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!
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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.'
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Hi guys , I plan to do a ride in 2008 all arround India, I will be doing part of it with my son (10 years old) or wife . I will be looking to buy or rent a good reliable motorcycle so if any of you have tips or address let me know. I wish also to get an idea of what type of price should I expect for the buying or rental ,just to help me figure out a budget.
Most of the touring done in india is done on a royal enfield bullet (www.royalenfield.com).
You can undertake the journey on any motorcycle though the bullet is best for the following reasons:
Easy to repair as mechanics all over the country are familiar with the bike.
Easy to find parts for replacement.
The bikes are cheap and easily re-sold when you decide to leave.
A lot of torque for heavy loads and enough power/speed for indian conditions.
You can purchase a royal enfield once you get to bombay or delhi. If you would like additional contacts you can contact me though it is too early to be figuring out on the exact bike. The average cost of buying a motorcycle once your here would be around 800-1000 US dollars and you could resell for anywhere around 400-600 US Dollars depending on how much wear and tear there is on the bike.
These bikes are not as reliable as japanese bikes but they will do the jopb as most japanese bikes in india are 100-180 CC.
thanks for your help.
I plan to do a short ride for a month and then come back later for a longer trip.
do you know what type of mile /km I can expect to do per day. I am a good rider on and off road and I am used to riding in Asia (Cambodia/Laos/China).
I am looking to do some good photo shoot (pro) of people do you have a basic list of cities to do or avoid ( I am not looking for the tourist trap circuit)
answering your query would require a lot of to and fro by email purely to know where you plan to go.. hence which roads will you be using.. hence how much distance you can cover per day etc etc.
I am currently in the US visiting family and from your website i see you too are in the US. I am out most of this weekend (with spring finally coming to NYC) riding. But you can try and gimme a call on 718-791-4614 and we can have a quick chat whereby i can try and help you.
Hi , I just came back from a trip in Costa Rica, I tried to call you and left two messages but I didn't know your first or last name so maybe they were deleted.
If you head toward florida , you will be welcome in my home.
Hello to everyone!
This is my first post to this forum but I have read it for a while.
I'll go to Delhi in mid November and plan to ride through India and end up in Mumbai after one month with 350 Bullet. I have some additional questions to what HendiKaf already asked. Lonely Planet claims that when purchasing motorcycle it takes approximately 2 weeks to get the papers done. Is it True?
When it is, is it better idea to rent the bike? I originally planned to buy it (used one).
I plan to take as few things as I can to there. Is it good idea to purchase helmet (I've read that they are meant to other head shape as European ones), tank bag (for camera to shoot quickly) and side bags from there?
Gotham if you are buying legally then it would take time but not two weeks, that is only for the new motorcycles and even then you can be out of the showroom riding the motorcycle in a couple of hours, only the permanent registration number, registration papers (smart card in Delhi) and insurance papers will take a week or two to arrive.
However majority of foreigners can’t legally buy motorcycles in India (check with Indian consulate in your country) and thus choose the illegal way of buying second hand motorcycles, where you get all the papers but don’t transfer them to your name i.e. the bike according to the government, still belong to the actual owner. Usually it is tough to sell these bikes in non touristy areas and resale value is low, however other tourists will gladly pick it up.
Better option would be if you can bring your helmet (as well as other riding gear) else get a good quality one from AGV, Bieffe etc. from India, they would cost you around 1.5-4k rupees.
Tank and saddle bag can be bought in Delhi and are available from both local manufacturers and Cramster. I personally use a custom made saddle bag and Mustang Tankbag, cheap and good option though quality isn’t as good as the cramster ones.
That only applies to legally buying a new motorcycle; if you are buying a second hand motorcycle legally i.e. getting it transferred in your name then you would have to visit the Regional Transport Office where the bike was registered and get it transferred in your name. This can take quite a few hours or you can pay the second hand dealer or an agent at the RTO to get it done for you.
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