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Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Vicks, Feb 8, 2012.
give them a call..
Is this the bike? http://www.uaesuzuki.com/productdetails.aspx?Cid=1&Sid=0&id=66&Lid=1
Any body interested in teaming for this fun ride ?
obviously, it is off-road only, so i'm not talking about street bikes here. All details available in above link.
Yes that is James West's outfit. If you get him as your tour guide / leader you will have a great tour. He is a very experienced rider who knows the desert out here like the back of his gnarly hand.
Nope. The one i saw (at my friends') was without all that luggage stuff and of course, it was an 185cc... probably same frame etc but with lesser accessories and a larger engine thats it.
I called the Musaffah Suzuki dealer. They denied any knowledge of any two-strokes for sale. Did you friend's bike come from the Suzuki dealer, or elsewhere in Musaffah?
Is it this bike: http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/suzuki/2012-suzuki-ts185er-ar133373.html
Yes, thats the bike.
Check you PM please.
I am planning to do a 1 day guided offrad trip in the UAE and after contacting two companies offering such tours I am still a bit worried about liability insurance.
Their booking forms contain an indemnity clause in which I would sign that I am personally responsible for any damage caused to third parties during that trip.
I Germany, where I come from, such cases are covered by the standard liability insurance of the vehicle which is required by law and is the responsibility of the bike owner. In the UAE, the tour providers tell me, there's no such thing as a liability insurance for offroad vehicles and tours.
How do you guys handle this? Imagine some desert child running into a gravel road at the wrong moment. Am I prepared to pay to the end of my life if I cause permanent injury or even death? Granted, it is very unlikely something like that will happen, but that's exactly what an insurance is for, isn't it?
Michael (aka. Alaric11)
All vehicles here need 3rd party liability insurance as a minimum.
If the bike you are being given is road registered then it would have 3rd party liability.
The middle-east islamic countries have something called a "blood-money" as compensation for the victim of an accident and this is covered by the 3rd party liability insurance. Without such an insurance, i would be vary of signing on an indemnity form taking all responsibility on my own self. An alternative would be to get a new 3rd party liability insurance on your own, but it will cost a min of 600AED for a motorcycle, valid for 1 year.
For this kind of 3rd party liability insurance, it is the vehicle that is provided the coverage and is independent of who is riding/driving it. So, assuming that the the tour company is providing you road registered bikes, this aspect should be clearly agreed upon with you by them.
thank you very much for taking an interest in this topic.
In fact I'm planning to do an offroad trip, so I can very well imagine that the vehicles are NOT road registered. We are planning to hit the dunes and then cross into the Hajar mountains.
What I'm worried about is that you can have an accident with injuries to a 3rd person even when not driving on road. Granted it is very unlikely, but it could happen and would have severe consequences, right?
What do you think?
I will be moving to dubai uae next month. From Canada.
I'm an off road/adventure enthusiast and rally fan.
Also a motorrad rider for other bmw riders out there.
I've been riding mostly with the new F8 and love it.... I ride it hard and It's gets real dirty... not just Starbucks
Hope to see and ride with you in the new year, probably landing in UAE some time in January.
I'm still debating shipping my F8 from North America or just selling it and picking up a 650 range dual sport in the UAE as the F8 can feel heavy in the sand.... But great for everything else.
Vicks... I noticed you made the switch to lighter bike? but rode the 990 well
Can anyone tell me if an G650x challenge would be easy to find in UAE?
LOL - You kinda just read my mind
I'm kinda thinking of selling my fully kitted Xch
PM me if interested
I too moved from NYC to Dubai last year and brought my bike over...
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I've been in Salalah for almost a year now, and I'll be here for at least 6 more months.
Admit it big fella. You want an orange one doncha :)
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the new 390R ADV does look nice
Cool - I followed a few of your posts... nice bike indeed.
I'll PM you, wondering how difficult it was to get your bike in and registered.
Anyone out there riding an F800? How's the terrain out there for the larger mid-sized bikes or twins?
I see a lot of people ride smaller bikes in the sand etc.
I'm riding an F800. It's an awesome bike. All bikes have their limitations, but for me the F8 is the best all arounder. I ride primarily off-road in the mountains and wadis of Oman and Hatta area, but I can ride the bike there and not have to trailer a dirt bike. It works okay in the sand and dunes with the right tire pressure and the know how and I can take it on 2-3 day adventures through Oman.
I have an F8 in North America and I love riding it on anything but motocross.
Can take a highway anywhere and turn off....
Im debating whether or not to ship it to the UAE with me in January.
Your concerns are very much valid Micheal but if' the rental agreement with the touri co. does not include a 3rd party liability inurance, the nyou can, like i mentioned earlier, always ask them to get it insured for around 600AED (not sure if they can get you a better deal on the insurance...)
have a word with them and see if you can work out an amicable solution.