When I was the Passo del Stelvio, I saw at least three or four cruisers and that was squirt, hairpin, squirt, hairpin all the way up. And I have to defend Italy. Italy is biker country. Much better than anywhere else in northern Europe I've been to. People just let you past. And there's plenty of petrol stations, which seem to be a dying breed elsewhere. By far the best riding I've done has been in Italy. Austria was pretty good, and maybe a bit better for bigger bikes. Can't comment on anywhere else, other than to say that Greeks in general prefer dual sport style bikes. I've no idea what road conditions are like on Crete itself.
"On that? You're nuts!" - My cousin's boyfriend
Current Bikes - Kawasaki KLE500 '05 (May 06)
Previous Bikes - Hyosung GF125 (Oct 05 to May 06)