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've been searching the HUBB and haven't been able to find the info I'm after. If any one can point me to it please do!
Im an australian looking to purchase a bike in the UK and ride it around europe for the next 12 months (could be anywhere else in europe if ktms are as cheap and registering is easier). I understand that to be leagal on the road that the bike must remain registered and insured in the country of origin...eg UK. after this time I'll consider importing it into Norway permanently (where i will work...yes i know that part will be pricey)
Is there a way that i can register the bike in the UK if i don't have a real address (can i just use a hotel address?). If so will i need to prove this address is mine by way of utilities/phone bills etc?
Can tourists get the appropriate insurance for registration purposes? will this cover me if (touch wood) i have an accident and injure someone/myself/damage property/damage the bike?
FWIW I dont really know any one that i can ask to use their address in the UK for registration purposes but I'm sure I'm not the first person trying to do this.
you will need an address to register the bike to .the V5 ( bike papers) will be sent there from the DVLA. and you insurance papers will be sent there . it can take up to 4 weeks for the V5 to be put into your name and sent back to you . i would recomend phoning a few insurance firms as i think they dont like non Uk driving licence and passport .it could get expencive but then what ant in england. good luck
So far...the dealer i want to buy from (its a used bike) has very kindly offered to let me register the bike to his companies address.
The problem is i have been told by no less than 7 UK insurance companies and the British Insurance Brokers Association that i cant get insurance for registration purposes as im not a resident of the UK.
I called Alessie insurance (Dutch) to see what the could offer. They offer green card 3rd party liability insurance to cover me while outside the UK. They said they can even possibly offer 1 day or so cover while in the UK to allow me to be covered while i ride to the tunnel to france. However after a few more enquires with the DVLA I learned that any insurer (for UK registration ie compulsory third party) must be registered on the UK MIB register (Motor Insurance Bureau). I checked with the MIB and unfortunately Alessie (who sell AXA germay insurance) are not listed.
I assume that if i were to try my luck and take out Alessie insurance and try registering the bike in my name that the policy would be detected and rejected. Does any one know if this is unlikely ( would the DVLA check that the policy is listed on the MIB??)
Ive seen tons of tourists in australia buy cars and drive around the country (which involves compulsory 3rd part insurance for rego). Why tourists cant do the same in the UK is very strange and a real PIA!!
I guess its time to start investigating Germany as an option.
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