We rode from Puerto Natales in order to meet a few potential customers we were able to find through personal contacts. The reason we chose Punta Arenas is because it is a tax-free zone (Zona Franca) meaning the buyer does not have to pay approximately 20% of bike value during the importation process.
We met with Alberto, an oil executive, and had a great time at the restaurant discussing different life experience. He brought a friend with him who wanted to get into motorcycling. In recap, after meeting with 3 buyers, we decided not to sell our bikes as it does not make sense to add a few thousand dollars to get the same “two wheels.” During our trip, we got used to our bikes and want to keep them as a reminder about the trip even though we got an offer that was almost hard to resist.
Routes taken: 9
Miles ridden: 153 miles (245 km)