The Alaskan

Built for the Last Frontier

Motorcycle built by Alex Earle | Video by Chris Thoms


This custom motorcycle created by Alex Earle was designed for adventure, and to support long distance, off road expeditions. A middleweight ADV bike with all the necessities and none of the frills, The Alaskan is based on a 2018 Ducati Desert Sled selected for its heavily strengthened frame, longer swingarm and taller suspension as well as the simple air-cooled 800.

Building this machine was not an end unto itself. The concept was to design, build and campaign a bike unsupported through the back roads and trails of Alaska with a select group of similarly crazed knuckleheads and make some memories. You can read the story of this adventure in the upcoming issue (Volume 013) available in a few weeks.