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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What's easier/cheaper: buying a bike in the states and shipping, or buying there
I have a US passport as well as EU passport. Currently living in Spain, but on a yacht and not a 'real' address.
Looking into buying a 690R and wondering if it makes sense to buy one in the states and shipping > registring in EU, or buying one there.
The initial price is about 2000 cheaper in the states, and my shipping is sorted as well. I'm afraid of all the customs fees and the like.
Yes but......you can buy and register a bike in the States, but are you sure you can import it into the EU? I think not, but I'm not sure. If that's an essential part of the equation for you, best check this part carefully.
If you have an EU passport it's a no brainer--buy in the EU. In the long run you won't save a dime by buying and shipping--and you will save yourself a ton of hassle and grief. Giving you much more time to enjoy your yacht!
But if your hardheaded like me--you might try and learn the hard way!!
I'm a U.S. citizen. I bought a used BMW F650 GS GD Dakar in England last Spring (2009). They were about the same price in the U.K. as in the U.S. so I saved about $1000 shipping each way (maybe you can find cheaper shipping...).
I used the address of a "friend of a friend" to register the bike in the U.K.. One potential problem (and benefit of buying in the U.K.) is insurance. I found a number of companies in the U.S. who would insure a bike registered in the U.S. and shipped to Europe but could find no U.S. company that would insure a bike purchased in Europe.
I sent numerous e-mails to companies in the U.K. and in other European countries inquiring about insurance. I told them the whole scenario: U.S. citizen buying a bike in the U.K.. Only a few were willing to sell me a policy and they were VERY expensive. I met an English gentleman who told me: "You're giving them too much information! Just tell them you want to buy some insurance!" Me: "What about my U.S. drivers license?". Him: "Tell them you just moved here and you haven't got a U.K. license yet." Worked perfectly. They asked how long I would be in the U.K.. I told them for at least 6 months, perhaps indefinitely. On the downside, the policy was only good for 60 days outside the U.K. and provided no coverage for most Eastern European countries. I bought "green card" insurance in Luxembourg (google: Arisa Assurances/very reasonable price) to take effect when the U.K. insurance became null.
If you have a E.U. passport, a lot of that is irrelevant. You'll have to do the math yourself to decide if it's worth it or not. Buying a bike in the U.K. was fairly straight-forward and hassle-free for me. It's now registered in Bulgaria (where insurance is really cheap and good throughout eastern Europe) but that is another story.... Good luck!
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