8 Motorcyclists Giving Us Major Road Trip Goals

8 Motorcyclists Giving Us Major Road Trip Goals
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On World Motorcycle Day, here's a look at those using it in the best possible way

OT Staff
June 21 , 2021
13 Min Read

Deepak Kamath

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Deepak Kamath, the first Indian to have ridden in six continents and the first Asian to do so in Antarctica, is a legit legend of the international motorcycling fraternity. On his Instagram handle, @theadventuresofarmstrong, Kamath often shares envy-inducing visuals from his motorcycling trips all over the world, in addition to snippets and anecdotes from his lifehis travels as a newbie, learnings from his early motorcycling (his exploits include the Trans-Siberian Odyssey and the Polar Odyssey) and what have you. In 2020, we caught up with the serial overlander for a special first-timer's guide to those looking to travel solo on bikes. Read it here.


Vir Nakai

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From all the sumptuous content adventurer-author-design whiz Vir Nakai serves up, it is the pretty scenes from rural Punjab that get us everytime. The motorcyclist's feed is full of head-spinning visuals (plenty of aerial shots and offroading-related stuff) and his entertaining live streams and IGTVs. Vir also co-heads a travel company that offers custom motorcycle and photography tours. 

Lois Pryce

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Well, Ms Pryce is a sort of a personal hero for us. The British journalist and adventurer has motorcycled from Alaska to Argentina, through the Sahara and Congo and Angola in Africa, and journeyed from Britain to Iran twice. You won't find flashy pictures and videos of her on her Instagram—it is through her breakthrough book Revolutionary Ride, that one can truly comprehend the scale of her journey from Britain to the heart of Iran. Her earlier book Lois on the Loose charts her motorcycle journey from the northern tip of Alaska to the southernmost point of South America. 

Catch Lois talk about the significance of vulnerable travel in this TEDx Talk from six years ago. For a more recent chat with her that we did last year, click here.

Read: Motorcycle Diaries, Again: An Epic South American Adventure

Candida Louis

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Truth be told, we are in absolute awe of Candida Louis, the Hubli girl who has ridden all over India on her motorcycle. But last year, when Candida put out a YouTube video covering her epic ride from Bangalore to Australia, riding from the Karnataka capital to India's scenic northeast and through the heart of southeast Asia, we fell in love. Candida undertook this cross-continental ride as part of a special project honouring Australian biker Alistair Farland, who suffered a fatal injury on a tour in North America. Candida has led tours in several countries and ridden in over 25 nations. Follow her adventures on her YouTube channel, Candida Louis

Read: 5 Women Bikers Smashing Gender Stereotypes

Rohith Ashok

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The best thing about this techie-turned-full-time-biker's content is the feel of accessibility he brings to whatever he creates. Take, for instance, the immersive video diary of his motorcycle trip from New Delhi to Chennai, his home. His Instagram pictures and videos are just as delicious, with biking videos from all over the country sating our travel-starved appetites.

Kinga Tanajewska

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Travel on a motorcycle is as wholesome and thrilling as it can get, with stunning visuals from all over Africa and Australia. The 40-year-old Polish-born biker defies all sorts of normativity, be it sex-based or culture-based. On her Instagram channel, onherbike, Kinga regularly posts photos and gorgeous videos of herself zipping along some of the best roads throughout Africa. 

Alex Chacon

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Vishakha Fulsunge

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Holder of two records—India Book of Records including the title of being the first female rider to cross Bay of Bengal and ride across Andaman Islandsshe is rewriting the standards of the motovlogging industry with her unique take on solo female travelling across the subcontinent. From being the fastest girl on the KTM Circuit Race at Vroom 2016 to covering difficult terrains of Leh, Ladakh region, she's done it all. On her YouTube channel RiderGirl Vishakha, the motorcyclist-influencer regularly review bikes, shows off her mean machines, gives followers sneak-peeks into her vibrant life.


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