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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I'll start: here in the north of Italy there is "Spazio Moto" in Castel San Giovanni (PC)... They are not an authorized KTM assistance point, but they know _very_well_ the orange bikes(especially 4-strokes).
Unfortunately I had just bad experiences with authorized KTM mechanics here in Italy: too expensives with little know-how!
In Spain I had 3 good experiences with KTM official dealers: Caspe (Zaragoza)(MOTO CASPE - CAPELLAN N 24 - 50700 CASPE), Madrid (SECOMOTO S.A. - ATOCHA N 90 - 28012 MADRID) and Granada (J.J: EXPO-MOTO S.L. - CAMINO DE RONDA N 24 - 18006 GRANADA).
Very pleasant, polite, doing their job perfectly and, last but not least, unexpensives.
Pietro (aka Badwolf)
Pietro Tosetti (KTM EGS 640 Adventure R 2001 "PRIS") &
Patrizia Coari (Honda Dominator 650 "Brontolo")
Milano - GFC 23 & 24 - EChM 499 <A HREF="http://www.pitpat.it
A</A> volte un atteggiamento rigido e' conseguenza di una paralisi.
Chile, South America
Santiago: (02) 2299101
Chillan: (42) 232334
In Chillan, a nice modern shop, with MX champ. manager and knowledgeable mechanics, they even worked on my Elefant. I have not been to the Santiago garage, but same owner.
KTM dealer in the Netherlands, very good service, friendly people.
On highway A1 take exit "Hoevelaken" near "Amersfoort".
Folow signs to "Terschuur"
After you leave the town (Hoevelaken) you have to turn left in a bend. There is a sign "Zwartebroek".
When you enter the town (Zwartebroek) just folow the road until it bend to the right and you can still go straight. Go straight, after 25 mtr on the right you'll see it. It is small, but good.
Last KTM Garage before a long way east! Speak to Selcuk, the owner in the Showroom or Bulent, the service manager in the workshop. Head Mechanic: Hussain (Supports Galatasary & likes to sing out load - not a bad voice).
True Turkish hospitality with a spattering of Turkish chaos thrown in for good measure. The mechanics are excellent & very inventive & resourceful. Despite language difficulties (use Bulent) they have a great sense of humour & care about you & your bike. Copious amounts of tea will be served & if you're around at lunchtime, you might be treated to a fine lunch with the boys. At the end of the work your dirty bike will come back gleaming after the compulsory wash & blow dry.
I would advise that when specifying the work required to Bulent, make sure this is clearly transferred to the mechanics. All work will be completed in the end, but as the garage is located about 15k's east on the Asian side, a return trip can be a drag.
Location: Approach from either east or west on the D100. If coming from European Istanbul - check out the Karakoy-Harem Ferry which can save time & long route on Bosphorus bridge - Harem is the start of the D100. Ride for about 15k's avoiding everything that swerves or toots at you, and you will see the 'Maltepe' sign. Follow this road towards for about 1.5ks through the streets (it will become a one way street) and at the 1st traffic lights to a main road, take a right. Continue up the hill for about 1.5'ks and at the 2nd set of traffic lights you will see a Peugot Garage on the left. Take the left at these lights as the workshop is around the back.
Cost: Nov 2001 - 10,000,000 TR Lira or $6.5 per hour labour + Tip. Parts - European prices.
Name: Demaks Motor ve Servis Hizmetleri (Also Ducati, Trimumph & CCM dealership).
Workshop Address: Bagdat Caddesi (Street) No. 12, Adatepe, Maltepe, Istanbul.
Alfie Cox Adventure sport Cato Ridge Durban South Africa..
The "desert Fox's" dealership in South Africa must rate as a must see while in South Africa...In the middle of possibly some of the most awesome riding terrain in the country,,the service is great too,they have overnighting facilities there,Their knowledge on KTM is unmatched I reccon in this country(maybe doing the Paris-dakar helped with that)..Very friendly bunch too...check out their site www.alfiecox.co.za they rent out adventures too!
unit 2/6 Enterprise place Whetherill park
NSW 2164 tel : 02 9756 2205
FANTASTIC place they GAVE me parts, fitted stuff for free, and made time for me, even though they were very busy, top notch
Ayers Rock Autos
not a KTMdealership, not even a motorbike place, but simple the only workshop around in a 400 kilometre area, my rearsprocket came off, they fixed it for me, picked up my motorbike, next to the Olgas
tel 08 8956 2188
not a ktm dealership, very helpfull though one of the mechanics is a fanatic motor bike crosser ( Alice springs desert race )
Very cheap with tyres, helpfull, friendly, fast service
tel : 08 8952 4500
Darwin motocyle wreckers
very helpfull people, they MADE a luggage rack for my KTM, very cheap 50 AUD
Not a KTM authorised dealer (It's an LML dealership actually - an Indian mfr) or anything, but a friendly, helpful bunch who have competent mechanics who will work under your supervision (or alongside). They may also ply you with Chai and may even buy you lunch too! Very, very good prices too.
Speak to Mr. Rangan Srinivasan - the Managing Director.
Pillai & Sons Motor Company
144, Greams Road,
Chennai - 600 006
Take A5 from Lisbon heading Cascais
Take ALCABIDECHE's exit. In the roundabout take 2nd exit, heading AUTODROMO. Turn 1st exit on your rigth (hidden by the curve).
Turn rigth, pass under bridge, turn rigth again, going down 'till big KTM advertissement.
Say you're my friends....Adventure's Gonçalo
There are few Adventure's owners in Portugal....mentallity problems, i guess!
These guys (and gals) are the largest and main KTM dealership/workshop in Sydney. totally KTM, loads of mainly off-road bikes. Friendly and informative. No costs as such but probably cheaper than europe & us. In general bikes seem to cost about 20% less than UK.
Located in Rockdale/Banksia suburb on Princes Highway - about 10km/6m south of the city on 'Route 66!!', located on the right hand side of the road. They also have a sister-breakers who may be able to source cheap parts.
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