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 don't own one, and can't afford one, but I'm curious. The Ducati Multistrada 1200s is three years old now, and the 1000cc version (which is a completely different bike) even older, yet i've not seen any mention of them in this forum.
I've never ridden one, but. it's been raved about in magazine for the past few years. It also has a price tag to match the hype, so a carnet would be killer. Careful planning would be needed.
From my understanding it's not really suited to off road stuff, but most RTW trips are actually on roads, albeit some of them gravel, rocky, or filled with pot holes.
Has anyone traveled on one, or heard of anyone traveling on one?
I met a group of six or 7 of them in the Yukon in 2009.
The small front wheel make them un-suited to anything beyond graded gravel and this Texas-based group had avoided any real dirt or bad roads that the Yukon is filled with.
On their 18,000-mile round trip they'd experienced exactly no problems other than two flats and some engine unhappiness due to the poor gas you often find in the Yukon/NWT/Nunavut.
Later models have even more power, excellent electronics (that seems more than a bit ironic on a Duc - and I've owned my share though not for over a decade). The riding position is excellent and their road manners exhilarating.
Plenty reasonable, IMHO, if your RTW means all tarmac - something that wasn't really possible until relatively recently. The lack of traditional spoked wheels speaks to it's lack of dirt or pot-holed pretensions.
Forgive my ignorance, but why are spoked wheels better for bad roads?
Well, if the mag wheels were stamped or perhaps forged, it might not be the case. But they're almost always cast. A hard impact that deforms the rim cannot (or should not !) be re-bent to permit the tire bead to seat.
Mag wheels support the use of tubeless tires, a giant benefit. But an extruded (cold forged . . . ) rim can be repaired when a casting should be replaced ASAP.
Recently I made road worthy a bent cast mag on a BMW that had hit a large pothole after riding all the way from Canada in UB, Mongolia. The rim was too deformed to support a tubeless tire but would easily manage an inserted tube. It's an "old" trick.
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