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Royal Enfield efficiently completes journey to the South Pole | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Printed On Dec 24, 2021 09:23:00 AM

Royal Enfield successfully completes journey to the South Pole

The modifications to the 2 Himalayans included studded snow tyres.

It hasn’t been with out its delays and setbacks, however Royal Enfield has efficiently accomplished its journey to the South Pole. Referred to as 90deg South and carried out on two modified Himalayans, the journey was initially purported to be a 770km affair spanning 39 days. However a blizzard compelled the 2 riders, Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson, to flag-off from 87deg South as a substitute of the initially deliberate 86deg South.

The altered, shorter route meant that the pair was in a position to full the journey in simply 15 days, lastly reaching the Geographic South Pole on December 16. Nonetheless, they nonetheless needed to courageous temperatures as little as -30deg C and wind speeds as excessive as 60kph alongside the best way. And thoughts you, that is the height of summer time within the Southern Hemisphere. The Himalayans have been modified with a smaller entrance sprocket (for extra simply accessible acceleration), and a tubeless wheel set-up with studded snow tyres (for added grip). The alternators have been additionally uprated to permit for heated driving gear.

The expedition adopted a compacted snow observe for its entirety that RE says was finished to maintain emissions to a minimal. In keeping with its ‘Depart Each Place Higher’ initiative, the staff additionally ensured that each one waste generated, together with human waste, was collected and introduced again for acceptable disposal.

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