Fuel prices and saving time are two of the major motivations behind motorcycle purchases as many Costa Ricans are turning to motos (motorcycles) as their method of transportation.

Sales of motos in the first months of the year have increased 30% over the same period in 2012, according to industry reports.

Businesses are also looking at the use of motorized two wheel transportation over four when it comes to light deliveries. Companies like cable operators regularly send out service technicians off on motos to hook up customers, with folding ladders and all.

It is estimated that more than half of the motos in the country are used for work related activities. And the trend is expected to grow as fuel prices continue high and road infrastructure in the country continues to deteriorate.

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