The World's Most Travelled Motorcycle
02 March 2011
Peter and Kay Forwood started on a ‘round the world’ trip 14 years ago.
This amazing adventure began in Australia on the 3rd of February 1996. In October 2008, this Harley-Davidson motorcycle, carrying all the luggage, became the first and only vehicle to have been ridden in every internationally recognised country of the world. Since then Peter and Kay
have continued travelling, visiting places they previously missed or returning to places they enjoyed.
This motorcycle was purchased new in 1994 and has been ridden over 580,000 kms. By August 2009 the motorcycle's original engine required substantial repair after completing 540,080kms. It was replaced with a brand new engine so it could continue travelling. The original engine will be rebuilt and placed back into the motorcycle, should any new countries be created.
To date, the motorcycle has visited over 414 countries, states, territories, isolated parcels, atolls and disputed territories as identified in the ‘Most Travelled Persons’ list. This is more than any other vehicle, hence the claim "The World's Most Travelled Motorcycle"
Peter Forwood will be here at Coventry Transport Museum to talk about his amazing adventures on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 each and can be booked by telephone on 024 7623 4270.
Tickets are limited to 150, so book yours today!