Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > SOUTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA Topics specific to South America only.
Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Josephine Flohr,
Elephant at Camp, Namibia



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19 Oct 2017
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
Buying Bike in Ecuador

Hi Guys

Im flying this dezember to Quito to travell south (Peru Bolivia Chile) with my best friend and his Girlfriend.

Does somebody knows how easy/difficult it is to buy a bike in Quito with proper Licens so that we can travel without Problems to Peru Bolivia and Chile? Any good proposals for a good store to buy a Bike? At home im driving an old Yamaha XT600Z 1VJ but i think a light 250cc would be perfekt for the trip.

Thanks a lot from Switzerland

Basil
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 25 Oct 2017
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 1
Expensive

Buying a motorcycle in Ecuador is very expensive. I suggest you to buy in Colombia or Peru where there are less taxes than Ecuador. You can check a web page where people sell em here:
www.mercadolibre.com.ec
www.olx.com.ec
those are pages where u can find bikes here
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 26 Oct 2017
charapashanperu's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huanuco, Peru, SA
Posts: 671
BEWARE of any of those motorcycle selling websites in South America!!

(1) Most budget motorcycle owners in South America, although they have the owners card on the motorcycle, it is not in their name, and may not even know the original owner to get him/her to sign it over to you, which means you won't be able to take it across borders.

(2) As parts are difficult to find or too expensive, most motorcyles in have welded parts inside the engine, like a transmission gear that will blow out at high speeds or under strain leaving you stuck at 14,000 ft and no help! You wouldn't beleive how common this is!

(3) Most motorcycles in South America, unless valued at over $10,000 USD have had REALLY bad maintenance. We had a German guy buy a 400cc bike in Lima, then it blew up just miles from us here in central Peru. When we openned it up we found there we not any air filters!!

I live in Peru and can help you do what you want, reliably. PM me.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28 Oct 2017
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Exclamation Not a good idea unless you have time

Besides the issues mentioned, admin in ECU is from another world. It will take you ages to get the bike properly registered on your name as a non resident. If you buy new count minimum one month. If you think of buying used ..... don't do it.
marin53, Quito
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 26 Dec 2018
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 2
Post Buying a Bike in South America

I arrived in Colombia 2 weeks ago with intentions of buying a cheap used bike but after doing more research its definitely better to buy a new one for a number of reasons:

1) Registration - its 100% in your name and no racy vehicle history or licensing issues.
2) Condition - new from the manufacturer (as long as you buy from a reputable, licensed dealer) and should have no problems.
3) Warranty - mine came with a 12-month warranty
4) Maintenance - came with a 1-year fully-covered plan w/oil changes
5) Borders - you can definitely go across borders with the car passport associated with your passport just register your EIN / Tax ID at the local office

I used these guys ---

Honda MotoWorld – Motos de Calidad y Respaldo

Great team - limited English though so bring a translator
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19 Feb 2019
charapashanperu's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huanuco, Peru, SA
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by tihi23 View Post
I arrived in Colombia 2 weeks ago with intentions of buying a cheap used bike but after doing more research its definitely better to buy a new one for a number of reasons......
I AGREE! Unless you know the seller personally and the history of the motorcycle... buy new. This goes for anywhere in South America!
__________________
http://www.aroundtheblockmotoadventures.com/
'We build the bike (in Peru) for your Epic Ride of South America.'
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
buying motorcycle sa, ecuador


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 2 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice wanted for buying a bike in Bolivia ccrisfield SOUTH AMERICA 1 25 May 2016 17:59
Storing my bike in Ecuador fm61 SOUTH AMERICA 0 19 Apr 2015 06:54
Bike & dog friendly Morocco-Mauritania-Senegal-Mali SauerkrautandTofuwurst Sleep and Eat, North Africa 0 27 Mar 2014 21:16
A Gringo in Colombia Ride4Adventure Ride Tales 13 20 Apr 2012 02:15
Canadian buying Uk (England) bike to ride in Europe - Insurance? Zarks Trip Paperwork 11 30 Mar 2012 12:05

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

2025:

  • Queensland is back! Date TBC - May?

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

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 R80G/S.

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 all over the world with the help of volunteers; 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, or ask questions on the HUBB. 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.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:21.