I’ve wanted to ride across the world ever since I realised I wanted a motorbike, reinforced by watching the Long Way series (though not the most recent) then more recently with Lyndon Poskitt and also TeapotOne.
Surely there are other examples, and clearly you can probably ride just about anything if you want to enough and perhaps make some concessions on routes.
Probably the time for reflection this last year has given us all it’s been at the forefront of my mind again.
I have a 60k mile GTR1400. I feel like I probably could do most things with it. Poor condition, paved once upon a time roads would probably be fine. It provides all day comfort and can carry lots of stuff. Large service intervals, not disgusting fuel economy. A delicate fuel pump, which I’ve rebuilt and replaced once in my less than year’s ownership, which would not fare well on the watered down fuel sold out of old water bottles I’ve experienced on previous travels.
If I could work out a way to remote work and ride at the same time, I think I’d look to do this as soon as the pandemic clears or shortly after.
My old TDM would have been truly great for this, and I invested in a full kit wanker globetrotter style set up for it, then sold it for parts
Q. What would you take?