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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I usually go to a country and 'get' a bike there to tour the country. Lots of info on India, but the cheap round world flights will leave me in Sri Lanka. Has anyone solid info on practicalities/cost of either buying or renting a small local bike there? I had a great trip around North Thailand a few years ago on a purchased NSR 150RR....I wonder if indeed 'visitors' can buy a registered bike in SL, how much it would cost, and availability.Thanks for ideas/tips.
I was living a year in Sri Lanka in 97/97. I bought a Honda 250cc offroad, but it was hard to find. Usually they just have 125cc bikes. If you are not planning to stay long, I would avoid trying to buy a bike, it's some paper work, and I guess you don't have helping locals avilable as I did. In several tourist places south of Colombo you can rent 125cc bikes, but I don't know the prices. For my quite new 250 i paid about $2000. Else SL is a very nice country, I've been almost all over it, also in some half-way warzones like Jaffna. People are friendly, and it's quite safe except for the pickpocketer's.
I agree with the advice. If you're not staying for an extended period of time, don't go for buying one.
Registration I think is also limited for 'residents'. I don't remember if I needed a copy of my resident visa to register my bike.
One of the best brands to buy/rent is Bajaj, as the dealer/importer has an excellent network of service stations spread over most of the island. And good service is important, particularly with a rented bike. Maintenance level is generally poor.
On arrival, stay close to the airport: in Negombo there are several places to rent a bike.
If you want to buy, major brands available are Bajaj, TVS, Hero Honda and Suzuki.
If you need further help, please contact me. I'm living 10 minutes away from the airport.
Hi, did a tour of Sri Lanka in 07. Excellent country, really cheap and friendly. West coast is highly populated and East coast much quieter. Visit to the tea plantations and a few nights at the Hilton in Aragum bay is a must. Andy B
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