Between 2018 and 2019, Henry Crews became the youngest person to ride a motorcycle around the world alone. He was 22 years old when he left. Crews took his motorcycle through wilderness regions around the globe, through crime-infested areas, and managed to overcome it all. He brought his Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled over 50,000 miles to achieve his goal. The trip took him 381 days.
Now that he’s back home in the UK, the bike has been stolen.
Crews’ bike should be very distinctive. Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled models are rare enough, but this one shows plenty of battle scars from its global circumnavigation. According to his Facebook post after the theft, the bike has “cracked exhaust plate, stickers, scratches, red fuel cans or black winding roads plates.” That’s not overly descriptive, but if you look at photos of the bike, you can tell this is a machine with a unique look. The licence plate number is KN17DXL. The VIN is ZDMKB00AAHB000225.
Crews says the bike was stolen from his parents’ home in Petersfield, Hampshire, on the night of August 19-20.
For updates on the stolen bike case, you can keep an eye on Crews’ Facebook page. You can share his post there, and get more people looking for the bike.
Sadly, Crews’ story is not an unusual one. With the ever-increasing rise in thefts of motorcycles and scooters in the UK, adventure bikes are stolen just like every other machine. Crews is just the latest victim who’s returned from a journey through supposedly dangerous political and social climates to run into troubles with criminals at home instead.