Read up on the road rules in your destination
Every country’s highway code is slightly different, so before you go, take a look at the rules of the road in whichever region you’re heading to.
Crucially, you’ll need to know the standard speed limits for your destination. In many countries, these are given in km/h rather than mph, so if your bike’s speedometer only shows mph, make sure you know the kilometre equivalent. For example, Germany’s 130km/h limit translates as 80mph.
You might need to prepare a few things in advance, like attaching a GB sticker if you don’t have an EU marking on your number plate, or stowing a high-visibility jacket in case of breakdowns. (Both mandatory in France, and several other places too.)
Finally, have fun! With the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’ve taken all these precautions, the open road beckons.