After moving to Montevideo with the intention of purchasing a motorcycle to allow the freedom to explore the country the author began his search, this article details a few observations on the state and culture of motorcycles in Uruguay.
The author of this post hails from Europe where the majority of countries have easily accessible, large (+ 500cc) and reliable motorcycles; as a result his assumption was it wouldnt be difficult or expensive to purchase a motor bike of this size – it turns out this is not the case!
Most motorcycle riders in Montevideo sit astride machines ranging from 49cc to 125cc with the occasional 200cc motorbike appearing but they are not common. The majority of riders here are delivery riders and almost all small cafes, restaurants, shops and pharmacies have a home delivery service. As a result the market for large (in Montevideo terms +200cc) bikes is limited and vendors are not easy to come by, this article details a few along with the more common brands in Uruguay. Read the rest of this entry »