Pasola Recommendations

GringoRubio

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Oct 15, 2015
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Just looking for a workhorse to get around on.

Any classifieds for gringos? Recommendations? Puerto Plata.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Apr 29, 2014
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You can find Chinese knockoffs and look-a-likes fairly cheaply used but The genuine Japanese models such as Yamaha will be pricier because they are quality machines that last. I own one.
 

william webster

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Jan 16, 2009
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Have a look at repossessed bikes....usually very low miles and good prices
Most/all dealers have them

These days there must be a lot of them
 

pokerplayer

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Mar 22, 2020
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i think I'll go the T Rex route.
I have a loncin 125 cc that I bought new for under $1000 US. It's been good for roughly 2000km. Still runs smooth and I've had no issues with it. It's a popular model in the Andres area and is easy to find someone to work on it. If you're a big guy you should go for higher displacement such as a 175cc.

Look around your area in Puerto Plata to determine which models are popular and easiest to find parts/mechanics. I wouldn't be surprised if electric models start hitting the market soon. I saw a few in dealerships Santo Domingo a year ago but the price point isn't quite there yet. They are optimal as they are super low maintenance.