Dr. Gregory Frazier takes a closer look at one ‘round the world travel motorcycle and the story told by its comprehensive sticker collection. Read Dr. Frazier’s ruminations on the difficulties overcome by the Round the World Motorcycle.
- A stickered ‘round the world BMW was caught sneaking down a back alley of Denver, Colorado. He was on his way to a Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travelers Meeting, to start a second global ride.
- Maps and stickers tell of where the motorcycle had been. This KTM had some long miles on it, and the owner was selling his book to tell the story.
- This stickered Honda Africa Twin had the look of a well traveled motorcycle.
- Stickered, this BMW F650 had come overland from Great Britain to a Horizons Unlimited Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The owner had some wild tales of no or bad tires.
- Seen in Thailand, this BMW had come some interesting tales behind the stickers and the route from Europe, through Australia, New Zealand then to Asia.
- From the Touratech Company in Germany, this BMW at INTERMOT in October, 2008 had 'Long Way Down,' of film and book fame, stickered on it.
- Maps of the world tell parts of the roads, more or less taken, by long adventure riders. How they got across the 75% of the earth that is water is always an interesting part of the tale.
- Sidecars make long rides too. Here, one with an Oregon license plate displayed stickers representing flags from some distant places.
- Author’s ‘round the world 1981 R80 G/S, stickered with a map of the world, and approximately 250,000 miles on it, now rests next to a new 1981 R80 G/S in Bob’s BMW Museum, Jessup, Maryland.
- A ‘round the world stickered and mapped 2001 KLR 650 drew cheers from the crowd at the Very Boring Rally sponsored by Aerostich in Duluth, Minnesota. It was still 'rolling around the USA,' a rolling display.
- This was a map of the route taken by a father and son team with their sidecar outfit, a long road trip filled with adventure.
- A hand painted map of the route around the world on the sidecar fender told of their adventure route the father and son team had taken.
- Their luggage was stickered representing some odd and out of the way places.
- Part of their pannier system showed they had tagged some places on the Mother Road, Route 66, across the USA.
- The view from the front showed how the pilot and passenger pushed through the wind and rain on their way around the world.