After decades of traveling to all reachable corners of the world on sports bikes, I am now going for a less common one, the North Pole. ‘A standard motorbike which is capable to ride over the polar ice to the North Pole does not exist.’ This is my believe after riding in 2013 on the frozen Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska. So to reach that desolate spot on the Arctic, we have to build one. A frame and an engine from a 2001 model Yamaha YZF-R1 are used as a base. Many of the parts that are going to be placed around it, will be far from stock. Yet I will try to keep a ‘Superbike look’ as much as possible and name it “Arctic 1” I intend to periodically post updates on the project planning and preparation progress here.