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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I'm a US citizen living in the USA. After my last South America trip I'm planning an extended Asia/Middle-East/Africa trip. I am not interested in the cost of shipping a home-bought motorcycle.
I plan to purchase a used motorcycle, preferably a Japanese 100-200cc, perhaps different bikes for different legs of the trip. My route is flexible but my budget is tight (plenty of money, but I hope to be gone for at least 2 years). So this excludes certain countries like China (expensive guides) and certain passages (air-freighting the motorcycle over Burma).
My start point is completely flexible, I want to start somewhere where I can manage to get a motorcycle in my name that I can ride across borders.
Malaysia seems fairly easy, but I can only go as far as Burma/China before I have to ship the bike at great expense.
Nepal is possible also, but a the high price of Japanese motorcycles make it less appealing
Are there any other countries anywhere in Africa/ME/Asia that it is possible to legally register/title a motorcycle in my name as a US citizen?
Somebody asked a similar question on advrider a few weeks ago so I have copied and pasted most of my answer from the one I gave there, I don't have a complete picture but here is an outline.
It might be useful to have a sticky with a list of where foreigners can register, any takers?
It is possible for a foreigner to buy a bike in South Africa or Namibia and travel most of Southern and East Africa from there, I know somebody who went as far as Kenya on a SA registered bike with no carnet.
The same in most SE Asian countries although if you particularly want to go to Vietnam you have to buy the bike there as foreign vehicles are not allowed in but you can take that one out to the rest of the subcontinent.
India you cannot technically buy there but there are ways around it involving it being registered to a local or you can rent.
South America you can buy in some countries, I am not sure which ones and then take it to others, no carnet needed there.
Australia it can be done but I am not sure if all states allow it, bloody expensive at the moment as well.
The UK and I believe other European countries allow foreign ownership, finding insurance in the UK is not easy but possible, once in Europe you can travel to Central and Eastern Europe from there.
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