Our bikes: BMW GS F700

Paul’s Bike: BMW GS F700 (White) – The Monk

Paul’s bike is named “The Monk” because he is affectionately known as ‘my monk.’ With his bald head, baby face and calm happy demeanour, he epitomises serenity and wisdom and lives his life according to Buddhist principles. We share a love for the simple life and mindfulness and this journey reflects those values in so many ways.

Modifications:

  • Bash plate
  • Crash bars
  • Tank bars
  • Barkbusters
  • Spotlights
  • Electrical sockets
  • Traffic cameras
  • Side panniers and top box
  • Tank bag
  • Headlight protector

Maryna’s Bike: BMW GS F700 (Burnt Orange) – Flying Lady

My bike is named “Flying Lady” after I received the nickname from a Cambodian woman. I was the only woman amongst 17 men, riding off-road through remote Cambodia in 2015. The Cambodian people called the motorcyclists “flying men” and seeing me amongst the group of men, the woman loudly exclaimed “flying lady!” It was a special moment of acknowledgement for me.

Modifications:

  • Bash plate
  • Crash bars
  • Tank bars
  • GIVI screen
  • BMW low profile seat
  • Hyperpro suspension lowering kit (30mm)
  • Barkbusters
  • Barkbuster spotlights
  • Spotlights
  • Tank bag
  • Shortened side stand
  • Side panniers
  • Luggage rack
  • Headlight protector