With the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA I found the perfect and most reliable bike for me (read more here) – and with the team of Triumph Germany the best support you can imagine. Who would have thought, that one (or I!) can learn in one day how to take the whole bike apart and replace the inner tube of a tire? Nothing better to take with you on a journey than these skills and the support of such a legendary brand!
When it comes to preparing your motorcycle and yourself for traveling, there is probably no better address than Touratech. However, with a high potential for addiction: Once you experienced how much easier some of their solutions can make your life on the road, you feel like you will never be able to survive without them anymore. And the moment the Touratech-mechanic, who has already worked on the Dakar-Rallye and travelled Africa himself, gives you the last advices how to maintain your chain, you definitively know that you are in the right hands .
Although breakdowns can be an educational and formative experience, I don’t want to provoke them. That’s why I prefer to leave nothing to chance when it comes to the tires that carry me around the world. The german tire manufacturer Metzeler has the right profile and fit for any situation – that’s why I go on the Tourance Next for long asphalt episodes and with the Karoo 3 when it comes to gravel.