I'm going to be touring the UK and europe for 12 weeks over their summer. I'm on a fairly tight budget and will be camping and doing hostels and cheap hotels occasionally, so I need to carry a bit of gear. I'm 54 and 6'1" and of slender build, so I'm not keen to have to deal with a big heavy bike.
I've been researching for a while, and have come to the conclusion that a BMW K75 would probably be the best option. They seem to be available at my prefered price BP1000 to1500 with panniers.
I've not been able to find one locally to check out and test ride, so I,m looking for advice from anyone that has owned one, or has a better candidate in mind.
Also, I have a problem with not having any friends/family in the UK to use as an address for registration etc. Anyone have a solution to that one?
And one more, what's the best way to dispose of the bike at the end of the trip?
I've contacted Chris from Welovebikes; are there any other people offering a buyback (or similar) scheme?
Thanks for looking
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