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@Jevon Hughes its an enormous amount of work
Hi, really enjoyed your video. how did you guys go about planning the route and sorting the visas for this trip?
@RoScFan It doesn't compute for me :)
@Tannenherz Bushcraft They're not charging you to watch it though. Enjoyed the format.
Thank you this is full of Life. I really would like to Know how and why 1200 folks might dislike it?
can't please everyone. remember there's nearly three million views
You must now have lots of ktms fuel pumps at home.
I one that was replaced on my bike in Russia is the same one I have in my bike now.
Do you have a link for the swingarm cover?
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Sorry . Wrong message.
Don't not what you are talking about.
Is it hard to get russian and chinese permit
Russian was OK. China was a little difficult.
Why not crossing to indonesia ?
We ran out of time. Had to get back to work and back to our families.
50:24 music name?
Mikes me wanna roid me boik, mite.
What an inspiration trip and dream 👍
Thanks for watching.
About once a year or two I rewatch this epic trip. Now I’m wondering, knowing what you know now which bike would you take if you would do this trip again in 2021?
There's a few I'd think about in order; Husky 701 LR, Tenere 700, KTM790, BMW800 KTM390, Versis 300, BMW310.
That's what i call living !
@Pandor ski Although it's not clear yet, I think we'll be able to do it.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV I hear what you are saying but I was talking about obstacles or outright formal prohibitions to travel in the future, no desire to fight with customs officials or the local population
@Pandor ski The only thng stopping you is your determination.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV you're right... i'm also looking forward to do a similar trip, if it's still doable
@Pandor ski Yes we've been stopped in our tracks for over a year. Nevertheless a small price to pay for those that have lost their lives to covid and their loved ones left behind. Looking forward to getting back for those big exciting miles.
You guys took the wrong bikes . Use a KLR 650 ,.....no fuel pump and a simple carburetter ! 😐😁
And I would have died of boredom :)
omg U came in Nepal .
Came to Nepal yes.
40 years of unchanged yamaha technology > 2016 KTM 690 lmaooo
@Beer Buntenbach Yes.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV 2016 KTM 690 fuel pump in that case. Was that really all that needed repairing though?
Hi Dave, What bike would you have chosen today ? I mean.... the Adventure bike options have developed since you were underway 😊
So many good bikes out there. Remember the plan was to ride across the Simpson Desert at the end and Rally Raid no longer do a full kit for the newest 690. Husky 701, Yamaha T700, KTM390 at a punch, Kawasaki 300 Versis, Suzuki DR400 but would be pain across the Stans but do-able a few other options. Not a Baja220, although I'm confident I could make it.
David and Darren, How would you rate the KTMs overall, for reliability? Seemed the fuel pump issues you had were due to not filtering your fuel? Any electrical issues?
My bike has done thousands of tough kilometres since then wih the same fuel pump and hasn't missed a beat. It's a great bike. It's currently having its first suspension overhaul at present.
2:15 Maruti Suzuki Alto
You guys should spent more time in SE Asia, Cheer guys!
Ed could do it all on a c90
I could do it all on a bmx push bike but......
Who’s watching in 2021
10,000 views per day. It's got more popular over the years.
I can't believe that about Russia! Absolutely insane and unbelievable. I'll NEVER step foot there. Thanks for telling that story.
I was stationed in the US Army in the the Panama Canal for a year and a half. I took my release from active duty in the Canal Zone in 1968. I wanted do something to underscore and celebrate getting through the service with all the parts and pieces I had before being drafted. I left Panama on my new Norton Atlas 750 and rode it 4,000 miles through seven Central American countries to Los Angeles. As I recall, there were revolutions ongoing in Guatemala and El Salvador at the time. Norton was the fastest bike in production then and it had a nice big gas tank. I wanted to be able to outrun any other vehicle between myself and the states. There are so many side stories to this adventure. I'd like to do it again. It was the epic adventure of my life.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Thank you. Would you like to ride along a for second time? I'd like to do it again. It would be 'dynomite'.
Thank you for sharing your story.
seven countries in seven days. seven states in seven days would never happen..
Get a Honda next time. You need reliability
No, no I;m very happy with what I have.
Absolutely well done!
Thank you kindly!
This is way better than any reality TV.
Great to hear.
I feel like KTM realised they dropped the ball on the long way round and have finally redeemed themselves with this 🤣
I still have my bike. It's done a heap of tough miles and is currently in geting the suspension serviced.
Always add a inline fuel filter and clean it regularly, in those countries they don't have the fuel standards Australia does.
Anybody in 2022
That was absolutely BRILLIANT! Well done guys.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV not yet, but I will do.
Did you watch the prelude movie to this ride?
Great ride. Would love to do something half as great. Well done!
Go for it!
Enjoyed the journey with you guys! Amazing content! We here at VikingBags really appreciate your content!
Awesome! Thank you!
Great movie! May I know why Bangladesh and Myanmar were skipped and flown over?
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV thank you. What a trip of a life time!
