Ok, I searched the threads and did not see any answers to my questions. If there are any threads out there that would help me out, please guide me to them. Not trying to repost anything or waste anyone's time. Here's the deal. When I got married four years ago my wife and I decided we would take our honeymoon in Europe. Well, it never happened due to multiple reasons. We ended up separated this past summer. But, I still want my trip to Europe and being as I'm a bike nut I want to do it riding. I"ve already completed some preliminary research and I've ruled our Eurorail, renting a car, buying a car then selling it, etc. I want to ride, no way around it and for the obvious reasons. I also prefer to ride this trip solo. I'm not looking for a tour group kind of thing since I want the freedom to take my time and do what I want, when I want. I want to change my plans whenever I feel like it. Lodgings are going to be camping and hostels. Food will be kept cheap. I've almost ruled out shipping my own bike out there due mostly to cost. Plus I ride a GSXR and I would rather ride something slightly more comfortable. I think it would be more cost effective to buy an older, used, reliable bike and then sell it at the end of the trip. I guess these questions are more directed to those that have maybe done something like this before. 1) Is it even worth considering buying a bike and then selling it at the end of the trip? Does anyone have experience doing this? 2) Is it more worthwhile and cost effective to just rent one with some kind of unlimited travel throughout Europe including possibly Turkey and Slovenia? 3) Anyone know the licensing requirements I would need? Insurance requirements? I'm a little ways off from making this trip so I'm just at the very early preliminary stages of planning and budgeting. I would appreciate anyone's wisdom and advice.