Exciting news, new bike!

My exciting news is that I have bought a bike in Ireland for my overland trip next year. This is a huge weight off my mind as I was drawing a complete blank as far as shipping a bike from New Zealand to my original take off point which was Istanbul. Looks like i will now be starting from Cork, Ireland.
The bike is a 2007 BMW Dakar 650 with 37000 on the clock, and it comes fully kitted out with everything i need like lockable panniers and an engine guard, all for NZ$4500.
The bike will sit in storage with Motofeirme who store bikes for overseas riders, register them and help with insurance. It seems like a good service.
Here is a map of my route (although the Europe part of it isnt certain yet.) Across Europe, Turkey, Northern Iran, Turkmenistan, Usbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgistan, Kazakistan, into Siberia (briefly), Mongolia, back into Siberia and across to the coast.