I am passionate about travelling, photography and motorcycles so why not just combine the three.
The reason I decided to embark on this journey is to learn about language, people and culture and to challenge myself. Whether that be grinding trails (many), corrupt cops (very few) or those daily interactions with strangers whose background couldn't be more different.
There is something about travelling by motorcycle. I like that I am closer to the environment I pass through, that I don't have to study bus timetables and that I am faster than the dogs running after me. Also, it's a great way to break the ice and start a conversation no matter how remote the place.
Ultimately, I don't wanna wake up one day regretting not having done the thing that was always in the back of my head.
The bike's a 2017 Honda CRF 1000 D Africa Twin. There's a few things I did to it to get it ready for the trip. First, I wrapped tank and fairings with black matte 3M foil. Two reasons for that mainly. For one the bike should be less recognisable and then to get rid of the 90s graphics.
These are some of the most important accessories added to the bike:
- Heidenau K60 Scout tyres
- Touratech Windshield S
- Touratech bar risers 20 mm
- Lower saddle Honda original
- SW Motech seat rack
- Kriega Fork seals
- Barkbuster JET hand protectors
- Touratech bash plate Rallye
- Touratech crash bars
- Pivot Pegz MK3 footpegs
- SW Motech EVO side carriers
- Kriega Kriega OS-32 saddle bags
- Kriega Kriega OS Platform
- Steelcore Security Straps