No back-up crew, no spare bikes or parts... Briton Jonathan Yates has completed a one-year journey with his Yamaha XT660 Ténéré that covered 67 500km across six continents and through 35 countries.Yates has always been a keen traveller, backpacking through Australia and Asia after graduating from university. His father’s motorcycle exploits on a BSA Bantam back in the 1960's made a lasting impression and he passed his motorcycle test in 1999.Watch the video!The combination of wanderlust and a motorcycle licence proved a great temptation and he soon exchanged his Yamaha Fazer for a Ténéré to embark on his journey. THE REAL WAY ROUNDHe headed east across Europe and Asia to Beijing before heading south through south-east Asia and Australia and then east across the Americas. It took him a year, nine oil changes and three sets of tyres.In a new book called 'The Real Way Round', Yates proved than anybody with a passion for motorcycling can embark on such an adventure. The book's title takes a dig at The Long Way Round series about rider Charley Boorman and actor Ewan McGregor but is also a guide to motorcycling around the world.Yates explains how to plan your adventure and cope with life on the road. You can buy 'The Real Way Round' from Kalahari for R510.