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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Which Bike?Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
A nice looking bike and congratulations for not choosing one of the usual suspects. No reason it should not last you the next 20 years, my R80GS, yes one of the ususal suspects, is 20 this year and has taken me to many places, is still getting me to work every day and I hope will go further still.
I've had a 1200 Sport for the last 2 years and love the engine. Mine is the old 2 valve lump. There were issues with the cams on the first of the 4 valve engines but yours should be good as a 2011 bike. Although date of manufacture is a better guide, mine was almost a year old when I registered it. It's worth asking your dealer though.
Modern Guzzis are pretty reliable and beautiful things to ride. The gearbox on mine is the sweetest I've ever had and the CARC shaft drive is perfect. I don't notice it's there, no clunks or snatching at all.
What size tank is on yours? The 2011 model should have a 31 litre tank, the previous model had only 18 litres. My Sport has a very useful 23 litre tank which gives me around 230-250 mile range.
There's lots of good info on Guzzitech.com
Guzzis in general have water ingress issues with the speedo sender. The first thing you should do is pack the rubber boot with silicon grease. I did and haven't had any issues.
One major pain with owning a Guzzi though is the spares availability. It takes at least 2 weeks to get anything that your dealer has not got in stock. You can forget August as well as the factory is closed for the whole month! A guy on 1200sport.com has had his 4v in the dealers for 8 weeks awaiting parts for the cam upgrade. He's ended up buying another bike for the summer!!
Don't let this put you off though as they're a great bikes to own. Lots of noise and smiles
I've had Guzzis for several years and have a few of them in my garage, so the 2011 was a natural choice for me, to be honest. This is the newest Quattro Valvole engine and 32 l tank. I just love the pull in that amazing engine. I've never had problems with spares supplies and get my orders instantly or - at the lates - within four days.
Hi Hans, you obviously know a lot more about Guzzis than me as this is my first. The upgraded Stelvio is the bike the earlier one should have been. It's a good replacement for my Sport when I'm ready to swap. That's if I can reach the ground, how tall is it? The reach often depends on how the seat is shaped and I guess I'll have to go and sit on one to tell.
You're lucky with your spares supply, things don't seem to get here that quick from Italy.
I look forward to seeing some pics of the Stelvio against your lovely scenery.
I had a 2007 California Vintage for three years. Bits fell off (an indicator, the panniers locks), bits broke (relays), the dealer's idea of customer service was crap (wouldn't chase Italy for parts delivery)and parts supply from Italy was abysmal (10 months for a mudguard, 6 months for a tacho). Guzzi owners are very loyal to the brand and appear able to put up with this, I couldn't buy into this although when it ran it was a joy.
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