World record! Bajaj Dominar becomes first Indian bike to complete Polar Odyssey - Meet the riders, know about their trip
The stylish machine Bajaj Dominar has created history by becoming the first Indian motorcycle to successfully complete the Polar Odyssey – a ride from Arctic to Antarctic.
It is a world record for Bajaj Dominar! The stylish machine Bajaj Dominar has created history by becoming the first Indian motorcycle to successfully complete the Polar Odyssey – a ride from Arctic to Antarctic. "This is world’s First Polar Odyssey by an Indian motorcycle - From Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic circle to Antarctic, successfully completed, without any breakdowns, " Bajaj said in a statement. Here are things to know about the world record by Bajaj Dominar:-
- The Polar Odyssey was taken up by three passionate riders - Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS, and Deepak Gupta.
- Deepak Kamath has been riding for over 30 years now and was the team leader of the Dominar Polar Odyssey.
- Avinash PS is a mechanical engineer by profession and an avid motorcyclist and photographer.
- Deepak Gupta is an active member of the Group of Delhi Super bikers (GODS).
- The three Indian riders on their Bajaj Dominar covered 51,000 kms, 15 countries, 3 continents over a course of 99 days (average of 515 kms per day).
- The Odyssey covered 4 most dangerous roads and crossed 3 major latitudes.
"Spanning 99 days, the Dominar Polar Odyssey covered the length and breadth of North and South America commencing from Anchorage to Tuktoyaktuk in the Arctic Circle and then all the way down to the end of the world at Ushuaia in Argentina, and then further in to the Antarctic. The entire Dominar Polar Odyssey was completed without any breakdown, with no dedicated service support or back-up team across all kinds of terrain, climate and conditions," adds the statement.
- The grueling journey covered 3 continents – North America, South America and the Antarctic, and 15 countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
- The riders and the machines tamed some of the harshest weather conditions: – 22 °C temperature in Antarctic, to +54 °C in Death Valley, USA – the hottest place on Earth
- Some of the most dangerous roads in the world conquered by the Dominars: The Death Road of Bolivia
WATCH: The summary film of the entire Odyssey
Speaking on the successful completion of the Dominar Polar Odyssey, Narayan Sundararaman, Vice President (Marketing - MC), Bajaj Auto Ltd, said, “The Dominar Polar Odyssey has been a man and machine partnership of epic proportions. Hats off to Deepak Kamath, Avinash PS and Deepak Gupta. The Dominar’s faultless performance over 99 days is a testament of its build quality and exceptional touring capabilities. Touring 51,000 KMs over some of the most unforgiving terrains and conditions on stock Dominars, without any major part change or a support crew, is an achievement that is truly outstanding”.