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Anything related to travelling by motorcycle as transportation and activities involving using them at your destination.

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What is the meaning of the "Bikers Welcome" sign on restaurants?

When traveling in rural Pennsylvania I saw several ordinary roadside restaurants having a sign reading "Bikers Welcome". I did not see similar signs for other categories (truckers, tourists, ...
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Selling an imported second hand motorcycle in Pakistan

I'm planning a motorcycle road trip from Thailand to Pakistan for next year, buying the bike in Thailand and then selling it in Pakistan when the trip is done, however my Pakistani friend mentioned ...
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Can visitors rent electric scooters (motorcycles) in Taiwan with foreign drivers licenses?

There's nearly one registered scooter per adult in Taiwan (the motorcycle variety) and it's an excellent way to explore because (among other things) they are trivial to park almost anywhere, whereas ...
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Which countries don't have a strong "car culture" (noisy cars & bikes)? [closed]

I currently live in Wales. Like most of the UK, it has a very high rate of people driving extremely loud cars and motorbikes, at all times of the day. Like a lot of people, the noise annoys me, but ...
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Crossing the Chinese border with a 50cc bike

I am planning to travel around in Asia a bit with my 50cc Simson, Ive heard that it is quiet a trouble to bring a car/motorcycle into China and it costs a lot of money and there is a lot of paperwork ...
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Offroad motorcycling across Australia

Where can I find a map of off-roading areas and trails in Australia for motobike? Would it be possible to cross from Brisbane to Perth going off-road for the majority of the way? What are the laws ...
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Do you need to get a new IDP when you get a new driver's license endorsement?

A few months ago, I got an International Driving Permit. Then, last month, I got a new endorsement on my California driver's license (M1 endorsement for driving motorcycles) Can I now legally drive ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Bangkok for one day up to 500 Baht in first quarter of 2020

I need to rent a motorcycle (a simple automatic scooter, the simplest you can think of), in Bangkok for no more than 500 Baht, in first quarter of 2020. I think about this and it feels to me unlikely ...
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Motorcycle survival in San Francisco

I am visiting San Francisco and I find that renting electric scooters (🛵 not 🛴) is my only practical means of getting around the city. However, since motorcycles have something of a reputation when ...
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in China and I want to ride into Vietnam on a motorcycle. Is this possible with just those two, plus my passport and visa, American ...
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Motorcycle insurance when renting in the US

I am travelling to SanFran in march for a conference (from the UK). I would like to rent a motorcycle while I'm there but I don't know how insurance works. I assume I need 3rd party insurance in case ...
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What motorbike to use in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam end of February together with my girlfriend for 3 weeks. We want to rent a motorbike for part of the travel (Hoi An to HCMC). We will both ride on one, for this, and because we ...
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia? [closed]

I have a United States driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, the associated IDP, and I have been riding motorcycles for years. I've also previously rented motorbikes in Thailand and China ...
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Parking rules for motorbikes in Rome, Italy

I'm going to travel Italy by a motorbike. This is my first travel long distance using this kind of transportation. What are the parking rules and norms in Italy (especially, in Rome) for bikes? ...
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Driving a 125 ccm motorcycle in Spain with EU licence

In Spain they allow drivers holding a Spanish B licence (for cars) to drive 125 ccm motorcycles without further training or applying for a licence. So, once you have the B, even if it does not ...
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Driving a 125cc motorcycle in the UK with French licence

I have imported a 125cc motorcycle from France to the UK, and registered and insured it there. I have a French 125cc licence ("permis A1"), which is a car driving licence ("permis B") + a one-day ...
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Getting a motorcycle license in France

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in France (permis A1 for example), must one necessarily possess a car driver's license? Is there any way to legally drive motorcycles in France without having ...
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Where can a person rent a motorcycle in Palo Alto or Mountain View (California, USA)?

It's all in the question, I am looking for places where I can rent a bike, in Palo Alto or Mountain View. And whether I have to bring my own gear or I can rent a helmet as well.
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Can I ride a 50cc motorcycle in the UK with my NZ car licence?

I'm thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the UK & Ireland later on this year. I have a NZ car licence and a "learners" motorcycle licence - Similar to an A1 licence in the UK. I understand ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Thailand

I am going to visit Thailand for 8 days (Phuket) and I have been advised to consider renting a motorcycle. Currently my Australian driver's license is only for cars. However I also have a Spanish ...
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Where can I rent a motorbike in the Philippines?

I am going to Cebu, and I'm going to stay for 2 month. I am looking to rent a motorbike, scooter there. Is it possible to rent a motorbike for 2 months? Looking to rent on a cheap budget, about 8,000 ...
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What are the requirements for motorcycle trip across Europe with US registered motorcycle?

I have a 2003 Harley Davidson soft tail deuce that I would like to transport by ship to Amsterdam from New Jersey, and then ride the motorcycle from Amsterdam to Istanbul Turkey, where I plan to sell ...
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Can I bring a motorcycle helmet as hand luggage when flying with Ryanair? [duplicate]

I've read about different experiences: someone's being blocked at the security check because "you can hit someone with that", and some others at the boarding because the helmet just doesn't fit with ...
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How to safely turn right in Thailand

On Thai roads people drive on the left. Strangely enough: Right-side flashing indicator lights tell the vehicle behind that they may pass / overtake. Left-blinking lights indicate that it's not safe ...
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Getting a vehicle as a temporary resident in New South Wales, Australia [closed]

I've been living in Sydney for about half a year now, with 1 more year on my visa (and hopefully a sponsorship to follow). I'm interested in getting a motorbike to allow me to explore the area better....
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Can I travel from Labuan Bajo to Labuan Lombok by ferry with a motorbike?

