Originally Posted by still southern
but for me personally, I feel like the support vehicle takes away from the adventure MOTORCYCLE side of it, but business is business and if it's what people would prefer, then it's probably the way to go.
People who want a real adventure do not go on organized group tours with a dozen other tourists and local guides. I think the sort of person who goes on such tour mostly wants to enjoy themselves, ride some good roads, have someone else take care of all the logistics, and get a little local flavor
- but not too much.
To me personally, the biggest appeal of an organized tour would be a support vehicle. (with backup motorcycles/parts/tires). It means that on your 10 day moto tour you don't loose out on everything and ruin your vacation when the bike breaks. When you get a flat, burn out the clutch, crack a case cover, whatever - you can just switch out for another bike and keep going. You can stick stuff luggage in the vehicle, etc, and it could be great.