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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For those who favour the open face helmet myself included -Thought I would run a few comments on this helmet as I recently bought one. Just released at the huge cost of £350.00 the helmet is an open face with jaw/face protector and dark flip down visor as well as main full visor. I covered over 500mile in winter weather yeterday(conditions from wind,rain and temps -1 degrees upto about 6 degrees test area Northern England to northern Scotland.) using this helmet.
Good Points: Very light and comfortable.
visor never at any time steamed up or visability was never affected by the weather. the helmet is very, very stable at all speeds (including 100mph motorway sections) the main visor will stay up at these speeds also and does not slam down nor does it catch the wind and pull the helmet around (this feature I found brilliant) the main visor when down gives almost as much wind/weather protection as wearing a full face helmet with the exception of a small amount of cold draught on the chin area. The visor has a reasonably high UV filter ability to protect you from sunburn as well. The vent system seems to be very good. The helmet sides fit further forward around the jaw area more than normal open face lids giving better protection as well as having a jaw protector loop that clips in to the sides of the helmet and loops around the face like a chin guard. This loop protector also tightens the helmet onto the head when its fitted. The flip down dark visor was great to use at this time of year where the low sun causes terrible visability problems and huge variations of light as you travel this saved using sunglasses and then having to compromise visability as light faded in woods, valleys and tunnels. Finish and fittings are excellent and a 3 year warranty is part of the deal. I find it a better helmet than my schuberth S1 full face lid by a huge margin.
The Bad bits: price - it is pretty expensive although replacement bits are pretty reasonable. Noise levels are more than I would expect for an open face helmet albeight schuberth claim they are lower than most full face helmets I found wind noise quite high. The area where your ears sit is a big void (apparantly to allow the fitting of radio equipment for police use) so I have had this area re-padded and this has reduced wind noise by about 50%. so its not bad now. Other bad points -none I can find.
I ordered the J1 from a company in Germany, paid about $400. What I love about it is that absolutely full view, up/down/right/left. I don't enjoy wearing a full face helmet, makes me feel very claustrophobic.
I also like the ventilation, although this advantage comes with extra wind noise.
What I don't like is the so-called comfort chin strap. It folds over itself a bit, sometimes allowing the velcro to rub against my neck. I haven't found a way to adjust this. Less of a problem is the odd design of the releases for the chin guard. Their shape is completely at odds with the actual implementation of them, so they are not ergonomically friendly at all.
Those gripes aside, I enjoy the helmet, and will suffer the problems in exchange for the lightness and the full view.
...I guess they are (with) the best you can get on the market. Whether it is the Concept C1, the S1 or any other product by this company. Not for nothing does BMW (to my knowledge) use the Schuberth system. I personally own the C1 - bought it last year from an online store in Germany (just for information purpose check here: http://www.louis.de/_20a0cd41e9ec54c...php?topic=list) and I am more than satisfied. Even with shipping fees it came much cheaper than the same product over here in Japan!
PS: sorry, the link does not work the way I thought - just cick on it for info and then go to the "Bekleidung & Helme" section!!
I would like to mention that the so-called "jawbar" can "pop off".
Schubert say themselves that their helmet is not as safe as a fullface helmet.
I have heard reviews saying that the jawbar jumped off when you carried the helmet by holding it.
IMHO it is a commercial stunt to make people belive that an openface helmet is safe.
I can understand that people like openface helmets, but they should also know that it is far inferior in a crash to a real fullface. I don't think schuberts latest is rated as being more safe than any other, much cheaper, openface helmet.
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