Honda Quest True Adventure opens
ADVENTURE riders can now enter Honda’s Quest True Adventure 2017 — billed as “the ultimate adventure motorcycle competition on the ultimate adventure motorcycle”.
Riders can enter at their nearest Honda dealer, there to complete an entry form, or online at www.quest-trueadventure.com.
It will be tough
Organiser Jaco Kirsten warns the quest demands true adventure riders of Southern Africa — “men and women who don’t shy away from physical and mental challenges, who are curious, can take the initiative and function as part of a team”.
He said it’s not a race nor a rally. “Quest is first and foremost an extremely tough adventure expedition.
“However, it will include elements of competition where participating teams will be tested on their adventure motorcycle riding and mechanical skills, as well as their endurance, courage and resilience against what Africa has to offer.”
The main aim of Quest will be to test human endurance and adaptability, combined with the continent-crossing abilities of the Honda CRF1000 L Africa Twin.
What happens next?
After receipt of the entries, Honda Motorcycles South Africa and Specialised Adventures, organisers of Quest True Adventure, will select 40 applicants to attend Quest Boot Camp at the beginning of August.
Here the instructors will select the final 20 participants, who will then be flown to Namibia at the beginning of September where they will undertake a challenging 12-day, 2 500 km off-road expedition in the northern parts of Namibia.
Costs and logistics
Participation in Quest is free. However, if you are selected for Boot Camp you will need to travel to Cape Town.
If you are selected as one of the 20 finalists for Quest, the organisers will provide transport there and back.
Bear in mind that you’ll need to put in leave: Boot Camp will require two days of leave.
The Quest itself will require 14 days of leave.
The winning teams will each win the Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 L that they used during the Quest event. — WR,
The nimble Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 in action.