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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I am planning on travelling Africa on two wheels but i'm not sure what country I want to start in. Is it better to buy a bike in Europe and travel south or to fly in and buy a bike in Africa? I am Canadian so I will be selling (if possible) the bike after my travels, thanks
Best choice is Europe (eg. UK, Germany) to start looking at options that fit your budget.
Buying a bike in Africa isn't really that common as in most countries large overlander bikes are rare. The main exception to that is South Africa, which does have a fairly substantial sized bike market, but compared to Europe availability is less and prices are higher.
The issue of resale complicates things as most people go point to point (Europe to/from Cape Town) and then usually end up having to ship the bike back home as reselling in a different country requires importation and usually the payment of taxes.
One way to avoid this is to look around for a traveller bike that has been ridden down (or up) and then you can buy and return to the country of origin for ultimate resale. With enough lead time and searching, you might find a suitable bike and then you can wander up or down the coast at your leisure.
Most chinese bike sold there are powered by Honda CG125 alike machine (125 same bore & stroke / 150 Different bore / 175 to 250 Different bore & stroke ) which are bullet proof , other parts depends on brand's reputation. Suitable speed in developing country, bike maxed ~60 mph . The carb fitted on bike may shows what the quality is. Reputable chinese maker uses Keihin related (Deni http://www.dekni.com/ | http://www.keihin-knj.com/ ) products ONLY, "others" use Keihin clone.
One of those adventurer Motorbiking Adventures in Africa! - YouTube
Look also in the moto market of Italy and Spain, both coyntries have a big choices and the prices is pretty much the sames in Europe...I propose you Italy and Spain because from there you can rich quick and fast Africa...But, if you want to send the bike to Canada, its better to buy it in South Africa and once your trip is finish, send it from Europe to Canada...
I'm riding North up the East coast from Cape Town, starting in a few weeks, back to London.. The Europe, North African part of the ride isn't exciting me that much as i've already ridden that area a number of times.. So i would certainly be open to selling the bike on to someone else in Kenya/Ethiopia sometime around October/November/December 2012.
The bike is a 2001 BMW 650 GS Dakar, registered in Britain... I'm just putting the idea out there for the first time as up until i saw this post i was set on riding all the way back to London.
Drop me a line if you're (or anyone else!) interested!
(also, the bike would/could come with full enduro kit: panniers, spares, tent, cooking kit, sleepin matt, hammock, tools, gps, etc etc)
If you're still considering it, I'm somewhat interested in the idea your proposing with your Dakar. At least I would like to discuss with you. I'm planning an Africa trip starting in December or January and have been toying around with starting in the UK or picking up a bike in Africa and so I was wondering where in the world you are and if you'd still consider parting with the bike around Kenya.
I have to admit my ideal situation would be if it were in Cape Town so I could ride all the way back up, but, well, let me know, I'm interested..
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