We are a rider couple from Istanbul, Turkey. I’m Fatih, and my girlfriend is Tugce. When we met two years ago, we already had a good biking background. She was mainly street oriented, while I was a dual sport rider.
Tugce is a pilates and zumba trainer, I’m working in an alchoholed drink producing compnay as an IT guy and also I’m an advanced motocycle trainer.
I’ve always been dreaming of a world trip. When Tugce said “Ok lets do it” we didn’t wait anymore and started planning.
The main problem is about the budget. We started thinking and the only way is to sell our bikes and buy cheap and reliable bikes. We have a KTM 990, a Ducati Monster, a Yamaha xmax, and a Yamaha MT09. Additionally we have a bank credit to be closed. The final decision about the new bikes is Yamaha YBR 125 🙂 Up to now, we sold the ducati and the xmax, and put some money aside. After selling all of them it should be enough for an 8-9 month trip around the world. So we then started to find some sponsors. We prepared a little presentation about us and started to send it to potential supporters.
We will share the route in the next post. Before that if I had to summarize it, it will start from Istanbul, and go westbound to South America, then Asia. If can find some supporters, we will go to North America and Oceania.