1,500 Miles to Portimao – Sportsbike Touring Video

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.

Touring on sportsbikes? Easy!

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!

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