Suzuki DR 350 a ride to Italy-Russia-Kazhakistan-Kirgyzstan-Uzbekistan

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by momi20, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Raoul Duke

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    :freaky You're the man.
  2. momi20

    momi20 Been here awhile

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    I'm completely in agreement with the Mark Twain's sentence under your post.
    Meet people, discover local habits and customs: i like monuments, but people and they history are really, really important for me.:clap
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    That picture captures it pretty well.

    Let me know if you're ever traveling across the US. It would be my pleasure to buy you dinner and a couple of drinks.
  4. JDRevolutionary

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    Agreed.

    If you are traveling across the US or Canada (my birthplace) let me know. I would gladly buy you some dinner and drinks.
  5. Marauder

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    Wow, what an inspiring ride. :clap I am so anxious to do a similar trip. I really like how you have so much interaction with the locals.
  7. dart1202

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    awsome journey... likely full of your journey story:freaky
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    simply great momi!!
    nice to see you here!!:freaky:clap
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    Congrats Maurizio,Your trip is one of my dreams.I would love to ride my bike in Russia.Cheers:clap
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    Nica pics and RR!" :lurk
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    Still the best!:clap:clap:clap
    After all these years!
    Just come back and re-read the whole story.

    Hope your Vietnam trip go well in 2012.
    Momi, I would like to see how you deal with the Vietnamese
    in which case, you won't be able to communicate with them.
    Opp! I forgot you are Italian ( you use hands).

    It was funny you mentioned, "Italian women is a dictator at home"
    I know it very true, I marry to one for 30 years.:deal :lol3

    Eggroll
  12. momi20

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    Have you married with an italian women ? Bravehearth:happay
  13. Fi011

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    Hi. Adventurer, can you tell me, roughly, how much mnoney did you spent for that trip - including fuel, taxes, food, hotels... tnx... btw, great and brave trip :D
  14. momi20

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    Ok I'm not really accurate during my vacations to keeping count of expenses, but more or less this is the final amount of money

    Visas (Russia, Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Kyrghigstan) ------------------------------------------= 350 $
    Food, sleep, fuel,souvenirs, mechanic,nightlife ecc...-------------------------------------------= 900 $
    Fly back for my bike from Tashkent (Uzbekistan) to Milan (Italy) --------------------------=1450 $
    Fly back for me from Tashkent (Uzbekistan) to Milan (Italy)---------------------------------= 250 $

    Total-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------= 2950 $

    more or less

    my vacation on 2009 ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536558) was less expensive, cause I started and went back overland, with the bike and tha total was 2.547$=1.770€

    here you can see my 2009 trip map
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  15. Fi011

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    omg, it would be cheaper if you returned by motorcycle... lol... 900 dollars for food, fuel and sleep is really not too much... but with my bike it would be much more for fuel, i ride XTZ 750... all in all - great... smth to think about... :)
  16. momi20

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    I think the same and another factor is that with my bike with one gallon of fuel you can drive for 65/67 miles
  17. Fi011

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    thats what im talking about :)
    tell me, how many liters of fuel your bike spend for 100 km? im really not into gallons and miles :(
    another thing, didnt the vibrations drive you mad? it is one cylinder, so it gotta shake a lok... did you have aches and stuff? when me and my wife were traveling to seaside on super tenere, wich is two cylinders and comfortable bike, we had to stop after an hour, or hour and half to take a brake, to rest our backs... how much did you drive without rest?
  18. momi20

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    Consider that normally I drive around 90/95 km /h with good roads and more or less I need of 3,5 liter for 100 km. My normal day is wake up early and drive till the sunshine. Every 2 or 3 hours I get a stop. When I've got to put some fuel I take around 30 minutes to eat some snack, bread, cheese ham and drink. So in one day is not a giant work drive for 500 km or more.
    In 2009 I've driven from my city Modena (Italy) to Instanbul (Turkey) in 2 days
  19. K0m4

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    Beatuiful report! :clap

    I haven't been to Central Asia since 2007, but travelled there quite a bit in the years before. It's an interesting place, and people are great. Your way of travel is the best way to find that out!
  20. momi20

    momi20 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I think that travelling in a cheap way allows you to stay very close to the real/normal life of a country.