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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I am a new owner of a 2006 KLE500 - have had it for all of two hours.
This is my first "proper" bike - after riding 125s on a CBT for a few years. And I took the task of making the choice really seriously.
Having tried out about a dozen other bikes, I decided I didn't care a jot about those reviewers from MCN who gave the KLE 2 stars out of five - I felt comfortable, safe, secure and at ease with it from the word go.
So here I am now, - another "KLE bloke", and, hopefully, another member of the community.
Off to read the threads about aftermarket screens :-)
I have had mine for nearly two weeks now and have put 400 miles on it. I picked it up the day after I passed my test.
I too was initially put off by MCN's review, but have just put my own one onto MCN as an owner to try and set the record straight.
I think MCN only like new sporty stuff and the KLE's little, old engine is not too their liking. They must have thrashed and driven it after a Hayabusa or something similar to get 35mpg. I get 55mpg around town.
Mine is 6 years old with 6000 miles on it and people think it is brand new. I have been stopped at lights three times now and people have come over to talk to me about the bike. Mine is the spark black and gold colour, which is unusual.
I love its road presence and as I am tall I am eye to eye with large van drivers. I have had cars pull out of my way and give way to me, which I was not getting with my YBR125 nor with the various bikes I rode doing the DAS.
Yes the brakes are not the best, but I am used to braking early with my YBR anyway. Yes the seat gets uncomfortable, after a couple of hours, but it was the same with the other bikes I have ridden. I have added a gel pad to mine which is great.
If I could make one simple adjustment I would like the foot of the side stand to be bigger. Today I parked it on some tarmac and came back to find it had sunk half an inch and left a hole!!
In my MCN review I said as the BMW GS1200 is to the Landrover Discovery, the KLE500 is to the Suzuki Jimny. Tough, cheap, simple, reliable, slow but full of character.
Hi, these so called reviews are a bit flawed or biased. I've ridden many bikes in my life and the kle 500 rates as one of the best for real world riding. Its fast enough for all types of riding, from touring to fun days out. And with such frugal fuel economy its a winner for me!!!
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