The TVS Apache RTR 200 4V now holds the record for Highest Altitude ever reached by a Motorcycle in the Limca Book of Records. Four Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles scaled 21,524 feet in the Rupshu Valley (Ladakh) to create a new world record.
The six member team, comprising of Santanu Roychowdhury, Subrato Boral, Manas Sen, Achinta Saha, Indradeb Chatterjee and Srikrishna Biswas from North Calcutta Disha Motorcycling Club participated in this feat and broke the previously established world record of 21,233 feet, set in the Atakama range of Mt. Andes.
The team, onboard four Apache RTR 200 4V motorcycles, rode through the tricky Himalayan terrain, covering a total of 1612 km, including Manali, Sarchu (14,700 feet), Tsokar (14860 feet), Korzok (14836 feet) to set up a base camp in Kyirchu (15110 feet). On August 29, 2016, the team successfully scaled the summit, battling torrid weather, rocky and ice terrain along with the high altitude.
The Apaches for this mission were equipped with special off-road tyres. The mag wheels were changed to spokes of 18 inches (front) and 16 inches (back) while the suspension was also tuned to suit and tackle the harsh terrain of the Himalayas.
The submission to Limca Book of Records was made in December 2016 and the jury awarded the new world record in April, 2018.