The crazy kid in me wants to tour through Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Burma (Mianmar) etc on one of those small 150cc bikes you see everyone riding in these areas. I thought it would be fun and a great adventure. Repairs and parts shouldnt be a problem as these bikes are everywhere.
Has anyone ever done this and wish to share their experiences.
Or would anyone like to come along for the adventure?!!?
Always, always wear a helmet and gloves, I always wear full protective gear no matter how hot it is - falling off at 30 mph/50kmh can remove enough skin to cause a long and painful death. Even 20 mph can wreck your life.
If you're planning a road trip in, say, Indo-China, use a bike that's commonly sold there. Otherwise, if it breaks, getting it fixed will be a nightmare. Get the right type of bike for the type of trip you're making, no matter how unfashionable or ugly it is :) For trans-Europe, for example, Hondas are everywhere and, from the figures, the most reliable. I would say BMW but IMO they're way overpriced and repairs even more so.
any friends passing through turkey on their international journeys.. just let me know and ill try to do my best for a safe and effective trip during your visit in turkey through our riding club which has members all over turkey..