Because at the time you couldn't transit through Myanmar.
3:37 Brief glimpse of a shy British legend: Martin Wittering - maybe the best rally Mechanic on the planet. If he touched those bikes they will be blessed by luck, the luck of solid meticulous preparation.
Martin is a lovely bloke. Really helped out with the prep of the bikes.
Hi - great video - thanks for sharing such a challenging journey. I'm planning a trip with some friends which will involve time in Tibet/China - can I have an exchange with you about the planning/permit etc requirements (e.g. I understand you need a guide) - thanks a bunch from the UK. Cheers, Kevin
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Thanks for your quick reply - we started enquiring, before the pandemic hit us, about the guide requirements in China and were reaching the same conclusion when planning for our trip in 2022. Thanks.
@Kevin Gerald I caution at that time, we required a Uigar guide and Han driver and four wheel drive support.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV did your Chinese guide ride with you or travel by car?
@Kevin Gerald Silk Road Tours
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Hi - I've tried to find Kashgar Travel but they don't come up in Google, although there seem to be others operating a permit/guide service. One final question about the guide - some tour companies indicates that the guide travels in a car, which would be a problem for us as we'll only have bikes - how did your Chinese guide travel with you?
This is the adventure of a lifetime dream! Amazingly amazing!!!
If only they were KLRs.
If only they were KLRs........I would have died of boredom.
This house in Volgograd, Germans could not take for 52 days.
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV thanks for your reply. I enjoyed your trip 😜
It had an amazing history
Thank you for bringing us to to part of your journey by sharing this great video. What I learnt from the video KTM is not a perfect idea for the long journey. I guess Tenere is better for that.
Oh dear, you didn't listen to the narrative.
I subbed when you added three additional fuel tanks
550 ks plus range.
Grouse doco loved it what an adventure
This is my childhood dream. But for now, I just rode my bike from Manila to Davao in the Philippines which is approximately 1500 kilometers using my 150cc Suzuki Gixxer naked bike. Someday, I can do like this one in the video using good bike of course.
You can achieve your dream and you don't have to have an expensive bike. One guy has done it on a Step thru Honda 110cc postie bike.
Anezing Simply Amezing !!! This is called life - YOu have inspired so many people like us to take our passions forward - :-)
Wow, thank you!
G'day from Germany, motorcyclist and former resident of Australia myself! Thank you for sharing your adventure!
Welcome! Glad you liked it.
KTM. The 8th most reliable motorcycle brand. Perfect choice.
Actually, I still have the bike I completed this ride with. Since that time it has been on far more technically challenging and long rides, crossing the Simpson Desert, Tropics, all over the place. Its been a brilliant, light, powerful, adventure steed. Have a look at this channel for more videos featuring this bike.
Can you help out by telling us how much the whole thing cost you? Everything included. For an indicator as to how much should one have saved to start thinking of doing such a studly trip.
Ah no. Too long ago. From memory, at a guess around $15,000 AU without the bike. In many countries, living on the road is quite reasaonble, particularly if your are camping.
The dream of a every rider! A trip so long with a greatest buddy in their life! Cheers mate. This is amazing! and inspiring!
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Amen. One similar adventure I can recall was 1995 Mondo Enduro by Austin Vince and Friends. Check my channel for a quick overview of that :) Cheers
Couldn't agree more!
Nice video Thanks
Glad you liked it
02: 16 Gordon Ramsey in this video .. !!
Difficult to have any fun when your KTM is always breaking down why do people buy those fucking garbage piece of shit because they have small dicks?
21st of October is my birthday and I live in sydney
Lucky you, past from Singapore to aussie by flight. No indonesia in your head, lucky you. There are many horrible things, many worse sights in Indonesia. I am Indonesian but not suggest you to visit my country.
We had intended on visiting Indonesia but we ran out of time.
What i got from this adventure is dont buy KTM.
You've got the wrong message. I still have my KTM and it is going strong.
Great trip report lads but surely London to Sydney on KTM690 is making a few bold presumptions. You flew over a 1000 km to Bangkok. Surely you missed India and Myanmar?
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV Fair point mate, I did not see a date
Dear worldwide tourist, I would have thought you'd known your history. At that time is was not possible to traverse Myanmar. Any world wide tourist would have known that :).
Next time go with a Japanese Queen not a ktm
Nope. It's a great bike.
What an amazing adventure
Currently editing the Prequel. It will be out i a couple of weeks.
Amazing!! I would do smth asap! Thanks for sharing, really a true adventure!👍
Glad you enjoyed it!
Huge budget, top spec bikes, meticulous planning ... I started watching this thinking "what can POSSIBLY go wrong?" !!!
Not a huge budget, good plannign but not enough mechanical familiarity wih the bike.
Well at the end not the bikes bring you to Australia, but all the people kidness...
Yep that's the powerful message.
Which camera do you have for blogging.
many different cameras. I don't have one specifically for vlogging. Majory are Sony professional cameras and go pros.
All jokes aside the lord was with you in those that you connected with!
