Locations:

Subject: Rental MC Listing: non-definitive list, 12/2006
Keywords: mc rental

This is my compilation from magazines, the net and email since July, 1991.
Last Updated Dec, 2011.
Please mail to me if you have any more information.

This compilation copyright 1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 William F. Dudley Jr.

Bill Dudley  Norton Commando, Honda CB400F, CB550F, Moto Guzzi Ambassador, BMW R90S
AMA #194723 - DoD #0376 - SOHC4 #0025 - mail to: dud at casano dot com


Norway

see: Beach's MC Adventures in NY, USA

Germany

Source: bauerdic@dxal03.cern.ch (Lothar A.T. Bauerdick)
Dateski: 25 Jul 91 15:29:25 GMT
The latest issue of ``Motorrad'' had the following addresses for renting a MC:
Didn't call them, though. Cheers, LatB.
LatB is bauerdic@cernvm.cern.ch (Cagiva 900ie)

GERMANY:

/World/Europe/FRG/Frankfurt: Motorrad & Cabriovermietung
	tel +49-69/490 93 00
	fax +49-69/44 38 50
/World/Europe/FRG/noidea : Volk Motorradvermietung	(north Germany)
	(BMW R80GS >= DM65/day; K100LT = DM900/week)
	tel +49-2627/83 43
	fax +49-2627/83 79	(from Joe Ogulin)

Dateski: Mon, 15 Nov 93 23:42:57 -0500
Source: jogulin@apollo.stevens-tech.edu (Milamber) (aka Joe Ogulin)

More to add for Germany:

Allround Vermietung
	6 Frankfurt a.M.:  +49 069/4909300
	8 Muenchen:	   +49 089/7238383

MRD-Vermietungen Straub Reutl./Stuttgart
	Ducati - Harley - Japanese, all km-free
	+49 07121/321214

H.M. Motorradhaus GmbH, 60313 Frankfurt a.M., Hanauer Landstrasse 417
	Honda dealer
	+49 069/426767

I don't know anything about prices (though I remember their wanting
something on the equivalent of over $250 for either a day or the weekend).

--Joe Ogulin
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From American Motorcyclist Mag, Feb 1992 p70:
Bosenberg Motorcycle Excursions
Mainzerstrasse 54, 6550 Bad Kreuznach, Germany (West)
Tel 011-49-671-67312     Fax 011-49-671-67153
They offer both tours and/or "individual motorcycle rental"
BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, 600cc to 1200cc
"starting at $80 US per day"
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More Germany from Dec 1993 Rider Magazine:

Dubbelju Germany:
    Weg am Sportplatz 25A,
    22850 Norderstedt
    (040) 525-78-87
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Source: druco!kpm (Kevin P Malloy +1 303 538 3511)

Bill,
  I was able to rent a HD LowRider (89) in Berlin back in June of 1990.
Rented it from Sixt (Budget) Rent-A-Car.  The rate was DM77,-/day with
77km/day free and DM0,77 for each km over that.  Insurance was an extra
DM23,-/day.  Sixt had LowRiders and Electraglides available, the Electraglides
were more expensive.
  Apparently, Sixt was experimenting with a m/c rental program.  I don't
know if it is still in effect.
  Bit of a warning though--they didn't like my Colorado Driving License
even though it has a m/c endorsement.  They liked my International Driving
Permit (also endorsed for m/c) though...

					Cheers,
  					    Kevin

Kevin Malloy  kpm@druco.att.com AT&T Bell Labs, Denver DR 31F52 (303) 538-3511
633 E. 11th Ave.				1991 BMW K75RT  DoD #106
Denver, CO  80203
(303) 830-2937
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see also: Beach's MC Adventures in NY, USA

Hawaii, USA

Source: Gary Kahn
Dateski: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 13:46:09

Rent Honda Gold Wings and Valkyries in Hawaii.

Rates (2006) from $199/day to $139/day for a week rental.
Discounts for GWRRA, AMA, and other club memberships.
L and XL helmets available.

WingToursHawaii

email: gary@wingtourshawaii.com
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Source: Scott Alexander (salex@devvax.Jpl.Nasa.Gov)
Dateski: Sun, 07 Jun 92 19:45:31 PDT

While on Oahu last week, I looked into renting a motorcycle.  Aloha
Funways in Waikiki has a range of bikes to rent from Nighthawk 250s
to some sort of big Harleys.  They also have Honda Elite 150s
(classed as a motorcycle) and various other scooters and mopeds.  Off
the top of my head, I recall daily rentals ranged from ~$30 to ~$80. 
Helmets were an additional $2/day (not required (and rarely seen) in
Hawaii).

Scott

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Source: aberno@saltwater.com (Anthony Berno)
Subject: Biking on the island of Hawaii
Dateski: Mon, 4 Oct 1993 17:35:08 GMT

After returning from a week-long trip to the island of Hawaii, courtesy of  
the American Airlines frequent flyer program, I figured that I should tell  
you all about what I consider to be the best motorcycling I have had  
*anywhere*.

Let me begin by mentioning the more depressing side of island biking: the  
price of rentals. On Hawaii, there is only one game in town, and that's  
DJ's Rentals in Kona. Depending on the kind of bike you rent, expect to  
pay between $85 and $125 per *day* (!). Apparently, this extortionate cost  
is due to the very high insurance premiums that the rental agency must  
pay. (Damn this litiginous country!) Believe me, it's well worth the  
money. If you decide to rent a bike, be aware that they are quite picky  
about who they rent to; whatever bike you choose, tell them that you have  
lots and lots of experience riding a similar motorcycle, and try not to  
tip over as you leave the lot. ;-) Also, don't tell them where you are  
going, since part of the route I'm going to describe is marked "no rental  
cars" on most maps, and although the rental shop didn't say anything  
specifically about where one may or may not travel, it's best to not raise  
their anxiety level any higher than it already is.

DJ's Rentals
75-5663A Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
(808) 329 1700
(800) 993 4647
email: rent@harleys.com
Their web site.

(description of scenic ride deleted for space)

Enjoy.

-Anthony
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From AMA magazine March 2002, page 28
Island Riders offers half-day and full-day rentals of Harleys from
two stores on Maui and one store on Hawaii.
126 Hinau St
Lahaina, HI, 96765
(800) 529 2925
(808) 661 9966
1975 S. Kihei Road, Kihei
(808) 874 0311
email: riders@maui.net
Their web site.
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Hawaiian Riders
Rents Harley Davidsons
900 Front St #J11
Lahaina, HI, 96761
Kauai: (888) 527 9484
Maui:  (888) 527 0075
email: rent@hawaiianriders.com
Their web site.
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From AMA magazine Feb 1997, page 68
Maui Island Dual Sport
3481 Lower Honoapillani, Suite 2C
Honokowai, Maui, Hawaii, 96761
Suzuki DR350 Dual Sport
Rentals and Tours

Tel: 808 669 7785
Fax: 808 669 7899
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From AMA magazine July 1996, page 68
Two Wheels Dual Sport Adventures
Honda XR650L
Kawasaki KLR250
Tours, perhaps rentals?
Tel: 800 896 1230
Fax: 808 822 0267

Bill Dudley
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Hawaii Harley Rental
locations on Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu
see: http://www.hawaiiharleyrental.com
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from June 2000 Rider Magazine, page 78:

Adventure Rentals
1946 Ala Moana Blvd
Oahu
(808) 944 3131

Coconut Cruisers
2301 Kalakaua Ave
Oahu
(808) 924 1644

Cruizin Hawaii (Al Huber)
1980 Kalakaua Ave
Oahu
(808) 945 9595

Island Motorcycle
1980 Kalakaua Ave
Oahu
(808) 957 0517

Paradise Isle Rentals
1879 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulo, HI, 96815
Oahu
(888) 926 7777
(808) 946 7777
Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Yamaha
email: islerent@gte.net
Their web site.

Wiki Wiki Wheels
1827 Ala Moana Blvd
Oahu
(808) 951 5787

Hula Hogs
Rents, guess what, Harley Davidsons
1279 S. Kihei Rd #308
Kihei, Maui, HI, 96753
(877) 464 7433
(808) 875 7433
email: ride@hulahogs.com
Their web site.

Mavrik Motorcycle Rentals
1215 S. Kihei Rd
Maui
(808) 871 7118
Kaanapali
(808) 661 3099
Rents Harley Davidsons
email: islerent@aol.com
Their web site.

Quality Motorcycle Tours and Rentals ("Ride Maui")
509 Kainula Place
Wailuku, HI, 96793
(808) 242 1015
Rents Hondas
email: tours@ride-maui.com
Their web site.

Aloha Toy Store
640 Front Street, Unit 5
Lahaina, HI, 96761
Maui
(808) 891-0888
(888) 883 1212
email: info@alohatoystore.com
Their web site.

Wheels R Us, Inc.
75 Kaahumanu
Maui
(808) 871 6658

Kona Harley Davidson
74-5615 E Luhia St
Hawaii
(808) 326 9887

Ray's Motorcycle Rental
4558 Kukui, Kapaa
Kauai
(808) 822 4644
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Dateski: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 15:59:09 -0400
Source: Randy Dow 

Motorcycle
Rental, Shipping and Tour Information (13-Sep-1996)

Illinois, USA


EagleRider Chicago Rental Station rents Harley Davidsons 670 East Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Toll free US: (800) 501-TOUR See detailed listing under California, USA or email: eaglerider@earthlink.net

Texas, USA

Barnett Harley Davidson
9501 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79925 USA
Rents and sells Harley Davidsons
800 736 8173
915 592 5804
Fax 915 591 8889

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Source: Rider March 2002

Boar Bikers
8330 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75235

Rents Harleys year-round
214 351 1158
801 943 9413

email: boarbikers@earthlink.net
See their web site.

