We had a lot of filming equipment so didn't have the privilege of travelling light, being Russian it handled the load pretty well. Nice 750 twin so it would pull happily fully loaded with both of us in. The general weight of the bike can be handful to get used to but once you learn to ride differently (steering with the throttle etc) sidecars are alot of fun! After a day of mountain roads and rough terrain you would be pretty worn out but after about 4 weeks I got used to it and not so many aches & pains.
No fuel injection or electrics to worry about so your just as safe in rural Bosnia as you would be in central Birmingham, anyone thats savvy with a spanner can fix it...
I must say though punctures were a bit of a bugger with the inner tube and all. If your going on a long trip, it really does become homely but don't expect to go much over 55mph..... Oh and lets just say Norway and no heated grips could be testing at times..
If you were travelling solo you could probably take your kitchen, dining room & bathroom with you in the sidecar though!
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.....
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