I agree with Simon Kennedy 100%.
Who is the caveman who suggested "ride fast through Europe"?
Anybody who is not European and wishes to visit Europe should have one thing well clear, Europe is known as "The Old World" not becaus it's full of retired old people, but because wherever you go you have 3000-4000 years heritage and history and art just waiting to be seen and appreciated.
Heritage is not just about art and music, it is about food too. Of course "living" and "survival" are two different things, and a monkey will live off much more cheaply than King Louis XIV, but what's the point of living in poverty? You're touring the world in a motorcycle, you're not a factory worker commuting for the night shift, so you can't say "My budget is CD$35". That would be wrong. You should think "My budget is 10.000, ther will be expensive places and cheap places, and things to see that are unmissable"
One good piece of advice I can give you, is buy in supermarkets, and use bars and cafés like the locals, for
and coffee. You'll notice that only tourists will eat lunch at a café, its stylish but you get ripped off. A cheap hotel with a good breakfast included will see you through until dinner, whereas a campsite may be cheaper but you'll have to buy food ...
And remember, if you ask the right people, you'll have plenty of help. Examples are: many churches run village schools where you can sleep a few days, maybe even for free, so you can enjoy the local attractions, maybe just telling a tale or giving two hour's English lessons; are you skilled in any specific kind of work? Are you member of any kind of student or professional association or fraternity? They all help.
Enjoy your trip.