I agree, one of the most compelling aspects of this trip was that they completed their route on real "working man's" dual sport motorcycles. First, because it runs contrary to the notion that one needs a mega-gillion dollar gorilla sized rolling touratech catalog to do this kind of work. Second, because they did things with those motorcycles that no person in their right mind would do to an expensive motorcycle, such as practically drowning them in salt water. Which, by the way, the photos were completely worth it. The bikes were sacrificial. They never got in the way of the journey.