We'd hook up a trailer for carrying bikes I suppose, and fit an additional petrol fuel tank on the truck. If you'd like a seat in the truck for when you don't feel like riding, as well as all the other benefits of the regular passengers (meals, full use of truck's equipment, one night in five in a hotel, taking care of you in case of an accident etc. see soviettruck.com/costs/
), the cost would be $3400 (the cost of a regular passenger), plus perhaps $400 for carrying the bike and additional equipment. This includes the Azerbaijan-Turkmenistan ferry crossing, but not visa/LOI costs (about $500-$600 USD). You'd be responsible for your bike's fuel.
Some places (Turkmeni deserts, Pamir highway, Mongolia) will need a rugged bike with moderate off-road capability. A 200-650cc trail/dual-sport would be good, or else we could pick you up a good used Jawa 350 for about $500, which would do the job too. No 'carnet de passage' is required for the route. You'd need to get the Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Russian visas before leaving, the rest we can pick up reliably on route. LOIs to be provided by Stantours.
I guess if you only want a seat in the truck in case of a breakdown, and aren't interested in the hotel accommodation/activities, we could definitely lower the price.
Last edited by DavidZweig; 26 Mar 2012 at 22:31.