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.'
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Biking Great Ocean Road in Oz - How do I get insurance cover?
Can someone please advise me.
I have been invited to motorbike Australia's "Great Ocean Road" between Adelaide and Melobourne and then on to Tasmania with one of my cousins. He has a Suzuki Katana ready for me to ride but I am confused as to how to get insurance cover.
There are two distinct insurance schemes for motor vehicles in Oz.
When a vehicle is registered it will automatically have the compulsory third party injury insurance which will cover you (under most circumstances), passengers and anyone you may injure for medical treatment and long term treatment. The owner of the vehicle is responsible for making sure its registered and has third party insurance. If you are at fault in an accident due to an illegal activity you may not be eligible for compensation - eg drugs, alcohol, theft of vehicle.
Second scheme is for insuring the vehicle for any damage it may do to other peoples property (third party property insurance) and/or damage to the vehicle as well (fully comprehensive insurance). This is not compulsory and has to be bought by the vehicle owner, listing age of drivers/riders. There are dozens of insurance companies that sell this insurance.
Sorry I can't help with the original question, but does the compulsory third party insurance (the one you need before you register the vehicle) cover damage to another persons vehicle, or just the person? Say you rear-end someone and only have CTP, does it cover the repair costs of their vehicle, or just their injuries, if any?
Thanks and regards,
- sorry found the answer to my question. Compulsory third party insurance only covers the other riders/drivers injuries. To cover their property (car, bike or property) you will need third party property insurance.
The compulsory 3rd party insurance covers only 3rd party personnal, not property. The owner of the bike has 3 options:
1. taking out no other insurance and running the risk
2. taking out 3rd party property insurance to cover other peoples property in the event of an accident
3. taking out comprehensive insurance to cover other peoples property and own bike for accident, theft, fire
All 3 usually cover any rider provided they are licenced whether named on the policy or not, though the excess may vary depending on the riders age and experience and whether they are named on the policy. It's not usually like the UK for example where only named riders are covered. One or two overseas based insurance companies are the exception though. Best to check the policy document to make sure.
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