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Old 01-23-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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I'm toying with the idea of going to Bali in late October. Are there any riding opportunities in Bali? Ideally, off-road. Bring my gear, rent a bike, follow a guide (or not). My schedule would give me only half-days. But I could pad my trip with a few days before and/or after my event.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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I've been to Bali 5 or 6 times in the last 4 or 5 years. Awesome place, but I go for the scuba diving and the people. They are some of the friendliest people around based on the travels I've made to Asia, Europe and Africa.

That being said, I'd never consider riding a motorcycle there. If their are laws, they surely aren't enforced, the lanes mean nothing. If you can fit a truck, a car and 2 motorcycles all going past each other on a 2 lane road, Go for it! Unless you have experience driving in Asian or European countries, I'd avoid driving and leave it to the locals.

But if you want to try, I'm betting there wouldn't be any good riding down around Denpasar, it's just to crowded, but if you go to the northern end of the island around Tulamben, or west to Lovina there may be some good rides.

I've dealt with Grand Komodo Tours a few times in the country and they are great to deal with and might be able to answer some of your questions about motorcycle riding. One other thing to keep in mind is that almost all the motorcycles I've seen there are scooter type with 125 cc engines or so... I have seen a few small dirt bike style bikes though.

Have a great trip, you'll love the country. I'll close with a few common scene photos around Bali.





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Old 01-27-2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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I have raced Supercross and went riding around Bali, and then Jakarta, But we had to ship in and out our bikes, a group of us racers on a day off did rent the local available scooters had a blast racing around kuda, sanur and Nusa dua, you need a international drivers permit to rent, and a valid drivers license, but no need for an endorsement. No big bikes at all that I seen. if you ride, its the rule of tonnage there, if its bigger get out of the way!

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #4
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if you ride, its the rule of tonnage there, if its bigger get out of the way!

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Yes the sientific equation for determining right of way over there should always be kept in mind. F=MA (force= mass X acceleration)
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:34 AM   #5
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Rent a bike and go off road?

Its been years since my visit to Bali. But as far i remember, there are lot of scooter rentals. If you lucky enough, you'll find a 125cc dirt bike to rent. But dont imagine it like the KTM looks.The Suzuki TS-125 its like 80's dirt bike. Well, there's a big bike rental in Bali if i'm not mistaken. They provide H-D and other bike.

Have a nice visit.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:19 AM   #6
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yes, if youre looking for a big bike only cruiser like HD that you can rent, other than that only small mopeds and scooters that are available.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:51 PM   #7
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Dirt Bike Renthal in Bali

Hi All,

I'm looking to rent a dirt bike in Bali or in Jakarta for 10 days of usage.
Do you know any Company who I can contact?

Thank you,
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hi guys,

Also interested in hiring a dirt bike in Bali for 14 days or so. Does anyone know of any names/contacts?

Cheers
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #9
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Renting a Bike in Bali

I've lived in Bali for 4 years - the riding here is spectacular. The prior comments about the traffic - particularly in the Capital and tourist areas are true - you need to be an experienced and have a small area of personal space. Lots of people ride here without helmets - and go home in plaster casts or worse. But with care, Bali is motorcycle paradise.

Renting off road bikes is tricky. I see old Suzuki 125's sitting outside workshops in the towns and villages and guess that the owners may be renting them out - but there is no organised rental of these bikes. I know of no new trail bikes being rented out here. Bali has almost no Bikes over 200 cc for tax/registration/legal/political reasons.

For routes - look to the mountains (volcano's). The further up the volcano's you get, the worse (read better, less sealed, more trail like) the roads get. There are also interesting trails in some of the rice fields, but be wary. I landed upside down in a wet rice field last week - the trails can get very narrow...Google Maps/Google Earth is the place to look for trails - stay away from towns and villages and the roads are excellent...

Good luck.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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Bali Dirt Bike Rental and Bali Dirt Bike Adventure Tour

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Hi guys,

Also interested in hiring a dirt bike in Bali for 14 days or so. Does anyone know of any names/contacts?

Cheers
Hi guys, we providing online booking for Dirt Bike Rental with engine size 150 and 250 Trail Bike with KAWASAKI Brand.
Check out our website at http://www.balitripservice.com/bali-...il-bike-rental for further info.

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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Bump!!

Just booked some time in bali for next year,
Am planning on hiring a bike and maybe hopping to another island for a quick squirt and look around for a week. If anyknow can point me in the direction of a place that rents a decent bike, and some maps/places to check out, or a 6-8 day loop I'm all ears!

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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Just booked some time in bali for next year,
Am planning on hiring a bike and maybe hopping to another island for a quick squirt and look around for a week. If anyknow can point me in the direction of a place that rents a decent bike, and some maps/places to check out, or a 6-8 day loop I'm all ears!

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just check some posts here: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....44&postcount=8

I guess you could just visit the volcanos and the big tourist atractions by bike (check lonely planet) ... The riding in Bali is a pleasure in itself.

Also: And I can advise this to anyone: BUY an indonesian simcard with credit and let a local hook you up with internet. You'll have navigation if u have GPS on ur phone...
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:00 PM   #13
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Check http://www.archipelago-adventure.com tours (maybe rental too) with Kawa KLX 250 in Bali

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #14
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Thanks,

I've messaged the guy from the link above, but it sounds like hes only got one bike.. I'm chasing another for my mate to ride with me. I'll do the walk down the street and hopefully we find something.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #15
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Just back from Bali.
Rode a softail for a day ride.270 km in 9 hours.
Really nice, but average speed 60-70km/h, due to traffic and twisties.
pics here - www.ninja650tourer.blogspot.com.
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