McGregor & Boorman made it to California after 8000 miles
A photo on Instagram shows how Ewan can finally put a smile upon his face near his Moto Guzzi and dog. This means that the trip on the Harley-Davidson Livewire ended in Los Angeles. Three months from South America to North America on electric bikes. That was The Long Way Up.
Long Way Up lasted three months and took McGregor and Boorman through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexic and California, Los Angeles. It all started back in September, where the two bikers were seen in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost town in South America. Later, the pair was spotted 540 miles north of Ushuaia, at a hotel in El Calafate. and, after crossing South America, they were photographed in Honduras.
The challenge was two adapt the two electric Harley-Davidsons Livewire to offroad conditions and for this, the motorcycles were given knobby tires, wire wheels, a suspension lift and frame protector. Other changes include upright handlebars, long-range seat, tail-mounted soft bags, accessory lights, and a windshield. The range of a Harley-Davidson Livewire is around 158 km and for a full battery charge, you have to wait one night or one hour with the help of a Level 3 DC Fast Charge station.
Five Instagram Photos from the Long Way Up
Since the Long Way Up members didn't want to give any details about their journey, all we got is the Instagram feed created by the fans. Here are five of the most interesting photos from the Long Way Up.
Four days ago, McGregor and Boorman look tired and happy at the same time near their crew and Harley-Davidsons Livewire.
In November, Ewan was smiling in Ecuador and was planning where to go next with Charles.
In the middle of November, the blue KTM stole a smile from the biker and that never put a stop for McGregor to meet and take pictures with fans.
The two visited Centro de Alcance Juvenil (Youth Center) in Choloma, Honduras. McGregor and Boorman supported Unicef.
At the start of November, Ecuador was one place that made Ewan, Charles and Jimmy feel like kids again.
The convoy for Long Way Up included two Harley-Davidson Livewire (the blue one is Ewan’s), two spare Harley-Davidson Livewires, two Rivian R1T – 100% electric pick-ups, two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4Matic and a 6.2 litre V8 Ford F350.
It is interesting to see how the electric bikes managed to be charged in these offroad conditions, but we guess that this is why the truck joined them. Long Way Up will most likely appear on TV in 2020 and for now, we just have to enjoy a couple of pictures with Ewan and Charlie on their adventure.