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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Can anyone help me with some info? I want to bring a bike from Vienna (Austria) to Montreal (Canada). Does someone know a company that ships between this two locations? I found some companies but because they’re shipping from other location in Europe the price is very high.
Air Transat flies from Toronto and Montreal, Canada to France and Germany. I have shipped my motorcycle from Montreal to Paris and v.v. several times with them, it is not very expensive, perhaps €1,500 or so each way.
The easiest way to co-ordinate it is through Motorcycle Express (an American company). They handle all the paperwork. They can also arrange North American insurance for you.
Agreed. I used Motorcycle Express as well to ship from Canada to Germany, and then again from the UK back to Canada. I flew on the same Air Transat flight as my bike and it cost $1,800 CND each way including my ticket! (They give you a small discount if you mention Horizons Unlimited.)
Very fast, efficient, convenient. No crating, no taking your bike apart.
Another thumbs up for Motorcycle Expess. Not the cheapest but certainly easy to deal with at either end. Mine was $1700 from Vancouver to Munich but that was end of 2007, just rode on to a pallet, disconnected battery and took off screen/mirrors.
My plane arrived in Munich at 3.30pm on a Friday and by 5.30pm, I was riding in to Munich. Now that's fast!
Actually, the most recent revision of the Dangerous Goods regulations that govern shipping things by air drops the requirement that you need to disconnect the motorcycle battery. The key criteria is whether or not the battery is 'sufficiently protected' within the vehicle, which in the case of just about all production motorcycles, it is.
It takes quite a while for this kind of information to percolate down through the ranks to the folks who are accepting the shipments, so, you might still get asked to disconnect the battery. In principle, though, all you have to do is just show up with less than a quarter of a tank of gas and voilà, that's all.
The company accepting the motorcycle for transport will need to complete a checklist to ensure everything has been done right. Part of the checklist includes checking to see that the fuel tank is 1/4 full or less. If you have a locking fuel tank, it is a good idea to leave it unlocked (depending on the model of bike, this might mean removing the lock from the flap, or attaching a key to the gas flap with a tie-wrap).
A very important consideration when shipping to Canada is that the motorcycle must be very, very clean and free of dirt or insects. This means taking a high-pressure hose to the underside of the fenders, wheel wells, etc. and removing all dirt and mud. Otherwise, the Canadian Customs folks might want to call an agricultural inspector to come and have a look (to make sure that no invasive species, etc. are being imported with the dirt, or with the bugs on the windscreen), and this agricultural inspection will delay release of your motorcycle by a day (running up your storage charges) and will also result in a $100+ fee for the agricultural inspector. So... to avoid headaches, ship it clean!
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