A pictorial diary of a once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle trip across 35 countries on a Yamaha Tenere XT660, and a practical guide to motorcycling round the world - what to do first, what to plan for, and how to cope with the unexpected. Features stunning photography, details of bike modifications, route maps, points of interest, and practical guidance on freighting a bike.
One man's real-life experience of motorcycling solo around the globe - no back-up teams, no spare bikes, no film crews - just him and his Yamaha Tenere XT660, travelling 42,000 miles through 6 continents and 35 countries, seeing amazing things; meeting fascinating people; experiencing different cultures, and coping with extremely challenging conditions.Â
This book is not only proof that anyone can do it, but also a practical guide to motorcycling round the world: what to do first; what to plan for, and how to cope with the unexpected. Featuring nearly 700 stunning, inspirational images of the places, people and events of our wonderful world (which make you want to experience them for yourself!), the book also contains route maps, points of interest, and practical guidance on freighting a motorcycle.Â
An eye-opening, absorbing and pragmatic account - described pictorially and by informal, straightforward commentary - of motorcycling around the world.
About the author
Jonathan Yates has always been a keen traveller, backpacking Australia and Asia immediately after graduating from university. His father’s motorcycling exploits on a BSA Bantam back in the ’60s left a lasting impression, encouraging him to finally pass his bike test in 1999.
The combination of wanderlust and a motorcycle licence proved a great temptation. Jonathan soon part-exchanged his Yamaha Fazer for a Ténéré, and the trip was on. He left the UK on the Eurostar, riding east to Beijing before continuing through South East Asia, Australia and the Americas during a one-year sabbatical.
This book details how to organise such a trip, and features a series of daily photographs capturing Jonathan’s own experiences on his amazing journey.