Goa: Scooter hire?

#1 Oct 23rd, 2007, 01:32
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How much will the average scooter cost to rent? Automatic preferably. 125cc would be the best.
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#2 Oct 23rd, 2007, 03:33
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You can rent a scooter from Kinetic's Rent a Bike service

Neliza Tours & Travels
Cardozo building ,
Near KTC bus stand ,
Panjim- 403001

Phone: 0832- 5647102/ 5618695
Mobile: 09822128003


Purushottam Bhagwan & Associates
Shop no- 10 , Ground floor ,
Shiv towers , Opp. Passport Office ,
Patto, Panjim- 403001

Phone: 0832- 2437821-24
Mobile: 09370275989

Email –Pbaworld@rediffmail.com
#3 Oct 23rd, 2007, 03:47
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HI ,With a name like ouzodave are you sure you want to rent a bike in Goa.. All Indian drivers,(please understant that i mean no ill respect to Indian drivers or you Dave) by european standards are mega dangerous and you really have to be 100% on the ball whilst driving.BIG potholes and horizontal cows are another big problem.. So if being pissed is your thing ,a taxi might be a much wiser option.
#4 Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:53
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I rented a scooter on my first trip and in hind sight will not do it again. Most rental vehicles are in poor condition (brakes don't work well etc) and as Martinez has indicated the roads and traffic are not safe. We ended up taking taxis most of the time -- especially after dark.
#5 Oct 23rd, 2007, 08:18
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Go for a Honda Activa. A lot of the scooters are brand new. Long term hire you could get as low as 3000/- pm. Short term 200/300 per day. Yes, the drivers are terrible.



ps. get an International licence or you might find your money disappearing into police pockets.
GoanGoan......here & there..Goa
#6 Oct 24th, 2007, 22:39
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I have owned my own scooter in Goa for 4 years now and go every where on it. You have to have your wits about you at all times.If your there long term taking a taxi is expensive and a bus is ok to Mapsa or Panjim but when i want to go to Ashuvm i get up early morning and drive there in 25 mins and back to Baga when i want.
Thanks god i have never had a accident,and the price of the bike new £500 ,has paid for it self 10 times over .

If you do hire a scooter make sure you get a International driving license,they are so cheap ,about £4 .The main Post office does them or you can post to the AA and get one.If you havnt got a International driving license the police will stop you every where and fine you or the RTO will take the scooter off you .
#7 Oct 24th, 2007, 23:03
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As goangoangone said, you can rent a good Honda Activa automatic gear scooter for INR 250-300 per day (petrol extra). It is an excellent vehicle for two people to get around town, and most scooters are less than 2 year old as it is a new model. If you are a safe driver (always wear a helmet) and keep moderate speeds, you should not have any problems on Goa roads.

Oh yes, petrol pumps are still few and far between in Goa, so remember to top up before a long drive. A lot of roadside shops in Goa illegally sell petrol at a premium in bottles!! Stay away from them.
#8 Oct 24th, 2007, 23:42
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I never fill my scooter up from a bottle its mixed petrol.I only go in petrol stations that the taxi drivers go in so Arambol and Anjuna petrol station is a no no for me . I fill up a big empty bottle of water and keep that as spare cause some nights the petrol gets pinched out of your scooter !Make sure when you are at the petrol pump that its been set back to zero as thats another con i been done with .
#9 Oct 25th, 2007, 00:12
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In fiveteen years Goa I was never cheated with mixed petrol in bottles. Sure it depends on where you get it from and in Calangute there´s the Sri Sai Shop (kiosk) at the tibetan bazaars which is run by a guy named Tanaji and he and his fellows always trade fair. But the con with the petrol pump I did experience myself.
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York stiller i know what guy you mean ,he is open half the night and he is a nice guy but i wouldnt get my petrol from him . I been told by the guy that rents Jeeps out that the only place in Calangute that has good petrol is AJs cafe nearly opposite the Indian bank and Konica shop . But when i am desperate for petrol i will get it anywhere .Mapsa or Panjim or that little town where you catch the ferry to go to Pnajim is where i fill up mostly .There is a new garage on the way to Panjim from Candolium,thats rubbish petrol as well.
There was a new petrol station being built right opposite the church in the middle of the road.It got stopped being built then in May it was being finished off,so wonder if that is open now ?
If mine was a rented bike it wouldnt bother me where i filled up.
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Originally Posted by patti123 View Post York stiller i know what guy you mean ,he is open half the night and he is a nice guy but i wouldnt get my petrol from him.....

.....If mine was a rented bike it wouldnt bother me where i filled up.

Yes, you´re right. I only can be sure of no con because I always rent my bikes at this guys place - and they´re all private ones. Don´t think they gonna kill their own machines on purpose only to make a fast buck.
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I been told that the shops that sell the petrol in the bottles mix it with Kerosene and it has been known that when they mix it they set their selves on fire all for a few rupees.
#13 Oct 25th, 2007, 08:11
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Yes, they cut it with kerosene. It makes it difficult to start but once going will run OK. Ask where you hire the bike and they'll know who sells the good stuff.

#14 Oct 25th, 2007, 10:46
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Anjuna

The large petrol station at Anjuna on the way to Bardrem is notorious for leaving the charge from the previous customer on the meter, so you pay twice. Always check the meter iz zeroed.

One of the meters did not have a working price readout - the attendent would use a calculator and add 20-50 rupees on top.
Caveat emptor!
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Brisso I went in to that Anjuna petrol station years ago when i hired a jeep for a week,yes your right about no price and he adds it up in his head for me! He was charging me another 10rs a litre until i i had a Goan guy in my car that knew the boss and i got all the cash he cheated out of me back .
I find the Mapsa and Panjim petrol stations good cause the guys there always make sure to point out that the meter is at zero and i always give them a tip.
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