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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"Motorcycle Insurance Specialists including International Motorcycle Shipping (Air Freight-Uncrated), Temporary Motorcycle Insurance in the US/Canada and Green Card Insurance in Europe (Full Coverage available).
Eligibility Requirements for European insurance coverage:
You are not a citizen of the country in which you will be travelling or living.
You will keep US/Canadian license plates on your motorcycle
The motorcycle to be insured is not a sports- or high performance motorcycle or over 1500cc
You are at least 25 years of age and not over 65 years of age (Drivers over 65 MAY be eligible)
The motorcycle to be insured is not a rental, short term lease or buyback
You own the motorcycle to be insured
The motorcycle is not over 20 years old or valued over $30,000."
Michael (PanEuropean on the HUBB) said: "I was quite pleasantly surprised to see that they (MC Express) are covering every country in Europe (and parts of Asia) with the sole exception of Iran and Iraq. In other words, for the first time in the last 4 years, they are now covering Bosnia and Hertzogovena, as well as Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Romania... Although I don't plan to visit these countries this year, it's quite remarkable to note that they are all finally covered."
For shipping, please follow the link and be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount.
Planning a visit to the United States? Want to ride your motorcycle during your visit? Let Fernet Insurance Brokers arrange for your temporary insurance needs before you even leave home! We offer a program designed to cover yourself and your cycle while you are visiting. Its the Safe Trip Motorcycle Insurance Program from Dairyland, one of the largest motorcycle insurance companies in America, rated A+ by A.M. Best.
And, the program even offers roadside assistance. Additional Information: Insuring visitors' motorcycles touring the USA and Canada is fairly straight forward, especially when the on-line form has been fully completed, and the authorized credit card is processed without difficulty. Please ensure that there is no hold on the credit card for charges by third parties from overseas.
Some visitors travel with the intention to purchase their motorcycle in the USA. Of course, we can only begin the insurance process after the motorcycle has been bought and a valid VIN [Vehicle Identification Number] is available in order to complete the insurance application. A temporary registration must then be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] showing proof of insurance. There should be no problem if the motorcycle is purchased from a dealership as they handle the registration and provide you with the necessary temporary tag. However, it can be much more complicated if the motorcycle is purchased from a private owner. The difficulties vary from state-to-state and from DMV office-to-DMV office, depending on the clerk that you are dealing with."
From Nick A., Progressive Internet Representative, in an email to a British traveller wanting insurance for a months ride across the USA on his own UK registered bike:
"You would be able to purchase a policy with Progressive with either an international or foreign country’s driver’s license as long as there was a permanent address within the U.S. where mail could be sent and the vehicle would be kept.
There would be a surcharge for having a non-U.S. license, but that would be included in the quote prior to your completing it.
Unfortunately, we do not sell short term policies. Motorcycle policies are currently sold for 12 month terms."
So sadly not much use for travellers passing through. Reports say they're good for US residents.
Gravel Road Logistics bietet einer umfassenden, ausführlichen und eingängigen Beratung über Transporte von Motorrädern und die Organisation der Verschiffung mit all seinen Aspekten - vom Reisenden für Reisende.
Shipping Weltweit Shipping Südamerika Motorradverpackung Haftpflichtversicherung Seetransportversicherung Persönlich und Reisendeorientiert
For non-residents of these areas:
e.g. "cover for a non-EU resident on an EU registered bike providing the person being insured owns that bike."
"In cooperation with our partners in the USA and Europe we have developed special insurance programs with tailor-made concepts for your individual needs. This concept is exclusively available through TourInsure. You may give us a call or send your request by fax."
For more than 25 years we are offering comprehensive international insurance coverage for motorcars, campers and motorcycles. Our clients are Europeans travelling abroad as well as foreign travellers coming to Europe. We can provide also a wide range of additional coverage connected to a journey, such as insurance of your travelling expenses and luggage or travel health insurance.
Simply tell us where you intend to go for your vacation and we will be happy to submit our individual offer at any time
Information on Mexican insurance. You can get quotes and buy Mexican insurance online from Puerto-Penasco's partner Mexico Insurance Professionals. Recommended by Mr. Ron on the HUBB: "After many hours of searching on-line insurance sites that actually recognised my bike (bmw r100gs) I found this: www.puerto-penasco.com
I easily purchased insurance online and had a policy within an hour. Print it out and your on your way."
Temporary US Auto/Motorcycle Insurance designed for foreign nationals touring in the United States and Canada. Also Mexican insurance. "We provide you with insurance that meets the statutory requirements of every State in the U.S. You may purchase coverage liability only or liability, fire, theft, vandalism and collision.
You are not a U.S./Canadian citizen.
You are not a permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada
The vehicle to be insured is not a sports car or high performance vehicle.
You are at least 21 years of age and not over 65 years of age. (Drivers over age 65 must contact Sunrise to determine eligibility)
The vehicle to be used is not a rental.
Your permanent address is not within 100 miles of the U.S./Mexico Border."
Staff can assist with motorcycle insurance for non-US or Canadian residents. German and Spanish spoken.
They sell Green Card Insurance (third party liability insurance only) on a monthly basis for foreign registered vehicles. Mr Jens Messerschmidt ADAC RVE Am Westpark-8 81373 Muenchen Tel.:+49 89 7676 2266
Note: Their website is in German only. For non-German speakers, contact Jens directly, who speaks English.
"The good news is that basic third party liability green card insurance for foreign registered motorcycles (called Grenzversicherung) is available through ADAC for 22 Euros a month. The bad news is that it is not available by post or email. You must show up in person or assign someone to go to an ADAC office with your original registration paperwork to apply and pay for it. This from Jens Messerschmidt at ADAC."
"We can offer third party liability insurance valid for all European countries for a minimum period of 2 months and a maximum period of 12 months, provided you are 25 years of age or older. At present the premium amounts to Euro 288.15 for a period of 2 months, and Euro 88.49 for every following month. However, we are aexpecting an increase in premiums per Oct.1, 2001 and of course we cannot predict what the premiums for the year 2002 will be. For drivers between 21-24 years of age there is a 25% surcharge to the premium. It is impossible at this moment to say if the far Eastern countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran can be included in the coverage. This will mainly depend on how the present political situation will develop. Perhaps you can contact us again towards the end of this year or 1-2 months prior to your departure to India for a definite offer."
Contact Maria Alessie. Don't forget to tell her how you found them.
"We are the most used motorcycle insurance specialist in the UK & Ireland..."
Recommended by Graham Seddon: Carole Nash "offer travel insurance for bikers. Check out the website, although long term insurance isn't cheap (Â£700 Carole Nash vs Â£250 Columbus for 365 days), but it covers biking accidents. BTW, Carole Nash also do motorcycle insurance that covers trips in Europe."
Important: For more information on what World Nomad's policies cover, read this Prices & Benefits page for residents of various countries. Grant says: ALWAYS read the policy CAREFULLY to be SURE you are covered on your motorcycle, there are exceptions and variations depending on home country and where you're going and a whole lot of other things. READ THE POLICY!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!