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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Planning a new venture and need some info if there are any obliging LC4 640 owners out there.
We are considering using KTM's for bike tours in a Eastern European country where the going can be pretty tough. How do KTM's stack up against the Jap competition i.e Suzuki DR's, Honda XR's, etc. Regarding spares and servicing we have contacts with the main KTM importer for proposed country. Big advantage is that KTM spares and purchase price is lower than Jap equivalent because of high import tarriffs applied to non EU countries.
the overall components are higher quality then most Japanese brands. some past models have had problems with the bearing behind the clutch, this is not all but some, it has been corrected in the last 2 years I believe. go to www.ktmtalk.com look for 4stroke or dual sport columns, search bearings for more info.
One advantage you would have is plastic prices are far less the japanese brands. for the price of a rad/tank side scoop for a klr650 you can buy 2 side panels and a fender or 2.
You might consider the LC4 400, no longer made. I have one, great bike, you would think reliablity would be excellent since the engine was designed to be a 640. It has great power (ride one) it'll do 150KPH. not the wheelie machine that the 640 is (DAMN!) but it doesn't vibrate very much either so for your guests a real plus. Buy the comfort seat ($90euros or so), the stocker is like a block of cement, also it has a high seat height, will your clients be comfortable with a tall bike? you can find lower links at www.emigracing.com I haven't used them but heard good of them on www.ktmtalk.com
one other advantage of using KTM is most customer would view them as top quality (they are) .
I have several bikes including an LC4 400, KLR650, DRS350, since I bought the LC4 the KLR and DRS are going to be sold, the LC4 is a blast.
Post where your tours are and your decision, Good luck!
I have a brand new 2003 KTM 640 Adventure, and I love it. The problem you might have is the hight, I wonder if anyone shorter 6 feet can get safely on the bike and reach the ground. It would also be worth it to look for a more comfortable seat.
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