2008 125cc Jhaling (anywhere in Central America)
Finishing the trip of a life-time in Panama on a 125cc Jhaling. The papers are from Guatemala. Asking price is $900 and includes all gear (helmet, spare parts, new battery, and tools).
Jhaling is a Chinese import that looks EXACTLY like a Honda. The bike has less than 12k km.
Friends said it couldn't be done on a bike this small. For me, as a beginner, it did not get any better than this.
The bike did it all, tiny curves, boat trips, mountains, and dirt roads.
It looks like a local bike which means less trouble from the locals. Parts are available in every single shop since the model is so popular. And best of all, it's small enough to bring on boats, navigate through traffic, and being from Guatemala, the border crossings through Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are quick and hassle free (something about a friendly border treaty).
I can bring the bike to anywhere in Central America.