In 2020 the full-colour 8th edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook was published. In print for nearly 30 years, hard though it is to believe, with ninety extra pages, the fully revised new edition is even more comprehensive.
Planning: when, where and how. Documents, fuel costs, carnets, money, seasons, insurance, currencies, travel companions, rentals.
What makes a good travel motorcycle? It’s all broken down forensically to help you pin down the bike that suits your needs. Rated: over two dozen of the most-used travel bikes from 250 to 1290.
Modification & Preparation
Loads and loads of ideas and advice in getting your bike ready for the big trip. Luggage, racks, protection, filters, cooling, long-range fuel, tyres and wheels, clothing, seats, screens, better lighting, suspension, tyre repairs, kit lists, spares and more.
Life on the Road
Dealing with culture shock, borders, communications and satellite tracking, shipping and air freight, police trouble, changing money, black market, bribes, camping gear, navigation, wild camping, off-road riding, health and first aid, fault diagnosis, road accidents and what to do when things go wrong.
Continental Route Outlines
Latin America, Asia and Africa: the Adventure Motorcycling Zone (‘AMZ’) with best borders as well as vital consulate locations, ferries, fuel costs and other information.
Trip Reports and guidance from an intrepid array of adventurous world travellers including Steph Jeavons, Lois Pryce, Noraly Schoenmaker and Tim and Marisa Notier.