Grizzly to Attempt World Record

February 16 2016

‘Grizzly’ – the Swiss endurance biker – has announced he will be starting his round the world record attempt from the famous Daytona Bike Week in the USA.

P1010150re (Large)Grizzly (real name Urs Pedraita) plans to roll out of Daytona’s main street at 1pm on Friday 11th of March 2016.

He’ll be attempting to ride a Victory Cross Country around the world through all six continents in under 100 days (the record currently stands at 120 days). His aim is to ride with as few stops as possible and he also plans on making a side trip to Antarctica.

Over the past year Grizzly has put himself through challenging acclimatization rides in sub-zero temperatures and he says he is now ready to pilot his Victory Cross Country around the world. 604A0741re (Large)While this powerful bagger might be more used to cruising on paved highways, Grizzly shows that this kind of bike can be ridden everywhere – even on ice, snow, sand, mud and gravel.

Additional items on his Victory Cross Country include navigation systems, a 33-litre fuel tank, a customized seat with back support and two LED headlights added on the front for better visibility during his long night rides.

This won’t be Grizzly’s first big ride on a Victory Cross Country – in 2013, he completed a 9,000 mile trip in just 37 days – during the winter.

DSC_3148re (Large)After he leaves Daytona in March, Grizzly’s fans can follow his progress using the ‘Grizzly Tracker app‘ on his webpage www.grizzlyraceteam.ch/?page_id=1540 , which shows Grizzly’s whereabouts at any time during the attempt.

The 100-day mark puts his target date for a new record at Friday 20th May 2016.

Owners of Victory Motorcycles are invited to join Grizzly for one lap of the Daytona 200 road course prior to the start of his record-breaking attempt on Friday 11th March 2016.

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