Maybe, but definitely a lot of people helped and I am currently doing a movie on them as we speak.
I’m surprised they float at all, tbh 🤷♂️
It was! A life changer.
I'm heading to my garage to give my DR650 hug. Maybe I'll change the fuel filter too...
As for shitting experiences - India is better :D
And you brought Darren to Morisset Hospital to see Kangaroos Hahahahaha. Fantastic adventure and great watching. Cheers.
Ah a local
This is how legends are made🙏❤️🇳🇵
Wow that was a close call holy shit mate.
What gps was he using?
My father and his twin brother set off on their bicycles in the summer holidays from school with instructions from their Mother to be back before School restarted in the Autumn . They where ten years old. They did a loop circuit from Rochdale in Lancashire, around Wales and North Devon, and down to Lands end, then back up through Exeter and Bristol, Birmingham and home, around 1948. I can't imagine a ten year old setting off and doing the same today. Even in my life time travel and many other things have changed, like the phone and GPS. The amount of vehicles and roads increases nonstop. When my father set off on his three speed bicycle, traffic was minimal and slower. As a seasoned traveler on a bicycle I've stopped at the last restaurant before the ferry to spend the last of my money on hot food and been denied entry because they had a strict no shorts policy on the door. After five weeks of intense cycling my legs now looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger's, so I couldn't get my only pair of emergency skinny jeans on. The laughter of those inside as I tried to squeeze into them brought the manager out to invite me in whilst wearing my shorts, and my meal was on the house.
Hugely enjoyable watch. The Russian contribution to the allied war effort is barely acknowledged...
Yes, I don't know why that is.
That was amazing! Thank you for sharing this!
Thanks for giving 1:10:38 amazing lesson for my life and after watching this I realized that the world is very vast and beautiful to explore. cheers :-D
It's my pleasure
An Englishman whining for 1 hour about how Russia tried invading Europe, doesn't make sense to an Indian viewer mate!
Clearly your comprehension is wonky and you don't know many Australians. Have a nice Xmas :) and the 2 and a half million people who've viewed may not see it as a problem worth writing about.
Thanks! 👍👍 Be well💥🙏🕉
this video made me consider buying a motorcycle when i first saw it a few years back, and now i am watching it probably 4th time, i own a 2014 tenere 660! thanks MADTV for making me broaden my horizon!
Bloddy excellent that's what we were trying to do.
and i thought the 690 is not reliable hahaaha
@Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV I've always been a 2 stroke guy. i commute on a ktm 300 exc transformed in supermoto
I still have my 690 and it's going strong. Since that time, it's crossed the Simpson Desert a couple of times, taken me to the Tropics. It's still a great capable bike.
What awesome courage, fortitude, goodwill gents, and no doubt sponsors with deep commitments.
Whilst we were greatly appreciative of sponsors, for the most part we did it from our own resources.
World trip on a KTM. Crazy
Nope fine. If it wasn't for the hiccups we wouldn't have met so many lovely people.
Great anti-ktm commercial
Nope still have mine and still going strong.
🤣🤣🤣🤣 you : australia here, we are from australia, kangaroo ! me: i am from austria, mountains, no kangaroo !!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 i swear i always have to explain that. oh my and i see now that you got austrian plates on the bikes . wow
In many countries we are frequently confused with Austria.
I love this, scary times with the Russian authorities though.
Great video. As an Aussie that's lived overseas for over 15 years I find it such a shame we are no longer a friendly welcoming place like we once used to be. And I am not at all surprised that the Darwin Govt agency was the worst on the planet. Australia needs to get out of its arrogant bubble and pull its head in.
Dave, I’ve watched your adventure several times and it’s the best depiction of bike life I’ve ever seen. In addition you have a fantastic story telling talent. Greetings from the other side of the Globe!
Thank you. Glad you liked it.
"KTM are the best bikes!!!" *both fuel pumps fail*
I still have my KTM and it is still going strong.
This awesome ride of a life time is great my thoughts is the pressure to get to the next place isn’t fun. Take must get there or else out of the game and you can enjoy it better Adventure is great fun the stress is not so much ✅🌈🌈
Limited time but we did it and wouldn't change it for the world.
The tourist must be respected by the police because he is a passerby and has an important role in discovering the world with its civilizations, and he encourages global tourism. My respect for tourists from all parts of the world
Same bike it's kinda a very smart idea indeed
This video got me into riding. Been riding around Europe during covid. Now I'm already planning a trip down to Cape Town.
What an amazing experience and adventure. What a story. So beautifully told and shown. I really appreciate polish part with Przemyśl in the background. I live near by. Thank you boys. This story gives me a strong belief that it's so possible for me to find a gap in my life to pack a bike, plan a trip and just go.. One day. Thanks again for this movie. I love it..
No roads between Nepal and Thailand? Could’ve checked out Nana Plaza in Bangkok. 😛
Joseph, you don't know your history. It is only relatively recently that you can traverse Myanmar. We were landlocked. Ah humility, a rare bird.