Utah, USA

Source: Rider March 2002

Hawgs Wild, Inc.
P.O. Box 901043
Sandy, UT, 84090-1043

Rents Harleys March-October
800 595 6623
801 943 9413

email: hawgs@hawgswild.com
See their web site.

Virginia, USA

Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine

Motorcycle Tour Company of Virgina
P.O. Box 293
Mt Sidney, VA, 24467
540 234 9797

Rents Kawasaki Vulcan 800 and Harleys

email: austin@mctourva.com
See their web site.
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Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine

Street Hogs
386 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
757 493 0070

Rents Harleys year round

email: info@streethogs.com
See their web site.

Washington, USA

From BMWMC list Vol 4 Issue 267:

http://www.classicmotorcyclerides.com/home
We provide a fully transportable BMW Motorcycle Rental and Tour business.
Currently our inventory includes Traditional BMW K Bikes; 3 K100 RT's,
2 K1100 LT's, 1 R 1100 RT. We provide daily and long term rentals, guided,
self guided, and custom package tours, conveniently located in the heart of
the Pacific Northwest of the United States, British Columbia and Alberta Canada

Classic Rides, Inc.
Spokane, WA
United States
ph: 509-499-8096
rj@classicmotorcyclerides.com
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From email from Mountain to Sound Adventures, Inc.:

Mountain to Sound Motorcycle Adventures, Inc.
10407 324th Place SE
Issaquah, WA 98027
425-222-5598
ride@mtsma.com
www.mtsma.com

We offer custom and guided tours of the Pacific Northwest, as well as daily
and weekly Honda, BMW, and Harley rentals. Half-day rentals, gear rentals,
and bike delivery are also available. AMA member discount.
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Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine
Vancouver MotorBikes
11815 N.E. Hwy 99, Suite C
Vancouver, WA, 98686
800 530 5688
360 574 7860
360 518 3026

Rents Harleys, Honda Shadow and Valkyrie, Kawasaki Vulcan, and Ninja ZX600
year-round

email: orderinginfo@vmbikes2rent.com
See their web site.
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Action Motorcycle Rentals
PO Box 881
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
800 862 9611
206 565 5985
Harley Davidsons: $139 to $149 per day, $693 to $713 per week
Honda/Yamaha: $69 to $79 per day, $343 to $413 per week
dual sport: $59/day, $273/week
mileage: 19 to 24 cents/mile
#########

Bill Dudley
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Source: dwiebe@next.com (Doug Wiebe)
Dateski: 10 Dec 92 00:00:42 GMT

There's a place in Gig Harbor, WA (USA, near Seattle) that rents
motorcycles. I haven't rented there so I can't vouch for them, but
I called them for info. Their brochure has a table of the bikes they
rent (these are their categories, not mine!):

        Luxury    Exotic      Sport    Cruiser       Standard  Dual Sport
        ------    ------      -----    -------       --------  ----------
BMW     K1100LT   K-1         K100RS                 R100R     R100GS
        R100RT                K75S                             R100P/D
        K75RT     
Bimota            YB-6
                  Dieci
Ducati            851 Sport   900i.e.
                  750SS
Honda   GL1500    CBR900RR    ST1100   Shadow 1100   CB750     TransAlp
        PC800                          Shadow VLX              XR650L
                                                               XR250L
Yamaha  Venture   FZR1000     FJ1200   Virago 1100   Seca II   XT600
                  FZR600               Virago 750    TDM 850   XT350

Rates (per day):
Weekend $139      Call        $139     $119          $99       $119
Weekly    95       ""           95       89           79         89
Monthly   79       ""           79       69           59         69

They rent other stuff like bags, camping gear, electric clothes, etc.
They also do trip planning. Their brochure mentions (unspecified) discounts
for AMA members and MSF graduates (and DoD members :).

Their address is:
Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Adventures
P.O. Box 881
Gig Harbor, WA, U.S.A. 98335
(206) 565-5985

ObDisclaimer: I have no association with these people, but when I called
them I mentioned that I might post their info to rec.moto and they
offered me a free rental if they get enough business from r.m, so please
tell them where you heard about them! Thanks!

Doug Wiebe (doug_wiebe@next.com)


USA

From advertisements in Sept 1995 Rider Magazine:

Rent Harleys in US and Canada.  Offices in Las Vegas, Chicago, and LA.
North American MC Tours
Ph: 702 434 0200
Fax 702 434 0300
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Rent BMW's on the East Coast
CC Motorcycle Rentals
1140 Massachusetts Ave. #294
Washington, DC 20016
Ph: 800 729 2453
Fax 301 585 6361

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Rent/Tour in ALASKA
Alaska Motorcycle Adventures
PO Box 2033
Palmer, AK 99645
907 376 4513

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From American Motorcyclist Mag, Jun 1994 p38:
Cruise America offers a range of Honda's at "select Western locations".
Nighthawks 750, Magna, GL1500 Wings, "as well as dual sport bikes".
Rates range from $595 to $695 a week, including 100 miles/day.  21c/mile
after 100 miles (17c for AMA members).  Camping gear can be rented for $50/wk.
Renters must have a valid MC license, plus "proof of riding experience".
Also, a $500 security deposit is req'd.  $100 deductable insurance is
available for $84/wk.  AMA members get a 20% discount during 1994.
800-327-7799
(Cruise America is based in Arizona)
See their web site.
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From January 2001 AMA, p47
Rent a Harley Davidson
Los Angeles - San Francisco - Chicago - Orlando
Phoenix - Denver - Austin - Palm Springs - Las Vegas - Salt Lake City
Daily Harley rentals and guided tours!
10% discount for AMA members

Eagle Rider
888-97-BIKER
888-972-4537
See their web site.

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Source: Jmurray!@aol.com (John Murray)
Dateski: 6/26/96

BMW of Denver
2415 W. Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80219
Tel: 303 936 2317
Fax: 303 936 7374

Will sell and buyback demo bikes for $75/day.


Alaska, USA

From American Motorcyclist, January 1997, p78:
Alaska Rentals and Tours
Hull's Alaska Motorcycle Adventures
Box 2033
Palmer, AK 99645

Rents BMW's, Kawasaki KLR650 May to September

Ph/Fax 907 376 4513
Ph/Fax 907 376 4514 (?)
email: info@rentalaska.com
See the web site.

_________________
Source: Philip Freeman 
Dateski: 6/19/01

Alaska Rider Tours
PMB 202 205 E. Dimond BLVD
Anchorage, Alaska 99515
(907)783-1990 

We rent motorcycles to our clients, and them guide them throughout
Alaska.  We go to the Arctic Circle, to Wrnagell-St.Elias National
Park, the northern hotsprings, and the Kenai Peninsula. We have a
support Vehicle and staff to ensure a safe, enjoyable trip.

We specialize in dualsport motorcycles, and concentrate on the long
dirt highways that Alaska has to offer.

email: dualsport@akrider.com

See their web site.


Alabama, USA

Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

American Dream Cycle
328 East Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542
877-DRM-RIDE
334 948 8688

rents Harleys

email: chris@americandreamcycle.com
Their web site

Arizona, USA

From Rider, March 1994, p70:
Motorcycle Tours through Arizona
Motorcycle rentals available - Harley Davidsons and more
Arizona Adventures
Tel: 602-991-0000
Fax: 602-998-1421

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From AMA, Sept, 1995:
Updated from AMA, January 2001
Updated from Rider, March 2002
Western States Motorcycle Rentals, Inc.
9401 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
phone: 602-943-9030

Rents BMW's, Harleys, Suzuki Intruder year round

email: AzMcRent@aol.com
See their web site.

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Dateski: Fri, 07 Jun 1996 07:40:00 -0700 (PDT)
Source: "Clarke, Bruce {SO}" 

					. . . I just rented a Suzuki 
for a week from [Western States Motorcycle Rentals].  I thought you might 
like to know I found it a very good experience.  This company is run by a guy 
named Frank del Monte.  He is very well-organized and provides a very good 
product.  _And_ his prices are much lower than other places!

I highly recommend WSMR.

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Source: "R. Brian Hochnadel" 
Dateski: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 15:27:29 -0700 (18:27 EDT)

I have just started up a rental company in Mesa, AZ(Arizona Cycles, LLC
- www.arizona-cycles.com).  I only have 4 bikes right now, but I
am trying to get one every other month to build slowly.  I rent(haven't
rented one yet, hopefully soon) sport bikes as well as cruisers,
and I am going to experiment with some ATV's and off-road/dirt
bikes as my next purchase.

