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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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I just had a quick query that I was needing some help with.
I am an Australian citizen and I have recently purchased a 1990 XT600 in Cyprus (Southern) and the Cyprus registration is in my name. I plan to ride this to the UK and sell it mid-way through 2014.
If I find a private buyer in the UK, is the transfer of ownership as simple as heading down to the Motoring Authority with some ID disposing of the rego in my name and registering the bike in the buyers name?
Is it easy to buy a moto in one EU state and sell it in another?
Will I face any complications with the sale because I am not a citizen of an EU state?
Ownership and registration for the road are separate in the UK. You can sell the bike and the only people who will be interested will be the customs (HMRC) who will want any import duty. As an EU passport holder buying a bike in any EU country this is easy for me. You would need to talk to HMRC to see if your passport makes any difference and if Cyprus and the UK have indeed signed up to the all the various treaties.
Once you have the bike here the fun begins unless you only want to use it as lawn ornament. There is nothing as simple and efficient as REGO with local offices. Instead, someone with a UK address has to approach the bureaucratic behemoth that is DVLA Swansea via forms from the Post office (who know nothing useful about the process) and try to get it registered. A 1990 XT should be on their database so with a chassis and engine number and garage letter and credit card they will issue the age related registration number and V5 document. With the V5 and insurance you can then join the lottery that is the MOT road worthiness test. You book in at a local garage who will then asses you for liquid wealth and fail the bike on what they think they can sell you plus any damage they've caused during the inspection. The new V5 will have them looking for headlights that dip the wrong way, reflectors and exhausts to the wrong standard etc. Having paid enough to get past that lot you are then able to go back to the DVLA website and buy your Road Fund license, the annual fee to go on the road.
As you need a UK address to do all this and it takes weeks you can of course just flog it on e-bay and let the new owner do the paperwork. The value you will get will of course reflect the amount of work needed to get it on the road. If you are staying at a private address in the UK and want to do the work DVLA and HMRC will take credit card details from anyone regardless of nationality.
Swansea want a hundred quid to read your forms, the MOT will be over thirty quid and road tax thirty five. A 1990 XT ready to ride on UK roads will sell for under a grand. If you need a headlight and tyres to pass the MOT and the garage charges fifty or a hundred quid to look at the bike and write the letter you will be close to making a loss on the deal.
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Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
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