How does the $ convert, because the price it shows on the advert is Price: $ 144,900.00
Hey Kiko, tell me how the weather pattern is in NE Mexico during winter
(now till around March) & what can l expect if l entered from the Brownsville area of Texas both in scenery/roads & safety?
I am in Texas for the holidays, but a couple of weeks ago the exchange rate USD MXN was about 16:1 so a great time for Americans to come South and spend dollars. 144,900 MXN with license fees is probably around 9500 USD. That's real cheap, a couple of years ago the unfavorable exchange rate would have that bike cost at about 12,500 USD.
East coast, Tamaulipas, I have not been over there in about 8 years since I ride mostly solo. If you want to ride that area, I would suggest you go with another rider. Security is spotty over there so you can expect military stops or convoys thru some areas. On HUBB, there is a member who knows that area very well. You may want to contact him, MikeMike.
If you are a new rider to Mexico I recommend the central highlands area. Cross at Colombia Bridge North of Laredo, take 57 around Monterrey and Saltillo, around Matehuala, around San Luis Potosi. You can pick your cities from there, San Miguel Allende, Leon, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita etc. Outside of Matehuala is Real Catorce where the Film The Mexican with Brad Pitt was filmed. Lot of riders scoot up there for a look around.
Avoid entering the larger cities and take the perifirico around. The most popular cities are probably San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, and Sayulita or PV. Cool nights but day temps should be ok around 50/65F.
There is a huge thread on Advrider "Is Mexico Safe" and on the first page of that thread is a lot of good basic information. Go to Forums, Trip Planning, Americas, IMS thread.
Que te vaya bien,,