Complete Bali Riding Advise for Motorcycle Lover
Riding a motorcycle outside of your country will initially be very daunting, even for the most experienced riders. Although the driving force in Bali can vary, the rules of the road which is almost the same as countries of the world. With a little focus and patience, riding a motorcycle in Bali will give you a freedom to travel and be a pleasant experience for you.
Have an international driving license in your hand, will make all the things much easier for you on the highway around the island. Foreigner can also obtain a driving license in Bali Island which is valid for 1 month with the manufacturing process is very easy and cheap prices. You only need 1 hour to complete all the process with us with cost between $ 40 - $ 50 / person. If you are driving in Bali without having a International License or Local license, you have to prepare some cash to pay a fine when police stop you on the highway.
Average traffic in Bali - the average speed of 40-50 km/hour, it could be very slow and very often the vehicle stops suddenly and unexpected, we advice that you be patient and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Balinese ceremonies may slow down your trip, but do not honk the horn or trying to overtake - it is part of Balinese culture and life and can be a great way to explore the nature of Balinese.
Cars will be sharing the road with motorcycle and no special lanes for Car or Motorcycle on the highway in Bali. Drive carefully through the intersection and when the turn direction use your indicator light to turn and keep your vehicle in safe distance position with others vehicles.
Road conditions in some areas on the island of Bali is often less than perfect. Riding a motorcycle at low speed on back road and other obstacles so we recommended. There are many pedestrian crossings, so beware of those who cross the street. Dogs, cows and other animals can walk to the highway so we suggest you to stay focus while you driving.
Parking in Bali is very simple - street parking is accepted almost everywhere. There will be signs indicating where parking is not allowed and parking fees for motorcycles average is IDR 1,000. Restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and others tourist places have free parking service.
The most common problem is the investigation by police officers in Bali. By the time you get a stop, just show our vehicle documents that we been provide our renter and your International / local driving license. The best thing you can do is be polite and stay calm. Arguing will most likely get more problems for you as a tourist. If you do not wear a helmet or do not have an international driving license / local, fine are usually around IDR 100,000 - IDR 150,000 rupiah ($ 10 - $ 15) the typical amount that will make you come out of it and you have to pay on the spot without an official fine ticket. Fine negotiation is something normal in Bali. Such as buying goods in the market. Remember,,,, that things are less structured here and try to implement your own driving knowledge and "common sense" for each scenario. There are signs and traffic lights to guide you on the way, so stay alert, drive on left side and always focus while riding a motorcycle in Bali.