Kuala Lumpur, 28 August 2018 – At just 22 years old, Henry Crew is on his way to set a new Guinness World Record as the youngest person to circumnavigate the world, covering 35 countries over 35,000 miles on a motorcycle. Well-known for its durability and iconic style, it comes as no surprise for Henry to choose a Ducati Scrambler bike as his road companion.
Hailing from South London, Henry set off on his extraordinary quest on 3rd April 2018 and has since visited 17 countries, including France, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, India, Thailand, and is currently in Malaysia. He will be continuing his journey to Australia before crossing into Africa and heading up to the Americas before completing his journey home to England.
The inspiring young adventurer is also raising funds for the Movember Foundation; a global charity organisation that addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
Inspired by his own battle with mental health, Henry has been actively raising funds for the Movember Foundation. Since 2014, he raised a total of £4,300, with £2,430 raised from his current initiative of travelling 35,000 miles around the world.
To encourage Henry’s meaningful quest and to inspire other youths to be bold enough to achieve their dreams, Ducati is lending their full support towards Henry’s mission around the world with country distributors facilitating his journey in their respective countries. Ducati also presented Henry with the Scrambler Desert Sled that is accompanying him on his expedition.
The Scrambler Desert Sled was built for those with brave hearts who enjoy the travel lifestyle. With its reinforced light frame and build, it withstands harsh road conditions making it the ideal companion to circumnavigate the world. The self-expression, iconic style and flair for fun that the Scrambler brand stands for also perfectly complements Henry’s wanderlust personality and love for phenomenal challenges.
During his stay in Malaysia, Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Ducati in Malaysia, serviced and checked Henry’s bike to ensure it stays in top notch condition for the rest of his journey. Next Bike also planned out his Malaysian travel route; navigating through Penang to Ipoh, Perak and Cameron Highlands before manoeuvring right down to Tanjung Piai, the Southern-most tip of Asia, then heading northwards to Kuala Lumpur.
Next Bike Sdn Bhd recently launched the Scrambler 1100 Special and Scrambler 1100 Sport retailing at RM83,000 and RM85,000 on-the-road without insurance (0% GST) respectively. Ducati Scrambler fans are encouraged to take advantage of the extended tax holiday and head over to the nearest authorised Ducati dealership to view the powerful and durable new Ducati Scrambler bikes.
To further enhance the premium aftersales experience for owners, Ducati offers the Ducati Smart Service Program, a two-year free service for parts and lubricants, or up to 30,000km including Desmodromic service. This free service program is additional to the current two-year unlimited mileage warranty and is available at all authorised Ducati dealerships nationwide.