The beginning of a new motorcycle adventure series! In this live action tour the Royal Enfield Himalayan is ridden roughly 2,000 miles round-trip (3,219km) to the far, northern coast of Alaska, to the infamous Prudhoe Bay oil field and neighboring Deadhorse, AK.
At 70°N latitude, the “Top of Alaska” can be an unforgiving place, especially in Autumn when the weather abruptly shifts as the seasons fight for dominance. Winter will of course prevail over summer, which left me little time to relax. Snow, slush and ice were in fact on the itinerary for this motorcycle trip. As my first “true” motorcycle adventure, complete with many hundreds of miles of gravel and mud, both the Himalayan and I were tested and pushed to some limits, if only briefly.
In Part 1 we’ll quickly hit the road, pull over to take a look at the new Mosko Moto luggage/gear setup, and make way through the mountains to my remote cabin, not too far from Talkeetna, Alaska. The last six or so miles to the cabin is ridden on a Polaris Sportsman 6×6 ATV.
All other riding to and from the Arctic coast is done on the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
MOTORCYCLE EQUIPMENT LIST
● Trail/Game Cam $100+ https://amzn.to/3eMxzl3
Scout 60L Waterproof Duffle: https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-duffle-bags
Backcountry 35L Panniers: https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-panniers
Tank Bag: https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-tank-bags
Mosko Moto Tool Roll: https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-tool-rolls
Motion Pro MP Tool: https://amzn.to/2LCp2DU
Tappet Adjustment Tool: https://amzn.to/2Pqml9J
Helmet Cam: Sony FDR X3000 https://amzn.to/2riiXWA
Handlebar Cam: GoPro Hero 6 Black https://amzn.to/38k7beL
Tank Bag Drone: DJI Spark https://amzn.to/2qxcc2v
Rear Duffle Bag Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro https://amzn.to/2qzQo6z
DSLR: Nikon D5500 https://amzn.to/2E2qT0w
360 Camera: Insta360 One X https://amzn.to/2sc89ZP
Heated Grips: Oxford Heaterz
Waterproof 12V/5V USB Outlet & Volt Meter https://amzn.to/33Xqt6kLithium
Rotopax Jerry Cans 1.75Gal/6.6L
Bracket by Enfield Accessories https://enfieldaccessories.co.uk/jerr…
Jacket: Similar item https://amzn.to/2E0jzTm
Kevlar Jeans: https://amzn.to/2P06kbB
Cold Weather Pants: Wicked Stock $70 https://amzn.to/2DZSxLK
Boots: TCX Drifter WP https://amzn.to/2LA50Kd
Base Layer: M-Tac https://amzn.to/2sZwvXl
Socks: Wigwam https://amzn.to/2P07ns3 (Women: https://amzn.to/2P3h6O9)
HIMALAYAN MOTORCYCLE UPGRADES