In Indonesia, is it possible to go by ferry from Labuan Bajo to Labuan Lombok with a motorbike?
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How to get a motorbike to ride from Yogyakarta to Bangkok?

I am planning to ride through Indonesia by motorbike and want to end my trip in Bangkok. Do you know of way to rent myself an enduro bike in Yogyarka or thereabouts, and leave it in Bangkok? if not, ...
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Is there any motorbike rental in Kuala Lumpur? [closed]

I would like to know if there's any motorbike rental service in Kuala Lumpur? How much would be daily and what are the documents needed to rent the bike? How much deposit do you have to pay up front? ...
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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

Is it possible to ride from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Please advise on US-locations similar to WestWorld, Magnificent Seven landscape [closed]

I'm a European and a huge fan of long distance offroad-motorcycle travel, would love to hear some advice on "wild-west" landscape locations (for the lack of a better word). Something similar to The ...
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Are motorised two-wheelers allowed to drive on bicycle lanes in Belgium?

I recently spent a couple days in Belgium. As I was happily walking around the various cities I visited I was nearly ran over thrice by motorised two-wheelers (mopeds, scooters, pizza-delivery guys, ...
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

I drive a motorcycle, occasionally in heavily polluted areas in developing countries. Sometimes the smog is quite bad. The above image may look like a broken down bus to some, but it's actually a ...
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Can I cross the border from Vietnam to China with a motorcycle? [closed]

Last year, I spent one month in Vietnam. I know it is very easy to buy a used motorcycle there. Crossing the border to Cambodia is very difficult. I met people who made it into Cambodia with their ...
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Does a moped need a Carnet de Passage for Iran?

Some countries like Iran ask for a Carnet de Passage en Douanes (CPD) to pass through their territories riding a vehicle. It's clear that a car or motorbike needs this CPD and that a bike not, but ...
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Cairns to Mt Isa by motorcycle

I'm travelling around Australia by motorcycle and looking to go from Cairns to Mt Isa in Queensland via Route 1 and Route 83. I have two questions: Are these roads fully sealed? If not, what is the ...
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What documents required in order to pass by motorcycle from Turkey to Northern Iraq?

For example, a Spanish citizen wants to go from Spain to India overland by motorcycle via France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, turkey (crossing from Europe to Asia is made via the first ...
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Scooter on Crete, Greece

I wanted to explore the far western part of Crete, namely Balos Beach, Falassarna and Elafonissi, from Kissamos by scooter. However, I get conflicting information here on the island. Some say that the ...
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What is the price range to rent a motorbike in Myanmar for a day?

I've been reading several blogs, guide books and magazines and I'm a bit confused about what is the right price range to pay for rent a motorbike (scooter) one day (24 hours). For instance, in Vietnam ...
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Motorcycle insurance in Southeast Asia

When you rent a motorbike in almost every South East Asia (SEA) country you have no insurance at all (i.e. Vietnam, Indonesia, etc). I assume that this is due the fact that the renter has no insurance ...
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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Foreign motorcycle licence in Costa Rica at 16

I heard that in Costa Rica, if you are 16 and have a foreign licence, that you can legally drive a 100cc motorcycle. Is this true?
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Flying with motorcycling gear

I'm planning a trip to recover a motorcycle from a distant city. The ideal trip would be flying to that location and coming back riding the bike, but that would require me to transport my riding gear ...
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Riding motorcycles in Medellin, Colombia with a US DL

I'm planning to visit Medellin and Bogota sometime in the near future. I've a U.S. DL which endorses motorcycles. Is it legal to ride motorcycles in Colombia with a US driver's license? Is it required ...
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Is it possible to travel from Dien Bien Phu to Lai Châu by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar to "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike", "Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike" & "Son La to Dien Bien Phu by motorbike" but for Son La to Dien Bien Phu. A friend ...
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Motorcycle type/class for the back of an RV

My partner and I are taking a RV trip through the U.S. and are planning to put a motorcycle on the back of the RV on the hitch. We are looking for a motorcycle that: Is not too long as to stick out ...
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A French citizen will travel Beijing and Shanghai in China by motorcycle and he had a Chinese visa from the embassy of China in Paris. The details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...
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Can I do six months in the USA on the VWP with a two week break in between?

I am British and therefore hopefully eligible for the VWP. I plan to ship my motorbike to the USA, fly from the UK to meet it there and ride around for three months. Then in order to comply with the ...
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Legality of Driving a Motorcyle in Vietnam as a Foreigner

Motor scooters and mopeds are the main form of transport in Vietnam. They can be seen everywhere from the smallest alley in a city to remote mountain villages. As such, many tourists choose to adopt a ...
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Which motorcycles can I ride in the US with an Israel A1 license?

The A1 license allows me to ride any motorcycle up to 47.46hp in Israel. It is my understanding that in the US a distinction isn't made between motorcycles based on horsepower, and that any motorcycle ...
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What should I bring for a lightweight motorcycle trip across Vietnam? [closed]

In November, myself and two friends will land in Ho Chi Minh, buy motorcycles, drive them to Hanoi over the course of 1.5 months, and sell the motorcycles in Hanoi before flying home. We are all US ...
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