Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Want ads > TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted

TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted Post your TRAVELLING bike for sale here. INCLUDE COUNTRY in subject, (e.g. 89 Transalp for sale, CA USA) and include currency in the post ;-) Please DELETE your post when the bike is sold.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21 Sep 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Posts: 6
Santiago rentals needed

Looking to rent 2 dual sport bikes for a couple weeks beginning in early November. Don't want to spend the $80- per day that I am finding on the websites. Probably a 250cc bike would be big enough! Any leads on this?

Huge thanks in advance!
__________________
Bent1
Long Beach, CA USA
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21 Sep 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 660
same thing for me but want to BUY to be able to cross border (renting would make it difficult at the borders) : a cheap 125 cc or even 175-250 cc, ok condition, reliable, to be able to drive to bolivia and peru in a month time : budget 500 usd around. time : beginning 2006.
cheers,
__________________
--
Vincent Danna

* www.va-project.com
Sept 2008 - dec 2009 : Voyage et art contemporain en Amérique du sud.

* http://vincent.danna.free.fr/
2002 - 2004 : Un tour du monde en moto.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8 Oct 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 6
Howdy,
Another one. Me and a mate are looking for a couple of cheap bikes to ride North from Chile with over 6weeks.
Doesnt need to be big. Just cheap and realiable.
Thanks.
Luke.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8 Oct 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Posts: 6
Well in my research on-line, I haven't found a bargain rental in Chile! Even with Santiago folks looking around, the cheapest I have seen for this time of season is $80 USD per day for a bike such as a Yamaha XT600. If you guys find anything cheaper, I would love to know about it! I think it has to do with the high luxury sales tax of buying a vehicle. Even to buy a used bike of any quality is around $3,000 USD. If anyone knows any different than I do, please post it here!
__________________
Bent1
Long Beach, CA USA
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12 Oct 2005
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 63
I've been checking out the situation also and found this website
http://www.motoaventura.cl/
You can hire a XT600 incl. luggage and paper work to get it in Argentina for $1960/4 weeks ($70/day) or $2100/6 weeks ($50/day). This is in the high season - it's cheaper still in the low season. You can also hire BMWs for a bit more. And they can also hire out camping equipment too. Unfortunately they are based down in Osorno but can get the bike to you in Santiago for $210 extra.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12 Oct 2005
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 63
I'm looking to head from the UK to Australia via about a 4-6 week ride around the southern tip of South America and was wondering if it is worth hiring or buying a bike considering if I bought a bike I'd have to then import it into Australia at the end of the trip. Anyone got any thoughts on the subject? I'm also on an extremely tight budget which doesn't help.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13 Oct 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA USA
Posts: 320
Regarding the motoaventura folks mentioned above. They are great people to deal with. I had my own bike when passing by there so I didn't need to rent one, but they helped me out with tires, hospitality etc. Great people. I saw all their equipment and it's top quality. They know all the roads and can make good reccomendations.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13 Oct 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Posts: 6
Great to hear that motoaventura is a great company. I am renting two bikes from them, starting out in Punta Arenas and riding the bikes back to their shop in Osorno. So far they have been super cool and nice to deal with. Very helpful so far! I look forward to meeting them in person when I reach Osorno! I am also renting from motorentchile.com out of Santiago to take a one way trip from Santiago to Pucon. So far they have been cool. I am paying peak season rates, but probably worth it to not try to buy and sell one for a 24 day trip! I guess it must be like the States in rental prices. The prices are about what I would expect to pay here! Vietnam was quite a bargain at $5-USD per day for a Russian Minsk!
__________________
Bent1
Long Beach, CA USA
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13 Oct 2005
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Posts: 6
Oh also, motoaventura can arrange the papers to go in and out of Argentina with out hassle for about $75- USD. Good news for those of us that want to jump across borders with a rental without hassle.
__________________
Bent1
Long Beach, CA USA
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13 Oct 2005
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Berkeley, CA USA
Posts: 320
Those Chile/ Argentina border crossings are very mellow anyway, but I guess riding a bike that's not in your name could complicate things. Say hi to Sandra from me. She should remember selling me a tire for my R-100GS and feeding three starving bikers plate after plate of empanadas (myself another american and a German).

By the way, the Carretera Austral is just beautiful!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13 Oct 2005
Grant Johnson's Avatar
HU Founder
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 1997
Location: Vancouver BC Canada
Posts: 4,561
Re rental prices - it's not the local costs of labour or prices related to the local economy in any way that's the problem - it's the cost of the bikes! Duty in many countries is 25%, 100% up to even 300% of the value of the bike, so in order to pay for it they have to charge a lot more than you would expect! Parts are similarly expensive.
__________________
Grant Johnson

Seek, and ye shall find.

------------------------

Inspiring, Informing and Connecting travellers since 1997!
www.HorizonsUnlimited.com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 24 Oct 2005
Atwoke's Avatar
Hunn
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 231
I have to agree that the motoadventura people are very helpful when it comes to communication. I am considering hiring from them myself. Only thing to mention is that they do need a large (US$10,000 for the BMW) security if you want to leave the country with their bikes but without them. Understandable, since there is no theft or comprehensive insurance available...

Thinking about shipping, again...

Jens

------------------
__________________
You can never have too many bikes......

BMW R100GS
Triumph Tiger 885
Yamaha XT600e

Jens is gone, but not forgotten.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:14.