See the web site.
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Source: Rider, March 2002
Fun Time Rentals
1215 North Scottsdale Road
Tempe, AZ, 85281

Rents Harleys, Honda Shadows and Nighthawk 250 year round

800 968 3393
480 968 2522
See the web site.
email: jpignolo@mindspring.com

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Source: Rider, March 2002
Billy Ray's Hogg Heaven
1683 Industrial Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Rents Harleys year-round

877 464 7933
928 680 3400

See the web site.
email: hoggheaven@hotmail.com
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Source: Rider, March 2002
Hemp and Hawg Harley Rentals
1575 W. Hwy 89A, Suite C
Sedona, AZ 86336

Rents Harleys year-round

877 736 8242
520 203 0346

See the web site.
email: webmaster@sedonaharleyrentals.com
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Source: Rider, March 2002
Sedona Motorcycles
1195 WQ. Hwy 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Rents Harleys year-round

877 501 1325
520 282 1093

See the web site.
email: sedonamotorcyc@sedona.net
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Note also, Blue Sky Motorcycle Rentals in Colorado.

Argentina

Source: "Motocare" 
Dateski: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 18:35:37 -0300 (17:35 EDT)

Hi Bill, just to let you know we rent motorcycles
(600 Honda's Transalp) in Argentina for touring or
ridding in Patagonia.

Our site
email: motocare@cuidad.com.ar

Thanks a lot
Best regards

Mariano Calderon

Chile

Think of how exciting riding a 2001 Yamaha XT600 off-road in South
America would be!  The incredible mountains and remote villages,
the interesting cultures and different customs, the beautiful men,
women, children and scenery of southern Chile and Argentina!

Wow!  The stories you would have for your
friends, family and colleagues! 

Our company, MotoAventura, is located in Osorno, Chile,
we arrange trips in southern Chile and Argentina, on 2001 Yamaha XT600's.
We have 1-day, 2-day, 5-day and 10 day Professional Guided Tours.  And
we rent the bikes too.

Our Guide speaks German, Spanish and English.

Check out our picture laden site.

If you wish more information, catalogues, brochures and prices,
please, do not hesitate in contacting us, Thank you very much for
your attention.

Sonia Dvorachuk
MotoAventura Ltda.
email: rbaum@entelchile.net

Costa Rica

From AMA Magazine, July 2001, p. 81
Motorcycles Costa Rica
Daily or Extended Tours and Rentals
Bed & Breakfast at Villas de la Colina
Atenas, Costa Rica
Analive Suarez, Mgr.
Phone/FAX 011 506-446-7237

Reservations and Info in USA:
540-686-6463 voice
540-228-6557 fax

See their web page.
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From AMA Magazine, March 1998, p. 124
Costa Rica
Tours and Rentals, using only Harley Davidson motorcycles
Ma. Alexandria Tours
POB 3756-1000
Costa Rica

Voice: 506 289 5552
Fax: 506 289 5551
See their web page.
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From Good Times Central America, Vol 5 Issue 2 (High Season 2004)
Costa Rica Motorcycle Tours and Rentals
Contact: Wilhelm or Astrid
P.O. Box 2907-1000
San Josť, Costa Rica

Telephone: (506)225-6000
Fax: (506) 225-8842

Toll Free Numbers:
+1(888 803-3344 U.S.
+1(866)865-7013 Canada

web site
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From: "Wild Rider Motorcycles" 
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 07:42:45 -0600 (09:42 EDT)

Wild Rider is the oldest Motorcycle Rental Company in Costa Rica,
with 7 years of experience. We offer dual-sport bikes:
Yamaha TTR 250 and XT 600, Suzuki DR 350 and Kawasaki KLR 650.
We are a small company, caring for our customers and offering them
lots of assistance and information besides the rental of the bike.

Besides the rental, we also offer guided and self guided tours.

San Josť, Paseo Colon
Calle 32, diag. KFC

phone 1: 506-258-4604
phone 2: 506-844-6568
Web:    www.wild-rider.com
e-mail:  info@wild-rider.com

Activity: Based in San Jose, WILD RIDER rents off-road motorcycles
and offers guided motorcycle tours. Weekly rental rates from
around $270 - $360, 1 day guided tours starting at $150.


California, USA


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From Friction Zone magazine December 2003 page 9:

Rent a Sportbike

If you've been itching to try the latest high-performance sportbikes
before you make your purchasing decision then you need to call the
only place that rents sportbikes.  In addition to those shown
(ZX-6R, CBR600RR, GSXR600) other models are available including
a DMV test bike.

TEL: 866-704-RENT
TEL: 866-704-7368
Two Rental Locations:
Del Amo Motorsports, Redondo Beach
Spectrum Motorsports, Irvine Auto Mall
See their web page.

From Classic Bike, March, 2008, page 34

www.sportbikerental.com
Near LAX, they rent "anything from a Ducati 1098 to a VFR800, prices
from $200/day to $775/week.

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From AMA magazine January 2001 page 48:

San Francisco Bay Area
Motorcycle Rental
We rent Harley-Davidson
See the Pacific Coast in a whole new way.

TEL: 415-456-9910
FAX: 415-456-9908
See their web page.

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From Motorcyclist April 1997:

California Cruisers Motorcycle Rentals
Budget of Beverly Hills
full line of Harley Davidsons
rates starting at $69/day with helmet, saddlebags, and 100 miles included
Must be 25 with valid motorcycle license.
888 WE-RENT-MC
310 274 9173

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From Motorcyclist Nov 1997:

Harley Motorcycle Rentals
"Cruise California"
See the Pacific Coast, San Francisco & Bay Area in a whole new way,
on a HARLEY
888 81 CYCLE
888 812 9253
See their web site.

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From Motorcyclist Sept 1996:
L.A. Triumph
Motorcycle and RV rentals
Pickup at LA Airport
Classic Bikes and Parts

tel: 310 677 5800
fax: 310 674 8069
_________________
Source: banshee@cats.ucsc.edu (John Michael Vinopal)
Dateski: 30 Jul 91 03:04:03 GMT
The Wailer at the Gates of Dawn		     | banshee@cats.UCSC.EDU        |

	From City Rider magazine (SF,CA).

	Want to rent a BMW?  Call for details.  BMW/Ducati of Marin.
	(415) 454-2041

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Source: waynef@sco.COM (Wayne Feick)
Dateski: Fri, 26 Jul 91 22:43:14 GMT
Wayne Feick      {scocan,uunet,microsoft,ucscc.ucsc.edu}!sco!waynef Work
                                                    sco!brunz!wayne Home

Well, I decided to call the San Francisco place.  They have three makes
available, two of them Harleys, the other a BMW K100.  For the BMW, the
price is 90.70/day including insurance and tax if you rent for 1-6 days.
If you rent 7days to 4 weeks, it drops to $85.25/day.

You must pay for insurance through them.

Wayne.
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Fromski: "George E. Turski" <82bmwrt@gmail.com>
Dateski: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 11:44:04 -0700 (14:44 EDT)

Route 66 rents bikes in Marina del Rey 10 minutes from LAX .Harleys
mostly, some Buells.

http://www.route66riders.com/
_________________
Scott Alexander
salex@devvax.jpl.nasa.gov
Dateski: Wed, 18 Dec 91 17:12:02 PST

	Kalman International Motorcycle Touring
	We Rent BMW's and Goldwings
	534 Kemore Street
	Moss Beach, CA 94038 USA

	USA and Canada
	Voice and FAX
	1-800-63RIDER(74337)
	Outside USA: (415) 728 3511

Once I realized that 415 was San Francisco Bay Area, I gave them a
call to see what the deal is.  The closest place they rent from is
San Diego.  They charge $600 for a 7 day week or $125/day with a 2
day minimum.  For that, you get either a BMW K75 or a Goldwing 1500. 
Insurance and roadside assistance is included.  They have a brochure.

From advertisement in Apr 1996 Rider Magazine:

California Motorcycle Rental, Limited

$125 /day, 2 day minimum
$700/week, (Sat thru Friday)
$2000/mon, (30 days)
Unlimited mileage
$0.25 /mile additional
$1500 refundable deposit
must be 25 yrs or older with MC license
BMW K75 - K75S - K75RT - R850R

San Francisco
534 Kelmore St.
Moss Beach, CA, 94038
415 728 3511

San Diego
3304 Buena Vista Street
San Diego, CA, 92109
619 581 6879

Los Angeles

New York
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Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

American Dream Motorcycle Rentals
2263 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA, 92101
888 235 7190
619 233 9452

Rents Harleys year-round

email: goride@americanryder.com
web site
_________________
From bmwmc mailing list, Sept 10, 2007
California Motorcycle Rentals (Don Picker).
+1.858.456.9577, fax +1.858.456.9477 [all locations],
info@calif-motorcyclerental.com,  www.calif-motorcyclerental.com
1838 Caminito Ascua, La Jolla CA 92037 USA
R1200R local rentals from San Diego
_________________
From honet6!hsc Fri Jun 19 11:31 EDT 1992
Source: hsc@honet6.att.com (Harvey S Cohen +1 908 949 0173)
Re: California Cycle Rental

Last week I flew to San Francisco and rented a 1988 Gold Wing
SE from California Cycle Rental. The bike had about 28,000 miles and
was mint. It had every accessory including CB.
My college roommate rode pillion, and we toured through the Amador
County wineries, the Sierras, and Yosemite. Rental was about $640 for
the week.
I highly recommend renting from them. The bike and service were great
and the riding opportunities are spectacular. They also have BMW K75's,
and they rent in San Diego and do trips in Europe.
Phone 800-637-4337.

