I did this trip in March 2016 with a street bike during a business trip to Albania. I really liked it!
Just did this route (twice) on the way to a short holyday to Paxos, simply superb! I overnight in Himare (Rondo’s Hotel), cheap, super clean and great food. The drive was a real pleasure and the scenery was spectacular.
This route is best accessible from Corfu or from Ioninna, Greece. From Vlore continue towards Durres. There is a ferry from Durres to Bari, Italy. Fuel no problem, people kind and friendly. I didnt find it dangerous.
its as wild and beautifull as it can get and not many bikers have gone there. The road is under construction but Ive done it with a HD Road King so any other bike could do it