A lap of Aus­tralia

A 12,500-mile lap of Aus­tralia by Kawasaki H2 and Du­cati Pani­gale, plus drone. Sounds like a plan…

BIKE (UK) - - A LAP OF AUSTRALIA - By Sun­deep Ga­j­jar and Su­nil Gupta

WE CALL IT The Pow­er­trip360 – a 46 day, 12,500 mile long road­trip around Aus­tralia on two of the world’s fastest production mo­tor­cy­cles – a su­per­charged 280bhp Kawasaki Ninja H2 and a 200bhp Du­cati 1299 Pani­gale. We got the idea when we were sit­ting in a café in Delhi, In­dia, sip­ping cof­fee and think­ing about do­ing some­thing that had never been done be­fore on bikes that would be to­tally un­ex­pected. Our lap of Aus­tralia was a test of both phys­i­cal and men­tal en­durance which we should re­ally have done on tourers. But we didn’t. In­fact, the Ninja H2 was re-flashed to give 280bhp. The trip started on 1 Septem­ber, 2017 in Syd­ney and ended on 16 Oc­to­ber, 2017, af­ter cir­cum­nav­i­gat­ing the coun­try coun­ter­clock­wise. There were a to­tal of 32 rid­ing days and the long­est day of rid­ing was 1025 miles and 17 hours from Alice Springs to Dar­win, com­plet­ing the Iron Butt As­so­ci­a­tion Sad­dle­sore 1000 in the process.

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