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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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.
Beautiful bike, saw one last week at our Wednesday night meet at Borough Market.... absolutely stunning, and very comfy.
I found my feet planted firmly on the floor, the balance was nice, it's got a 25 litre tank and everything else you could possibly need... everything on the www seems to be positive... solid lump, and reliable running...
What does everyone think? I'm seriously considering this as an option....
Never mind what others might think about it. If it makes your heart beat a little harder & faster, it's the bike for you. Go for it! It's Italian, but good Italian. I went for a Guzzi Quota myself after messing around with BMWs, Hondas, Triumphs etc. Never looked back - even if the Quota is somewhat of an oddball. Great bike to tinker with though. A pal of mine has the Caponord. That engine is a gem! Never misses a beat and is a strong runner.
I took a test ride on one a few years back and it was certainly a good ride; comfortable and well able to keep up with other Aprilias and Guzzis that were out on the same test run. I talked with a bunch of Aprilia sales guys who had taken the same bike around a track and they reckoned that it has good lean angles and showed the way to a few sports bikes (Even if this does not interest you as such, it does tend to confirm that the engine is "poky").
That would be an excellent deal, if you can get an Aprilia dealer to lend it to you for that trip; mine Capo ride was only about a 1/2 hour in the company of Aprilia sports bikes and Guzzi's - around back roads and accompanied so the bikes did not go missing!!
I suggest you look around the forums for spares availability information. A friend of mine has waited weeks for a replacement ECU. for a Caponard. (It is a lovely bike, with a good spec and price, I must agree.) Aprilia seem to be getting a bad press on spares, but I don't know how justified that is. I think it's worth asking around.
I might get grief for this but I started looking at these pages because I am looking into buying an XT660R for a big trip, because I'm worried about the spares back up for my 2006 Aprilia Pegaso (same engine as the XT), should I venture too far away.
My Peg has been great, I think it's a far better bike than the Yam. I'm worried about their spares back up though, even though nothing has gonce wrong in 9000 miles. It's the most reliable bike I've owned in 25 years of riding Jap bikes!
Aprilia build great bikes in every way, but the spares back up is awful.
I can say that confidentally as a parts manager in a franchised dealer...
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