The members surrounded the rider on the flanks attached to the 500 cc motorcycle.
Fifty eight Indian Army personnel set a new world record by riding a single motorcycle at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Bengaluru, army sources said.
In a spectacular display of daredevilry, a team Army Service Corps (ASC), popularly known as the 'Tornadoes', rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metres at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. The act was performed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Unique World Records, a Defence Ministry statement said.
The Corps, dressed in a Tricolour, were led by Major Bunny Sharma on the vanguard while the heavy-duty bike was steered by Subedar Rampal Yadav as other members surrounded them on the flanks attached to the two-wheeler.
After their appearance in the 9th Asian Games in 1982 in Delhi, they showcased their progress at over 1,000 shows across the world. The statement added that the ASC team holds 19 world and national records, including one by 56 men riding a motorbike in 2010.
"For last 10 months, all 150 members of the team have toiled hard sacrificing sleep and family time to achieve this, making this 20th record by the team. Practice was important as it was to bring together such a large number of people on a constrained and most importantly a moving object," team leader Major Sharma told news agency ANI.