I have no connection with California Cycly Rental except as a satisfied
customer.
Harvey S. Cohen, honet6!hsc or attmail!hcohen, HO-3B532, +1 908-949-0173

_________________
Dateski: Tue, 04 Jun 96 21:34:56 PST
Source: "Bryan Harris" 
     
I'm certain that you must be aware that Mike Corbin (yep, the 
legendary seatmaker) has a Triumph dealership at his factory in 
Castroville, CA and they rent the 900 Trophy as well as some others 
from the britbikemaker's current model line.

Prices seem to be comparable with other rental agencies of the same 
sort -- $115/day with a two-day minimum or $700 for a week. This 
information I got from their "1996 Motorcycle Saddle Encyclopedia," 
the most recent non-Harley Corbin catalog. 

Rental requirements include: 

    the renter be at least 25 years of age, 
    have a valid motorcycle endorsement to his/her driver's license, 
    reserve and pay half the rental fees in advance, and 
    secure the rental with a $2000 deposit. 

They offer nicely-kept machines (I've been there for seat fabrication 
and noted the care and attention the rental units were receiving), 
easy access to the storied California central coast (Big Sur is about 
an hour's worth of crooked, *VERY* scenic road to the south), and a 
pick-up service from the Monterey airport.

Even though I didn't see this information there, Corbin's
web site is
(duh) http://www.corbin.com and Mike himself can be reached at 
corbin01@corbin.com.

Phones for the Castroville factory (he's got a showroom and warehouse  
in Daytona Beach as well):

    Voice: 800/538-7035 or 408/633-2500
    FAX:   408/633-3145
_________________
Dateski: Thu, 16 Sep 1993 15:20:38 -0700 (PDT)
Source: "KNIFE::AHN"@admin.mti.com (Au H. Nguyen)

Here's what I found from the SF fone book:

1.	California MC Rentals,  415-728-3511
	BMW K75,  $125/day, 2 days min
	(see listing elsewhere in this file)

2.	Dubbelju 415-495-2774
	fax    (415)495-2803
	snail 689A Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
	(address updated July 23 2007)
	(also from: bauerdic@dxal03.cern.ch (Lothar A.T. Bauerdick))
	(updated from April 1996 Rider Magazine)
	Rents BMW, Triumph, Harley, and Honda
	Refer to their web site for
	terms and pricing.

Source: Brian Moco 
Dateski: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 11:34:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: American Rentals, San Francisco, corrections

Make                    24hrs Week 
Kawasaki ZL600          $150  700 
Kawasaki Vulcan 750      150  700 
Kawasaki Concours 1000   150  700 
Harley Sportster 883     170  875 
Honda Goldwing Aspencade 170  875 
 
Prices include unlimited mileage, liability insurance, helmets,
locks, maps and recommendations for touring.  Visit our website.
 
email: amrental@wenet.net
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Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

San Francisco Bay Area Motorcycle Rental
757 Lincoln Ave, Unit 18
San Rafael, CA, 94901
888 812 9253
415 456 9910

Rents Harleys year-round

email: samm@motorbikeusa.com
web site
their other web site
_________________
Dateski: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 10:23:20 -0400
Source: "Court Fisher" 

EagleRider

888-900-9901/ +1.310.536.6777, fax +1.310.536.6776; rent@eaglerider.com,
www.eaglerider.com; 11860 S. La Cienga Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90250. Mulitple
US locations; BMWs available only in Jackson WY, Long Beach CA, and LAX.

[Eaglerider Long Beach franchise location is actually BMW dealer
http://www.longbeachbmwmotorcycles.com/, about 10 miles S of LAX, showing
many rental models. The LAX franchise location appears to have fewer models
available.]

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Dateski: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 23:54:27 -0400
Source: Patrick Harman 
Subjectski: Malibu Motorcycle Rental

I want you to know about my motorcycle rental shop in Malibu, Ca

(sample info from web previous site:)
310 456 1815

Honda Magna 750         Honda Shadow 600
$120/day                $100/day
$290/weekend            $250/weekend
$590/week               $490/week
includes 150 miles/day

additional on Malibu Moto Rental:

Dateski: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 12:59:45 -0800
Source: Bruce Clarke 

In October I rented a Honda Shadow 600 from a company called
Malibu Motorcycle Rentals in Los Angeles.  I rented the bike for a week
for $399 US + insurance, taxes, and saddlebags for a total of $520 US.

The bike ran great and I had no problems of any kind.  I would not
hesitate to recommend MMR.  They have a
web page.

------------------
From Rider Mag, March 1998:

Speedy Hedgehog Motorcycle Rentals
1202 S.E. Bristol, Santa Ana Heights, CA 92707
Tel: 714 966 1296
Fax: 714 966 1295
Their web page.

Colorado, USA

Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

ATOM Tours and Rentals
12063 W. 83rd Lane
Arvada, CO, 80005
303 961 9398

Rents BMW F650GS, F650 Dakar, R1100R, R1150GS, Suzuki DRZ400, Honda XR400
750 Shadow, Harley Dyna year round

email: contact@atomtours.com
Their web site
------------------
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

Motoranch
11 Washington Avenue
Golden, CO, 80403
303 748 1862

Rents Aprilia Falco, Mille, Suzuki SV650, Yamaha FZ1; May - October

email: info@motoranch.com
Their web site
------------------
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

Park Meadows Hog Rentals
8484 S. Velley Hwy Rd
Englewood, CO, 80112
888 464 7482
303 799 0600

Rents Harleys year-round

Email: pmhrental@aol.com
Their web site
------------------
Source: "Wayne Ordakowski" 
Dateski: Thu, 11 Apr 2002

Blue Sky Motorcycle Rentals, Inc.
4090 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80222
Toll Free 1-866-971-5501

New and late model Harley Davidson motorcycle rentals in
Colorado, Florida and Arizona.

email: bluesky55@msn.com
web site


Florida, USA


From advertisement in Rider Sept 1995 (and AMA Jan 1997):

Cruise Florida on a Harley!  Rentals   Tours
Iron Horse Vacations, Inc.
HD $135/day $810/week
$500 deposit
200 free miles/day
4368 L.B.McLeod rd., Orlando, FL 32811
407 426 7091 - FAX: 408 426 9390
800 9 HOGRIDE (800 946 4743)
3 Locations: Ft. Lauderdale, Largo-N.Tampa, Orlando
_________________
From advertisement in Dec 1993 AMA Magazine:

Tour Florida - Rent and Ride Harleys and BMWs
Daily $95 Weekly $495
Shamrock Leisure Corp.
Daytona Beach, Fl
904 255 0772
_________________
From advertisement in AMA Feb 1997:
Rent R Cycles
So Travel America
1997 Harley Davidson
Unlimited mileage
888 777 6996
Pompano Beach, FL
Massapequa Park, NY
_________________
EagleRider Orlando Rental Station
rents Harley Davidsons
527 West Miller Street       Orlando, FL  32805
Telephone:  (407) 316-8687
Toll Free:  (888) 500-0055
Fax Phone:  (407) 316-8678
See listing under California, USA or
email: eaglerider03@earthlink.net
_________________
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

Daytona Cruisers, Inc.
720 E. International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL, 32118
386 255 4469

rents Harleys and Kawasaki Drifters, year round

email: info@daytonacruisers.com
Their web site
_________________
Source: email from Detlef, Feb 2006

Detlef's Rentals, Harleys and More
5119 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite #2
Sarasota, FL, 34234
(775) 416-6463 Office
(775) 419-6610 Fax
(941) 284-6618 Cell

rents Harleys, Buell and BMW R1200C, R1150RT

email: harleyrental@hotmail.com
Their web site
------------------
Note also, Blue Sky Motorcycle Rentals in Colorado.

Kazakhstan

Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Central Asia Rider Tours
rent Cossak Ural 650 combos
from US $20/day, flights and accomodations extra.

CB comment: `Tent, sleeping bag, and map are included,
plus (get this) "Special tourist dodgers: additional
boots, fsteners for canisters and a spade, hoops of
different assignments, spare wheel of the improved
flotation ability".  Whatever that means.

Go where Charley Boorman and Ewan MacGregor went, the
hard way.'

Phone: 007 3272 924083 or 007 3272 644754
Email: info@silkoffroad.kz

Mexico

Source: "mototour" 
Dateski: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 12:21:28 -0500

Hi Bill, our company MototourMexico was established in 1995 and is in the
businness of motorcycle rentals and tours in Mexico. We would like to be
included in your list.
Thank you very much!!
Susanne barbosa
MotooturMexico
http://www.edsa.net.mx/mototourmexico

Missouri, USA

Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

American Hog Motorcycle Rentals
P.O. Box 85
Grey Summit, MO, 63039
573 964 5068

rents Harleys, March through December

email: info@americanhog.com
Their web site

North Carolina, USA


Source: MGNOC newsletter
Parkway Motorcycle Rentals
150 Hillard Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
800 609 7433
704 253 6424 FAX
BMWLoco@eworld.com or BMWloco@aol.com
web site disconnected as of November, 1997.

Rents BMW, Moto Guzzi, and Cagiva/Ducati.
$100 to $175/day, less weekly and monthly
$1000 deposit
25 years of age minimum.
_________________
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

A GoGo Motorcycle Rentals
4754 NC Hwy 18 South
Morganton, NC, 28655
828 433 1084

rents BMW K-LT, R1100RT, R1100S, K75 low seat

email: cycles@hci.net
Their web site

New Mexico, USA

Cruising Southwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
505 224 9767
$45-$65/day, 2 day min + $0.30/mile
Suzuki Intruder 800
Yamaha Virago 1100
Honda V65 Magna (1100cc)
Kawasaki Vulcan 88 (1500cc)
Honda VFR 750
(Actually a sale/buyback due to insurance limitations in NM.)

