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!
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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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Guatemala: vests with bike registration on? Insurance?
About to enter Guatemala and understand they passed a law in April 2009 saying all motorcyclists must wear a vest with the bike reg. number on it and the number also on your helmet. Does anybody know if this is enforced? Has anybody had problems?
Also are there any compulsory minimum insurance requirements for Guatemala? Thanks for any advice on this.
Hello, from what I have read tourists are exempt from wearing the registration vests and only a couple of travelers have been stopped for not wearing them.
Dont have a answer about the insurance.. sorry.
As far as I remember, from what I was told at the Guatemalan border, last July, vests were to be worn by residents only, as mentioned before, and also insurance was not compulsory, so I did`t bother with any of those two things and I didn`t get stopped at any point. If your are really worried about the vest you could get a cheap one and, I guess, you could use it in Colombia if heading south.
I just returned from riding Guatemala on Wed Feb 4. I too saw the vests in Guatemala City. That is the only place they are required. You will have no problems with the police.
Guatemala City is not biker friendly for visitors. The city is set up in zones and it is difficult to find your way around. I spent 3 days in Zone 4 (down town) getting the BMW serviced in Dec 2008. It is a good dealership. But getting in and out was spooky. The people are great and they will give directions.
I bought insurance in the USA. But no one ever asked for it. It is cheap if you want it. As far as I know it is not required. If you need real information call or contact Dave Drudge or Emma at CATours in Antigua. catours.co.uk
I was up in Quiche and had no security problems. But locals tell me Guatemala City is now dangerous because of gangs. I went to dinner with a local friend in Zone 1, and had no fear.
Vests are NOT required for tourists and neither is insurance .
BMW has a second shop in Zone 10 on Boulevard Los Proceres ; this is a much nicer neighborhood , it is in walking distance from the hotel area and it is really easy to get there on the bike . Tel (502) 2384-8060
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