadav.

Royal Enfield, that recently launched its highly anticipated Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650, managed to awe the nation, where it already enjoys an esteemed spot amongst biking enthusiasts. 

The Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer is said to have helped the Indian army team create the new global record. 

According to reports, the team consisting of 58 members of the Army Service Corps (ASC) managed to ride the Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle for a distance of 1.2 km. 

This feat was achieved by the team at Air force station in Yelahanka and broke the previous record made by the team daredevils from Army signal corps when 56 riders rode a Royal Enfield motorcycle in the year 2010. 

Tornadoes is renowned for its skills and has 19 world and national records to its name till date.

Founded in 1982 by Captain JP Verma and Colonel CN Rao, the Tornadoes appeared for the first time in the 1982 Asian Games that took place in New Delhi. 

The team currently comprises of 35 junior ranks along with two officers and two Junior Commissioned Officers.

Upon achieving the new world record, Major Bunny Sharma said, “There are three riders who take charge. First is the rider himself, who’s controlling the mechanical parts of the bike such as gears and brakes and everything — the handle. Second is the balancer, who stays on the top and he ensures that all the people mounting the motorcycle while it’s on the run are mounting at the same time because even a misbalance of a single kilogram would result in a catastrophe. So, and the third one is the navigator, who is immediately assisting the rider in where he is going.”

 

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