You want to go a world trip by motorcycle and you never ride motorcycle before how you can choose a motorcycle, first you should learn to ride!
I didn’t ride motorcycle for 8 years and Ferry never ride before. We were getting ready to our world trip. First, we asked somebody who I can trust their opinion. After that we searched a little who went to motorcycle world trip before and which motorcycle they were riding.
First of all, it is a world trip and each country can have different road conditions which can be tar road, gravel road, sand, mud…etc. So we need a motorcycle to ride mix road. Motorcycle type must be Dual Purpose & Adventure.
We were looking a motorcycle light if we need to push it in the river, mud and sand or lift it up. Also, we won’t have any plan to ride fast even on a tar road, max. speed will be 100 km. So 250 CC motorcycle should be fine.
We will be on the road and we need to fix our motorcycles when have a mechanic problem. We need a motorcycle, which one easy to understand mechanic detail and fix it without being expert.
Some countries don’t have motorcycle or have small one. If we need a part of motorcycle how can we find it? Therefore, which motorcycle we are going to choose nice to find a part easily.
We were looking cheap motorcycle. Quit the job and go to world trip many years means need money on the road. 🙂 Also most of parts are cheap to replace.
When we made the list, we saw to we couldn’t have a lot of choose. And we decided the HONDA CRF 250L was the best match for us.
We have changed something and modify a little for long distance ride. You can find detail here…