I would like to thank the following companies for supporting me with equipment on this around the world motorcycle trip. I would like to emphasize that I only received free or discounted equipment, and no financial support whatsoever – the entire trip is self-funded.
All the items I carry with me for this journey have been carefully chosen for their outstanding quality. The limited space on the motorbike means I need to concentrate on the essentials, and long-distance overland travelling demands top quality gear which can deal with demanding use and conditions.


WP are one of the most experienced suspension manufacturers in the world & have a great experience in off-road motorcycle set-ups. (All KTM bikes come with WP springs/shocks, for example)

For the 2nd stage of this RTW trip, WP-Suspension are kindly sponsoring me with a quality rear shock absorber & heavy-duty spring.


Icebreaker - Pure Merino  
Icebreaker produce the perfect clothing for a trip like this: 100% pure merino wool. They kindly provided some items from their latest product range.
Merino wool cools in the heat & warms when it's cold. It dries within a few hours, and it doesn't smell.
ACT Pix  

ACTPIX Print & Framing Specialists are kindly supporting me with prints for my print-raffle in aid of charity.
They have years of experience in scanning, accurate colour corrections, retouching and custom printing.



Overland Solutions have provided me with a first-class pannier system. Their build-quality is second-to-none and every item is built to order: 3mm powdercoated aluminium; 35l capacity each; stainless steel rack with two separate extra-large hidden toolboxes.


Stanfords Bookshop
Stanfords is London's first address when it comes to travel guides/literature and maps. They kindly provide me with the appropriate maps for this journey.
  Copyrightimage Ltd provides me with secure online data-storage for backing up my photographs on their RAID systems. They also provide imaging & workflow training on a very personal basis.
Pixgreen Media Factory  
Pixgreen Media Factory are specialists in pre-press and advertising. They have kindly provided the world maps and logos for motorcycle and panniers.



I''m very greatful for all the spontaneous help I received from people. Thank you very much for all your support:

• my parents for being so supportive with everything, and for the great food everytime I come back home

• my friends Ian, Bjarte & Paolo for taking care of my paperwork back in the UK, and for the help with storage

• Dr. Suat for the 'pick up service' in Istanbul & the dental care – Merci beaucoup, c'est une réparation durable

• Akhtar, Mohammed & family for a fantastic time in Teheran – I'll never forget my time with you in Iran!

• Dr. Blum – for all the medical advice and contributions towards my medical kit

• 'BK' at BMW Georgetown / Malaysia for being such a great guy & showing us the real food

• Sunny's Bike Shop (Sunny & Jin Sheng) in Kuala Lumpur for the fantastic service

• my ex travel-buddy Len for the great food & letting me stay at his place for a while to update this website

Tex & Jenny from TJ-Motorcycles for a great time & mechanical help

• Ian from Sydney for borrowing me his GPS – it made life so much easier

Couchsurfing & all the lovely hosts & people I met through this fantastic website / community

Gustavo for a great friendship & all his help