However, he says the windshield is too small for his 182cm height.
“For anyone around my height or taller, I’d recommend opting for a bigger one.
“During the Siberian leg, heated handle bars would have also been nice, but I believe they can be specified as an option.”
You can see Karolis’s bike at the KTM dealership in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
“There is not another one of these in the world that has this many kilometres on its dashboard,” he says.
Karolis also intended his ride to be a vehicle for “motorcycle diplomacy” by meeting with Lithuanian expats in Siberia, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and London and asking them to participate in the upcoming World Lithuanian Sports Games.
Chicago is home to the world’s largest Lithuanian expat community.
In New York, he witnessed the climate change action protests as well as the demonstrations against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament in London.
“In a time where friends and families are becoming divided by politics and losing touch of what brings them together, using ‘motorcycle diplomacy’ to visit different Lithuanian communities across the world could be a positive message to show that whilst people may be divided by distance or beliefs, they are still united by a common link ” he says.
“It’s easier to hit your keyboard and say something mean than go out there and meet people and listen to what they have to say rather than basing our perceptions on what we are told to believe.”