My bike left London today for the trip back to Australia on the boat.
Iíve come to the conclusion that I have been served very well by the Norge in Europe.
About 100,000 of the 208,000 km it has done, have been overseas and sometimes in some very remote places where a breakdown would be highly problematic.
The bike has done nothing mechanically wrong that can be attributed to itself, instead I can see where some intervention by me has generally precipitated an issue.
Iím eyeing off the 300,000 km mark as the next milestone, but do not feel the need now to ask her to face up again to a 20,000 km trip, so far from home.
The next time I go will be either on my V85 or London/Calais/Nordkapp/Calais /London on this..
Iíd like to do something crazy, ill advised and demonstrably stupid on a bike.
All my other trips have been a bit ďtoo safeÖĒ.
I have a friend in Paris who wants to go to Nordkapp on his Honda Grom in 2024, I may yet send my bike to London and do itÖ.