Top positive review
A great motorcycling DVD.
11 May 2014
As a lifelong biker who is passionate about motorcycles and motorcycle travel, I was keen to watch Steven Kirk’s ‘Perth To Perth,’ and I have to admit I was more than a little intrigued to hear that he filmed and produced the entire thing himself without any support. I’ll also admit I was slightly dubious about ordering something from overseas – however, the DVD arrived within a week (from Australia) and turned out to be a quality product.
Perth To Perth is Steven Kirk’s travel documentary about his own overland motorcycle journey from Perth in Scotland to Perth in Australia. His journey takes him through 19 countries and across the paths of a host of colourful characters, he captures it all himself on his own video camera. The final product is a superb 6 part travel diary / documentary which shows Kirk’s journey for what it was, warts and all. The footage itself is almost professional quality. The fact that it was filmed by Stephen Kirk himself and not a fully equipped camera crew only adds to the DVDs authenticity and the genuine enjoyment you’ll get from watching it.
It’s clear that Steven Kirk is the real deal – throughout the DVD his passion for motorcycling is clear, and I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future we hear his name mentioned alongside the likes of Sam Manicom, Nathan Milward, Lois Pryce, Austin Vince, Ted Simon and other pioneering motorcycle travellers.
The only downside to the DVD (if you consider this to be a downside) is what Perth To Perth might do within you . . . if you are a biker your bucket list will undoubtedly grow longer, you will look to change your bike for an adventure sports model, you may very well invest in a fancy high end camcorder, and all of a sudden your weekend ride outs and annual two week trip over to France or Spain just might not satisfy your craving for two wheeled adventure anymore. And if that happens, is it really such a bad thing? A great motorcycling DVD, worth the money and deserving of its 5 stars.