Published on 19 May 2012 by Adriano
Italian adventurer Davide Biga is about to make it back home after one year spent circumnavigating the world alone with his Yamaha Super Ténéré 1200. The 90,000 km ride required seven sets of tyres and eight oil changes, but from a mechanical point of view it passed off without a hitch, and today the Italian biker will be welcomed back home by family and friends in Mondovì, northern Italy.
During his trip Mr.Biga visited 31 countries in 4 different continents: from Italy he moved to the North Cape in Norway, and from there he went to Moscow, where he then followed the Trans-Siberian Railway to get to Vladivostok. Next stop was Japan, where Biga also paid visit to the Yamaha Motor Company head-quarters in Iwata. Then it was Alaska’s turn, and from there he went all the way down to Chilean Patagonia. A little cruise across the ocean to Senegal’s capital Dakar (surely not a random choice), and from there he crossed the whole Maghreb region to get back to the Mediterranean Sea.
The celebrations for the homecoming hero will be held at the local Yamaha dealership, although all the riders who would like to join him for the very last stint will meet up a few kilometers away - where Mr.Biga will make his last stop - to form a happy parade that will escort him home.