Hi travelers, has anyone else motorbike toured through south American countries? How much do motorbikes cost locally? We have 7 months and we hope to cover most of the continent. Our current budget is $50USD per day. Any tips on places to purchase bikes, types of bikes, roads recommended, blogs etc would be greatly appreciated : ) Jane
Hey Jane, I don't have much info to offer yet about South America but I do know a little about bikes. I've been asking around and the KLR650 is a pretty popular recommendation. Apparently it is a good cross over bike, meaning it is capable of highway travel as well as rougher, more off-road type terrain, additionally it is a very durable bike and it rates highly in terms of fixability. Don't really have much else to offer right now, I would be interested in staying in touch with you, perhaps we could share info. As well I have a friend who wants me to go to Vietnam for part of the winter so I am thinking about postponing the motorcycle trip until the spring, the timing might coincide with your trip who knows?
Thanks for the reply. We want to do alot of hiking so we are probably going to save the mtb for another trip. Thanks for the model info. Have fun : ) j