Saw it in the theater tonight. It was pretty good. Great scenery. Shorter then the first one but probably for the better. Was great seeing it on the big screen. Theater was sold out so that must mean that NYC has a good bike culture. Knew that already though. Wade
Aah, but Woolly, that is more the exception than the rule. Pretty much any Beemer will do that with minimal maintenance, but one of our old lovelies would triple the time because of all the servicing eh? Jupiters owner Ted Simon was amazing to do that.
Best long distance rider = Beemer, best style and fun = old brit IMHO.
I also recall a TR65 Thunderbird (unusually factory-fitted with electronic ignition and electric start)ridden by Richard & Mopsa English around the world 1982-6 with a sidecar as told in their book Full Circle
Don't forget Paul Pratt's round-the-world 6T Thunderbird documented in his book World Understanding On Two Wheels
I remember reading about a fella that went from England through Asia and then got on a boat to Australia's west coast then went from there to the east coast on to New Zealand and made a figure 8 of it on a '70 TR6. Forget his name though, and I think he bought it new and just took off. Think he took about 2 years.