Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 conquers Key La Pass
A group of five motorcyclists, all driving the new Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250, led by Ravi Avalur, Harley-Davidson Business Unit Manager at Hero MotoCorp, recently successfully reached the top of the Key La Pass in the ‘Himalayas. Located at 18,600 feet (5,669 meters) above sea level, the Key La Pass is the highest unpaved motorable road in the world. With this feat, the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 made history by reaching the highest altitude that no Harley-Davidson motorcycle has ever reached in the world.
Commenting on this accomplishment, Ravi Avalur, Head of the Harley-Davidson Business Unit at Hero MotoCorp, Harley-Davidson’s Exclusive Partner in India, said: “When Hero MotoCorp and Harley-Davidson began operations in India, our President and Managing Director Dr. Pawan Munjal’s brief to my team was to take the Harley-Davidson brand to new heights never seen before. We took it literally, and my team and I took five Pan America 1250 motorcycles to an altitude that no other Harley-Davidson has ever seen.This is a strong testament to the Pan America 1250’s capabilities. and a proud moment for all of us at Hero MotoCorp. “
Ravi Avalur, Head, Harley-Davidson Business Unit, Hero MotoCorp was part of the group of 5 riders to reach the Key La Pass.
Vijay Parmar, on the Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 on the climb to the Key La Pass.
The Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 negotiates deep sand near Sarchu on the Manali-Leh Highway.
The Key La Pass is located at an altitude of 5,669 meters (18,600 feet) above sea level in the Changthang region of Ladakh, and opens a new alternative route from Leh to Pangong Tso.