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RTW for £75'000

Was just browsing the Globe Busters web site. They offer a RTW trip lasting 40 weeks for £75'000. Do you think anyone would actually pay this?
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That amount would last us 5.5 years at our current spending!!!
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Honestly. Thats interesting.
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And the rest: £75k PLUS the cost of your own bike incl servicing/ consumables, fuel, own airfares, most lunches and evening meals...

I don't think I'm their target audience.

Good luck to Kevin And Julia. I'm sure there are people who'll pay that sort of money.
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I'll do it for £37.5k and it'll be good ( minimum group size 10 bikes) you would get a lot more included in that price but still need to provide your own bike.

Serious offer!
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No one in their right mind would even look at that trip after seeing the price. Many folk with that kind of cash probably aren't into adventure motorcycling either....
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With that sum, I can go RTW twice! Best of luck who get that. What ever, safe ride always.
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I'll do it for £35,000 !!
I saw on ABR site a few people wanting to pay to do trips with you, and thats offers without, BMW, Touratech, hard pannier or GPS slagging! So you may have a new career to look forward to, just don't try and sell overalls at £170 !
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I saw on ABR site a few people wanting to pay to do trips with you, and thats offers without, BMW, Touratech, hard pannier or GPS slagging! So you may have a new career to look forward to, just don't try and sell overalls at £170 !
I'm SERIOUSLY considering a UK-Magadan organised tour in 2014....

I'm not sure if you can charge someone to go with you on a trip that you haven't done before. It would be a new trip for me also.

What would people expect for their money.. ???

My GF is also talking about buying a small 4X4 to follow for support. Carrying spares, food, luggage etc.

I could easily do another UK-Capetown or a tour around South America.
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I'm SERIOUSLY considering a UK-Magadan organised tour in 2014....

I'm not sure if you can charge someone to go with you on a trip that you haven't done before. It would be a new trip for me also.

What would people expect for their money.. ???

My GF is also talking about buying a small 4X4 to follow for support. Carrying spares, food, luggage etc.

I could easily do another UK-Capetown or a tour around South America.
I don't think you will get many takers from this forum, but I am sure some of the ABR lot would be interested, you would need to be fixer, mum, mechanic minder, doctor and their guide all rolled into one, thats for sure.
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I'm not sure if you can charge someone to go with you on a trip that you haven't done before. It would be a new trip for me also.

What would people expect for their money.. ???
You obviously have to charge people for your 'overhead' which is your bike, the support vehicle, wages for the support vehicle driver, INSURANCE etc.. They also have to pay for what you include in the package such as accommodation and meals but also may include a lot of pre trip admin such as arranging visas and carnets depends on how 'inclusive' you want to make it.

Bear in mind that your clients are booking a guided tour because they don't know how to do it themselves so even bike preparation may be outside their experience. I think the route is the least of the problems, you'll be earning your money just wet nursing and spannering.

The problem is forecasting the number of takers so you can split the overhead x ways to arrive at a realistic package cost.

Actually on tour the biggest issue is keeping the grumpies happy. As I've found on the short tours I do around here there is always one (grumpy) and it never fails to amaze me what they can dream up to complain about.
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No one in their right mind would even look at that trip after seeing the price. Many folk with that kind of cash probably aren't into adventure motorcycling either....

People pay 60k to be dragged up Everest. Come to think of it, they're probably not moutaineers, either.
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Would your fee include an ex-SAS bodyguard and fixers standing by at borders?
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