It's a 16,000 km trip, and I'm looking to do it on a motorbike. I've been considering a few potential bikes to do this on. A dual sport bike, such as a KLR650, or the equivalent Yamaha or Suzuki. I'm put off the BMW GS bikes, simply because they are expensive, and I think will be much harder to find parts for, than something from a large Japanese manufacturer. I'm looking at a midweight bike, not a litre size, or bigger, like they did on "The Long Way Round/Down." I'm also considering getting a Ural sidecar possibly one with 2 wheel drive. An advantage of a Ural would be that many of the countries I'll be going through would be familiar with them, and I'll have extra luggage carrying capacity for extra equipment and fuel. It also won't fall over. On the downside with these, they do use a lot more fuel, as they are much heavier, and the engine is far less efficient. When you are finished with the bikes when you arrive in Ulaanbaatar (Mongol Capital) the vehicles are donated to become part of an Ambulance fleet for Mongolia, as it doesn't have an Ambulance service. What does netrider think? Am I mental? What bike would you suggest?