FAQ

Your Questions Answered

Tour Info

All ADV Outriders guides are well trained and highly experienced.

Some of our guides are foreigners and some are locals. All our foreign guides speak the local language, and all our local guides speak English.

Depending on how far in advance you book your tour, you may have the option of choosing your guide.

While our tours are all-inclusive, most riders like to bring the equivalent of about US $100 or so for extra beers, souvenirs and tips—things like that.

For most destinations, the bike you’ll be riding will be a newer model, normally about 3-4 years old.

All are fully serviced before and after every tour, and you’ll have the opportunity for a test ride on your arrival day.

This allows you to get used to the bike before setting off, and our mechanic to make adjustments based, for example, on your height and riding style.

Of course. Let us know beforehand, and we’ll always do our best to cater to the dietary requirements of our riders.

At the same time, some of the regions we tour in can be pretty remote, and inhabited by local populations with no real history of, say, vegetarianism or veganism.

This means food options, on some tour days, may be slightly more limited for riders with specific dietary requirements.

Booking Your Tour

Naturally, you’ll want to sort out personal health, accident and liability insurance in your home country.

If you damage your motorcycle while on tour, you will be liable for repairs—insurance is nearly impossible to come by in many of our destinations.

We do offer a damage liability waiver, however. Get in touch for more details.

Visas X Licensing

Whether or not you’ll need a visa depends on which country you’re riding in, but most of our tour destinations offer visas on arrival or even visa waivers for most nationalities.

We’ll provide you with more info during the booking process, and will be happy to help you arrange a visa if it’s required.

Naturally, to ride with us you’ll need a motorcycle license from your home country or your country of residence.

A license that allows you to ride any size of motorcycle is ideal, since motorcycle license ratings can vary between countries.

Whatever license you have, you can get in touch and we’ll let you know which bikes are available to you.

For most tour destinations, yes, you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP). 

An IDP is essentially an official, internationally-recognised translation of your home driving license.

Different countries accept different versions of the IDP, and by far the most common 2 versions are the 1949 Convention IDP and 1968 Convention IDP.

You can find a list of the countries that recognise the 1949 Convention IDP here, and the countries that recognise the 1968 convention here.

Again, just let us know if you have any questions.

How We Ride

As an international tour company, we have access to quality service providers in all our destinations. We can hook you up.

No, never. With all our partners, you pay same rate as any other rider.

Booking Your Rental

When you book through us, we immediately notify our local partner. When they confirm availability, we’ll request a deposit from you via email.

You then pay the balance when you collect the bike.

We obviously try to fulfil as many bookings as possible.

Please try to allow at least 24 hours between your enquiry and our reply.

If we can make that happen we will. And at no extra charge. Just get in touch.

We just need to make sure your bike is available for the altered dates.

ADV Outriders

We’re an international family of motorcycle tour and rental companies, motorcycle tour guides and motorcycle adventure enthusiasts.

We love adventure and we love motorcycles. The outrider thing is all about scouting out new locations. An outrider is essentially a scout, someone who ventures forth, ahead of the pack.

We figured this fits in with our love for exploring and riding challenging roads in new, exciting locations.

Work With Us

We’re always looking to expand our selection of motorcycle tours.

Get in touch if you provide world-class motorcycle tours in awesome locations, anywhere in the world.

Many riders prefer to go it alone. Problem is, it can be tough to find high-quality motorcycle rentals, especially in more remote parts of the world.

If you have an awesome garage and are committed to excellent customer service, get in touch and let’s work together!

We love working with skilled photographers and videographers. (Check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts.)

If you’ve got skills and a good following, let us know. We’ll sort you out.

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R.E. Himalayan 400

Royal Enfield Himalayan 400 motorcycle rental
Royal Enfield’s first adventure bike: the Himalayan is a reliable, capable all-rounder.

Engine Type

air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-stroke

Displacement

411 cc

Bore X Stroke

78 mm x 86 mm

Ignition

Digital Electronic Ignition

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel

Rear Suspension

monoshock, 180 mm travel

Front Brakes

disc

Rear Brakes

disc

Front Tyres

90/90-21

Rear Tyres

120/90-17

Wheelbase

1465 mm

Seat Height

800 mm

Ground Clearance

220 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

15 litres

Dimensions

2190 mm (L) x 840 mm (W) x 1370 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental
The perfect balance between size, weight, power and handling.

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, Liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm Telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Honda CRF 250

Honda CRF 250 motorcycle rental
Replaced in 2021 by the CRF 300, this bike remains a great choice for thrill seekers.

Engine Type

liquid cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke

Displacement

249 cc

Bore X Stroke

79 mm x 50.9 mm

Ignition

computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance

Fuel System

PGM-FI

Compression Ratio

13.9:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

49 mm leading-axle inverted, 12.2-inch travel

Rear Suspension

single shock with spring preload; 12.3-inch travel

Front Brakes

single 260 mm disc

Rear Brakes

single 240 mm disc

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

100 / 90 19

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

875 mm

Ground Clearance

333 mm

Kerb Weight

145 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.7 litres

Dimensions

2,195 mm (L) x 815 mm (W) x 1,195 mm (H)

Honda XR 150

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental
Inexpensive, comfortable and reliable, yet surprisingly capable off-road.

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

R.E. Classic 350

Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle rental
Wide handlebars and upright seating position, with classic styling.

Engine Type

4 stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, SOHC

Displacement

349 cc

Bore X Stroke

72 mm x 85.8 mm

Ignition

Digital Electronic Ignition

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel

Rear Suspension

twin tube emulsion shock, 6-step preload

Front Brakes

disc, 300 mm

Rear Brakes

disc, 270 mm

Front Tyres

100/90-19

Rear Tyres

120/80-18

Wheelbase

1465 mm

Seat Height

805 mm

Ground Clearance

170 mm

Kerb Weight

195 kg

Fuel Capacity

13 litres

Dimensions

2145 (L) x 785 (W) x 1090 (H)

Honda XR 250

Honda XR 250 motorcycle rental
One of Honda’s older dual sport offerings, replaced in 2004 by the CRF 250.

Engine Type

Four Stroke, air cooled, SOHC, single cylinder

Displacement

249 cc

Bore X Stroke

73 mm x 59 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

32 mm Keihin carburettor

Compression Ratio

10.2:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41mm telescopic, air assisted fork

Rear Suspension

Pro Link adjustable

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

single piston caliper, 220 mm disc

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

100/100 18

Wheelbase

1400 mm

Seat Height

920 mm

Ground Clearance

315 mm

Kerb Weight

104 kg

Fuel Capacity

9 litres

Dimensions

2110 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1215 mm (H)