I read your post and I was just wondering... maybe you can help me. I'm flying to Asia in September and would also love to buy a bike there and ride it all the way through Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and up to Australia. In your post you refer to looking for a bike with UK or European plates.
Maybe you know more precisely how this works with Carnet de Passage. I'm Dutch. But is it possible to get a Carnet for a UK/European registered bike?? If so, could you please let me know how?! Just difficult to find the right info, and if somebody already knows, it would really help me out! Thanks!!
I'll cross my fingers for you that it's gonna work out finding a bike and ride Asia!! :-)