The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Hi can anyone recomend a bike dealer in Australia, I had intended to ship my bike there but what with shipping cost's the carnet and the customs i have decided that i want to buy a new Suzuki DR650 there, i've been serching through google and have not had to much luck, are there parts of Australia were it is cheeper to buy a bike. so any recomendations please. Thanks Skip
Have a look at the Australian Yellow Pages website and choose a Suziki Dealer in the city that you'll fly into. There is a usenet newsgroup aus.motorcycles with a bunch of helpful people who can probably give you advice on specific dealers.
I'm not aware of major price differences between cities, but freight costs may make Perth a bit more expensive. You can haggle a bit, especially cash sales. You maybe able to get a buyback deal from a large dealer.
Expect to lose about 20% of the new bike's value the moment it leaves the showroom.
Registration and third party injury insurance costs are all within a few dollars for each State. The dealer should be able to organise bike insurance - you can choose third party (damage to someone else's property), plus fire and theft or comprehensive which covers damage you cause to your bike plus any third party property. Its not compulsory to have third party property insurance.
Have a look at Queensland Transport's website on buying a vehicle - good advice and explains the process which might be different to other countries - paying stamp duty, insurance, registration.
I bought a v-strom from Central Coast Motorcycles in Gosford just north of Sydney. You can take the train from the airport and then a short cab ride. Glad I found your post becuase I told them they were so helpful I would spread the word. They helped set up everything for me. Registration, insurance, tool loan to add my mods and panniers I brought with me. They were great. The salesman likes cigars so bring a few and he will be your bud!
the Suzi 650 costs roughly 7,200 A$ new. Even if you loose 20% on that I reckon it's lots cheaper than importing your bike (as I did) and getting it back home. The 650 enduro is a good deal and copes with any of the dirt tracks you encounter here.
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