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Bike Needed, UK or Northern Europe

I will be starting my overland trip from UK in early July this year and I'm looking for a cheap, capable bike to take me (I weigh 95 kgs + 20kgs of gear) around Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
By cheap I mean absolute max 2000GBP. Age, appearance and electronic gadgets (like GPS etc) aren't a major concern, but reliability, fuel economy & range and ruggedness are! Would prefer midsize mainstream Japanese bike like an XT600 or XR400 or possibly a small BMW but anything considered. I'm new to the game so any advice on where to get such a machine in the UK or Northern Europe or any suitable bikes for sale on the HUBB would be greatly appreciated. I will be a cash buyer in the UK in July.

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i've still got my around the world ready xt600 in the garage. I'd like to buy a
xtz750 with the money I get from it so I'll need at least 'the max'. I can strip it down (keep accessories to lower the price).

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That amount of money will get you something that will do the job, just about. I would look at a multicylinder bike for that route, even a big tourer - you are going to be on the road all the time. Anything comfortable really. You don't need a trail-style bike. Most of the roads will be 90kph and more. A single is not at its best all day at this speed, although it can be done.

Local papers and ebay are your best bets - get something with a maintenance history if you can. Ideally, something marked down due to physical defects (cracked plastic for example), but mechanically sound. Don't be fussy - you don't need a specialised bike for your route, just something that makes you happy. I am assuming here that you are not going in search of sand.

You know about carnets right? After that just sling on some soft bags and head for the morning sun. Yippee.

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hello,

are you still looking for a bike for you travels? i have a 90 Suzuki DR 800. it has around 25000 miles on the clock. it comes with hard luggage, heated grips. i'm looking for around £1400? it's based in Surrey.

we've done some big mileage on it. it was good with two up and luggage and good for big miles. see what you think i've got photos.

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I would look at a multicylinder bike for that route, even a big tourer - you are going to be on the road all the time. Anything comfortable really. You don't need a trail-style bike. Most of the roads will be 90kph and more. A single is not at its best all day at this speed, although it can be done.

I am assuming here that you are not going in search of sand.Simon
Hi Simon,

Thanks for the advice, but I'll be keeping as far away from proper "roads" as possible, and will definately be seeking some sand! I know there are plenty of good roads through Europe, but if I can help it, I won't be on them. I crave the rough stuff, especially through Middle East and North Africa - bring on the Sahara!

I have looked into Carnets, seems like a bit of a ball ache though, but I know I have to have one, so I'll call the RAC when I arrive in UK.

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hello,

are you still looking for a bike for you travels? i have a 90 Suzuki DR 800. it has around 25000 miles on the clock. it comes with hard luggage, heated grips. i'm looking for around £1400? it's based in Surrey.

we've done some big mileage on it. it was good with two up and luggage and good for big miles. see what you think i've got photos.

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Thanks for the offer Dave, I have heard lots of good stuff about Yam and Honda, but not such good things about Suzuki - not to say that's it's not a capable bike, and the price is certainly good. How reliable has it been and what's the economy like? It's a bit bigger than the two models I've been looking at (XT600 & XR400) but how would it compare to them?

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I Started from Egypt . Jordan ,Syria,Turkey , Greece , Italy , France on Dr800 ,the bike was Great ,we were two on , although the bike had more than 40000 mile on the clock
For the fuel wasn't that bad as we were loaded and the bike was doing the job .
Sure for your trip the DR will be fine .
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are you still looking for a bike for you travels? i have a 90 Suzuki DR 800. it has around 25000 miles on the clock. it comes with hard luggage, heated grips. i'm looking for around £1400? it's based in Surrey.

we've done some big mileage on it. it was good with two up and luggage and good for big miles. see what you think i've got photos.

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Dave

I've done some reading up about the DR800 and it does seem like a possible bike for me. I would love to see some pics if you have them. Also I noticed on one of your other posts that you only paid 850GBP for this bike, and considering you've done a lot of mileage on it, how is it now worth a lot more? Have you done any mods to it?

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