Just a quick mention of this for the gringos that are thinking about using a small bike in any Latin American urban setting. Hint: Ride like the locals. You will be expected to, car and truck drivers will expect you to act and ride like the locals do. Of course, ride within your limits but follow what the local riders do. I've seen instances where well meaning gringo riders here, displaying impeccable US style moto manners, have confused the bejeezus out of local car, truck, and bus drivers. You will be mounted on a gutless little runt of a bike, the only thing you have going for you is point and squirt mobility. That will keep you mounted on the bike and not mounted on the grill of something. Myself? I wouldn't get on anything less than a 250cc, riding a 125cc you might as well be on a scooter.