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Riding The Arctic Circle…On A Honda C90

Tue, 21 May 2013

Ed March isn’t your typical motorcyclist. He chose to take a motorcycle journey to the Arctic Circle in the dead of winter. While many people would consider this a crazy idea in itself, March’s choice of motorcycle — a Honda C90 — will probably shock many more.

He traveled alone, accompanied with just his camera equipment, camping gear, his trusty C90 and his Union Jack. Why does he do it? “To show the world you don’t need a BMW R1200GS to travel.” And because “I just can’t seem to kill the thing.”

This isn’t the first time March has gone on a long-distance voyage on his C90; before this Arctic Circle trip, he rode his C90 for eight months, covering 14,500 miles as he rode from Malaysia to his home in the U.K. He gathered so much footage, he started a successful Kickstarter campaign to produce a documentary of his trip. And he had so much fun, he’s planning to replicate the trip, this time with a film crew and ten other riders willing to make the journey on a “Chonda,” or, Chinese Honda. Click here for your chance to be a part of the action.

Another documentary from his Arctic Circle trip will follow once he finishes editing his trip from Malaysia. For now, take a look at this sneak preview of what it’s like to ride a moped in frigid temps, and visit March’s website to learn more about this adventurous traveler.

Riding a Honda C90 motorcycle through the Arctic Circle in Winter (music video) *headphones recommended* from c90 adventures on Vimeo.

By Troy Siahaan

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