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.
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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My two bob's worth.Good solid town bike with tendency to brutishness thanks to V twin torque,shaft drive and short chassis.Check exhaust box is OK.Enjoyable traffic bike but I couldn't relax on it!Cheers.
i owed 1 for two year now, didn't have any real troubles with it so far. drove it from holland to the ukaine and back via bosnia, great bike, good climber. but not very comfy on long trips because of the low sadel, so folded legs (i'm 1,83). but Brutish? no it call it docile. i'm planning to buy a KLE 500 but i'll defenatly keep the NTV to
o and mine has done 60,000 now and its a early P version (cant remember the year but think +- 1995). but i'm the second (at least) owner so i don't realy know if it had any troubles before. i have the impresion that the neutral isn't what it's suposed to be (bit slipery but no real problem) had the front wheel bearings repleased ones, and a leaking fork, but i have been told that can hapen with any bike.
any comments on the NTV650? Is it a good reliable machine? What goes wrong with it?
How many km`s to expect before trouble?
I guess it is one hell of a reliable bike, low maintanance, easy to ride and cheap in fuel.
The engine is similar to the Africa Twin
Trouble depends on how much you take care. Mine got little care and oil + a lot of abuse and it got me far. I messed up my gearbox @ 125k and I notived more people having had the same problem, but still with some tlc...
I'm preparing for a summer trip on my 'new' ('93) NTV, I had one of these years ago for commuting in London. Having done a few prep rides lately (up to 250 miles a day on a variety of roads) I am really looking forward to taking this bike to the Pyrenees then back to blighty via scenic parts of France.
Reliability is legendary, economy fantastic, no-chain, easy riding position, light and easy to thow into turns (I'm thinking of all those mountain passes!). I can't wait.
As reliable bikes go, an NTV must be pretty close to the top of the pile, by all accounts - witness the number of them used as Despatch bikes here in London. I think the engine is essentially that as used in the Transalp, probably with slightly different ignition/cams/gearing etc. I used to ride one in the 90's and found it a nice ride with a good brake and typical quality Honda finish i.e. good! They're getting on a bit, now, though.
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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