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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How comfortable are people to take a new model of a bike? Personally, I would prefer to wait until it is a year or 2 old before taking it to remote places so that issues can be found and ironed out. I'd certainly welcome some more power on my Dakar, but not at the expense of confidence that the bike can take the pace. What are your thoughts?
Very good point dotcaf. My interest in knowing more about this bikes I think is more into the power and looks (it´s always nice to have something new..). But thinking smart, I would also think is more adecuate to wait some months and see what happens with this nice bike. The comments con people who have ones have been pretty good, but I still haven´t heard of someone who has taken a long and adventurous ride....let´s wait for that!!
just a couple of points on this, firstly the engine is pretty tried and tested as it has been around for a couple of years in other models and secondly, surely someone is always the first to ride any new bike on an 'adventure' and test it out... it happened with the Tenere, Transalp etc etc. Ultimately, there is only one way to find out, try it and enjoy it.
Hi, I have been looking at this site on and off for the last 18 months (now I have bike, I have joined). I bought the BMW F650 GS 2008. I am pretty new (again) after having ridden bikes in my teens and for a while in my mid 30’s.
I seriously considered the Suzuki V-Strom 650 after talking to a guy in Ecuador and reading much in the forums about them. But more recently, I swung to BMW. I went to the local dealer and sat on a R1200 GS. It was very daunting, I felt like I was sitting on a truck. They had a new (2008) F650 GS demo; I arranged a ride, thought about it for a few days, put a deposit and bought one.
I plan to do some adventure rides here in Australia to see if this is the bike that will handle my planned trip from Cape Town to Egypt, then further, Inshalah.
I like the power, it handles well on corners ( I have only had it a week), but have yet to really try it out.
Congrats dualpurpose, I am in the dilema of buying the F650 twin in order to replace my F650 single cilinder. I have read hundreds of comments about this new BMW and most of them are very good. Hope you get the best out of this motorcycle and keep reading in order to find those small details that you can improve on this great bike.
Think in investing on a radiator and motor protector, they come very exposed..!
Thanks for your comments. It cost A$16560 ride-away. As soon as I got it, the first thing was an Airhawk seat cushion, next, crashbars, which was a good idea. I was pushing over gutter lip and it got away from me and fell over. Like I said, they're heavier than the older bikes. Also, I have learned, put it on the side stand before trying to get off. Anyway, next I put a RadGuard on. I bought a Hepco Becker Topcase, 42Ltr, but somehow I think it might be too big for when I travel, I have yet to get panniers (maybe the 37Ltr H&B) but they can wait for now. I realize I need to keep the wait low down. Maybe a bashplate and headlight protectors next!
Went for a ride with a couple of old mates on Sunday. They had new (2007) Bonnevilles, nice for road ride, but that's about all. But I got the F650 because I want to eventually travel where ever the bike will take me. And after having pre-read much about the F650, I believe this is the bike (for me). Considering my age, I think the "eventually" will need to be next year sometime.
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