Motorbike rental in Kyrgyzstan: our recommendations in Bishkek and Osh

Price, model, road condition, rental companies, etc.

In this article, you will find all our tips for renting a motorbike in Kyrgyzstan: which model? At what price? Road condition, insurance, etc. We also suggest you a selection of reliable and serious rental companies. Unfortunately, since the Covid-19 pandemic, many rental companies have had to sell their vehicles. The offer is therefore quite limited.

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Riding in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is home to thousands of trails for exploration. From sandy desert tracks to mountain passes at 3,000m, the wild beauty of this small country will amaze you. In our book EXPLORE KYRGYZSTAN you will find a selection of 24 off-road routes throughout the country. The motorbike will give you a unique feeling of freedom and will attract the curiosity of the locals.

Note that Kyrgyz people do not use motorbikes to get around. The few motorbikes you will come across are mainly driven by tourists. Some rental companies are specialised in renting trail-type motorbikes with all the right equipment to travel independently.

If you wish to rent a motorbike in Kyrgyzstan, we recommend that you arrange this in advance. Despite there being ever more agencies, the demand is still greater than the supply.

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Road condition in Kyrgyzstan

The roads connecting the main cities of Kyrgyzstan are paved. You will not need a trail-type motorbike to get to Lake Issyk Kul and the main towns (Karakol, Kochkor, Naryn, Osh, etc). Although a lot of work has been carried out in recent years to improve the state of the road network, you should still travel carefully. The roads can be deteriorated by potholes, bumps and debris. Even on sections where the roads have just been finished, we do not recommend that you drive too fast.

When you leave the main roads, you will be on tracks where the conditions are very variable. To help you, we have classified the routes of the book EXPLORE KYRGYZSTAN by difficulty levels, from 1 to 5. As some routes are poorly maintained, their degree of difficulty may vary according to the weather and recent flooding or landslides. If in doubt about an itinerary, do not hesitate to ask the local people or the tourist offices.

Which bike for your road-trip in Kyrgyzstan?

There are very few motorbikes in Kyrgyzstan. The majority are driven by tourists. Unlike in Southeast Asia, it is not common to ride a motorbike or a scooter.

You will be able to ride on the main, paved roads with any type of motorbike, but as we have said, beware of potholes, bumps and other defects that the road may have. In general, ride slowly because danger can spring from anywhere, especially the large amount of animals that roam freely in Kyrgyzstan. You are vulnerable on a motorbike, and medical emergency services are very limited, so it’s better to prevent it.

For riding on Kyrgyz tracks, we strongly recommend a light and powerful trail-type motorbike and off-road tyres.

The biggest difficulties are fords. It is sometimes impossible to cross them on a motorbike. If the water level is above your knee and there is a current, we advise you not to take any risks: turn back or wait until the next morning (rivers are lower at the beginning of the day).

Don’t forget that in addition to your own weight, you also have to add the weight of your equipment and any fuel reserves, which can quickly make the bike heavier and slower. Also note that conditions can become extreme with snow and slippery roads, especially when riding over mountain passes.

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Rent a motorbike in Bishkek

The majority of rental agencies are located in Bishkek. There are not many rental companies, but the market is growing. We advise you to book in advance. Here is a selection of serious and professional rental companies in Bishkek.

Stas – a reliable agency to rent your motorbike in Bishkek

Stas has a fleet of motorbikes that are perfectly suited to the Kyrgyz mountainous terrain!

Stas speaks English and Russian. He gives very good advice on routes.

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BMW F 650 GS

- Engine : 652 cc - 50 hp
- Water cooling
- Injection
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 850mm / Weight : 180 kg
- Tank : 15,1L
- Petrol consumption: 4L/100km

1 to 9 days 100 $ / jour
More than 10 days 80 $ / jour

 

 BMW F 650 GS Dakar

- Engine : 652 cc - 50 hp
- Air cooling
- Injection
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 850mm / Weight : 191 kg
- Tank : 17,3L
- Petrol consumption: 4L/100km

1 to 9 days 100 $ / jour
More than 10 days 80 $ / jour

 

BMW G 650 GS

- Engine : 652 cc - 50 hp
- Air cooling
- Injection
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 850mm / Weight : 180 kg
- Tank : 15,1L
- Petrol consumption: 4L/100km

