That’s a wrap! The LiveWire survives The Long Way Up as filming ends

Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman and the ADV Harley-Davidson LiveWire fleet make it to their Long Way Up final destination in Los Angeles 

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The latest season of The Long Way Up appears to have wrapped filming after Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman – together with their ADV-spec Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycles – were spotted at their final destination in the L.A following three months on the road.

The pair embarked on a trek from the southernmost point of Argentina and travelled north through South and Central America, before crossing national borders into the United States towards their final stop in L.A. In all, the journey has taken them 90 days at 8,000 miles across all manner of terrain.

A tough journey no doubt for even the most rugged, torquey motorcycle, McGregor and Boorman nonetheless went deliberately off-piste for this latest adventure by enlisting a fleet of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles for the adventure.

Though there has never been an ‘official’ communication that this is what they were doing, the intention is no doubt to highlight the worsening climate change crisis sweeping the globe in some of the more secluded regions where nature is crucial to survival of communities.

How they did it though – such as charging the LiveWires and not relying too much on a support infrastructure that perhaps isn’t quite as ‘green’ - remains to be seen, but ADV Pulse is reporting that Boorman and McGregor said the going was tricky in more remote regions as they had to slow charge, before making big gains once into the US with its many charging stations.

As far as publicity stunts go for H-D, getting two of the world’s most notable motorcycling advocates to really put an electric motorcycle through its paces in the harshest of terrains and circumstances is gold.

It’s perhaps fitting that California is the concluding destination on this particular trans-nation odyssey since the LiveWire is arguably being pitched directly at an affluent inner-city ‘Silicone Valley’ audience… even if it’s unlikely they’ll ever get as muddy as these will.

H-D hasn’t confirmed their involvement in the project, with regular updates instead coming via social media by eagle-eyed fans, but with filming now complete and editing about to begin, we’ll know doubt get to discover more about the project with an airing date to come some time in 2020.