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Old 23 Jan 2006
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Bike rental in Mexico?

Hi there:

Looking to go to Mexico in March and I have a week I can spend riding while there. Are there any reputable outfits that rent bikes? Preference is for a dual purpose machine but I'll take whatever I can get that's reliable.

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The basic answers is no. Are you going to be in Mexico City. If so try contacting BMW MOtohaus. servicio@motohaus. com.mx they told me they want to rent bikes but I'm not sure if they have fixed it up yet.
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Correction - yes there is a very good one - he was at our HU Mexico Travellers Meeting, received excellent reviews - I even rode one of his bikes for a day. Garry, you may have missed him - Oscar Calderon - he's a very good guy, small operation. Rent's F650GS's.

See http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/mee....php#MCRentals for details on contacting him.

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In Cancun...



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It might not be what you are looking for, but I know that most tourist cities in Mexico rent out small displacement street legal scooters. Depending on which part of Mexico you are going to be, I have seen a few dirt bike touring/rental outfits, but these are located near the northern border especially in northern Baja. I have been interested in selling those cheap Chinese made enduros as a local side business, and as I have seen some interest in bike rentals for Mexico, I might consider getting a few to rent out of Yuma, AZ. Keep in mind that they will be by no means meant for major off-roading, but more as a vehicle to get out and about for a small period of time. I intend to buy one for evaluation, and then decide if they would be useable as a light-duty rental.
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I have had the same thought, Yuma. FWIW, there is a dealer in Houston selling new 200cc Chinese Dual Sports for $750. That is in a crate, assemble yourself. They really aren't bad looking bikes. Look like 70's Japanese running gear with updated body work.
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There is a rental shop in Playa del Carmen which is well located for the Yucatan. They have some KTM models. It is licated on 10th avenue. If you have interest I can email you more info when I'm there in 2 weeks.
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Originally posted by AndyT:
I have had the same thought, Yuma. FWIW, there is a dealer in Houston selling new 200cc Chinese Dual Sports for $750. That is in a crate, assemble yourself. They really aren't bad looking bikes.
Andy, I mentioned on a similar thread from someone looking for a "cheap" bike rental that if someone wanted a cheap bike, they could go on Ebay and have one of these bikes delivered for a maximum of $1500, and I have even heard of ones delivered for $1000-1100. However, some states (US) are more difficult to street register them in than others. One of the responders to that particular thread mentioned that they had seen a dealer in Nepal (or one of those exotic countries) who sold you a bike, and would buy it back at a pre-determined price. This might help some people I read on other threads who were inquiring how one could sell a bike that they bought in one South American country and wanted to sell it in another country before they travelled back. Again, try Ebay for those cheap Chinese bikes. I guess I am getting a little off the subject of the original person looking for a one-week Mexican bike rental...

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