Subj: cruising SW experience
Source: blierman@juno.com (Bruce c Lierman)
Dateski: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 21:08:24 EDT

Just got back from a five day ride on a CruisingSW rental from Albequerque.
Few, mostly cruising. bikes; hence the name.  I saw one VFR while there.
I took a 750 magna, which turned out to be a very good choice; the four
is really nice when you get to 400 miles a day. $60/day with Windscreen,
short sissy bar  and a tank pack included, other options (e.g., bags) 
available.  Bike was a 95 with a few thousand miles, in excellent
condition. I had NO PROBLEMS.  It's a buy-back; i don't know what the
outcome would have been if I'd seriously dropped it. 
Dave, who runs the place, is friendly but conservative and business-like.

I wouldn't go there if you're looking for a joyride.  I think The best
tours from there are north to southwestern Colorado (beautiful)  and
Northern New Mexico or west to the national forests on the Arizona
border.  I give the place two thumbs up, though I'd rather ride a sports
tourer.

email: CruisingSW@aol.com
web site
_________________
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

Albuquerque Motorcycle Rentals
1001 Yale SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87106
505 830 9500

email: info@abqrentacycle.com
web site

New Jersey, USA

From Kevin Kiernan 
Dateski: Thu, 25 Oct 2007

Location: Chatsworth, NJ

http://www.cyclerentalnj.com
http://www.quadrental.biz
http://www.scooterrentalnj.com

We offer ATV's, Motorcycles, Sportbikes & Scooters for rent in NJ
Thanks,
-Kevin

email: quadrental@inbox.com
_________________
From AMA Magazine, March 1999, p. 122
Country Roads Motorcycling
Motorcycle Rentals
Guided Tours to New England, Blue Ridge, and Florida!

BMW Harley

from Eric on the SOHC4 list:
"The're in Basking Ridge, NJ (as am I) and feature rentals and tours. The
tours range from European, regional (mid-Atlantic states) and day rides. The
day rides are typically in northern NJ and eastern PA."

888 933 8880 voice
908 953 8211 fax

email: countryrd@worldnet.att.net
web site

New York, USA

Wild Dog Motorcycle Rental
P.O. 874
Herkimer, NY
315 866 7918

Rents Harley Davidsons.

See their web site.
Website disconnected as of November, 1997.
_________________
From advertisement in AMA Feb 1997:
Rent R Cycles
So Travel America
1997 Harley Davidson
Unlimited mileage
888 777 6996
Pompano Beach, FL
Massapequa Park, NY

Georgia, USA

From Rider, April 1996, p15
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Rentals, Inc.
4630 Oakhurst Lane
Alpharetta, Georgia 30201
Fax/Phone 404-844-8250
BMW K75RT w/ABS: $125/day, $720/week
BMW K75S w/ABS: $115/day, $660/week
BMW K75: $100/day, $600/week
unlimited free mileage
_________________
Source: Rob Beach 
Beach's Motorcycle Adventures, Ltd.

We have bike hire in:
Munich, Germany
Thun, Switzerland
Kristiansand, Norway

Mostly BMWs, but in Thun we also have Hondas available.

Happy trails!

The finest in International motorcycle touring... since 1972!

Beach's Motorcycle Adventures, Ltd.
2763 West River Parkway
Grand Island, NY 14072-2053
Tele: 716-773-4960
Fax:  716-773-5227
See their web site.


Indiana, USA

Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine
All American Motorcycle Rentals
11804 Old Colony Rd.
Demotte, IN, 46310
888 633 8680
219 345 5483

Rents Harleys

email: mcrental@hotmail.com
See their web site.

New Zealand

Source: advert in July 2005 MGNOC newsletter
Dateski: July, 2005

Moto Guzzi Motorcycle Hire in New Zealand
Guzzi Gander Ltd is proud to offer Moto Guzzi EV Touring
motorcycles for hire.

You've always wanted to tour New Zealand.  Now's the
chance to do it in style.

For reservations, rates, any inquiries:

Phone: +64 9 444 6612
P.O. Box 40-242, Glenfield, Auckland, NZ
email: enquiries@guzzigander.com

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Source: "NZ Motorcycle Rentals" 
Dateski: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 16:37:33 +1300

NZ Motorcycle Rentals - We make it easy to run away from it all! 
- Largest motorcycle fleet in NZ
- BMW & Yamaha - 250cc to 1100cc
- Conveniently located
- Open 7 days:  Mon - Sat from 9am - 5.30pm & 10am - 3pm Sun.
- We accept Visa, Mcard, Amex, Eft-pos
- Rates from $39 per day include: unlimited Free Km's, airport transfers,
  travel pack, m/c Insurance
- Special long term rates
- 24 hr support service
- One way rentals possible - Wellington & Christchurch (relocation fee applies) 
- Rental Accessories - full range of luggage, helmets, gloves, jackets, wet
  weather & more
- Tours: featuring extensive range of self-drive, semi-guided, & fully guided
  itineraries
- Ride anywhere in NZ - crack open the throttle to unleash your adventure

Book early: Ph/Fax: +64 (09) 3582252  Fax: +64 (09) 3582452  Email:
nzmr@cybernet.co.nz
Auckland Depot: 85 Customs St. West, Downtown Auckland. PO Box 106156, ALK
Gordon Lidgard                                Phone + 64 9 358 2252
NZ Motorcycle Rentals                        Fax: + 64 9 358 2452
P O Box 106156                   email: nzmr@cybernet.co.nz
Downtown Auckland                web site

Dateski: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 13:26:58 -0400 Source: Randy Dow Te Waipounamu Motorcycle Hire and Tours Ltd. PO Box 673 Christchurch, NZ Fax 64-3-352-3541 Cellular 64-025-331-534 Rents BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha email: JohnRainsMotorcycleHireNZ@Compuserve.com Web Site --------------------------------------------------------------------- From AMA Magazine, January 2001 p 49 Adventure New Zealand Motorcycle Tours and Rentals, Ltd. P.O. Box 674, Nelson, New Zealand +64 21 969 071 voice +64 21 218 0394 fax See their Web Site email: mctours@thunderbike.co.nz --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dateski: Tue Aug 23 13:14:07 EDT 2005 Source: Classic Bike Magazine, July 2005 Classic Motorcycle Tours Down Under rent big Triumph and Norton twins from NZ $300/day CB comment: `Guided tours, camping out at night. Run during the NZ summer of November-April. Watch out for orcs.' Phone: 00 60 4 902 1182 Email: r.bferris@paradise.net.nz --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dateski: Tue Aug 23 13:14:07 EDT 2005 Source: Classic Bike Magazine, July 2005 New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Tours rent late 70's Triumph 750 Bonnevilles and Tigers from NZ $7500 for 10-day 1400-mile tours. CB comment: `Spectacular South Island scenery on sensibly-improved bikes (electronic ignition, etc.) Phone: 00 64 3 443 1756 Email: service@classicmotorcycletours.co.nz --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dateski: Tue Aug 23 13:14:07 EDT 2005 Source: Classic Bike Magazine, July 2005 Heartland Classic Motorcycle Tours rent late Enfield 500 Bullets from NZ $6000 for 14-days. CB comment: `Small group tours, starting and ending in Auckland.' Phone: 00 64 9262 2327 Email: info@heartlandbiketours.co.nz

Alberta, Canada

Source: Dick Taylor  Fri Dec 11 19:38:56 1998
Dateski: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 19:39:45

SPORT CYCLE TOURS also rents motorcycles,
does tours in New Zealand and Canada.
See their Web Site

Calgary, Canada

H-C Travel is a travel agency in England that has a web page
listing two rental places in Vancouver, Calgary:

The page

British Columbia, Canada

Dateski: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:41:33 -0700
Source: D Turner 

Cycle BC Rentals headquarters:
747 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC., V8W 2B4
Phone:    (250) 380-2453 or Toll Free 1-866-2380-2453 
Fax:      (250) 477-9660

also (year-round):
950 Wharf St.
Victoria, BC.

also (seasonal):
Harbour Air Adventure Centre next to Canada Place
Victoria, BC.

cruisers, touring, sport touring, sport, dual sport from 50 cc to 1,520 cc.
rent by the hour, day, week or longer
rentals, guided and self guided tours 
highway tours and backroad tours
open every day
rates from $23.00 (Canadian $) and up.

email: info@cyclebc.ca
See their  web site
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Source: rwalrave@sol.UVic.CA (Robin Walraven)
Re: Motorcycle rentals in Victoria, BC, Canada
Dateski: Wed, 16 Mar 94 21:35:28 GMT

	Hello, it is getting time to travel and tour the area with a
motorcycle.The commonwealth games are held here in Victoria BC and if
you are coming down, check out Harbour Scooter rentals located at 843
Douglas St.  They have all sizes ranging from a 250, CBR 600, VFR750,
Shadow 1100, GoldWing 1500, and more.  The prices range from 65.00 and
up.  Make sure you have a valid motorcycle license before you rent.  Oh
yeah, they also have a location in Vancouver.  For more information
call (604) 384-2133 or send e-mail to rwalrave@sol.uvic.ca

			Have a great summer,

					Robin Walraven
_________________
From Rider Mag, March 1998:

Great Canadian Motor Corp.
Tours and Rentals
Box 239, Revelstoke, B.C., Canada, VOE 250
1 800 667 8865
email: info@gcmc.com
See their web page.
(Thanks to Dick Taylor for the pointer).

