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.
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."
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You could do worse than checkout Madaan motors Karol Bagh, Delhi www.madaanmotors.com. He's an Enfield dealer and also sells or rents new and restored bikes to travellers. He can also be trusted to organise the paperwork and send the bike home again if you want to keep it after your trip.
I met a Canadian guy who had bought a restored 1970s 350 from Madaan and to be honest it was much nicer than a new 500. After 500 miles it was also still running....
Just remember to bargain hard for everything and be absolutely sure about the quality of the bike ypu pick. After all, it's much less hassle to have a bike die on you if you didn't pay top dollar for it!
I went over to Delhi in 2000 and bought a bik from the same area from a dealer called Lalli Singh. I have his card if you want further details. The bike was a rebuilt secondhand model but was in excellent condition. I also got a complete set of spares and tools from him and excellent service. He has been doing this type of thing for years and is well used to odd travellers turning up and asking for strange bikes or modifications. Interestingly he also operates a guaranteed buy back scheme which meant that the total cost of my trip was shockingly low after my total bike costs didnt exceed £150 for 5 weeks riding. A bargain by anyones strandards!!!
can confirm the above: never met the man, but i talked to several people who had good words to say about lalli singh of indermotors (.com.in i think) in delhi. visit www.royalenfield.com and go to the link or do a search on google.
definitely AVOID nirvana travel of manali. if you end up there, visit sonybony motors.
We shopped around in the motorcycle market when we were there last year. Out friend Frank got a bike from Lali Singh and we hired from Maadan Motors. We paid quite a lot less at Rp400/day and also when the 45-50 deg heat got too much for us and we returned the bike early, we got a refund. Frank could not get any money back from Lali Singh, but then it did say in his contract that he would not get a refund. Overall I would highly recommend Maadan Motors, but remember that even our one year old Enfield shed many large and small parts on our trip, even with a good spannering every morning!!!
--"How can I be lost if I don't care where I am?"--
Before buying a bike from Mr. Madaan you should be aware of the fact that his definition of a “full restoration” is limited to: Polishing the bike, Spray-painting without primer (he does not even remove the rust), mounting defect (bent) gear axles and “mending” leaking cylinder heads with chrome paint.
In addition to this he had changed the frame number on both our bikes to sell them as UK produced classic bikes from the early sixties. In reality the bikes were Indian produced rubbish from the eighties and we spent two hours each day trying to fix them.
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