Dominican Republic Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Looking to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in the Dominican Republic? Here’s our top recommended bike companies based in the Dominican Republic.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in the Dominican Republic
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
DR Moto Rides
“We are the best adventure bike tour and rental company in the Dominican Republic. We offer road and off-road motorcycle rentals, as well as guided and self-guided tours so that you can explore the hidden gems on our incredible island. ”
Services: Motorcycle, ATV and UTV rentals, guided tours (accommodation, bikes etc are all arranged), self-guided tours and motorcycle gear and equipment rental.
Rental and tour bikes:
- Adventure: Hero XPulse 200, Kawasaki KLR650, Voge Rally 300, Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM Adventure 390.
- Street and touring: Hero Eco 150TR, Honda Navi, Suzuki V-Strom 650, KTM Duke 200, Royal Enfield Scram.
- Enduro and dirt bike: KTM EXC 250, KTM EXC 300 and BETA RR 300.
- UTV: Artic Cat Textron 1000
Rental prices: Motorcycles range from $50 to $200USD per day + sales tax.
FAQs on Dominican Republic Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
The Dominican Republic has year round riding weather. The most popular times for riding are December through May, where the temperatures are slightly lower than in the summer. June through November is considered the wet season, and may have occasional storms.
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. For exploring the Dominican Republic, we recommend mid-weight single or twin-cylinder bikes. Large touring bikes will be difficult to handle in city traffic, and mid-weight bikes are sufficient for all the roads you will be travelling in the Dominican Republic.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
The Dominican Republic generally has hot weather year round, except in certain mountain areas. Getting wet is usually not a serious problem, and most riders don’t carry rain gear. For riding in most climates, a simple ventilated riding jacket and pants, along with riding boots will suffice.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
READ MORE: Admin Guides
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