While spending Christmas 2003 in Costa Rica, I noted the immense popularity of motorbikes for general transportation, business, and delivery. This makes sense in a small country with high gas prices and an abundance of rough roads. My favorite sightings were of bikes of public officials, but it was a pleasure to simply see such a high ratio of practical, small block motorbikes on all the roads and in every town. There is an abundance of street-legal dirt bikes, especially in the smaller towns, but I saw plenty of street bikes as well. I am sorry to note that I failed to photograph the one Harley Davidson motorbike that I spotted on my trip. Don't hold your breath for any Italian bikes, either!
By the way, I think Costa Rica must have a helmet law; all but perhaps 2 or 3 riders (plus all passengers) that I saw on motorbikes were wearing protective helmets.
|Police motorcycle with officer outside the station in Playa del Coco||Postal worker with postal bike (Yamaha) outside the Correos office in Playa del Coco||The postal employee's personal Honda|
|Two Pizza Hut delivery guys on Suzukis in San Jose||Yamaha DT Liquid Cooled||I can't identify this one, but I like it!|
|Here's a nice scooter with a Bajaj motorcycle behind it||Two Yamahas - the owners were pleased by my photo||Honda Africa Twin - one of the biggest bikes of the trip|
|A fine Suzuki standard||Another Yamaha||A rather new looking Honda|
|A real V-Twin - Honda NV400||A Suzuki Samurai delivery bike||This Yamaha was outside a "bike adventure" tour company|
|A Honda 250||Suzuki street bike||This little green scooter was all over Playa del Coco|
|This guy got a lot of attention on his electric scooter||A real Yamaha sport bike, but what's up with the exhaust?||Nice Bajaj scooter - Chetah|
Copyright 2004 - Marina M. Gerson