META: The Alaskan
A custom motorcycle created by Alex Earle, designed for adventure and to support long distance, off road expeditions. A middleweight ADV bike with all the necessities and none of the frills, The Alaskan is based on a 2018 Ducati Desert Sled selected for its heavily strengthened frame, longer swingarm and taller suspension as well as the simple air-cooled 800 engine. Building this machine was not an end unto itself. The concept was to design, build and campaign a bike unsupported through the back roads and trails of Alaska with a select group of similarly crazed knuckleheads and make some memories.
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Video by Chris Thoms