Has anybody used a motorcycle to haul their large-format gear around? I do a lot of landscape photography in the deserts within a 150-mile radius of Phoenix and have been thinking about buying something that is better suited to driving on u nimproved roads than my present Audi 200. Although it has AWD, which is useful, it also has very limited ground clearance and frankly, is too nice to beat up a ny further.
I've been thinking of something along the lines of a cheap Blazer or Bronco but now I'm wondering if a bike might not be a better, not to mention cheaper, alter native. Obviously, my ability to haul gear is going to be limited with a bike b ut I think I can live with that ... my real question is whether it can stand up to the additional stress that it will be subject to on a bike -- vibration, bump s, etc. -- as compared to riding in the back of a Blazer, Bronco or what have yo u.
As for my qualifications, I started riding/racing motorcycles when I was 11 and although I haven't owned one for 20 years, I'm reasonably confident that it will all come back to me quickly.
Any thoughts/experiences about this would be helpful ... thanks!