Way off...but....it's a 6-week ride starting 9th Sept '07, most have to plan something like this a long time ahead (work/$$). Route/ itinerary/ dates already fixed (but flexible to some extent), booked for a fleet of 10 BMWs ex Milano/ Italy. Bikes 650-1200cc, new to newish F650s to R12s (R/RT/RS/GS) by then... (currently 1150 series). Approx 8300km, France to Slowenia, All Inc. cost about $12k (at today's rates). One "seat" (plus pillion if wanted) has become vacant (work-commitments). There are 3 multi-linguals in the group. Experienced riders only (at least experienced by then). It's the biggest ride ever posted...and sometimes I'm shitting myself looking at what I've started here...but it's a definite goer. It's NOT a "Euro-vacation" (as in typical tourist-stuff), but a RIDE primarily, with buckets of other stuff sprinkeled-in.