African nations are often only known for their violence, power struggles and corrupt governments. However, there is a more positive side to South Africa and its neighbors to the northeast. There is genuine human warmth experienced daily, and for the most part you could easily be forgiven for thinking you are in a scene from a National Geographic documentary.
A little more than a year ago, Issa and Nita Breibish left their hometown Calgary in Canada with a BMW F650GS and R1200GS in order to discover something new. After more than 40,000 km they made a pit stop at Touratech in Niedereschach to equip their bikes with new shock absorbers and fork springs.
Heading home to Eagle, Colorado, Court Butler of Butler Motorcycle Maps stopped by our Seattle showroom the other day with his wife, Tammy, and their well traveled BMW Motorrad R1200GS.
After nine years, 230,000 miles, 76 countries and countless adventures, Simon and Lisa Thomas of 2RideTheWorld have arrived in Australia and were able to update us on their RTW motorcycle journey!
A photographer, interpreter, journalist and global adventurer, Ramona Schwarz continues to inspire other travelers with her photojournalism and enthusiasm for life and adventure.
An update from our friend Adam Shani, who is in the midst of a RTW motorcycle journey that began when he purchased a wrecked BMW Motorrad HP2 Enduro in South Africa 2.5 years ago.
Adam Shani, an Israeli diesel mechanic, purchased a wrecked BMW Motorrad HP2 Enduro in South Africa, repaired it, and started a Round-The-World trip 2.5 years ago. Since departing, Adam has explored 60 countries on four continents and has accumulated more than 80,000 miles on his BMW.
The Iron Butt Association's biennial Iron Butt Rally, an 11-day cross country ride where participants collect points for meeting deadlines and taking their photo in front of predetermined landmarks, gets underway this Monday at 10 a.m. The rally starts at the Marriott Seattle Airport Hotel, with more than 150 riders from around the world participating in this year's event. Ahead of the start, a handful of IBA members have stopped by Touratech-USA to pick up a few last minute items for their motorcycles.
Grant and Susan Johnson from Horizons Unlimited have started their journey through Europe on a Touratech equipped Desierto 3 BMW 1200 GS Adventure to organize, run and attend their Horizons Unlimited Meetings and HUMMs (Horizons Unlimted Mountain Madness) throughout Europe.
It read 10,093 kilometres to fly and an estimated 11 hours and 55 minutes time in which to cover this distance. The map on the television monitor aboard Aerolineas Argentinas 747-400 told us all the information we needed to know. The flight from Gatwick to Madrid had been uneventful and we hoped the long leg to Buenos Aires would be smooth and quick.