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.
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Yes, if Peter actually gets his Green Card by email I think this is the answer to many a FAQ.
I'm currently waiting for mine to be posted (as soon as my bank transfer clears) and have also requested a scan by e-mail (instead of a fax). I'll let you know if Mr Terrao is happy to do that.
I'm on the verge of buying, too, and would be interested in hearing as soon as you get any indication that something substantial is happening. I get a bit nervous wiring money directly to bank accounts on faraway continents! One advantage, real or illusory, to Knopf is that I can send a check in US dollars to a US address....plus lots of folks have dealt with him before, including in person.
We flew our bike from Vancouver, Canada to Frankfurt, Germany in 2006. We flew into Frankfurt, took the S-bahn (train) downtown and went into the ADAC office (German auto club) with our paperwork for the bike. Bought green card insurance for 22 Euros a month. We took the S-bahn back to the airport and went to Customs, got the bike signed in and rode off into Europe. Everytime since then when we pass through Germany we get enough more to cover us until the next time. Simple and cheap.
Green Card = third party (TP) liability insurance (unless I am mistaken) In which case these guys are offering this at a better price than I can buy domestic green card third party liability insurance in Belgium. I just had a quote from my insurance for basic TP cover for € 310.54 which is about 200% more than last year and a total rip off.
Have I misunderstood something here ? Is there any reason I can't just get my insurance from them ?
Since you are in Belgium at home you are in a better position to answer your own question than anybody else. Seems Belgians, like the French, are still being ripped off by their insurers. Two years ago I insured a BMW R100GS for about 50 Euro/year.
We are talking about third party cover only here, aren't we?
In Germany you couldn't use Arissa Insurance, because insurance is tightly coupled to rego, i.e. you have to show govt. approved cover before you can register your vehicle.
G'day all, have contacted ARISA,( Jorge),to ask if they could supply me with Greencard insurance for travelling through Europe. He replied; " It is only possible to supply you a third party liability insurance, the Frontier Insurance, valid only in Europe (EC)".
I'm getting confused here, isn't that exactly what I'm looking for, to ride legally in Europe? ( Flying to Jordan next week so I'm pretty keen to get this sorted!).
I just PM-ed Peter-Denmark and Stephano asking again for confirmation that they did actually succeed in getting insurance from Arisa. I do not otherwise want to wire transfer money with the need to go down to my bank in person plus pay the fees.
Can anyone report that they received their Euro insurance in this way?
I have purchased third party liability (green card) insurance underwritten by Arisa many times in the last 6 years. It is purely liability insurance - meaning, it will pay the cost of fixing anything you hit with your motorcycle - it is not theft or collision insurance. Much like North America, you are required by law to have liability insurance to ride in Europe.
There are several ways to buy the policy that Arisa underwrites. What I most commonly do is go to an ADAC (German Automobile Club) office and buy the insurance there. It is offered over the counter, and the cost is about 22 Euro a month for a motorcycle. It's easy for me to do this because I usually fly into Switzerland - I can then use a company car to make the 1 hour trip to Germany, go to an ADAC office, and get the policy. Once I have it, I can legally ride my Canadian registered motorcycle.
I have also purchased the exact same Arisa insurance cover in the past from Knopf Tours. Knopf charges a markup (about another 20 Euro a month) to procure the insurance for you, but convenience sometimes justifies buying the insurance through Knopf. Unless you happen to have a friend who lives in Germany who is willing to go to an ADAC office with your paperwork and get the insurance for you ahead of time, Knopf is the next best way to get the insurance before you arrive in Europe.
Be aware, though, that it seems you can only buy a cumulative total of 12 months of insurance for any given vehicle (VIN number) during the life of the vehicle. I've shipped my moto back and forth to Europe numerous times over the past 6 years - this summer, when I went to buy insurance, ADAC informed me that Arisa had told them that they could only issue one more month of insurance for my bike. This question is still open - I am not sure if Arisa is aware that my moto goes back to Canada each year - I will have to write them and get some clarification about this.
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