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A scooter or a car: what’s best in Bali?

In Bali, this question is as significant and important as “To be or not to be?” :) All tourists and those who’ve been here for a while are tormented by the choice of what’s best to rent on the island: a scooter or a car? Of course, the ideal option is when you have both, but sometimes it turns out to be quite expensive.

Today we’ll try to understand all the advantages of renting a motorbike or a car and help you make this difficult choice.

So, let's start with the advantages of renting a motorbike:

  • One of the most important advantages is the price. Renting a motorbike is definitely cheaper than any kind of car for the same period of time.
  • On the motorbike you are more mobile, can bypass traffic jams and quickly move between different areas of the island.
  • With the motorbike you won’t have any issues finding parking and can easily maneuver in the very narrow streets of Bali.
  • Motorbike also allows you to go to places where cars can’t go, such as riding along the small paths of rice terraces.
  • Well, the biggest advantage of traveling around the island on a motorbike is the buzz! Believe me, feeling the freedom and the wind is a special pleasure.

Choose a bike that you like and go on an adventure!

A car also has its advantages, let's consider them below:

  • A car is very convenient if you are traveling with friends or with children. When you and your friends drive in the same car, it is much nicer for communication and interaction than riding on different bikes and constantly waiting for each other.
  • Also, the car will be much more comfortable in bad weather or during extreme heat: you will not get wet or get a burn. Imagine driving a car at noon, with the air conditioning and pleasant music turned on. You will definitely not be envious of passing motorbikes!
  • Driving a car in Bali is easier than riding a motorbike, especially so if you have experience driving in a different country or at home. Also, most often, many people already have a car driving license.
  • Another interesting point is that traffic police rarely stop cars to check documents or due to any traffic violations.
  • Driving a car is comfortable and clearly wins compared to a motorbike if you are planning a long trip around the island.
  • Another advantage of a car is that you have a carboot for traveling with suitcases or a lot of stuff. This can be a very important point.
  • Well, and the main advantage of traveling by car in Bali is safety. In the event of a road accident, in a car you will be more protected. Moreover, in a car you can safely use navigators or a phone and not be afraid that someone might steal it out of your hands (of course, if the car windows are closed :))

In general, we advise you to choose a vehicle based on your needs, plans and situation - everyone is different. And don’t be afraid to try: if you rented one vehicle and changed your mind, with us it’s easy to get a replacement!

Our key benefits

  • Scooters and cars in perfect condition

  • Free delivery and pick up

  • Damage and hijacking insurance

  • Thousands of positive reviews from our client

  • Quick and friendly support!

  • No deposit for rent!

Book now!

Reviews from our clients

  • Comfort, safety and the best bikes We rented a bike for two weeks and were completely satisfied. BaliMotion friends advised us and we did not regret it. We booked a bike in advance, wrote to WhatsApp, we were given detailed information and helped with the choice of model. Booked on the site and made an advance payment of 10%, the remaining amount was paid on the spot (you can pay everything immediately online). They brought us a bike and wrote that they were waiting for us near the hotel. All showed, told and answered all questions. Everything without pitfalls in the contract is clear, clear and understandable. We sent recommendations with all the nuances on the island, and we also asked for help with driving and we were advised who to contact (a young man arrived and taught the basics of driving and gave recommendations, for which many thanks. I didn’t manage mainly on previous trips bike, so we decided to remember with a professional.) The bike itself, helmets - everything was working properly and without any nuances! Our black beast has never failed :) Picked up at a clearly agreed time! We were not in Bali for the first time and we know what troubles you can encounter when renting, so we recommend BaliMotion with confidence. The guys are ready to help and answer all your questions! Next time only to them!
    10/04/2020 review link
  • Things are good! Great bikes!! They brought the bike and then also took it! Technical Support 24/7
    26/03/2020 review link
  • Everything is super! Great service, new bike, new helmets. I'm glad I contacted this company. Everything is clear, fast and without problems. They brought and took the bike at the appointed time! 24-hour support, everything you need for a great vacation! I will definitely use it next time!
    19/03/2020 review link
  • A cool bike rental company. I ordered a bike for 10 days. Everything went super, we brought in a hotel at the time, great new bikes, nice prices, you can order extended insurance and not be afraid for your bike. They also took the time, bike condition for 5 +. I advise everyone.
    16/03/2020 review link
  • Great service, fresh, amazing motorbikes We were amazed by how the service works. Especially, the support team, which responds with the lightning speed, it was great! I also liked the presence of two types of insurance, which we actually purchased) The motorbike delivery option is awesome. We also liked the motorbike very much - Honda Vario, but for the second time, we will book something more powerful, Nmax, for example. Though, Yamaha Xmax is my next go-to goal!
    13/03/2020 review link
    Nestor S
  • The best place to rent the bike on Bali. Bike was in good condition almost brand new, with low mileage. No issues were faced during rental. Highly recommend
    15/01/2020 review link
    Kirill Shchurenko
  • Loved it We rented a scooter for 5 days at first but soon came to the conclusion we wanted to extend our rental period. I just send them a message on WhatsApp asking to add a few more days, not a problem! The bike itself was great: we rented the Lexi. Powerful an a bit bigger than the Vario, great for 2 people. They also sent a detailed list of things to pay attention to when driving in Bali. Conclusion: great service, great bike and great price.
    21/08/2019 review link
  • We rented a bike for 10 days. Everything was cool! They delivered a bike to the hotel early in the morning as we asked, picked it up from another place, did us a favor and let us keep the bike till the evening! The bike was in excellent condition, we had no complains about its exterior and technical parameters! The price was good, better than in other rental places. Guys are always in touch and easy to deal with. I am very happy with the service, highly recommend!
    29/03/2019 review link
    Irina Barinovskaya
  • Hello, everybody! We spent in Bali 17 days – it is a paradise there, guys.. It is important to rent a bike, that's what we did, otherwise you will not see all the beauty of the island and will not feel its local atmosphere..We rented a bike for 14 days, they have a hotel delivery, the price and quality are great! We had a pleasant experience)) highly recommend to everybody!)
    29/03/2019 review link
    Prudnikov Alex
  • We rented a bike in April for 19 days. They delivered it on time and picked it up without any problem from a convenient location. Guys were always fast with the answers to our questions. Bike was inexcellent condition (we have what to compare with). Helmets were also in good condition. Russian speaking manager was a big advantage for us. Recommend to everybody!!! Book in advance.
    29/03/2019 review link
  • We rented a bike from the guys in early May! Everything was accurate, they delivered to the right place on time, a new and beautiful, insured and fully fueled bike with two helmets, guys instructed us on therules of operation but it didn't help us. We are sorry for a headlamp. Guys stayed in touch 24/7 and answered all our questions! We are going to come back at the end of August, now we know where to rent a bike (if they will give it to us)
    29/03/2019 review link
    Dr. Tsivareva
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