Feeling a bit embarrassed to say we love some inspirational travel quotes. Some travel quotes, however, succeed to highlight the real truths about adventure, life and travel.

Motorcycle overlanders are a rather different bunch of misfits with a bizarre taste for the unknown and a healthy dose of adventure spirit. We wondered what inspired other crackerjack overlanders to sell up their homes, leave their day jobs and the comfort of home behind to tackle such adventures.

We asked a few motorcycle travellers for their personal favourite quotes.

Whether you have just returned from an adventure or you are currently on an epic journey, or are still trying to convince your inner self to take the leap. We hope they inspire you to pack your bike. Explore our planet and to see the world for what it really is.

The quotes include links to their websites and or social media pages. Check them out!
If you are sharing them please be so kind as to keep credit for them and us.

No specific order. 
Erik Mare-Metaljockey-Inspirational-quote-piki-piki
 From: Erik Marè “Metaljockey”

From: Elspeth Beard – http://www.facebook.com/elspeth.beard

From: Jussi Hyttinen – http://therollinghobo.com/

Ted Simon - On 6th October 1973, at the age of 42, Ted set off from London on a 500cc Triumph Tiger motorcycle on 27th January 2001, aged 69, Ted embarked on a second journey. This time he rode a BMW R80 GS over 59,000 miles through 47 countries.From: Ted Simon

motohank-inspirational-quote-pikipikioverlandFrom: Hank Arriazola www.motohank.com

From: Leonie and Peter – http://amsterdamtoanywhere.nl/

From: Neake and Paul 2Bikes1Dream

Avvida - Life is an adventure, so get out there and liveit. You never know you may love it, and just remember, at the end of the day it's better to regret something you've done than something you haven't
From: Kelvin and Suzie https://www.avvida.co.uk/

From: Sam Manicon – http://www.sam-manicom.com/

inspirational-quotes-PikiPiki-thegreatamericantrek From: Megan & Matthew Snyman. http://www.greatamericantrek.com/

From: Mark Donham aka- Radioman https://www.facebook.com/mark.donham.3

Adventure is anything you want it to be. Don’t let others define this for you. There is no right or wrong way to have an adventure.
From: Shannon and Mike Mills – http://www.smboilerworks.com/

Stop dreaming and make the dream a reality. You can change your life if you really want to. Set fears aside and just do it. You’ll find a rich life of incredible moments and incredible people. Venture on and choose to live, my friend! Joseph SavantFrom: Joseph Savant – http://www.josephsavant.com/

From: Rene Comier – www.renedian.com

To TRAVEL means to INSPIRE. To clear your head and soak up LIFE. We leave footprints and positive Vibes for friends and more. Be rich without a bunch of money … that ´s the onliest thing who counts.From: Sabine & Wolfgang (www.ride2kite.com)

earths-end-inspirational-quote-pikipiki-travelFrom: Tanya & Mick – http://www.earths-ends.com/

jo-rust-adventures-inspirational-quotes-pikipiki-travelFrom: Jolandie Rust – http://www.jorust.com/

PikiPiki-adventure-inspirational-quotes-motolara-motorcycleFrom: Naomi & Alberto – http://www.motolara.com/

The hardest decision is to leave normal life. Everything else just seems easy. - Kevin Chow WorldOverlandFrom:  Kevin Chow WorldOverland

PikiPiki-inspirational-quotes-timetoride-bea-helmutFrom: Bea & Helmut – http://www.timetoride.de/

For long you live and high you fly. And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry. And all your touch and all you see. Is all your life will ever be - Pink Floyd From: Ourselves – PikiPiki

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  1. David Hollinsworth

    Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.

  2. Sair da zona de conforto,criar o seu proprio mundo.

  3. Travel adds colour to the tapestry of life. The more your travel, the more colourful your tapestry –

  4. Cross the desert in a car – you are in the car….Cross the desert on a motorbike, you are in the desert

  5. Very true Roddy! Thanks for sharing the quotes.

  6. When you travel long distances on a motorcycle and you live within a helmet for long periods of time, eventually you will find yourself! I know this is true because I did!

  7. It’s only kinky if your not into it!!

  8. Manuel Salero Coca

    And I ask to myself, What is beyond that curve? I ride, and then the same question rise again and again and again and again and again…

  9. Very cool quote Manual!

  10. Really inspiring and cherishing quotes.

  11. I put together a few motorcycle quotes here:


    A few of my faves:

    Dad, can I get a motorcycle when I grow up?”
    “Son, you can’t do both.”

    I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.

    I spent all my money on motorcycles, guns, rock and roll music, whiskey and women…the rest I just wasted.

    Riding in a car is like watching a movie. Riding a motorcycle is like starring in a movie.

    A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. That’s all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. – Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

    It didn’t look that far on the map…

    Riding a motorcycle isn’t a matter of Life or Death. It’s much more important than that.

  12. The only person who can stop you from achieving your dreams, is no one else bit yourself…..

  13. My favorite is simply “The interruptions ARE journey” – Ted Simon… Although I really like Roddy’s Cross the desert in a car quote ?

  14. Donno, send me one 😀

  15. \”Don\’t forget to take a risk today\” Hubert Kriegal (atimelessride.com)

  16. Going again in three weeks. Can’t wait

  17. You don’t stop riding when you get old. you get old when you stop riding.

  18. Raymond Laplante

    I was 14 when I got on a motorcycle, I’m now 71 and still riding! Truly believe in JP’s quote, “you get old when u stop riding’.

  19. Great stuff Raymond! Coming from such experience as yourself it can only be true 🙂

  20. “A motorcycle with out scratches has no character…” an older rider told me this, in Seattle,WA in June 2008 when I told him that a was worry about dropping my bike on my way to Alaska and he went on talking to me trying to make me see what he meant,I did ! And now after a few trips under my belt I can joyfully say that my bike has a lot of CHARACTER !

  21. Absolutely agree, bike got to have character! 😀

  22. Great Sharing I Like your vision.

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