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.
So many bikes to consider! Has anyone had any experience with the Guzzi Quota's? It seems that with the 21" front amd shaft drive it might be a good contender for highway and gravel road use. From what I've read, the motor should be pretty much a non-issue as far as durability. Should the fact that M.G. has chosen to discontinue it be significant in my decision? Any first hand knowledge of the bike's strong points and shortcomings would be greatly appreciated. I'm not looking for a hard core off-road bike, but do want something I could use on most roads in North and South America.
I don't claim to know a whole heck of a lot about this bike, but I did test ride one a year ago when I found an incredible deal on a last year's model.
The bike felt like it would be a really fun cruising bike, but it had a very akward riding position that I think would make it extremeley difficult to ride on rough roads. I felt too stretched out on it, and like I wouldn't be able to stand up and maneuver it easily. But if you don't plan on getting on to any roads that are rough, it may not be a bad bike.
The MG dealer did mention that MG's are notorious for having electrical problems but that you could easily carry spares of the bits that comomonly fail (relays, I think, but I don't quite remember).
I purchased a Quota a year ago and have enjoyed every minute of it! Afew small items needed warranty atention and my local dealer got things fixed in a hurry. The first batch of these bikes came with bad ECU (control Computors) and they ran really lean at low RPM's Mine had the new unit and ran great from the get go. 40mpg plus and indestructable engine and drive train are a great combo for an adventure bike. The suspension on this bike was really stiff for me no matter how I set up the rear shock. I have a bad back and I found this annoying. The riding position was perfect for my 6 ft frame. Maintenance is a breeze, valves are easy to get to and simple to adjust. I put 8K on mine last year and would recomend this bike as a long distance touring/adventure mount. Any questions feel free to contact me.
If beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, then the Toad is most fortunate that love is quite often blind. I think the Quota is beautiful!!
There is much to be said of simplicity, and one would think that those unable to purchase a new (with warranty) "Air Head" BMW would opt for the Quota. It is simplicty at it's best, and even though it sold for much less than the lovely R1100 - 1150GS, it did not sell well enough to stay in production.
There is a new 2000 model Quota (red!!) not far from where I work, but I believe they want around $10,000.00 (U.S.) OTR. I have two bikes now (a DR650 and a GL500I), so I know for a fact that my wife (nor the bank, LOL!) will not allow me another scoot.
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