Headed for the Sahara? You'll be needing the right equipment. Just ask Dani Rodriguez of Barcelona's Monduke Moto. He's a desert veteran, usually aboard a BMW off-roader. This is his latest creation, designed to make the adventure comfortable, fast and above all fun.
It's called Sweet Caroline, a meticulously updated custom version of BMW Motorrad's stock R nineT Urban G/S, updated that is for the most arduous of conditions.
Front end first, where inverted Marzocchi forks double suspension height, the better to deal with unexpected rocks. Excel Takasago wheels, fitted with heavy duty MotoZ Tractionator Adventure tyres, replace the originals.
Huge tank is off a police bike, padded Alcantara tops a new white leather seat, new protective skid plates are present and correct, and - since in the desert no-one can hear you scream - a titanium Akrapovič exhaust system does the screaming for you. Playlist? Neil Diamond, obviously.