So, first it started with Ewan McGregor being spotted in Buenos Aires, Argentina a few days ago. It was all over Twitter (in Spanish).
Fans wondered what he was doing there.
But we knew that Long Way Up was planned, didn't we?
So... we have been following hashtags and social media accounts in Argentina...
And.... some social media pictures appeared here and there showing the brand-new electric Harley Davidson (called the LiveWire) being uncrated in Ushuaïa (southern Argentina).
And they are ready for Argentina's cold weather:
We know Ewan has a fetish for electric vehicles. He converted his old Volkswagen Beetle to an electric car and participated in a documentary about electric motorcycles called Charge (2011).
For us, it seems like too many coincidences. Way too many!
We are pretty sure Long Way Up is about to start and it's gonna be on electric Harleys. Yep... no BMW GS, no Triumph Tiger and no Moto Guzzi, we were all wrong!
It seems they uncrated 4 Harley-Davidson Livewires. Probably 2 for riding and 2 as backup.
Oh and wait...
if you are into electric vehicles, it gets better....
Two electric pick up trucks have been uncrated in Ushuaïa aswell. The 2 electric trucks are from a US brand called Rivian.
And two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4Matic (4x4) and a Ford F350 (V8 6.2) probably carrying the spare parts and the extra juice needed to recharge the 4 Harley Davidson LiveWires along the way.
The Rivian electric cars are supposed to have a range of approximately 400 to 600 kms (250 to 370 miles). Which means, they will be fine most of the way but sometimes, such as in the huge Salar of Uyuni (salt flats), Bolivia, the 2 Mercedes Sprinter and the Ford 350 will be needed to carry some additional electric capacity to charge the electric trucks and the bikes.
See more about the Rivian R1T trucks coming on this adventure on www.rivian.com or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivian
See more about the Harley-Davidson LiveWire here: https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/livewire.html
Good luck to Charley, Ewan and their camera crew! What an epic adventure!
- September 07, 2019
- Frederic SCHEFFER