I was going to purchase a cheap bike in Peru, but I ended up settling for a 2015 Honda XR 250 that I hired from Peru Moto Tours in Cusco for $35US a day( the longer you hire, the better the price.) They have a huge range of bikes to choose from, so check em out.
The shop is run by Alejandro and his wife and they have a great passion for bikes and for Peru in general, so you’re in good hands.
The bike came with papers necessary to cross any borders with, new tyres and tubes (plus spare tubes) tools, jacket and boots and if you need a GPS they can throw that in for a small fee as well. I recommend having paper maps as well just in case. When I picked up the bike it was recently serviced, clean and in fantastic condition, even though it had around 25 thousand KM on the clock. I found all the bikes here to be in great condition and they shouldn’t let you down.
- Cost- $35 a day from Peru Moto Tours, Cusco.
- Fuel- 11.5L tank gets you around 350km
- Luggage Capacity- A sturdy rack will hold your gear well. I added a top box and strapped my 60L backpack on as well. Still handled beautifully over rough terrain, river crossings etc.
- Top Speed- This bike will cruise at 100-110kmph on bitumen and at high altitudes you will feel a loss of power, but I kept up with a KTM 960 and a Suzuki DR 650 through the Sacred Valley fairly well.
Where to get it…….
Contact: Alejandro Luna Castro @
PERU MOTO TOURS ::
Calle Saphi 578, Cusco Perú
(+51) 84 23 – 2742
(+51 ) 984-684014 RPM *366984