Me like very much Playa del Carmen. I spent a lot of time there and still not enough. I almost bought a lot to build a house. Airliners put an end to it. Within the city crime is low, but I adventured myself out to drive to Chitz chitz nitza . I drove on major highway and we were the only ones there for most of the trip When it came to final toll I learned why. In the way back I wanted to see the villages so we took secondary roads. Never seen poverty like that . Poverty spells danger! I wouldn't ride a wing there. Perception of you being rich will put you in danger.
Welcome to the forum and I hope someone who has been down that way will be able to answer your questions. I'm not sure the perception is as bad as reality, but I personally wouldn't go down there. It's just like growing up in Detroit. A lot of bad stuff went on back when I lived there but I never saw any of it.
Living here in Texas we see periodic news reports of the crimes going on along the boarder and you could not get me to drive a Sherman tank into Mexico. They will kill you just for the fun of it as initiations into their cartels. Travel to Mexico is NOT advised and I think that riding a wing down there would just invite trouble.