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!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. You get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come as we roll out new systems. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. :-)
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."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
Is it possible to get full cover insurance valid in Russia for US-registered car?
I know that this is not exactly motorcycle question but I figured you, probably, would be the most informed crowd on this subject. I plan to bring my car from the US to Russia and drive it there for a few months. I clearly understand the "vremenny vvoz" customs procedure. I also understand that I could get basic liability insurance coverage from one of Russian insurance companies just before crossing the border.
I wonder, if anybody here (preferably from the States; I doubt European insurers would be helpful in this case) was able to get the full-coverage insurance for foreign-registered (motorcycle) car in Russia? It is my understanding that no Russian car insurance company would insure my car (again, I mean full cover, NOT liability insurance) as long as it has foreign license plates. Does anybody know any domestic (meaning, US-based) or international insurance companies, which would sell me full coverage policy for the trip to Russia?
I did some research on the Internet and GEICO kept popping up, but they seem to serve mostly EU countries. Does anybody know of any other options? I would love to hear from someone who has driven in Russia on foreign (especially, overseas) plates. Did you get a lot of hassle from the police? Were you concerned about theft? Any other issues?
When i crossed into Russia this time, at the insurance booth they asked what level of cover i wanted (this had never happened before ) they have gotten a lot more professional with there insurance this year or it may of just been at this particular border crossing , look up Tony p post`s he lives in Moscow now and is usually very helpfully (if you happen to meet up with him buy him a from me i owe him one )
I used the north Latvian border crossing on the A13 not the main one on the E22
Insurance booths can be anything from a garden shed affair to a garage or Evan sold out of the boot of a car (but the latter is a bit iffy) the sign you will see is something like this CTPAXOBON, without a Russian keyboard it is hard to spell it correctly , they are normally just after the border , Russian law allows you to drive to the first reasonably sized town to get it if you use the A13 crossing there is an insurance desk just inside the door of the garage on the right as soon as you clear the border (credit for this border crossing has to go to Tony P )
I would love to hear from someone who has driven in Russia on foreign (especially, overseas) plates. Did you get a lot of hassle from the police? Were you concerned about theft? Any other issues?
I have never heard of anyone getting full coverage insurance in Russia, although I have not ever tried either so maybe that's incorrect. I guess car theft can be a problem here, depending on what kind of car you have, but if you're worried about it just leave the car in a guarded lot at night.
I have a motorcycle with US plates and get stopped fairly regularly for it, but as soon as I show them my US passport that is the end of it--I can't say they are hassling me, they just want to make sure that the foreign plates are legit.
There are not really any tricks to driving here, it is pretty straightforward. although Moscow is a difficult city to drive in, just because of traffic and weird traffic patterns. I've crossed the border at several spots, I can't say there was a big difference in how I was treated, although some of the border people were actually friendly, while others were more neutral. No bad experiences though.
As Motorieter said Russia is not a problem if you have never been before most of the problems are in your head , the main border crossings can be very busy but in general most of the borders are very professional, It helps if you speak a bit of polite Russian , IE hello ,good morning, thank you etc. if you stick to the traffic laws most of the time the cops don't bother with you, riding in Moscow is an experience that will defiantly leave you needing a drink (great place though) Motorieter can you reply with the correct spelling for insurance please, and also how the bloody hell is it pronounced i have never figured out how to say it ,
Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!
Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).
"Inspiring and hilarious!"
"I loved watching this DVD!"
"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."
Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.
What others say about HU...
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!
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 (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
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.