Touring on the best sportsbikes on the planet? Easy…
Last summer a few of us rode down to Portimao for our big 2015 ‘Sportsbike Of The Year’ event. BJ led the group, which consisted of himself on a BMW S 1000 RR, and three touring virgins. Gary from Bridgestone on Yamaha’s R1M, reader Dan on his Ducati 899 Panigale, and our regular snapper Jonny on Kawasaki’s ZX-10R.
None of the three had done big distance before, let alone on a sportsbike, and this trip was to partially prove that you can quite easily thrash across Europe on sportsbikes without any problems at all. For the noobs, like Jonny, it was a bit harder but he got into it nicely after a day or so.
He also decided to Vlog the trip, too, over four episodes.
Part 1: Jonny gets ready for the long journey.
Part 2: The journey begins!
Part 3: Then it all goes wrong!
Part 4: Phew, all okay again…
You can read more indepth about the trip in the latest issue (311) – out now!