Garwin Beukes - Pupkewitz Honda was the point of departure when 20 bikers set off on their journey in the Honda Quest True Adventure 2017 on Tuesday, 5th August in Windhoek.
The 20 finalists were chosen from approximately 900 entries and will be competing in teams of two.
Interesting enough, these teams of two arenʼt ‘self chosenʼ partners from the get go. The pairing was done upon the groups first night of camping at the Spitzkoppe mountains by the organizers, who are also going along with support vehicles.
For 11 days the teams will be covering a distance of 2500 kilometers more or less. This, through remarkably changing, yet challenging, landscapes.
At the opening event, Barend Fouche, Head of Motorcycles at Honda South Africa, said he hoped the riders complete this first ever quest event and alluded to the fact they were to work together as a team in order to become victorious.
The teams are currently headed to the border between Namibia and Angola in Kaokoland.
Thereafter they will battle the Vanzylsʼ Pass, travel to the Marienfluss and only then head south to face equally tough terrains in Damaraland.
They arrive back in Windhoek on the 15th September where they will be greeted by the Honda team and some refreshments. The winning team will be announced during the event taking place during the evening, and the lucky team gets to take home a fully specked Honda CRF 1000 L Africa Twin motorcycle each. This being the exact motorcycle the riders competed with.
One of the riders who had his helmet branded with Namibian flags, Gerrit Visser, was excited to start the trip and said he could not wait to get started.
So we would like to wish them well and good luck for the long journey ahead!