Motorcycle Diaries is a Margovyan drama television series that premiered on the Margovyan National Broadcasting Network (MNBN) on December 2, 2011. The series follows Esperanza Palafox (Dmitriya Shevchova), a Peruvian motorcycle enthusiast illegally living in Margovya who is approached by the Republican Bureau of Investigation (RBI) with an offer to infiltrate the Silas Riders' Union or else get deported. At first, Esperanza only agrees to the deal to stay in Margovya, but the deeper she gets into the investigation, the more she becomes committed to bringing the criminal bikers to justice.
The series was originally scheduled only for a three-season run with two seasons of ten episodes and the final season consisting of fifteen episodes, broadcast from 2011 to 2014. However, due to popular demand, German Orfanov, creator of the series, announced that a fourth season was in the works. New and returning characters, as well as the new season's overarching story, was introduced in the ninth season of Orfanov's other series, the updated version of The Interceptors, and will be expanded upon in season 4. Orfanov revealed that the fifth season of the series will be part of the story started in The Interceptors: Philippine Civil War and ended in The Interceptors: Most Wanted.
As of February 3, 2017, 45 episodes of Motorcycle Diaries have aired, concluding the fourth season.
Esperanza Palafox is arrested for trying to steal a motorcycle, and it is also revealed that she is already illegally living in Margovya ever since her visa expired almost six months ago. An RBI agent named Kiril introduces himself to Esperanza and offers her a deal: she could be deported back to Peru, her homeland, or she could stay in Margovya in exchange for becoming a "confidential informant" for the RBI and infiltrating the Silas Riders' Union, one of the most notorious biker gangs in Margovya.
Esperanza is recruited into Silas and joins the MC's first all-girl chapter as a "hang-around". She gets to know the members during a bike run and also gets up close and personal with the dirtier side of Silas.
Esperanza is assigned to handling a "guns for drugs" deal with the Dirtbikers as the final test to earn her patch. During a bar fight, Esperanza earns her "road name" after a particularly nasty punch-up which leaves her bleeding from the mouth: "Countess Dracula", later shortened to "Countess".
Esperanza is now a full-patch member: she is now involved in all of Silas' shady dealings with the criminal underworld. One of these deals involves taking out a rival biker for Silas' allies the Dirtbikers.
An extortion goes wrong and Chains ends up killing someone. Esperanza talks to Chains both to comfort her and to learn the details of the killing. Chains gets picked up by local police on suspicion of the killing and although Esperanza had nothing to do with it, she knows that Chains is now going to suspect her of being a snitch.
The Ikulsk chapter decides to rob an armored car both to add to their coffers and to prove their chapter to the rest of the MC, who still has doubts about raising an all-female chapter. However, the heist doesn't go as flawlessly as planned.
Vilyelmo Dumayev and Mikhail Dostalinsky approach the Ikulsk chapter to kill Rostislav Leonov, President Pristina Leonova's brother, to send her a message. Esperanza tells Kiril of the hit but Kiril says that informing Leonov of the risk to his life would jeopardize Esperanza's life.
The Ikulsk chapter is finally released from prison after the RBI convinces the local police to drop the charges against them, but Esperanza manages to convince Kiril to keep her in solitary confinement because she believes that Vilyelmo and Mikhail will come after her next.
Esperanza is finally released from solitary and jail and almost immediately lands her way back into jail when she attacks a gas station attendant because she didn't have the money to pay for the gas. She goes on a run through Margovya to establish a good alibi, a run which earns her the admiration of her fellow Silas members.
Esperanza knows she's in trouble when an old associate comes back to haunt her in Ikulsk. Meanwhile, a new girl is trying to become a friend of the club by offering Esperanza drinks, but can she really trust this girl? Also, Esperanza is introduced to Radoslava, her new handler.
The Lotus Eaters, Silas' rivals, calls for a meeting to discuss the possibility of a truce and to learn the fate of a missing Lotus Eater. The meeting soon turns dangerous and bullets go flying between the bikers.
The continuing rivalry between Silas and Elysium heats up. Bikers from both gangs are getting knocked off every day. Esperanza and the chapter prepare to bring the hurt to a nearby Lotus Eaters chapter.
Silas comes to collect on Kaiser Garcia's growing debt to the club, but Garcia asks for one more IOU. Falcon decides that enough is enough and calls on the members to come collecting, but Garcia fights back and is eventually killed in a fierce fight.
Vilyelmo and Mikhail are back and this time they want to kill Health Minister Fyodor Lubovenko to show that they will not tolerate what they call "the Dimakulanov-Elemat regime". Esperanza tells Radoslava about the new assassination plot but is once again told to continue gathering evidence against Silas.
Guardian and Prawn's fight reaches a boiling point, and Guardian calls for a "joust": like the medieval tournament but with bikes instead of cars. Esperanza tries to stop the joust but fails, and Guardian ends up killing Prawn. Esperanza helps Guardian hide the body.
Esperanza calls Health Minister Lubovenko himself to warn him of the attempt on his life, but Lubovenko just shrugs her off as another prank caller. Lubovenko pays for his ignorance with his life; Silas assassinates him on Vilyelmo and Mikhail's orders.
Esperanza is now living an anonymous life in Yobatav, Arbatskaya, but the boredom and tedium of life outside of motorcycling affects her to such an extent that she ends up picking a brawl with some local bikers. Meanwhile, Attila, a member of the Huns Motorcycle Club, meets with an unknown man. Attila tells the man that he needs to build up more trust within the club before he could get close to someone called "the Doctor".
Kiril Kiselev calls Esperanza with an offer to go undercover once again. Esperanza accepts the offer and meets up with Attila and Kid, who is also going back undercover to assist in Operation Orange Tempest, the RBI operation to infiltrate and bring down the Huns.
Queen, Esperanza's prospect, must pass through her own "trial by fire" and prove both her loyalty and Esperanza's. Attila gets closer to meeting with the Doctor, who wishes to make the alliance between the Huns and the Huescas easier by establishing a chapter in Greendrop.
The annual Hun Run, a journey by every member of the Huns across all of Margovya and passing through their respective chapters, is underway. The Doctor announces the creation of the Greendrop chapter with Attila as president as recognition for his long-time membership and loyalty to the Huns. To mark the birth of the chapter, the Doctor and the Witch tell the Greendrop members to assassinate a high-ranking member of the Crows, the Huescas' main rival.
Esperanza's chapter is ordered to kill a high-ranking Crow, but Borislav gets wind of the "test" and threatens to pull the plug on the whole operation. Meanwhile, Attila cooks up a scheme to fool both the Doctor and the Witch.
The Huescas are impressed by the Greendrop chapter's apparent hit on the Crows that Amelia Peña herself meets with Esperanza and the others to arrange another attack on the Crows. Meanwhile, Queen puts her life at risk when she decides to go solo with Sci-Fi and Rockstar.
Borislav tells Attila that it is time for Operation Orange Tempest to end and for the undercover agents to come in. Attila, however, refuses to follow orders and goes to fight with the rest of the Huns while Esperanza and Kid do what they could to delay both the Doctor and the Witch.