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Guatemala

Hi all of you.
Planning a trip in Guatemala , please if somebody
can inform me how can i buy a moto and sale after two or three months,
Thank you and safe riding
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I am in guatemala right now.

They have lots of cheap 125-200 dirtbikes for sale everywhere. I dont know about plates though.

Insurance is not required, for my US registered bike at least.
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Thanks Peter-Denmark
How are thinks there? About safe i mean,because
heard many worry thinks you know.

thank you very mutch

safe and nice ride

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Seems very fine. I havent had any bad experiences and I dont think you will either if you just use common sense.

It will be hard to buy a bike and get it registered if you dont speak spanish though. I repeat that I have no idea whatsoever as how to get it registered in your name and I dont know enough spanish to find out either. I hope someone who has tried it will reply.
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Hi Peter
Thank you very mutch
Safe ride
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I bought a 125cc Honda in Guatemala City last year and getting the paperwork done wasn't very hard. I would recommend buying a new bike as then you will have the dealer to guide you through all of the paperwork. I ended up with the cheapest new Honda they sell, a street bike for about $1200 US. The people at the dealership spoke English and were very helpful.

As for the paperwork, I was able to purchase the bike and then go and obtain all of the documents which was nice because it meant I had transportation to get all over the city. I had to obtain a NIT, kind of like a Guatemalan social security number. Then I had to go somewhere and pay the taxes on it. I then had to wait a few days for the title and license plates to arrive. All together it only took five days max to get everything done and most of the work just involved waiting.

I was able to sell the bike several months later for a small loss. I would say that buying a bike in Guatemala was far easier than I would have imagined and would say go for it.
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I bought a 125cc Honda in Guatemala City last year and getting the paperwork done wasn't very hard. I would recommend buying a new bike as then you will have the dealer to guide you through all of the paperwork. I ended up with the cheapest new Honda they sell, a street bike for about $1200 US. The people at the dealership spoke English and were very helpful.

As for the paperwork, I was able to purchase the bike and then go and obtain all of the documents which was nice because it meant I had transportation to get all over the city. I had to obtain a NIT, kind of like a Guatemalan social security number. Then I had to go somewhere and pay the taxes on it. I then had to wait a few days for the title and license plates to arrive. All together it only took five days max to get everything done and most of the work just involved waiting.

I was able to sell the bike several months later for a small loss. I would say that buying a bike in Guatemala was far easier than I would have imagined and would say go for it.

Good post.

I like the Honda 250 Cargo bikes.
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Hi Somasized
Thank you very much for your information.
Anything about Guate welcoming.
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Let me know what kind of bike you're interested in and I'll direct you where to go, maybe even phone numbers and all....
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Hello BMR

I have on mind something about 250 cc On-Off,
because plan to stay and travel your country 2-3
months.
Any idea you think help me is welcoming.

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TTR 250 for sale in Gautemala

I have a near new TTR 250 for sale in Guatemala. It has a small rack on the back to carry gear.

It's a mostly safe place to travel around, people can be unlucky, but that can happen anywhere.
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Zissimo,

I have been riding Guatemala for 2 yrs now. Get a Yamaha XT175 2 stroke. Simple cheap tough. Go to Dave at CATours in Antiqua and rent a bike 1st. He also has Honda 200 Australian Ag version. Ag version comes with good racks.

Guatemala can be dangerous. I have had friends robbed in Antiqua and personally saw a purse snatch. But the campo is great. Never leave stuff on the bike. Always take your stuff with you. Good group of off roaders there.

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Thank you Just
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