Motorcyclist On ‘Round The World Adventure Gets Bike Stolen Halfway

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Sometimes bad luck hits you in the worst way. Martin Williams had modified his Kawasaki KLR650 to tackle a trip around the world. He only made it halfway before it was stolen.

Starting from his home in Australia, Williams made it to Swansea, in Wales, his childhood home, to spend Christmas with family. What was supposed to be a happy and joyous holiday season turned sour quickly. Instead of continuing his journey to Africa, on January 14 Williams woke up and found his KLR650 was gone.

Clearly shocked, angered and dismayed, Williams thinks the perpetrators were only interested in the bike, as he found a cut chain and his luggage just laying on the ground. Marks on the ground suggest the Kawasaki was shoved into the back of a van as quickly as possible.

As you can see in the photo above, the bike is white, blue, and green with Australian license plate: NSW 37. Anyone with information regarding the bike’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the South Wales police.

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