Very little beats the excitement of a motorcycle trip, but how best to record the ride for posterity? Where should you mount your GOPRO on your motorcycle to get the best shots? What mounts and settings should you use? These questions and more answered in the video below.
Motorcycle breakdown cover in Europe
Euro breakdown cover from the ETA is available for cars and motorbikes up to 20 years old.
The cover includes motorcycle hire for up to 14 days (maximum £60 per day) if you breakdown and your own bike cannot be repaired.
The policy covers travel to Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City.
Cover for travel through any of the countries listed above is charged at the same rate. Get an instant quote
It doesn’t matter what you ride
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need a big multi-cylinder machine to conquer the roads of Europe. In the 1960s scooter riders thought nothing of crossing the channel to tour on two-strokes. And while Ewan McGregor’s adventure rides have done wonders for sales of the might BMW GS range, don’t forget that in 1980 two riders completed the gruelling Paris Dakar having ridden their Vespa scooters across 7 countries and 10,000km of brutal terrain.
Renting a motorbike for European riding
There are many reasons why renting a motorcycle for a touring in Europe can make sense. Over the last decade a host of motorbike dealers and specialist companies have started to offer rental bikes. And where once the choice was limited, it is now possible to rent everything from a Honda CB500 or Harley Davidson 883, to a Ducati Panigale or BMW S1000RR.
The bikes are one or two years old, well serviced, insured, include European breakdown cover and, most importantly, offer the chance to ride something much more focussed (and expensive) than you need for the daily commute.