_________________
Source: TourHarley@aol.com
Dateski: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 01:47:33 EDT

Hi.
We rent scooters and motorcycles from Vancouver and
Calgary, and specialize in custom tours.
Our website is www.motorcyclerentals.ca.
Ride safe!
Regards
Steve Badger
Manager
Canadian Rockies Motorcycle Tours
1-250-837-2537


Great Britain

Source: bayliss@tdc.dircon.co.uk (Euan Bayliss)
Dateski: Fri, 4 Mar 1994 20:34:38 GMT

Here is the list that is in the MCN:
[note: see below for more detail on some of these - Bill]

North West Hire (NW England), bikes to 500cc with insurance
tel. 0254 698907

Bristol and South West - Triumphs and ST1100's for hire
AA and insurance arranged
Fowlers Motorcycles - 0272 770466 or Swindon 0793 534985

Honda CD200 bikes - 44 pounds per week, own insurance and AA cover needed
World's End Motorcycles (Hammersmith, London)
081 746 3595

Stav's Bike Hire - CX500's and GT550's, insurance arranged
071 538 2843 (London)

Raceways Rentals, hire Kawasakis, rates include insurance, AA, VAT, maintenance
071 237 6494 (Rotherhithe, East London)

London Motorcycle Rentals
Kawasaki motorcycles, rates include insurance, AA
081 749 8181

London
HGB (Motorcycles) Fleethire
Hondas from 250 to 1500cc
Tel: 0895 676451
Fax: 0895 676822
(from US: 011 44 1895 676451)

Happy Bike Hire
CX500 65 pounds per week
GT550 75 pounds per week
Camberwell, South London
071 252 6392
_________________
Source: nick@holly.ukmail.NET     Tel. ++44 81 340 9623
Dateski: Fri, June 24, 1994

More London bike rentals:

Colin Collins, 081-861 1666 or 0923 235346

Hirabike, 071-354 0963
_________________
Source: datasbld@bnr.ca (Datasbuild)
Dateski: 17 Aug 92 14:01:27 GMT

A local firm, called Berkshire Bike Hire, Slough, 0753 521218, rents out 
Honda CX500s for L70+VAT=82.25 a week but you need your own insurance.  This 
is cheap, you need about two days notice.

A Smoke(London) firm is a Kawasaki dealer and rent out almost new bikes.  For
example, an almost new Kawa Zephyr 750 is L195 inclusive of _everything_.  
They need to be booked a long time in advance though.  The smaller the model
sought, the greater chances of it being available.  They are: Raceways Bike
Hire on 071 237 6494.  They need a Credit Card for the deposit and Yankee
licences are OK.  They have rented out bikes to USers before.

Nick            DoD 1069     MAG 73516
_________________
Source: p.jaitly@ic.ac.uk
Dateski: Mon, 6 Sep 93 18:43:42 BST

Here's an update (Summer 1993) for Raceways, London, UK.

Raceways (London)
=================
1) 201/203 Lower Rd Rotherhite SE16 2LW, Tel: 071 237 6494
2) 17 The Vale, Uxbridge Road, Sheperds Bush W3 7SH, Tel: 081 749 8181
Open: 9am to 5pm Mon-Sat. (Sunday closed)

All prices include VAT, Insurance, AA Membership, U-lock and unlimited mileage.
Many bikes also alarmed. Bikes are late registration. Price in pounds sterling.

Summer '93.

size	Daily/Weekly/weekend	Make/Model			Minimum Age
90cc	22.50/57.50/37.50	Honda C90 Automatic clutch	17
100cc	22.50/69.50/45.00	Kawa KH100			17
125cc	24.50/79.50/49.00	Kawa KH125/Honda CG125		17
125cc	27.50/99.50/55.00	Kawa KMX Trail			21
305cc	32.50/125.50/81.25	Kawa GPZ305			21
500cc	39.50/195.00/98.75	Kawa GPZ500S			21
500cc	39.50/195.00/98.75	Kawa Easyrider			21
500cc	39.50/195.00/98.75	Kawa KLE500 Transalp		21
550cc	35.00/175.00/87.50	Kawa GT550			21
550cc	35.00/175.00/87.50	Kawa Zephyr			21
600cc	55.00/275.00/137.50	Hon CBR/Kawa ZZR		25
750cc	45.00/225.00/112.50	Kawa Zephyr			25
900cc	55.00/275.00/137.50	Kawa GPZ900 Sports		25

Weekend rate: from Friday 12 noon to Monday morning 10am
European riding permitted with additional AA five star cover and green car
insurance available through Raceways. Help given with organising trip.
(European option NOT available for US/Canadian citizens)
Rental of gloves, helmets, oversuits, throwover panniers etc one pound
per day. Leather jackets and jeans also available at 2.50 a day.
Plenty of ID and proof of address required as well as licence. Also need
to tell Raceways about any convictions before reserving.
Deposit NOT required with credit card. Deposit (100 to 450) required with
cash. Can book in advance with card.

xxx
PJ
_________________
Dateski:     Mon, 1 Feb 93  14:06 GMT
Source: (CARL@LAMPETER.AC.UK)
    ** and **
Dateski: Fri, 5 Feb 93 20:25:05 GMT
Source: p.jaitly@ic.ac.uk

... another UK address follows (no experience of 'em, just got the brochure)

Scootabout Ltd, 59 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP (near Vauxhall)
Phone (uk) 071 582 0055
Fax        071 735 7818

Seasonal rates, subject to change, all plus 17.5 % VAT (sales tax),
surcharge of 1/3 of the daily rate applies to all one day rentals
Weekend rentals - Friday 9am to Monday 6pm, @ 2.5 times daily rate.

prices in pounds sterling

Make/model			Min age		Per day		Per week

Moped 50cc			18		14.92		 74.60
Honda 100/125			18		17.40		 87.00
Kawa GT550			21		26.20		131.00
Honda NTV600			26		31.80		159.00
Kawa GT750			 "		  "		   "
Honda CBR600			 "		39.80		199.00
Honda VFR750			 "		  "		   "
Yamaha XJ900			 "		  "		   "
Honda CBR1000			 "		46.00		230.00
Kawa GTR1000			 "		  "		   "

Prices include: UK insurance (green card cover available), unlimited milage,
                open face helmet, luggage rack,
                AA membership, lock, top box (to order)

Additional accessories:
Item                Hire, per	day	week	2weeks	4weeks
FF helmet			1.00	 5.00	10.00	15.00
Light waterproofs		2.00	 5.00	10.00	15.00
Gloves				2.00	 5.00	10.00	10.00
Tent				--	25.00	30.00	40.00
Lockable panniers		--	10.00	15.00	20.00

Some of accessories may be available on free offer.

Other terms etc:

deposit: charge/credit card, no deposit. cash/cheque: 100 - 350 pounds deposit.

Preferred international driving licence for non-UK, but not essential (though
must be legally licenced)

Reservations: 50 pounds deposit (non-returnable for cancellation, but deducted
from hire charge)

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat. 9am - 1pm.
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Source: "Kurt D. Freytag" (freytag@sierra.stanford.edu)
Dateski: Thu, 19 Aug 93 9:49:10 PDT

KoLoR -
   Thanks for the info.  I have gotten a lot of responses and only one
little bit of information which could be added to the list, though I
know nothing about the company.  It is as follows:

			Rapid Rentals
			322 Brockley Road
			London SE4
			Tel: 0811-469-2323

Kurt Freytag  freytag@sierra.stanford.edu        DoD# 1012
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Best of British Classics
Scotland
rents Norton 99 Dominator, Matchless G12, Ariel Huntmaster,
BSA Super Road Rocket, Triumph T110 and Speed Twin
from £765 four nights' stay; three days' riding.

CB comment: `Travel as rider or passenger.  Highlands and
Grampians, whisky distillery and castle tours.

Phone: 01339 756366
Email: bobc@panniachwells.com
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Classic Bike Tours
Shropshire, England
rent Norton Commando, BSA Lightning, Triumph Bonneville, Laverda
Jota, Benelli Sei, Ducati 900, and some British singles.
about £195/day including lunch

CB comment: `Gentle one-day trundles round the Welsh Borders, the
Snowdonia National Park or the Hereford Valleys and Shropshire Hills.'

Phone: 01952 770441
Email: info@classicbiketours.co.uk
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Classic Motorcycle Hire
Northern England
rent British bikes, including a BSA Bantam
from £75 daily

CB comment: `Specialise in trundles round the Vales of Durham,
but cover Isle of Man and other areas, too.'

Phone: 01388 832946
Email: gs500mc@aol.com
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Caledonian Classic Motorcycle Tours
Scotland
rent BSA A65s and a 500 Meteor Minor, or bring your own.
from £370 for two days.

CB comment: `Best bet's the six-day Islay and eight-day Orkneys
tours.  Waterproofs included but "rarely required" -- ho, ho, ho.'

