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Riding the new V-Strom 1000 to South America

Riders Claudia and Mirko Nagler were “on cloud nine” when presented with two new V-Strom 1000 motorcycles – provided by Suzuki and equipped by Touratech – before preparing to embark in May on an adventure ride in aid of children in need.

The pair were presented with the bikes at a launch party held at Touratech headquarters in Niedereschach/Germany and plan to ride 45,000km through 18 countries in North, Central and South America.

Claudia and Mirko expect to take 12 to 18 months to complete their journey. From New York, they will set off towards Canada, then ride down the west coast until they reach Tierra del Fuego, before continuing on to Brazil. Apart from seeing something of the world and experiencing different cultures, the couple – both native Dortmunders – want to make a positive difference.

Claudia and Mirko are calling their project “2AR – a challenge to support kids in South America”. (2AR stands for “2 Auf Reisen”, or “two people on one journey”.) They want 2AR to attract attention, persuading people to get involved and do something for a good cause, while also raising awareness for important social projects.

More information about the project is available at

A video in English can also be viewed at


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