Riding Across Five Continents
1997 Crossed North America
1998 Crossed Australia
2001  Crossed Africa
2005 Crossed South America
2009  Crossed Eurasia

In 1997, writer Jugatsu Toi set off on his Honda motorcycle with the goal of traversing all five of the world’s inhabited continents. In November 2009, at the age of 61, Toi completed his crossing of Eurasia, reaching his ultimate goal at the Honda Headquarters in Aoyama, Tokyo.

For the journey of his dreams, Toi selected a Honda XRV750 (Africa Twin) and a Honda NX650 Dominator* for their reliability in tough environments. These two reliable companions carried Toi across the torrid desert, the frigid tundra and other terrain of the most daunting nature. With their help, Toi traveled more than 120,000 km.

Facing many a hardship, Toi kept riding, believing the essence of his journey to be the discovery of truth and hope, however small the forms they took. Although some may have considered the trip a waste of time, money and effort, nothing could dissuade Toi from exploring the unknown or taking in the kaleidoscopic experiences of the long road.

*Both models are currently not in production.
Eurasia

Eurasia

 
South America

South America

Africa

Africa

 
Australia

Australia

North America

North America

 
Jugatsu Toi
Jugatsu Toi
With experience as an illustrator and freelance reporter, Toi is a well-known writer and also directs feature films and documentaries. In 1997, Toi set off on his Honda motorcycle with the goal of traversing all five inhabited continents. He fulfilled his dream in 2009 with a west-to-east crossing of Eurasia.

Jugatsu Toi's website (Japanese) >>
 
Yuji Miyazaki
Yuji Miyazaki
Born in Tokyo in 1966, Miyazaki is a freelance cameraman specialized in filming pieces on motorcycles, bicycles and live shows. Meeting Toi at an off-road motorcycle event, Miyazaki joined him on all of his journeys across the continents.
 

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