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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Honda Varadero 1000-Africa twin 750 bring back the AFRICA TWIN
Has anyone out there done some major touring on a VARADERO i own a
AFRICA TWIN and will never get rid of her as we went across THE DARK CONTINENT together but i really like the VARADERO.
Would really like to now other peoples travels on this bike i now it has a
big 1000cc engine must be thirsty....Isnt it time the AFRICA TWIN was
remade HONDA come on look at the popularity in the adventure travel.
I cannot understand why the AFRICA TWIN hasnt came back...I think if she
lost some wieght she would kick the rest into touch...she is popular the
I had a couple, heavy as billy-o, and you wouldn't want to have to pick one up too many times (say twice!) but they can cover distance like nothing else. As comfortable as you like, you can cover 1000 miles without too much trouble in a <very long> day, 600-700 miles a day every day if that's your bag.
They are happy scratching along the B and C roads too.
You can carry everything, including the whole bl00dy kitchen if you want to, as well as the wife, two kids and the dog!
They are a great bike, and will ride OK on unsealed roads, but if the going gets a little difficult I'd be turning back. They are just tooooo heavy,
It would be nice to see Honda put a serious bike into the Adventure market, the new TA just isn't that bike IMHO.
Travellar- went to Istanbul last year on my Vara my first ever bike and tour and it proved to be very comfortable and easy riding, 25ltr tank close to 250 miles i fueled up every 100 and regular stops i trundled along on 12 hrs dailyat 3-400 miles. Yes it is heavy and i chose my parking with care(being the novice that i am) but as GasUp says the Varadero is a great bike. Mike.
Traveller- yes 1st bike 1st tour, travelled alone to see how i would do with full panniers and tank bag and i still had room for more gear if i chose so would be ideal for two up. the Vara was only 15months old with 4K on the clock. Total distance covered 5.5K all in all it was an event free and comfortable and enjoyable ride. i wish you and your good lady the same, Mike.
I'm on my 4th Varadero, countless trips including many European etc. None of my bikes have let me down yet.
I did lose a bolt from the front mudguard in Greese, but used a cable tie until a replacement was found some 2000 miles later.
It is a bike for the larger rider, as its tall and a little heavy.
But if its miles you want to do you won't find a better ride.
i have a varadero xl1000v and love it to bits, i wanted a new AT because i love them too but by the time i could afford a new bike they were 5/6yrs out of production. im not sorry i got the vara, if id got the AT i wouldve changed by now because i like the speed of a litre bike.
saying that the varadero is not an off roader, greenlanes are fun but try picking up a 245kg bike before you do anything more serious! some people put AT front ends on their varaderos because its a 21" wheel and better forks, and wire spoked wheels.
the 1200, if it comes out, is just worse and a fashion thing in my opinion. a great road bike like the 1000, but even worse for off road and far too techno to take round the world. and if its like the new VFR it will be way overpriced anyway.
there is a market for these bikes, look at the 800GS, but where would a remade @T fit in the honda line up? they have the XR range of singles, the transalp is 700cc, the vara 1000cc, and the new V4 1200cc (if it ever happens) so where would a 750cc fit in? they already have the biggest range of adventure bikes to choose from.
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