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Mongolia

Hi everybody,

I ride a street bike and have done some touring to Germany, Austria, Norway and I am planing to do a tour to most likely Italy next year. However Mongolia is already spinning around in my head since I feel that I so far has not done a true adventure ride.

My first question regarding Mongolia is if it is possible to do a tour around Mongolia with a street bike? Is there parts more suitable for a street bike and perhaps parts that I should avoid going with a street bike?

How much is your budget for month trip in Mongolia?

Can I go solo or is it more wise to go with at least on more person?


I appreciate any tipp that you guys and girls can give me!

Right now I have 85000 km behind me.

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It does not matter how many km you have behind you, it is what is in front of you

Well, to be honest, I would not do it with a street bike.

I do not think that you want to do it on the northern route, whenever there is rain, you have mud, and that is not funny for a street bike.

On the center or southern route you have sand, and Corrugation, which is also not funny for a street bike.

You might be able to do it, but for sure, it is no fun and you end up hating mongolia for your ride.

But if you take a 600cc 1 cylinder bike, then you have fun and you will like this country.

to be honest, I drive since 30 years, and I drive a lot, no way I would do it with a street bike.
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Mongolia

Why not check out this homepage:

welt-tour.com - Mongolei

Heidi and Bernd toured the world and also included Mongolia. Maybe (and I hope) this helps a little!?!
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A hard slog or lots of fun?

You can ride anything. The question is will you enjoy it?

I'm sure that with some help you'll be able to push/pull/drag a road bike through the difficult bits (river crossings above exhaust level will be particularly difficult) but it will be a slog.
If Mongolia is going to be part of a bigger trip that is best suited to a road bike then that slog might be worth the effort. If however, you are setting out specifically to see Mongolia then an off-road oriented bike will be much easier and WAY more fun.
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Thanks for you replies. Keep it comming. Unefortunetly due to problems with my shoulders I only can ride street bikes. I have currently a 500 cc bike but I also have a honda cg 125 to my disposoal. After reading this thread I got more interested since they did this trip with a small 125 cc street bike.

First Steppe: Mongolia - ADVrider

Actually I am more interested go with the 125 cc bike since it does not weight not more then 105 kg with fuel.

How much money do you guys anticipiate that I need per day?

Mongolia is the aim of the trip.

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I am currently in the process of planning to go into Mongolia with a street bike. Albeit consider TKC80

I have ambitions to attempt the centre route, however would need to evaluate this once in UB
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What model do you ride?
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Ok, with a streetbike i understand usualli something bigger than a 125 cc

But with a 125cc it might be possible .

The center route also has a lot of funny roads, I would say, it really depends on the bike.
But I would not consider the center route as easy to do.
I remember some parts with a lot of sand and some other funny surprises
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Look at the link I posted in one of my earlier replies. Could you please tell me which part of Mongolia it is since they where able to ride with chinese 125 cc bikes?

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As i said, when you wrote "street bike" I did not think of a 125cc Bike.

I have met people in UB, with BMW1200RT and they tried to go on the center route with these bikes.
This was a bit strange for me.
And I am austrian
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As i said, when you wrote "street bike" I did not think of a 125cc Bike.

I have met people in UB, with BMW1200RT and they tried to go on the center route with these bikes.
This was a bit strange for me.
And I am austrian
You say "tried"

Did they not succeed?
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you don't say how you plan to get there; if you go to ulan bataar from ulan ude, it is all paved, as is the road from UB to tsetserleg. if you wait another year or two the whole country might have paved roads.

i met a german couple in UB who supposedly rode the southern route on street bikes with street tires. they didn't make it sound very fun but I guess they did it.

you can go by yourself, but if you'll be going offroad on a road bike might not be a great idea.
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I have two bikes, one is a honda 500 cc and honda cg 125.
I have been in Austria. I was this summer to Heiligenblut :-). I dorve from Munchen to Heiligenblut. Then I went through Klagenfurt( I am not sure if the spelling is correct) and went to Graz from Graz I went to Linz.

Your country is very beutiful. The Mountainparts of Austria is that more in direction of Schweiz?




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As i said, when you wrote "street bike" I did not think of a 125cc Bike.

I have met people in UB, with BMW1200RT and they tried to go on the center route with these bikes.
This was a bit strange for me.
And I am austrian
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I am going through Kazakestan and I am going in two years I estimate.


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you don't say how you plan to get there; if you go to ulan bataar from ulan ude, it is all paved, as is the road from UB to tsetserleg. if you wait another year or two the whole country might have paved roads.

i met a german couple in UB who supposedly rode the southern route on street bikes with street tires. they didn't make it sound very fun but I guess they did it.

you can go by yourself, but if you'll be going offroad on a road bike might not be a great idea.
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What do you mean with center route? You mean central part of Mongolia or are you thinking of a special route?


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Ok, with a streetbike i understand usualli something bigger than a 125 cc

But with a 125cc it might be possible .

The center route also has a lot of funny roads, I would say, it really depends on the bike.
But I would not consider the center route as easy to do.
I remember some parts with a lot of sand and some other funny surprises
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