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.

Please note that some border areas require a permit. Order your permit online here. For more information on restricted areas, see the map here.

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.

Sergi – Enduros and lightweight dual sport motorcycles in Bishkek!

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Rated 5 out of 5

You want to go on an adventure in Kyrgyzstan with a light and powerful motorcycle? Sergi has what you need. He offers a wide range of dual sport motorcycles ( 250cc – 400cc) with different height, weight and models. All his motorbikes are fit to ride off-road easily!

Sergi speaks English and Russian. He will give you the best advice and he also offers tours.

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Suzuki DRZ 400

- Engine : 398cc, 40 hp
- Electric starter
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height: 935 mm
- Weight: 144 kg
- Tank: 10L
- Year: 2002

 

1 to 9 days 80 $ / day
More than 10 days 75 $ / day

Suzuki DRZ 400s

- Engine : 398cc, 40 hp
- Electric starter
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height: 935 mm
- Weight: 144 kg
- Tank: 14L
- Year: 2002

1 to 9 days 80 $ / day
More than 10 days 75 $ / day

 

Suzuki Djebel 250

- Engine: 249 cc, 27 hp
- Electric start
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height: 890 mm
- Weight 118 kg
- Tank: 16 L
- Year: 2001

 

1 to 9 days 65 $ / day
More than 10 days 60 $ / day

KTM LSE 400

- Engine: 398 cc, 38 hp
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seath height: 870mm
- Weight: 137kg
- Tank: 18 L
- Year: 2004

 

1 to 9 days 80 $ / day
More than 10 days 75 $ / day

Honda XR 250 Baja

- Engine : 249 cc, 28 hp
- Electric starter
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height: 860mm
- Weight: 119kg
- Tank: 16L
- Year: 2003

 

1 to 9 days 65 $ / day
More than 10 days 60 $ / day

 

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Suzuki Djebel 200

Robust and efficient, this trail bike is ideal for off-roading!

- Engine : 199 cc / 20 hp
- Air cooling
- Carburetor
- 5-speed manual transmission
- Seat height: 810mm / Weight 108kg
- Tank : 13L
- Year: 2000

1 to 9 days 65 $ / day
More than 10 days 60 $ / day
Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5
10 March 2020

Ma femme et moi avons loué des motos en avril 2019 du 10 au 16 avril pour faire le tour du lac Issik Kul. Sergi nous a donné le meilleur itinéraire pour profiter de notre voyage. Nous avons vraiment apprécié piloter les Yamaha xt 600 et Yamaha xt 225 de ma femme. Toutes les motos sont bien entretenues et en bon état. Merci Sergi. J’espère revenir bientôt.

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Jonas
Rated 5 out of 5
10 March 2020

Mes amis et moi avons loué des motos à Sergi l’été dernier. Notre voyage était aventureusement agréable et amusant. Nous recommandons vivement!

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Nora

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

Contact Sergi and get a quote

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


    Stas – A large choice of powerful off-road bikes !

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Stas and his team are passionate riders who decided to share their knowledge and experience travelling in Kyrgyzstan.

    They provide a wide choice of motorbikes ready for long journeys with all the necessary equipment to travel independently.

    Stas speaks English and Russian. He will help you to make this trip unforgettable! He also provides guided tours!

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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

     

    Reviews

    Rated 5 out of 5
    21 July 2021

    The contact with Stas was very good and helpful before our trip. During our trip we were very happy with the bikes. We had once a problem and received a spare part over night 👍🏻 I will rent there a bike again. Stas and Kiril do a very good job! Thank you very much!

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    Thomas Schmid

    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

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


      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.

      Oibek – The Yamaha specialist in Osh!

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      Rated 5 out of 5

      Oibek has a fleet of 10 Yamaha 600 Xte. This bike has everything a motorcyclist could want for an adventurous road trip in Kyrgyzstan: reliability, light weight, ruggedness, power, and more.

      During our exploration of Kyrgyzstan (summer 2019), we rent it and we liked it so much that we bought one two years later!

      Aibek speaks English and Russian. He gives very good advices on the routes and you can ride his bikes to 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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      John

      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

      Contact Oibek and get a quote

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


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