I had a Surprise Visitor this week Drop in for Breakfast at the X-Centre!!! Ian from England is doing the Epic Trip from England to New Zealand on a BMW F800GS!!! and Being a Fan of the New F800GS i collected some Photo’s and as much information as I Could? Here is some of the Facts:
Ian Wilshin, if you want to give some Words of Encouragement etc He can be contacted at: ian.wilshin@Gmail.com
He received one of the First F800GS delivered to the UK and started out about a Year ago. Has covered 43.500 kms so far and to My amazement has Never had a Flat Tyre and is Still on the Original Brake Pads, Replaced the Chain at 40.000 kms though. Had one Major Crash in Romania and Hit a Bridge Railing which Bent His Forks so lost a week or more waiting for Repairs. His Front Wheel was Knackered after Pakistan so Replaced it with an Africa Twin Outer Rim in Singapore for $125 Sing!
Asked Ian which was the:
Best Place He has Passed through, Answer: IRAN ( Who would have Guessed? )
The Worst Place He Passed Through, Answer: INDIA
Here He is With His Bike. It is Actually an Orange Bike But He Covered it with Black Tape to Cover the Name etc so He would Attract Less attention going through Places Like Pakistan and India as He was getting Mobbed!!!
Ian is a Nurse and Plans to Work in New Zealand once He arrives before heading on to South America for more Motorcycling Adventures!!!
Here Is Ian Leaving the X-Centre and Continuing His Journey!