Your bike

Guide to taking your motorbike to France and Spain including tips on your machine, recommended equipment, essential kit as well as information about riding gear and luggage.

France and Spain are huge countries ideal for motorbike exploration with countless miles of virtually traffic-free roads, fantastic scenery and plenty of high-speed bends guaranteed to set the pulse of every true biker racing up into top gear.. Before you go, you need to make sure that you and your bike are prepared for riding on the continent.

Contrary to popular belief any machine can be used for touring, although some are obviously more suited than others for long distances and carrying luggage.

Whatever bike is chosen it should be serviced and thoroughly checked over beforehand. Time spent in a workshop is not time wasted at the side of the road!