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    Default 3 wheel Tuk tuk style motoconchos

    In many countries with economic development and traffic similar to the RD, the moto taxi biz is dominated by 3 wheel moto cabs with a roof and a lot more capacity than a two wheeler. These are inexpensive and made by the same Chinese industry that sells a lot of motorcycles in the RD.

    At least a few years ago these were pretty uncommon from what I saw. Any ideas why?

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    There is at least one place in Puerto Plata where I have seen them for sale, but the price is close to $7000 US. There were two such on the streets here a couple of years ago, but i ain't seen either one for a while.
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    they have them in Samana

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    I see a few people using them in the mornings to transport
    vegetables aound La Joya, Santiago.

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    Can't do wheelies on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramesses View Post
    Can't do wheelies on them.
    Guatemala has a bunch in the cities and at the borders. ALso Medellin Colombia used to have them at the grocery stores etc to drive one's purchases home. Ape was the brand name of the one a brother-in-law had. It had been made in India.
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    They become semi-permanent evil-smelling smoke-generating road blocks very rapidly..

    Just hope they don't catch on over here.Traffic would be even worse than it is already.

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    good for a big city delivery bis....get to it chop chop

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    I too wondered about the lack of Tuk-Tuks when I first visited the DR about 14 years ago after having been to Asia and using them. If they have not caught on by now, I suppose they never will.

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    They have them in Mao and Moncion.

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