1 to 9 days 100 $ / jour
More than 10 days 80 $ / jour

 

 BMW R 1150 GS

- Engine : 1130 cc - 58 hp
- Air and water cooling
- Injection
- 6-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 840-860mm / Weight : 249 kg
- Tank : 41L
- Petrol consumption: 4.5L/100km

1 to 9 days 160 $ / jour
More than 10 days 120 $ / jour

 

 HONDA NX 650 Dominator

- Engine : 644 cc - 45 hp
- Water cooling
- Injection
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 870mm / Weight : 178 kg
- Tank : 16L
- Petrol consumption: 6L/100km

1 to 9 days 80 $ / jour
More than 10 days 60 $ / jour

 

 HONDA Africa Twin CRV750

- Engine : 742 cc - 62 hp
- Water cooling
- Carburator
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 870mm / Weight : 218 kg
- Tank : 24L
- Petrol consumption: 6L/100km

1 to 9 days 100 $ / jour
More than 10 days 80 $ / jour

 

YAMAHA XT

- Engine : 596 cc - 42 hp
- Air cooling
- Carburator
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 860mm / Weight : 180 kg
- Tank : 15L
- Petrol consumption: 5L/100km

1 to 9 days 80 $ / jour
More than 10 days 60 $ / jour

 

YAMAHA XT 660 R

- Engine : 660 cc - 42 hp
- Water cooling
- Carburator
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height : 870mm / Weight : 180 kg
- Tank : 24L
- Petrol consumption: 4L/100km

1 to 9 days 100 $ / jour
More than 10 days 80 $ / jour

 

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Practical information
  • Minimum age 22 years and 2 years driving experience.
  • Deposit: 500 euros or dollars
  • Prepayment of 15% of the total price for the reservation
  • All damage insurance is included in the price of the vehicle for Kyrgyzstan.
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Insurance for Tajikistan is optional.
  • Optional luggage rack

Contact Stas and get a quote

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    Rent a motorbike in Osh

    If you want to visit Tajikistan, it will be easier to rent a motorcycle in Kyrgyzstan in Osh. Osh is also an ideal starting point to visit the beautiful Alay Valley, a mythical region home to the Lenin Peak (7134m). Here is a selection of serious and professional rental companies in Osh.

    Aibek – A fleet of Yamaha 600 XTe in Osh

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    The Yamaha 600XT has everything a motorcyclist could want for an adventurous road trip to Kyrgyzstan: reliability, light weight, ruggedness, power, and more.

    During our exploration of Kyrgyzstan (summer 2019), the OunTravela team was equipped with this 600XT and it’s nice to ride with it… In short, it conquered all the explorers who rode it. Will you be next 😉

    Aibek speaks English and Russian. He is very good advices on the routes. You will find our book “Explore Kyrgyzstan” for sale in his agency!
    His bikes can also ride in Tajikistan.

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    Yamaha 600 XTe

    An ideal bike for the off-road routes of Kyrgyzstan! This machine is powered by a 595 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that delivers 43 horsepower. This power combined with the low weight of the beast (170kg) will allow you to ride at high altitudes, such as the Tosor Pass at 4000m. What's more, the XT consumes very little: with its 15-litre fuel tank, it's easy to envisage a range of nearly 300 km. In short, you will have understood it, this bike is our favorite to explore Kyrgyzstan!

    1 to 7 days 90 $ / day
    8 to 14 days 80 $ / day
    15 to 90 days 70 $ / day

     

    Reviews

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 June 2020

    We had a perfect rental experience with Oibek. The Toyota Prado was exactly what we needed. Oibek gave us useful informations how to drive it and I would highly recommend him. We had all the correct paperwork and no problem with this strong Toyota. Many thanks!

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    Practical information
    • Minimum age 22 years and 2 years driving experience.
    • Deposit: 500 euros or dollars
    • Prepayment of 25% of the total price for the reservation
    • All damage insurance is included in the price of the vehicle for Kyrgyzstan.
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Insurance for Tajikistan is optional.
    • Optional luggage rack

    Book an Aibek Motorbike

      Sending this form does not commit you to anything. It allows you to contact the renter (availability, reservation, questions, etc.).


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