I have the manual -- white CT.
July is the best month, from my experience. Sweden is good for it, especially if you head north, lots of long empty roads, to play as you like. Can do it very cheaply, either camp or hire a stuga (small guest house that many people have). Defo. recommend it. I've also been up to Norway a few times -- excellent but expensive.
See attached picture after my first proper ride last year -- happy man I was -- I must say.