Outdoor enthusiasts thinking of trying adventure motorcycling will be inspired, invigorated and informed by this expert manual which covers every aspect of the trip, including practicalities (cost, personal fitness, how long you can be away from home), choosing the right bike, equipment, clothing, legal documentation, riding techniques, maintenance, navigation and emergencies. Whether stranded on a mountainside or dreaming in the armchair, both experienced and would-be adventurers will find this book essential reading.
Besides this, his first book, Robert Wicks has written three other titles for Haynes: Adventure Riding Techniques (co-authored with Greg Baker), Building the Ultimate Adventure Motorcycle and The World's Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes. He works as the Chief Operating Officer for the Powerboat P1 World Championship. He lives in Berkshire.
Updated edition with new material; new case study routes, comprehensive listings in a new appendix and a section about female adventurers. Images will be updated and refreshed to show more up-to-date motorcycles. Facts, figure, rules and regulations all updated, as well as information about adventure motorcycles on the market. Planning an individual journey or joining an organised adventure. Customising the motorcycle, fitting and testing accessories and aftermarket equipment. Essential gear, from boots to stove, sleeping bag to puncture repair kit. Personal safety. Living on the road, bike maintenance and riding techniques. First-hand tales of adventure motorcycling.