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.
I used to courier an NTV 650 so I spent long hours in the saddle. I have just measured my inside leg (with the dog's lead and a tape measure: only the best technique for me!!), and I think I'm about 34" inside leg, but then I'm 5'10", so maybe I've measured it wrong.......
Either way, I was comfy on the bike, with knees slightly bent and feet flat on the ground at the lights. Basically you may be a little tall on the bike... but trying one is the best way to find out. However, the NTV has not been manufacturered for quite a few years now meaning that however realiable the bike is, you'd still be restricted to old-ish bikes, plus they are often couriered.
Have you considered the replacement: the Deauville, if you like the NTV powerplant? Its faired, but the intergral panniers are pants, so if you are planning to tour, a decent top-box and a couple of roll-bags is your best way forward.
Cheers guys, like you say the best way is to try one. But there aren't too many about so it's difficult finding one to try let alone buy! Not keen on the Deauville, plus the NTV is more in my price range.
Franconian - vario footpegs, where would I find these and what exactly are they?
I'm thinking about getting a Honda NTV650 but I am 6ft 3" with a 34" inside leg, will I be too big for this bike?
If so it would be a shame due to the reliability they offer & the shaft drive which I prefer.
I am about the same size (1,87m) and I still have my NTV650 in the garage. You are not too big on that bike. It´s a splendid bike for shorter trips. I have Givi panniers and a topbox on it. When more carrying capacity was needed I bought a Africa Twin. Equipped with Därr aluminium panniers it´s a great adventure bike. As my wife wanted to join me on my trips I bought last week a R1100GS as the AT is not designed to ride two up. The space in my garage is almost used as my younger son did bring his Kawa 750 there too!
I know what most people think about a deauville but they are a great bike even though yes the panniers are pants, and you cant take them off. I used one for over a year and a half, never had any faults (ok the rear silencer went but it was 9 years old), my brother then used it for half a year and now my uncle has it up in glasgow using it for his daily commute.
Try one you may be suprised and if you think its dull put it this way i kept an aprillia falcon behind me until the road opened up to a half mile straight, he then blasted past me, but i kept up with him in the corners until a set of traffic lights in the next town, pulled up along side him and he just looked at me thinking how did that guy keep up on that!!!! + that was with top box, high screen, extra hand and feet deflectors.
and forgot to add i'm 6ft4 with out shoes, and a long in side leg and its was ok for me, all be it a bit cramped after about 1hr nonstop but who wanted to ride non stop for that long???
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