Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor Begin Shooting “Long Way Up” Soon

  • Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor will begin shooting Long Way Up soon.

  • The duo will ride from South America to California.

  • What bikes will they ride this time around?

It’s confirmed: Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor will begin shooting Long Way Up soon.

If there is one, well okay, two TV programmes that brought motorcycle adventure touring into the limelight are Long Way Round and its sequel Long Way Down.

Some overland riders even quoted the programs as inspiration to them taking up touring. There’s also a claim that the sales of the BMW R 1100 GS and subsequent BMW R 1200 GS shot up after the show.

According to ADV Pulse, Boorman confirmed the shoot during an interview in the Bike Shed Show in London. “I’m doing the Long Way Up for sure, with Ewan,” he said. “We are going from South America to Los Angeles. So South America, Central America, Mexico and then Los Angeles and we are going to start that in a few months’ time.” Specific route plans have yet to be confirmed, however.

Another question is on what bikes the duo will be riding this time. Boorman is the ambassador for Triumph, while McGregor was recently named the ambassador for the Moto Guzzi V85TT. That said, could the former ride the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx/XCa? Or the Tiger 1200? (This writer personally hopes for the Tiger 800 XCx/XCa.)

2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Test and Review

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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