Phone: 01899 990215
Email: contact@motorbikescotland.co.uk

France

Source: npet@bnr.ca (Nick Pettefar)
Dateski: Thu, 6 May 1993 16:17:50 GMT

From Feb 1993 BIKE magazine (UK):

CRTT, 55 Rue Liancourt, 75014, Paris, France,

which organise biking holidays and also HIRE MOTOs!  There 'phone
number is: 010 331 42 79 83 22 and fax: 010 331 40 47 64 28.
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France see also: Iberian Moto Tours
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Source: Paul Smith 
Dateski: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 07:10:33 -0500 

I used this crowd last year, and I will use them again this year, 'nuff
said.

Cautions: Large excess on the insurance, >$1000, so don't drop it!
Only open face lids available, no jackets or other gear

Holiday Bikes

Rents Honda Gold Wing, Harley Heritage, Yamaha Royal Star, Yamaha VMax,
and others in the Harley, Honda, Yamaha line down to the smallest,
the Honda CB500.

Inside France: 0801-809-2600
Int'l Phone: +334-7860-1568
Fax:   +334-7860-1111
email: jcmouton@infonie.fr
Their web site.
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Retrobike Holidays
Dardogne, France
Rent Jap classics - 1100 Katana, GS1000s, Z650, VF1000R
from £65/day rental

CB comment: `Decent Jap machinery in hilly south-western
France.  Also, accomodation from 15 GBP/day in a gîte.

Phone: 00 33 614 234 428
Email: retrobikeholidays@yahoo.co.uk
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Moto Provencale
Rent Ural sidecar combo, Enfield Bullet, Commando,
BSA Firebird, Tiger 100, Matchless G11, BSA M33 in the south of France
from £325 for three nights in hotels, flights extra

CB comment: `Nice hotels, bars and
restaurants linked by sun-baked tarmac.'

Phone: 00 33 432 60 16 66
Email: frontdesk@motoprovencale.com
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Classic Bikes Provence
Rent Velocette Venom, Triumph TR6, 850 Commando, A65 Lightning,
Enfield Bullet, Sunbeam S7, Honda CB750K4, Kawasaki Z650 in the
south of France.
about €145 for two days, accomodations and meals extra

CB comment: `Sample one of the most diverse
classic fleets we found.'

Phone: 00 33 442 28 76 10
Email: info@classicbikeprovence.com

India

Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

HC Travel
Worldwide Motorcycle Tours and Rentals
call for latest brochures
Harleys in the US
Enfields in India -- Plus much more!

Phone: 01256 770775
email: david@hctravel.com
Their web site.
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Asian Experience
Rents Enfield Bullets in Nepal, Butan, and India, other Asian
destinations possible.
prices from US $3190

Phone: 00 61 3598 925 12
email: tours@asianexperience.com.au
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Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Peter and Friends Classic Adventure
rents Enfield Bullets in Nepal, Sri Lanka, South India
about €1190 for 15 nights

CB comment: `Indian roads on a Bullet, then boating in a
crocodile river.  You work out which is more frightening.'

Phone: 00 91 8322 2684 67 (Goa)
Email: info@classic-bike-india.de
_________________
Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Ferris Wheels Motorcycle Safaris
Rent Enfield Bullets

CB comment: `Three week tours, plus elephant rides, visits to sites
of interest, even a tiger hunt safari (which might upset those on
Asian Experience tours).'

Phone: 0061 02 9918 8900
Email: safari@ferriswheels.com.au

Italy

Dateski: Mon May 24 09:37:34 EDT 2004

Now you can rent Moto Guzzi's in Mandello del Lario, Italy from
Agostini's.

Currently you can rent Breva 750 and 1100cc Touring Stone models.
both come equipped with saddlebags.

Rates vary from €35 for 4 hours for the Breva 750 to €1700
for three weeks with the Stone.

Tel: 39 0341 735448
Fax: 39 0341 735727


Denmark

Source: bobby@dc.dk (Bobby Billingsley)
Dateski: Thu, 20 May 93 18:08:04 +0200

Here's a bit of info I found in a Danish MC magazine under the astoundingly
informative title "MC-udlejning" which in English is "MC-rental".

Company:	Koge Lift- & stilladsudlejning
Address:	Falkevej 26
		4600 Koge
Phone:		+45 53650565

Bikes:	Yamaha DT 175	475 Dkr/day	125 Km incl.	>125 Km=0,80 Dkr/Km
		7 days=2525,00 Dkr
	Suzuki GS 500 E	600 Dkr/day	125 Km incl.	>125 Km=1,00 Dkr/Km
			7 days=3150,00 Dkr
Koge (the "o" is supposed to have a slash) is a medium-sized town ~30 Km south
of Copenhagen.

Company:	Bramming MC Udlejning I/S
Address:	N/A
Phone:		+45 75172573
		+45 30700846
		+45 7517-2846

Bikes:	Yamaha DT 175	350 Dkr/day	100 Km incl.	>100 Km=1,50 Dkr/Km
		7 days=2000 Dkr + 500 Km incl.
	Yamaha XS 750	450 Dkr/day	100 Km incl.	>100 Km=1,50 Dkr/Km
		7 days=2500 Dkr + 500 Km incl.
Bramming is a smallish town ~15 Km east of Esbjerg.


Company:	Bo Bedst Udlejning
Address:	Skjernvej 142
		7500 Holstebro
Phone:		+45 97402590
Fax:		+45 97414600

Bikes:	Honda CB 450 N	600 Dkr/day	200 Km incl.	>200 Km=2,50 Dkr/Km
		7 days=20% off
		30 days=40% off
Holstebro is a medium-sized town ~80 Km south west of Aalborg.


Company:	Lyager Automobiler
Address:	Nikkelvej 5
		8900 Randers
Phone:		+45 86447888

Bikes:	3 * Yamaha XT 250	375 Dkr/day	Free Km

Randers is a medium-sized town ~60 Km south of Aalborg.

: Bobby Billingsley                   : E-mail: bobby@dc.dk
: Datacentralen, Denmark              : DoD# 80884 : Ride=Yamaha XJ600, 1986 :
: Phone: +45 4371-8122 Ext. 3337      :

Spain and Portugal

Source: Bruce Allen 
Dateski: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 15:32:48 -0500 (16:32 EDT)

I rented from the following outfit in April
2001 and was very satisfied. They were the only ones in Spain that had a
rental (CB500) that fit my wife so we could both have our own. They speak
English. Happy Rider Motorcycles, Madrid, Spain. (www.happyrider.com) Their
funny sounding name works well with Japanese who are good customers.

Happy Rider Motorcycles
Camino del Olivar s/n
28050 Madrid-SPAIN
Telephone - Fax  (+34) 913 815 124

Rents Honda, Aprilia, Suzuki

Their web site.
email: info@happyrider.com

_________________
Dateski: January 2001
Source: AMA magazine p47

Iberian Moto Tours
Spain France Portugal Morocco
Luxury Tours
BMW Rentals
800 255 7451
Their web site.
email: imt@imt-bike.com

Source: "Chris" Dateski: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 05:45:15 +0200 We are www.harleyholidays.com I rent Harleys down in Southern Portugal where you can ride new roads ALL year long. Please take a minute and check us out. Thanks, bro chris@harleyholidays.com kwas@clix.pt

Sri Lanka

Dateski: Sat, 13 Sept 2006
Source: suranga perera 

Hi I am Suranga Perera Own Motor cycle rental company in
Sri lanka, Negombo. I am renting 8 motorbikes in Negombo
Sri lanka.

web site: www.negombo-motorcycle-tours.com
email: Suranga Perera


South Africa

Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

South African Roadrunners
rent BMW R60/5 and R75/5
from £1850 plus flights

CB comment: `Sample the scenery and vineyards of the Western Cape
on an old Beemer.'

Phone: 00 27 44 382 2783
Email: roadrunred@ridethai.com

Switzerland

Dateski: Fri, 23 Sep 94 14:35:18 +0200
Source: aeschbac@vetgraphik.unizh.ch (peter aeschbacher)
Swiss bike rental places

I've taken these places out of my Swiss Motorcyclists Guide. They're mostly
in the German part in the northern part of the country, though the one in
Thun is pretty close to the French speaking part (the southwest).

Lang Landolf Motos
8280 Kreuzlingen
Tel. 072/72 20 97

Buechi Motos
8406 Winterthur
Tel 052/203 07 70

Motocenter Thun
Gwattstrasse 54
Thun
Tel 033/36 56 70
From Rider Mag, March 1998:
We rent 1998 Model Honda and BMW's.
Tel ++41 33 439 59 59
Tel ++41 33 439 59 50
Their web site.

Moto Knuchel
Landshutstrasse 20
Baetterkinden
Tel 065/45 25 95

Zeletti Motos
Bahnhofstrasse 3
4203 Grellingen
Tel 061/741 20 38

Two addresses that may give more info:

FMS
Federation Motocycliste Suisse
(Swiss Motorcycling Association)
47 rue du XXXI-Decembre
1211 Geneva
Tel 022/735 34 40
Fax 022/735 33 32

SMFV
Schweizer Motorrad Fahrlehrer Verband
(Swiss Motorcycle Instructors Association)
Einschlagweg 71 (Funny name, "Einschlagweg" means Impact Road)
3400 Burgdorf
Tel 034/23 35 06

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see also: Beach's MC Adventures in NY, USA

Vietnam, Thailand

Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

Explore Indochina
rent Russan Neval Minsk 125's "in dirt trim, dear God"
from US $120/day

CB comment: `"Experienced drivers familiar with large
engines will enjoy driving a Minsk", it says.  Right.'

