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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If you buy a bike in the UK, you will need to register it at a UK address, ideally a friend. The documents will take a few weeks to come through after your purchase. You may have trouble finding insurance in the UK as a non EU driving license holder although not impossible and I've seen posts on here about that.
The main downside to buying in the UK is that you will need to keep the road tax and MOT (technical check) up to date or declare it off road every year.
If you buy in France you may pay a bit more to buy a bike than in the UK, you will still need an address in France and you may still find it awkward to get insurance but after that there is no road tax or technical check for a bike, so nothing to keep up to date apart from the insurance when you want to ride it.
We have rode Europe 3 times for 2-3 weeks at a time. Each time we rented. We looked at buying and shipping the bikes home. It was not worth it.
We rode 5 - 6 countries each time. Than walked away without any worries about paper work or where to leave them. Or how to sell them. We ride harley's so it was easy to find a Harley Dealership that rented.
If you're spending more than a couple of weeks touring Europe it pays to ship your bike. It is easy to find new friends to stash it with during trips home.
Our bike has been here nearly 3 years and we have about 18 months and over 50,000 km. on it in Europe. We bring a new annual sticker for the license plate each year we come back to Europe.
Insurance can be easily gotten with ADAC (Auto Club of Germany) or through Knopf Tours (Knopf Motorradreisen). 22 Euros/mo. if you walk in, but you need a German address which Knopf will give you if you go through them. We already had one.
how much does it cost to rent a harley davidson in europe approximately.
Hi, I know of one Harley dealer in Spain that is part of the harley rental scheme. There must be dealers all over europe who rent out bikes and maybe you can get to them thorugh the spain website below
I'm military stationed in Germany. You could always buy a used bike off a military guy, do your trip, and then sell it. I dont know of all the legal aspects of registering a vehicle for civilians, but may save you lots of money. I just recently bought a motorcycle for my Dad to tour on when he came over because it was more economical than renting. Here are 2 newspapers that regularly have bikes for sale. Good luck and enjoy the trip.
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I guess renting is an option. There are a couple of firms in london who will hire you a bike.
Chungo if you contact 'dockgate 20' in southampton they will rent you a harley, I suspect it will be in the hundreds of £s though.
I've rented for 6 of the past 7 years (one year was a no-show). As I approach retirement and will have more time available I'll be shipping a bike over to keep there. I can store the bike and insure it (Green Card) for a 4 month block for about the same amount of money as a week's rental fees.
That being said - if you're only going to do two or three weeks, renting is the no-hassle way to go.
I'm doing my first overseas tour in Europe next year and have bought a '95 Xj900F from a bloke here in Australia. It is in England and was only 650 pounds so for three months of use, I don't even really care if I get my money back at the end.
This is obviously the bargain basement end of the spectrum and involves a fair bit of trust, but a bit of digging around proved useful and compared to hire or even a rail pass, very economical.
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