For any aspiring adventure motorcycle rider, the biggest decisions are what bike to choose and how to go about kitting it out. Though some of the top adventure bikes currently on sale could arguably roll off the showroom floor and carry you just about anywhere in the world, it is human nature to tweak, enhance, customise and ultimately personalise your chosen machine before heading off. From simple questions such as the choice of tyres and the preferred luggage system, to more complex options such as navigation and communication equipment, there are myriad choices. This extensively illustrated practical book provides in-depth coverage on preparing an adventure motorcycle for the journey of a lifetime.
Robert Wicks is the author of four adventure motorcycling titles from Haynes. He has always had a passion for adventure travel and motorcycles and has worked in the media and sports marketing industries for much of his career, including several years with the Superbike World Championship and MotoGP. An avid outdoor enthusiast and keen photographer, Robert's travels have taken him to more than 50 countries and it has been a long-time personal ambition to see this particular book published.
The latest book in the series is entitled: The World's Great Adventure Routes. "Picking a route is one of the most exciting prospects for any adventure motorcyclist and in this book the world's greatest routes have been compiled into a unique single collection for the first time," says Robert.
The World's Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes presents more than 30 of the greatest routes across the globe, all brought to life by the best collection of adventure motorcycling photography and maps ever assembled in one volume.
Using real-world advice and planning from some of the world's leading adventure riders, this latest book in the acclaimed Haynes adventure motorcycling series offers readers comprehensive insight into the most spectacular, inspiring and challenging adventure routes across the globe. For the really adventurous there are epic trans-continental routes covering thousands of miles but there are also some short, must-see trails for those not wanting to venture too far afield.
Each route is accompanied by outstanding photography and a detailed map, with additional fact boxes on local sights, tips for riding and anecdotes from personal experiences. In every case the text has been compiled by someone who has 'been there and done it', and the contributors include some of the best-known names in adventure motorcycling, people such as Kevin and Julia Sanders, Sam Manicom, Walter Colebatch, Joe Pichler and Andreas Hülsmann.
With more than 300 colour photographs and maps, The World's Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes is designed to inform, excite and inspire.