I was fascinated by long motorcycle journeys since my first bike but started to think about it seriously while watching "Long way round" a year ago. If you didn't watch it, I strongly recommend watching it even if you do not ride bikes. Because, you know, Adventure :)
I do not have a team to manage visas and other boring stuff. So it will be at least a half-year journey. Thus I still don't know how to do it because of family, work, etc.
But I read a lot about it, so here is a couple of examples for inspiration:
The first woman who did solo round the world trip was Anne-France Dautheville
. I didn't find a lot of info about that trip, but I can imagine that it was a hell of an Adventure in 1972. Just imagine no phones, no GPS, no fancy adventure bikes.
The first man who made a solo motorcycle trip around the world was Carl Stearns Clancy
. He made that in 1912 - 1913. At that time, I am not sure even the roads were there. If you think you need some unique bike for travel, look at his.
. Her story remains unknown for 30 years. Go to her web site you won't be disappointed. (I know that Dave Calderwood apologized, but that letter steel makes me angry)
- 2001 until 2006 on a Yamaha YZF R1 (250,000 km). I heard a lot about him but just recently found his youtube channel. So go and subscribe, hit like buttons, and share because he deserved to be famous.