Getting ready to live on a bike
The first thing to consider is what kind of roads you expect to encounter in and around your destination. If the roads are going to be paved and flowing black ribbons of asphalt, any kind of motorcycle from a Scooty to a Harley will do.
Planning is for travelers who want to delve a bit deeper into their experiences by choosing the best places to slow down on their journey and ensure that they actually get to where they’d like to go.
The next major consideration is what to pack. You and your motorcycle are going on this journey. You are going to be living on this bike for the duration of your trip so you should see it as your home. Depending on how far away from civilization you want to go will determine what kind of things you will need to carry.
If you’ll be in populated areas and have towns to sleep in every night, your gear might consist of a few pairs of clothes and perhaps some photography gear. However, if you want to head far away from anything resembling a town, you must carry your own shelter and food. A lightweight tent with a thin sleeping bag and sleeping mat can make for a comfortable night’s rest.
Every seasoned rider learns to be careful about carrying tools and spares for the bike. Equip yourself with basic skills, like fixing a flat tyre, removing and inspecting a spark plug, changing the engine oil, adjusting drive chain tension, etc. While it’s good to take tips from seasoned travelers on various aspects of a long journey, it all boils down to what you want out of your journey.