World Record breaking motorcycle lands in Sturgis museum - KOTA Territory News

World Record breaking motorcycle lands in Sturgis museum


A motorcycle with a very special history is added to a museum in Sturgis.

Dave Barr of Bodfish, California donated his 1996 Harley Davidson Sportster to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum today.

What makes this bike so special is it successfully completed "The Russian Winter Adventure" in 1997.

Barr, who happens to be a double amputee, was the first and only person to make the 13,000 mile trek that began on the Atlantic coast of France.

Braving temperatures of up to 70 degrees below zero, Barr and his bike rode through Europe and all the way across Russia, before ending his 4 month world record breaking ride on the eastern coast of the Pacific in Russia.

The Vietnam veteran says he enjoys the challenge of doing things no person has ever done, as well as inspiring people with his adventures, "Why would I want to keep this hidden away in a garage...for no one to take any benefit from at all? No, I'm not that type of person. I did this for other people as well as myself so it is time for me to give back."

The bike was retired in 1998 with just 25,000 miles on it.

Barr has logged over 110,000"extreme adventure" miles including an 83,000 mile ride around the world.

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