Goa: Scooter hire?

#31 Jan 21st, 2009, 21:03
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You would be able to get away with it, although it is a huge difference to riding in the UK. I think most bikes would start at 100 or 125 cc.... Although they really don't go so fast... The main problem is other traffic and in the hands of an excited youngster who doesn't know the roads conditions/rules I wouldn't advice it - Ohh - Aren't I a party pooper!! - Must be my old age kicking in - (it's my birthday tomorrow)...

If you do decide to do it, be VERY careful overtaking, at junctions etc and be weary of the loose gravel at the side of the road!!! And cows, dogs, monkeys, old men going 5 miles an hour, tourists (and me!) flying around like silly idoits, people turning without signalling, the guy with a full sized pig on the back, the buses, lorries, water buffallo, snakes, tire punctures (scarey at high speed), bumps in the road, there's probably others but I can't think....

Enjoy!
#32 Jan 21st, 2009, 22:12
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Originally Posted by poipleshadow View Post You would be able to get away with it, although it is a huge difference to riding in the UK. I think most bikes would start at 100 or 125 cc.... Although they really don't go so fast... The main problem is other traffic and in the hands of an excited youngster who doesn't know the roads conditions/rules I wouldn't advice it - Ohh - Aren't I a party pooper!! - Must be my old age kicking in - (it's my birthday tomorrow)...

If you do decide to do it, be VERY careful overtaking, at junctions etc and be weary of the loose gravel at the side of the road!!! And cows, dogs, monkeys, old men going 5 miles an hour, tourists (and me!) flying around like silly idoits, people turning without signalling, the guy with a full sized pig on the back, the buses, lorries, water buffallo, snakes, tire punctures (scarey at high speed), bumps in the road, there's probably others but I can't think....

Enjoy!
Just relax, don't be over-cautious, don't drink and drive, and just go ahead!
#33 Jan 21st, 2009, 23:06
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Originally Posted by koomerdaja View Post How old you have to be, to drive a 49 or 50cc scooter in Goa. Could my 15 year old son drive a scooter in India. If it's against the law and police catches us, is it an option to give police about 300rs and just drive away?
I wouldn't let my child out on a scooter in India. They will not have the experience or the reactions to avoid accidents.

If you have an accident the locals will sort you out in more ways than one. Its dangerous enough with the holidaying adults on scooters who have no idea about riding motorcycles, never mind giving scooters to the kids.

Take care out there and enjoy yourself without the worries.

Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death... (Hunter S. Thompson)
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