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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Travel BooksMotorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you!
DVDs - Watch and Learn!
Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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am looking to buy a garmin but cant find the difference between the garmin zumo 550 vs bmw motorrad navigator III.
can anyone tell me are they the same device? just with bmw on it at a higher price. thanks tom
Not too sure but I think they both use the same software(MapSource compatible). I bought the Zumo550 and the one thing that I am sure about is the price! Garmin have just reduced the price on the Zumo by about $AU 300 which makes it a much more appealing buy.
I don't know about the BMW motorrad nav. but my ZUMO 550 is making a great job.
Remember expensive aquipment is not always the best. Anyway getting lost on a foregn country is the best way to explore her.
The StreetPilot 2820 and the Motorrad Navigator III are almost Identical (except for The Nav III hasn't the XM function. (To my knowledge. Neither the MP3 ) However volume control is in 1% jumps. As a kit in the UK it did include the bean bag car mount, the 12-volt power cable with speaker and a protective plastic screen
· Zumo uses Sirf III antenna so is better in cities or where there are lots of trees.
(For about 50 Euros you can buy an external antenns for the 2820 which improves it)
· Zumo interface is more friendly to beginners
· Zumo is less expensive than 2820
· Zumo has a battery built in (2820 requires external power to be available for use)
· 2820 has more Route option settings and generally more settings available than the Zumo
· 2820 can categorise favourite waypoints into groups, whereas the Zumo only stores them as favourites
· 2820 has a light sensor that automatically dims the display when you go into a tunnel, the Zumo does not
· 2820 has volume settings according to speed of travel (i.e. low, medium, high) the Zumo does not
· 2820 can load routes and track so that a track is also visible on the screen. With the Zumo you need to convert the track into a route before you can use it (meaning you might lose track information you wanted to keep)
· 2820 has route choice 'Fastest time' or 'Shortest Distnce' as prompted, so you can choose it as you set up navigation per route. The Zumo has this only as a unit setting for all routes
· 2820 screen quality is higher than Zumo
· 2820 has a QWERTY keyboard, the zumo uses ABCDE, which is not standard
· 2820 can set specific roads to be avoided, the zumo cannot.
· 2820 has additional compass features on screen that the Zumo doesn't
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Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events such as this one (18 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
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knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.