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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Whilst looking for the Manchester Belstaff web details this popped up; belstaffjackets.co.uk
The full range at massive discounts. It looked too good to be true so I contacted Belstaff, sure enough, it's too good to be true. Nothing to do with Belstaff.com. They advised me not to use the site and have a warning on their own official web-site after lots of complaints.
Balstaff does seem to have become a fashion item these days...
true true. that shop in manchester has location, prices and styling for the cheshire set. went in there a few weeks ago looking scruffy and it felt like i was the only one in there who would be wearing a jacket whilst riding a bike.
Try E-bay. The ones at £45 work but are made to the price. My £99 one (made in Egypt) is my favourite bike jacket by miles. The ex-belstaff manufacturing people also have a website (google wax touring jacket etc.). Made to measure at the £150 mark, but don't expect fast service (my quote was four months and that after it took a month to get a reply). I know a few guys who have these and also love them.
Belstaff is now a fashion label pure and simple. The price reflects the cost of running city centre stores and the fact that footballers, soap stars and other fashion victims combine the retailers favourite atributes; cash and stupidity.
Some one is bound to relate how their Belstaff used to leak and they had to pay four and six for a hansome cab to get home. This is because Nikwax wasn't invented until after the Napoleonic wars and boiled up chimney sweep simply isn't effective (and leaves stains on the bulter). If you do intend to ride in wax cotton, treat it like your tent.
I saw wax cotton jacket at the NEC with body armour fitted, I cannot remember the name but might try one next, my overpriced Barbour might not be totally waterproof, but has already lasted longer than the two previous cordura jackets put together and when they started to leak they were unusable and there was nothing to do with them but throw them out.
I must admit i have been fancying a trialmaster jacket, however i'll stick with my 22yo barbour especially after seeing a piece on the BBC news about Egypt where the reporter was wearing one.
then tonight on top gear Jonathan Ross turned up in a belstaff and after the interview it cut away to James May who was also wearing a belstaff.
I still like the design but the now obvious fashion statement and associated price puts me well off
Like my delightfully named co-purchaser, bellend, I too have been very impressed with the quality. I had a stack of extra measurements that i provided, including some rather diddly wrist and palm measurements. I have skinny wrists and my biggest complaint about most jackets is the loose fitting on the cuff. A longer neck meant i asked for a slightly deeper collar, and i had a nice large pocket fitted on the seat.
I'm a part timer at a fashion college and have a vague idea about decent garment construction, and this has it. The stitching is, as already stated, very good, the diamond stitch is nice and looks very neat. Sizing is bang on, close but sufficient space for me to get my heated vest on underneath it, over a shirt, tie and jumper. The point made about armour is important, the pockets are made to fit Knox equipment and are perfect.
Fixings and zips are high quality, waterproofing is good and i was told the brown comes with more wax on it than the black, just due to the supplier. All it needs is about 20 years of use and a couple of reptiles and it will be perfect.
It was about 260 with armour and my specific pockets. It is an excellent piece of kit and I'm very happy, especially since it was made to measure in the UK. Very definitely recommended.
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