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Motorcycle Rental/Tours in Greece and Turkey - need help!

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I'm hoping to take a motorcycle tour through Greece and Turkey next year, and am looking for any advance intel I can get. Specifically:

(1) Ideally, I'd like to rent a bike and to do most of the tour on my own; I don't want to pay for a guide to dog my footsteps/direct me where to go. Is this wise? Greece and Turkey both seem/sound fairly safe to me, and assuming that I rent a bike that's fairly new/in good repair, I shouldn't need a mechanic traveling along.

(2) Can anybody recommend any reputable motorcycle rental places and/or motorcycle tour companies?

(3) If I rent a bike on my own, I'd likely be riding from Greece into Turkey, then back. Will that be a problem, license- or registration-wise? Do you need special permission to take Greek-registered motorcycles into Turkey, or vice versa?

(4) I did a similar voyage in Viet Nam last year, and was able to take the motorcycle on a train for part of the journey, which allowed me to skip over some boring terrain. Anybody know if this is possible in Greece or Turkey?

(5) Licensing/registration/insurance -- I have a U.S. motorcycle license. Will that be enough to ride in Greece and Turkey? Are there any special insurance requirements?

(6) Finally, route. My (very tentative) route takes me from Athens, down the Peleponnese through Sparta to Githio, then up the Western coast of the Peleponnese through Patras, north over the Rio-Antirio Bridge into Aetolia-Acarnania, up into Thessaly to see Meteora, then over through Thessaloniki and along the coast to Istanbul. From Istanbul, through Central Anatolia to Ankara, then on to Cappadocia. Then I'll turn around, head back through Konya, over back roads to Bodrum, up to Izmir, then by ferry to Chios, and back to Athens. Any bad spots on that route? Fantastic motorcycle roads that I shouldn't miss?

At this point (April 2015) the trip is over a year away, but this is a big solo journey, and I'm trying to get as much information/do as much advance planning as I can. Any information you can give would be immensely helpful. Thanks!

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