651 Indian Motorcycles Come Together and Set New World Record

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It took well over 600 Indian motorcycle riders two attempts and the better part of last Saturday to do what they came together to do. Yet they succeeded, and as of know there is a new Guinness World Record for largest Indian motorcycle parade, in case you were wondering.
Last weekend, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a total of 651 Indian motorcycles and their riders came together to form march in an organized fashion on a 3-miles long course. The goal was to beat the previous record, set in Minnesota in 2017 at 274 bikes.

Using simple second-grade math it’s not hard to see the old record was not only broken, but shattered.

It wasn’t easy getting all those riders to move in sync, though, as the Guinness guys on site did lay out some rules for the riders to follow. In order to be noted as a new record, the parade needed to move in formation, at speeds not exceeding 10 mph, and with a distance between bikes of no more than three vehicle lengths.

None of those conditions were met at the first attempt, but by the end of the day the people attending went for it once more and nailed it. As a side note, they still had one more try should this second attempt had failed as well, The Sentinel Record notes.

Hot Springs is a place were usually Indian riders come together each year. The idea of going for the record popped into their heads in 2018, and then rolled downhill until it grew into an event nearly 700 people promised to attend. Not all of them made it to Arkansas, but those who did were apparently more than enough to set the new bar.

At the end of the day, the Guinness rep handed the organizers their coveted price, a diploma attesting to their accomplishment. A very short video from the event is available below.

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