In most countries, a helmet is a legal requirement. Clothing has to strike a balance between comfort, temperature control and protection. And then there are all the other things that range from useful to invaluable.

You can go touring on pretty much any bike, with as much or as little luggage as you feel inclined. This section consists of advice based on our experience, concerning Helmets, Clothing, Equipment, Touring Motorcycles, Luggage And Loading and Photography And Touring. A Checklist will help you make sure that you don't forget anything.

There is also a brief section on trouble-shooting ( Rude Mechanicals); an appreciation of the wonderful Enfield Bullet; and brief notes (which we hope in the long term to expand considerably) on Motorcycle Hire.


This information has been verified as far as possible but should not be taken as definitive. You alone are responsible for your safety on a motorcycle (or elsewhere) and should always ride and behave accordingly. Click here for the Official Health Warning.

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last updated: 14/12/03

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