Planning a trip in spring - Hamburg to St. Petersburg. Anyone ridden these countries, and any advice you might like to pass on?
Depends where you are going in North Africa - if you are staying on the main roads and north of the Atlas Mountains you should have no problems with the Big Beast BUT to experience real North Africa go down to the Sahara - even that can be done on the K1200LT - then if you want go into the desert a bit it is better to go in 4X4 Land Rover or a GS type of bike the older 'Air-Head' boxers are the best for such terrain.Woolly said:My thoughts are - North Africa = disposable bike. I would love the LT down to south of Spain, but then fancy something like an old Honda Transalp (well comfy) through Africa, where, if there is any trouble, I can dump the bike & fly back. Anyone been through North Africa - Do I ride the LT or cheapy secondhand?? _ I'm thinking bout a Honda Transalp, but the trip down would be balls aching ... any ideas (or anyone been there ???)