View Full Version : Around the World on a Trophy 1200
27th April 2011, 06:22 PM
This is just Part 1, so click on the video to go to YouTube and see the rest of the series:
27th April 2011, 06:45 PM
robbie ! what a guy he was a complete hero to a lot of brit adventure riders , who all wanted him to use a bmw gs but he was having none of it , good on him TUP
30th April 2011, 01:35 PM
What an incredible series I have just now managed to finish watching them all. Not many of us get to live the dream of doing something like this, thanks for posting it AJ TUP. I sent a mail to the address in the video asking for a bit more information on Robbie and had a reply back from his mate Neil
You have come through to Neil, an old and close friend of Robbie Marshall's. Thankyou for contacting us and your consideration.
Sadly, Robbie died in 2003, not long after a near fatal riding accident in southern Spain. Only a few years after completing his RTW book. We rode many thousands of miles together and I and his family hope that the edited clips give some memory to his achievments.
I cut the 6 Youtube clips from the original footage and film made by Robbie in 1995/6. His book is here. Republished March/April 2011.
This is the original book version from 2001/2 with comments/reviews.
I have no financial involvment in the books as his 2 daughters are responsible for them. As a biker and a Triumph nutter I only wish to prolong the memory of my mate who, unfortunately went too soon. Also, i'm a film editor and have inherited the material and the bike/s.
Robbie was totally solo on the trip with no sponsorship or backup technical/film support. As far as I know the only person to achieve a solo RTW film. I can give info on his trip and filming techniques if interested.
Please contact me for any more info Dave as i'm very keen to share his ideals and memories.
As a last, you may be able to help, if interested. I inherited the Blue Trophy 1200 and donated it, in 2004, to a large UK motorbike museum. Not good! We wish to relocate it to a new home and are currently in contact with an 'independent' in the UK. Any help gratefully received. More info if appropriate. Thanks.
Kind regards. Neil.
30th April 2011, 03:13 PM
Dave M. Thanks for the copy in. And to the 'no GS' comment above. Cheers. No comparison to one man on his bike solo. Good to see your site TriumphTalk. I've been riding triumphs since the 60/70's. I'm in Brighton, Uk, where we have the Ace Cafe Meeting late every summer. Currently using my Daytona 1200.
Be glad to pass on any info on Robbie's trip, etc. After all, I was his riding buddy but not RTW.
30th April 2011, 03:18 PM
He sure sounds like an awesome man to have been able to ride with BBEER. It would be great to hear more about Robbie and his trip TUP
4th May 2011, 02:26 AM
AJ, thanks for the post. I finally got to watch the videos. Really good stuff.
Dave thanks for posting that reply. I am interested to know more about his remarkable achievement. He lived is dream. What more can be said?
4th May 2011, 05:39 AM
He sure did TUP
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