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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A friend put me onto HUBB forum and it has inspired me. Going riding for 3 months around West Europe. I did a search and couldn’t find old posts/articles with answers to my questions, so I hope someone will be kind enough to help me out with my enquiries.
Have been looking at my options. 1. Transporting my bike over by sea (not too keen about for various time restricting reasons), 2. Hiring a bike ( very costly for 3 months but do like the thought of all insurance , road side service and taxes already taken care of but not all allow the bike to be taken out of it’s boarders ) and 3. Buying a bike somewhere over there …..this is where I really need advice.
Looking at buying either in Spain; that’s where I’m landing and will be spending sometime with family before setting off. North Italy ; I need to meet my travelling companion there . Or UK; because that’s my first language and I have confidence in communicating on my own.
I normally ride a CBR600F that has been lowered to suit my height and have taken it everywhere,( it does mountains very well). So a similar capacity bike of sports/tourer type is what I’m looking for.
Does anybody know what is required in taxes, registration, insurance and legal requirements for this to be possible in these 3 different countries? I’d love to hear of your knowledge and/or similar experiences in these areas.
Enjoy the ride and safe travels.
I recently helped out two Australians doing similar things. Firstly someone bought a bike from ebay in the UK (with the xchange rate this makes them uber cheap). Then you need to find someone in the UK who will let you register the bike at their house in your name, then you have a rego doc with your name on it. Then find someone to ride it to where you want, you'll have to factor in a contribution to the costs of ferry/petrol/flight back.
Second person bought the same bike, picked it up in Greece and I handled the V5 transfer from the UK at the same address.
Insurance can be a tricky one though - I'd seek advice from someone else on that!
Thank you Ta-rider.
I hadn't considered Germany as a purchase point.
I thought Spain, Italy and UK would be my better options. I don't know anyone in Germany to help me or leave a bike with until sold after I leave like I do in Spain and maybe UK.
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