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.
I agree that it is an interesting machine, but wish it didn't have that silly 9.5 litre fuel tank limitation.
I will be very interested to see what is in the BMW accessories package to fit the XCountry in particular. Of the three, only the XCountry has any chance of being any sort of long-distance tourer, at least for shorter people, because the other two models are ridiculously tall -- more for fashion purposes, I feel, than to make them any more suited for the sorts of territory where they will do the majority of their riding. The XMoto supermoto machine is a stupid poser's toy, with a wooden plank suspended four feet in the air for a seat; the 'dirt' model is even taller, and far too heavy to be a serious dirt bike.
To give you an idea how tall they are, when I visited a BMW showroom, the staff guy there told me that the XCountry, which has easily the lowest seat of the three new 650s, is FAR taller than the 1200GS!
But with a small screen to deflect some of the wind and after-market luggage, the XCountry might be an option, even if the seating position is not nearly so comfortable as the 'old' F650 model. I am looking forward to reading some real-world tests, as the 'first look' articles in the press don't really tell us much about how the XCountry handles real road conditions.
Having owned a 1200 and currently an X-country and F800gs I can categorically state it is the lowest of them all. It's a brilliant bike, very reliable and very cheap to run returning unbelievable milage on a run (three fills of £5-£6 returned 260 miles two up at speeds around 80mph on motorways). It is a little cramped but nothing else inspires my confidence. I have no doubt that my bike will always do what I need it to do. The tank size is an issue but I see 80miles around town and 100 on a run easily for about £6 so it's not a huge problem as my XT engined Pegaso does the same mileage from a 16ltr tank.
This bike is very misunderstood. Lets get this straight. This is not a dirt bike, it's a competition bike built so that BMW can carry on winning rallies that the 800 is not eligible to enter because it's a twin. The G650 Challenge is built for that, the Xmoto and Country are the same bike with tweaks, different gearing, wheels and bodywork and built so the investment in building this machine attracts at least some sales to offset the costs. I bought the Country because of the seat, I can ride this all day and because it's built to a high standard to be reliable and durable. So far I've loved owning it and it's been the best bike I've had in years. My 800 is faster but not as capable in the dirt and not as sure footed or trustworthy. My biggest issue is availability of accessories but I'm working on that.
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