across the Middle East on a 125?
My friend and I are planning on travelling by bike through Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. We're as yet unsure of what bikes to travel on, but we are definitely going to buy bikes when we are out there and then sell them on before we come back.
Obviously it is up in the air as to what bikes will be available to buy when we arrive, but we're looking at getting a 2 stroke for ease of repairs, and a model which is frequently seen out there so that the chances of anything going irreparably wrong are minimised.
However, we're unsure whether it would be a really bad idea going through these countries on 125s (we'll be getting one bike each). We will have equipment to carry (maybe in bags, or in panniers if we can find any) and will be travelling a fair amount every day, and so would a 125cc be able to cope with that sort of frequent engine usage and milage? As well as giving comfort and ease of riding..?
If not, are there any suggestions as to what bikes we should be looking at getting when we're there? If anyone's done anything similar to this etc..