After a couple of days in Venice, Sarmen rejoined me at the chalet and then we drove out to Thun to pick up our bikes on July 14th. It's about a 2.5 hour drive from Liechtenstein.
I snapped this pic along the way.
We had reserved our bikes 6 months prior. We had originally reserved an R1200GS, an F800GS and an F650GS. Beach's dropped the ball and gave away the F800GS about a month before we flew out, and we ended up with the CBF600 in it's stead. Beach's doesn't quite have it's act together so I would recommend renting from somebody else if you end up doing a Euro Trip yourself.
Our bikes at Moto-Center Thun.
This placed was stocked. I have never seen a motorcycle dealership in the Bay Area that had this much bikes and accessories in stock.
I couldn't afford anything in this store however. Prices were easily 2x-3x what we'd pay for in the states. An example of some of the comparable prices:
GoPro HD Motorsports: $299 here, CHF550/$697 there.
Scala Rider G4 Powerset: $359 here, CHF600/$761 there.
BMW R1200GS: $18000 here, ChF26000/$32990 there.
Everything was marked up. Bikes to gloves. I walked all around the entire store, checked out the discount racks, and couldn't find anything remotely in my price range. Everything is so ridiculously expensive.