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 live in France; an English friend wants to buy a French bike and leave it with us at our house in France to use when he comes over to visit us.
I have asked our insurance company (Aviva) several times (including today) about him getting French insurance and was told that it was not possible.
1. To have a French registered bike, with French insurance, you have to have a French registered car insured in France, with French insurance.
2. I can not insure a bike for him in my name and have him covered as a rider as he is not a member of my family.
3. He can not insure an English registered bike in France.
Does anyone know of a legal way around this or have any suggestions. It is so frustrating as the same company in the UK insured me on my mates insurance on his bike when I was back in the UK.
I don't think other insurance companies would require you to have an insured car before you can insure a bike.
The biggest problem would be getting a Carte Gris unless he has an address in France - he would have to prove he was resident at the address given by providing a utility bill in his name. You can get around this by getting a 'justicatif de domicile' from the Mairie.
Once he has the CG try GAN, they've been quite flexible even insuring bikes on English plates as long as the importation is underway.
I wouldn't take what Aviva say as being common to all insurers in France. I left there two years ago so things might have changed but my insurers Assurance Moto, scooter... Assurance Mutuelle des Motards were ok to have non-residents as named riders and so insured tous risques (fully comprehensive) and also to provide third party insurance for any qualified rider I chose to let on my bike.
As for your friend buying, registering, and leaving the bike with you, I would pay a visit to your local Prefecture and ask, these things seem to vary from department to department, but when I initially lived there I had no permanent address so registered my car at my parents who were able to provide me with the above mentioned justicatif de domicile.
Final thought, when you move to France you have X number of months to re-register any vehicles you import. As your friend isn't taking up residency perhaps he could store a UK registered bike there, with UK insurance. The only problem would be UK Road Fund Licence and MOT, but a once yearly trip back to the UK on it would solve that, although if he bought new and sold before 3 years he wouldn't have to worry about MOT, and so would only need to pay a visit to a UK Post Office with his documents. Not ideal, and probably more expensive than doing it all in France but it is a possibility.
Have a Google for the Anglo-Info site relevant to your region, they have fora where you can probably find someone who has up to date experience and can help. You'll possibly get nine different answers, like any forum there'll be those who actually know and then those who like to think they know.
A friend of mine who lives in France has his (French plated) bikes insured on 'any-rider' policies which cover the whole EU - I've ridden one of his bikes in Spain, and another friend is currently borrowing one and using it in the UK. So it's perfectly possible for you to insure a bike for him, just maybe not with Aviva.
His policy is a legacy of when he was running a hire/guided-ride business, so I don't know how much he's paying relative to a normal private policy, or what hoops he might have had to jump through to get it, but he's wound up the business, so I'm sure if the costs were extortionate he would have 'downgraded' the policy.
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