Journo Valerio Boni rode a Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS over 2003km in less than 24 hours, visiting 11 countries, gaining SaddleSore 2000 certification from the Iron Butt Association!
On June 21/22 Valerio Boni rode a Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS 2003km in 24hrs, visiting 11 countries, on a solo European adventure. TVEE, Turismo Veloce Europe Endurance, is the name MV Agusta chose for the record-setting venture. From MV Agusta
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italy. These are the 11 countries Valerio Boni visited on the longest Euro day of the year, setting a new world record, riding a production MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS.
Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria and Italy.
The TVEE epic ride officially started at 5.38pm, as shown on the receipt from a petrol station in Malmö’s Western suburbs where Boni filled up. A few kilometres in Sweden before crossing the scenic bridge to Denmark, and then all the way down South for an endurance ride journalist Valerio Boni and MV Agusta designed to put the new Turismo Veloce to the test.
The countdown started on the longest day of the year, June 21st, as Boni also started counting the countries he would ride through, with his mind set on establishing the new world record of 11 countries in less than 24 hours. The TVEE also had the objective of gaining SaddleSore 2000 certification from the Iron Butt Association, “the toughest riders in the world”, by riding 2000km in the same lapse of time.
Setting a new world record, riding a production MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS…
Weather conditions changed several times during the trip: after an unusual warm day in Sweden, a pleasant breeze accompanied Boni while crossing the Oresund bridge into Denmark. A spectacular sunset at the German border was awaiting the rider before a night of heavy rainfall. The sun finally appeared towards midday on the following day, as temperatures rose significantly.
On one hand the average speed required to achieve the objective wasn’t too high, but on the other hand roadworks, traffic and stringent speed limits did not leave much lead-way, let alone time to sit back and relax. In the first five hours some good progress was made, with an average speed of 100km/h and Boni finding himself ahead of schedule, but the spare time faded away, and no extra stop-overs to rest or let the engine cool down could be made.
“It was an unforgettable experience, and a not too tiring one either.”
An unexpected incident in the Netherlands, a diversion caused by a blocked road, complicated the situation. The diversion had in fact shortened the route by a few kilometres, and Boni also had to slow down, which put the record at risk. But at the end, Boni reached his destination in record time.
“Everything went according to plan, or almost. We reached our objective also thanks to the Turismo Veloce, which proved to be extremely reliable and comfortable, two qualities that certainly were key in this situation. The comfortable seat, the good protection provided by the screen, the absence of vibrations and the cruise control function are the most important elements that helped me ride the Turismo Veloce for 2003km in 24 hours across 11 countries. It was an unforgettable experience, and a not too tiring one either.” said Valerio Boni.
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