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.
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is it difficult to buy bike insurance in the U.S.?
Hi my wife and I will be entering the U.S. some time in the spring is it very difficult / expensive to get insurance if you and your bike are from outside the U.S.? If any one has had any good or even bad experiences we would be grateful for your advice.
I can't really remember. I think it cost (for three months) about the same as my annual insurance here at the time - about £170. Nor can I remember whether I needed to provide them with a US address. I've a pal in New Jersey so they probably sent the docs to him and then he gave them to me when I arrived. Very straightforward though.
How are you entering the US? I shipped my bike from Southampton to Port Newark with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Line then flew to New York where a friend collected me. I stayed with him for a few days until my bike arrived. Collecting the bike from the clutching hands of the dock hands at Port Newark had it's problems though.
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
I soon need to arrange cover for my UK-registered Honda ST1300 Pan-European for 71 days from mid-March to the end of May this year. So I am currently carrying out some research in this area. As far as I can see, US insurance cover for foreign nationals falls into two distinct categories, i.e. touring North America whilst riding (a) a US-registered motorcycle; or (b) riding a temporarily imported overseas-registered motorcycle.
(a) I think insurance for a US-registered bike should be relatively straightforward. If you buy your ride in America - and so therefore it is highly likely to be a US-registered machine - AND you can supply a USA address, then you should be quoted fairly standard rates; although there might be a small additional premium because of your foreign status.
(b) However, it is not so straightforward for visiting foreign nationals who need to arrange temporary US insurance for a temporarily imported foreign-registered bike (a tourist vehicle). This class of cover is likely to be more expensive and not so widely available.
FYI, last summer (2007) when I needed to insure my UK-registered ST13-Pan for a 3-month long USA-Canadian tour, I discovered that there were very few insurers underwriting type (b) cover. In fact, at the end of the day, it boiled down to no more than one or two insurance companies who were prepared to underwrite the risk. I approached a few brokers/agents - Motorcycle Express was one of them - and they all were quoting premium rates, terms & conditions from just one underwriter, namely Commerce & Industry Insurance Co. I eventually arranged this CII-underwritten cover through Motorcycle Express, whose administrator with whom I dealt with there was very helpful indeed.
I understand that Commerce & Industry Insurance Co may have pulled out of underwriting class (b) type cover, and now both Motorcycle Express AND Fernet Insurance Brokers are arranging cover that is underwitten by Dairyland Insurance Co, one of the largest motorcycle insurance companies in America. Dairyland's policy for Overseas Visitors (riding their own foreign-registered bike) is called "The Safe Trip Motorcycle Insurance Program".
I am working out the cover options and calculating the associated premium rates right now. As both Motorcycle Express and Fernet Insurance Brokers appear to be offering identical retail rates of premium - and added service charges of a $60 policy fee, plus a 2.5% credit card fee - then I'll probably arrange the cover through Motorcycle Express, just because I already know them (I'm not suggesting that they're any better than Fernets though).
According to HU's paperwork/insurance section, there just might be some discount available from Motorcycle Express, or at least this is what's implied in the banner ad on the RH side of the page - so I'll give it a go then! Perhaps another reason to use ME instead of Fernets, eh?!
My wife and I are riding into the US from BC Canada (been working here for the last 9 months) and heading to central America, our Canadian insurance will cover us in the states on our down ward journey, but we may re enter the US to ship the bikes back to the UK and don't want to extend our Canadian cover indefinitely as it is expensive and wont cover us in central America. We may even ship home from Mexico or Panama but in the event that the cash holds out and we ride back to the US I thought it would be sensible to check out the US insurance situation. If any one has done a similar trip or can recommend a shipping agent in Mexico, Panama or the US I would be interested to hear. Or if any one has ever got a discount when shipping 2 bikes rather than one?
i need insurance for my dutch registered bike. thanks for sharing your info. back here in Holland i contacted an insurance broker with international experience for overlanders. they claimed that it is very difficult to get an US insurance in Alaska... i still wait for their quotation. in the meantime, i will contact Motorcycle Express....
I have been to the USA 3 times with a motorcycle. Starting California and twice in SC, each time walked into the first bike shop and brought insurance over the counter.
The last time was 10 years ago, have things changed that much?
We are off to Canada in May and I planned to do the same there? What has changed?
Insurance is done state by state here the biggest problem is getting a zip code and address for the insurance. Going to bigger bike shop or an insurance office can do away with this as they gust use there address. Take your paper work with you registration and title if you have it they do the rest. Alaska is no difrent it may be more but every thing up there is.
Out of state and out of USA registered bikes will be more as will high CC bikes.
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