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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Model : Suzuki DR 200 (dual sport) - Price : 2 950 000 FCFA
Model : Suzuki DR 200 "Trojan" 2008 (dual sport) - Price : 2 550 000 FCFA
Note : the En125-2A is apparently a new model sold at a "promotional" price. Some say it's an evolution of the GS125.
Note : the DR200 Trojan looks a bit more rugged than this year's model, has longer mud flaps, headlight guard, bigger rear rack, but is otherwise the same bike as this year's model. The price I was quoted on the Trojan is the result of a deal whereby I would be taking photos and doing a bit of publicity for the dealership (stickers on the bike)
At dealer "Renault Sera" - Address : Km 3.5 Boulevard Du Centenaire (www.sera.sn)
All dealers seemed very professional, expect perhaps the Lifan which was more like a shop, rather than a full fledged dealer
Other (bigger) Yamaha models are seen everywhere on the street, but the dealer had none in stock
The AXA guy told me they no longer insure bikes for theft nor collision. They only insure for a) "responsabilité civile" (they pay if you hurt someone), b) "Défence et recours en cas de sinistre" (they pay for lawyers if you get sued) and c) "Carte Brune" CDEAO - proof of insurance if you travel outside of Senegal, translates to "Brown card".
Insurance for one year for a 125CC is 43 000 FCFA
Insurance for one year for a 200CC is 50 000 FCFA
All salesmen have told me they can take care of all the paper work and have the bike ready in 3 to 5 days. Here's what happens : you put a down payment on the bike, they give you a "chassis number" which is required for insuring the bike (which some can do for you). Once the insurance paper work is complete, they get the bike ready, take care of registration stuff and voilà, 5 days later, the bike is yours, all paper work in order.
Everyone here tells me I will *never* be able to find a tank bag nor side luggage cases (neither soft nor rigid).
Sturdy chain can be bought for about 4000 FCFA / meter at any "quincaillerie"
I brought my own lock, helmet, gloves and jacket.
Visiting neighboring countries
All dealers have told me that I will be able to cross borders without any problems...which remains to be seen! I have read multiple posts on the HUBB about carnet requirements and am still not sure how this will work out.
The CFAO dealer told me that a motorcycle riding permit is not required for bikes 125CC or less, which is why they are so popular, thus probably much easier to find a buyer for.
Advice please : Tubeless or not?
I am told that tubeless tires will be harder to fix when punctures occur and are more
likely to be problematic if ever the wheel gets bent or deformed. Since I don't really
know much about this, does any one perhaps have an opinion to share on the matter? The YBR-125 has tires with tubes, the EN125-2A ones are tubeless.
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