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This is the 1st ever AG200E to be sold new by Yamaha in Mongolia. A Sales Manager in Japan gave it to the still-under-construction Yamaha Motors in Ulaanbaatar. There is only one here, and I got it for 5.6 million MNT (around $3400 USD)
I had to look up this one... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_AG200 Looks like you got yourself a workhorse. I´d get myself a green helmet with a John Deere logo....
Just kiddin´.. Looks like the right bike for Mongolia and Siberia, congrats.
I'm going to be arriving in Mongolia in late May early June this year. I am trying to secure a bike before this. Is this Yamaha Motors store up an running yet? Is there any way to contact them from the states?
I saw on a couple other Mongolia threads that you are living in UB . If you have any other useful information concerning buying, renting, or whatever, I would love to hear it!
There are a number of bike shops here now. there's one selling a bunch of second hand ones, and one selling new and used KTMs (Stormriders). there is ashop up near Hermes (not sure what they have) and this Yamaha one I don't recognise.
I have a bmw 650 GS (2 actually) and a KTM and a Chinese bike.
The KTM was ex hire bike from a tour company. BMWs from Germany, though I have friends who have BMWs here from bother Germany and USA.
depending on what I am doing will decide what bike I ride. what will you be doing; long tours or just zipping around town?
PM me if you want some more info.
Are you here in UB for a holiday or for work/relocating?
My KTM is a 450 EXC, 2009.
it cost me $5500, but I did buy it mid winter, before the season. it's likely possible to do the same now, and sell it later on.
Re dual sport....I'm not sure how good it would be for trips of more than a few hours. see what others think.
the ride is quite harsh, and no space to store anything at all. it's great off road though.
Re renting, I will think about it. But I would be worried about it breaking, because the timing chain is kinda rattly.
Next time I visit stormriders I will ask if they rent bikes. I think they do.
The phone number of you want to SMS dashka there is:+976 9919 7752 or +976 8666 6688.
however he seems never to answer my SMSs so I wouldn't be hopeful.
I will try to get my Mongolian assistant to call him and see if he does, and get back to you.
A couple of guys here rented some 250 cc yamahas for a few hundred a month I think, but that was for a year.
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