Originally Posted by thomas.tc.young
To me it depends on the wrenching ability of the fellow riders. But having a support vehicle is never a bad thing. You can store your stuff in it reducing the weight of your bikes as well as giving you additional carrying capacity for gear, tools and fuel. But it might only make sense for a support vehicle to go only with a larger group to make it more affordable
As I've commented elsewhere, I'm kicking around the idea of starting a tour company in Central Asia. I see the advantages with carrying gear and mechanicing items, 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. I suppose the other business route would be to offer it to each group for an added price...hmmm have to think on that.
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