Riding to Qatar from UK
My latest mad idea is to ride to Qatar for the last round of the World Endurance Championship in November. I work with Phase One Endurance and thought it was a great way to combine my love of travelling and bike racing.
I had originally thought of riding my BMW GS which is already prepared for overland travel with Wilbers suspension, Wunderlich seat, 41 litre tank and Metal Mules. I've already travelled in North West Africa on it so I've a bit of experience. I also own an 07 Yamaha R1 similar to the bike that Phase One race. It has been suggested that I ride that to Qatar as it would generate more publicity for the team and its sponsors.
Questions to the wise are:
1. Would the route from Europe be Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi then Qatar?
2. Any problems/restrictions with any of those countries?
3. Would roads through all of those be do-able on an R1?
4. Anything else I should know about these countries?