Im currently planning a trip from Japan to Ireland for 2018. I will be equipped with a better camera, a drone, and a real time gps tracker.
I will most likely be on a 2008 Kawasaki Versys. The Versys is currently in Japan at Blue Groove in Kamakura. My plan is to ride Northern Japan 7-10 days and then take the DBS cruise ferry from Sakaiminato, Japan to Vladivostok, Russia.(2 days on ferry). There is company in Vladivostock that ships motorcycles to and from Vladivostock to wherever you want in the world. From Vladivostock, I will head North around the border of China and then East to Lake Baikal. From Lake Baikal I will head south to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. From Ulaanbaantar I will follow the central route west to Tsagaanuur, Mongolia. From here, cross the border into Russia and ride north through the Altai Mountains to Novosibirsk. From Novosibirsk ride west near the border of Kazakhstan through the cities of Osmk, Chelyabinsk, Ufa, Kazan until I hit Moscow. Here I will recharge at my friends biker bar and then head south to Volgograd. From Volgograd ride into Georgia at Kazbegi and then head south to Tbilisi. There are a few biker clubs in Tbilisi that I plan on hanging out with and trails northeast of Tbilisi that go up into the mountains that are worth checking out. From Tbilisi, I would like to ride into Turkey and head to Kars, then Trabzon, then Cappadocia, then Instanbul. From Istanbul, ride up into Bulgaria and leave the bike at a biker camp .Thats where this particular trip may end. If possible, I would like to ride the Trans European Trail from Bulgaria, through Romania, Poland and then head west at Warsaw making my way to Kinsale Ireland. This is all just a general route. When your on the road things can change. I believe it is a good base for the 2018 trip. I have already rode over 50 percent of this route and feel confident riding it.