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A LiveWire was just used to break the 24-hour distance record for an electric motorcycle.

The bike reportedly traveled 1,723 km (1,070 miles) in 23 hours and 48 minutes across countries (Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein)

Swiss rider Michel von Tell used Level 3 charging to make the record breaking run. According to Electroauto News, he used 25-minute charge stops.

Unfortunately, while it broke the record, it won't be official because Guinness wasn't there to officially record the run.

From Switzerland, on March 11 and 12, 2020, the hunt for the previous world record of 1,317 km was started within 24 hours on an electric motorcycle. Six witnesses were present, consisting of random guests from the event and a journalist from the Schaffhausen News. The attempt to set a record was started with the Harley-Davidson Livewire in Zurich, from there it went to the first charging station in Stuttgart. With a full battery, after singing to the second charging station, recharge the battery. Afterwards there was a commute between these two points before finally continuing along Lake Constance to Liechtenstein. There, the attempt at the record was successfully completed at 1,723km in 24 hours.

The previous record was set with a Zero brand electric motorcycle in September 2018. At the time, however, seven different drivers were involved and the record was implemented on a test track. The Swiss entrepreneur and cabaret artist Michel v. Tell alone and in everyday traffic. The record attempt therefore took place under significantly more difficult conditions.

The record attempt on the Harley-Davidson Livewire was driven. The first 200 km led to the starting point of the “shuttle route” to the charging station in the Stuttgart area. After a little more than 25 minutes of quick charging, we were back on the slopes and heading for Singen on Lake Constance. The A 81 then commuted on this route between Stuttgart and Lake Constance. In total it went back and forth six times between Stuttgart and Singen. Interrupted by the same number of charging breaks, which took place at spring-like temperatures that reached up to 16 ° C.

Record broken: 1,723 km in 24 hours
After a short detour to the land of mountains and lakes, the exhausting tour ends a few kilometers further at Ruggell in Liechtenstein. The reserves for both the rider and the e-motorcycle were close to the end. But the goal was also reached: 4 countries, 23 hours and 48 minutes later and after an incredible 1,723 km it was done. The old record of almost 1,317 km was history. A new record was set, even if, as mentioned at the beginning, not officially, because Guinness World Records should have been present for this. But does not change the success of the record hunt.
 
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