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grizzly sets five-continents record

Victory Motorcycles is proud to confirm that the Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita has achieved a new world record by circumnavigating five continents in 119 days and 21 hours aboard his Victory Cross Country Tour.

The 119-day-and-21-hour time includes the time his bike was flown/shipped between continents – unlike other records that don’t include the transfer time.

Grizzly actually rode a total of 47,390 miles (76,277 km) in a “riding time” of 72 days and 13 hours.

He ended his adventure on Sunday 10 July at a celebration held in his honour at Volusia Motorsports in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

At the end of the trip Grizzly exclaimed: “With this journey the spirit of the pioneers of the past has been re-established. There is no place for time-stops in this kind of adventure,” he said, referring to not stopping the clock for the transfer flights. “This victory belongs to the team and is dedicated to my brother and my guardian angel, Emelie from Peru.”

The previous riding time record was 120 days and 2 hours so Grizzly has beaten this time by a staggering 47 days and 13 hours.

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