Hiring a motor bike has many advantages, but you should keep in mind the disadvantages as well. In all major tourist destinations you have the opportunity to hire a motor bike. It enables you to explore the region on your own. It is a practical way of transportation to go to a town when you stay in a remote beach area. Nowadays the government is improving many smaller country roads, which gives you a comfortable opportunity to enjoy the beautiful country site areas and get a real taste of Sri Lankan rural life.
However, the traffic in Sri Lanka and traffic rules (or the lack of applying traffic rules) could hold risks when you actively participate as a road user, especially on the main roads. Utmost caution should be taken when traveling by bike.
It is advisable to sign an agreement when renting a bike in which the terms and conditions are mentioned, which is important in case of calamities such as an accident or damage.