Email: info@exploreindochina.com
_________________
Dateski: Tue Aug 23 09:42:47 EDT 2005
Source: Classic Bike Magazine July 2005

North Siam Roadrunners
Rent Enfield Bullets
about £1500 for a 14-day tour, flights extra

CB comment: `Buddhist temples and rides along the banks of
the Mekong, up towards the Burmese border.'

Phone: 00 66 53 459328
Email: tiger@loxinfo.co.th

Austria

Royal Autovermietung und Leasing GesmbH
Ardaggerstrasse 91, A-330, Amstetten
Bernhard Toferer, proprietor
Tel: 07487/6545
Fax: 07487/62144
Their web site.
email: toferer@rentamotorbike.co.at
Sample prices culled from the web page.
(Monetary units are Austrian watchamacallits.)

Bike                         per day
Honda NX500 "Dominator"      1200
Honda CB500                  1200
Honda SLR 650                1200
Honda 750 Transalp           1590
Honda 750 Dominator          1680
Honda "Steed" Cruiser        1500
Honda Shadow 600             1590
Honda Shadow 750             1680
Honda Goldwing               3000
day rentals include 150 km

Australia

Source: mbeaving@bmerh824.bnr.ca (The Beav)
Dateski: Tue, 16 Nov 1993 02:48:45 GMT

When in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA:

Garner's Hire Bikes 0326-8676  (or from outside the country 61-326-8676)

They offer reasonable rates for most bikes form 250cc up to BMW100PDs.
They are very helpful and centrally located in Melbourne.

OBTW: Before you leave this world everyone should ride the Great Ocean Road
      southwest of Melbourne.  This is the most incredible piece of pavement
      for motorcycles (makes Skyline drive in the US Smokey mountains look
      like a kiddie ride).  Camping is a must!

= The Beav | Mike Beavington | mbeaving@bnr.ca | Dod #9733 | V65Sabre
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Source: brclarke@islandnet.com (Bruce Clarke)
Dateski: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:36:00 -0800

I spent four weeks touring eastern Australia on a 1995 BMW F650
motorcycle I rented in Sydney for $625 Aus per week.  The total
distance travelled was 9755 kilometers (5853 miles) by motorcycle.
 
The motorcycle used was rented from Clubman Motorcycle Rentals of Sydney,
Australia. (Phone (612) 9519-9991; FAX (612) 9955-8169).  I have no
affiliation with Clubman Rentals other than as a satisfied customer.
 
I highly recommend this rental agency.  Glenn and Melanie run a very
professional operation.  They rent a variety of Japanese, Moto Guzzi, BMW
and Harleys for rates ranging from $500/week to $1450/week (Aus dollars).
 
Please feel free to write me
with any questions you may have about riding in Australia.
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Source: AMA Mag Jan 1997 page 81
Australian Motorcycle Adventures
2/58 Pritchard Rd.
Virginia QLD 4014
Brisbane, Australia
Tel: 011 61 7 3865 3176
Fax: 011 61 7 3865 3154
Rentals, Tours, Buybacks.
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Source: AMA Mag Dec 1997 page 68
Motorcycle Adventures Australia
1 800 873 3099
tel: 61 3 9776 5144
fax: 61 3 9776 5364
264 Warrandyte Rd.
Langwarrin, 3910, Victoria, Australia

Tours and Rentals.


Oregon, USA

Source: dlee@fuji.sed.stel.com (David Lee)
Dateski: Thu, 13 Oct 1994 18:11:24 +0000
Keywords: Oregon Washington USA

Just got back from my sister's wedding in Seattle and had some interesting
experiences which may interest those of you who want to ride when you
travel somewhere, but can't BYOB (bring your own bike).

I saw the posting a few months ago about MC rentals, and turns out there
was one near where another sister (I've got 5 altogether) lives in Tacoma,
called Northwest Adventures (I think).  They're a bit expensive (but about
average for MC rentals) and the selection is limited (they now only carry
limited Honda and BMW models), and I was on a strict wife-imposed budget,
so I did some head-scratching and came up with an alternative plan.

A place called Paulson's Cycles in Olympia had a pretty good selection of
used bikes.  The sales manager was willing to let me buy one (using my
Visa card) for a week, then agreed to repurchase it a week later for $250
less than I paid, assuming i didn't drop it.  No mileage limits, either.

I picked out a nearly mint-condition 1980 GS 850 (shaft drive) that had
been modified with a GS-1100 motor and wheels, a full fairing, and luggage
rack.  Price: $1488.  The bike was strong as hell and performed
flawlessly, except for a dead battery.  I bought a new battery in Hood
River, Oregon, and Paulson's gave me credit for it when I turned the bike
in.

I had a great time blitzing the back roads of Washington.  This bike was a
highly capable sport tourer.  The fairing was sporty looking, but kept
most of the cold air off of me.  The GS1100 motor was strong and smooth,
and returned 48 MPG with a pretty active throttle hand.  Brakes were also
great, as was the roomy, hinged bench seat (remember those?).  Tires were
nearly new Metzelers.  The handling on this bike, while not up to modern
sport bike standards, was stable and predictable, and never scary or
intimidating in the least.  It even had the complete original tool kit,
maintenance records, and owners manual, plus a shop manual.  My only
regret?  My wife told me I couldn't keep it!

Amazingly, I got 6 consecutive days of great weather, with mostly sunny
skies and temps in the 60's and 70's (they're having a pretty serious
drought there).  From Olympia, I did a loop out to Mt. Rainier, a loop up
the west side of Puget Sound, and a long loop through the Cascades down to
Hood River, Oregon and back up via Mt. St. Helens.  Great weather, great
roads, great scenery!  All told I got in nearly 1000 miles of hard riding
in 5 days for about $350, much less than renting a decent sport tourer.

So, if you're in Olympia, check out Paulson's Cycles, just off I-5 near
the Martin Way/College St. exit.  Look for a dark greenish blue GS850 with
a slightly mismatched dark blue fairing and a GS1100 mill lurking
underneath.  I highly recommend it.  They also had some other good bikes,
such as:  mint-condition GS1000 shafty, $3200;  mint condition FJ1100,
$2995;  near-mint condition GS750T, $1295;  numerous dirt and DP bikes
under $1600.  I don't know if they'd want a stampede of people looking to
do what I did, but they probably wouldn't mind doing it occasionally. 
You'll have to pay sales tax and title fee, but you'll still come out
ahead over renting.

My only cautions would be to get everything in writing on the bill of
sale.  Also, since you own it, they may not buy it back if you do some
serious damage.  Washington state does not require MC insurance, so
determine your own comfort level there.  If the bike's been sitting there
a while, the battery may be flaky, so ask for a healthy one or see if
they'll credit you if you need to buy a new one (they did for me).  If you
only ride it for a week or two, you can get by with the temporary
registration, then sign a release of interest form when you sell it back,
so you don't have to go through the hassle of officially registering and
titling it.

David Lee - Sr. Engineer
Stanford Telecom - Reston, VA USA
------------------
Source: Rider Mag, March, 2002

Road Trip Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
P.O. Box 8700
Bend, OR, 97708
541 317 1313

Rents Harleys, Hondas, BMWs, Suzuki, Yamaha year-round

email: info@roadtrip-usa.com
web site

Massachusetts, USA

_________________
Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine

Highway Pegs of Cape Cod
153 Route 28
Hyannis, MA, 02601
508 790 1718

Rents Harleys year round

email: ride@highwaypegs.com
See their web site.

Maine, USA

Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine

Budget Rent-A-Car
Augusta State Airport
75 Airport Rd
Augusta, ME, 04330
888 622 0210

Rents Harleys May-October

email: bandres@ctel.net
See their web site.
_________________
Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine

HyTech Toy Rentals
625 Bridgton Road
Westbrook, ME, 04092
877 797 6171
207 797 6171

Rents Harleys April/May-October

email: rentals@hytechtoys.com
See their web site.

Minnesota, USA

Source: March 2002 Rider Magazine
Adventure Cycle Tours
15820 16th Place
Plymouth, MN, 55447
763 449 4908

Rents Harleys April-October

email: act@winternet.com
See their web site.

Nevada, USA

Source: wiccan@vnet.net (wiccan@vnet.net)
Dateski: 9 Oct 1994 13:39:47 GMT

	I just flew in from Las Vegas on Friday.. and boy are my arms 
tired. :)

	While out there.. my wife and I saw these senior citizens on 
honda scooters w/ a "Funway Rentals" sign on the back of them.. Idea 
light goes on.. . . o o O O (hrmmm.. wonder if they rent motorcycles)
Wrote the # down on my hand.. call 'em the next day.. yup.. they sure 
do... they had Viragos and Nighthawks... so we pick up a '94 Nighthawk 
750 for a day (ended up costing me $100 since I'm < 25 years old :P and 
w/ the added insurance)... Anyway.. it was well worth the cost! This was 
my first trip to Las Vegas and we had done the gambling/sightseeing thing 
on The Strip... We picked the bike up at 10am and rode NW of LV to Red 
Rock Canyon... bee-you-tee-ful. Took lots of pictures and just rode 
around. Rather quickly came to the conclusion that I like my '84 
Nighthawk 700 shaftie much better. :P This bike was really buzzy and at 
certain speeds, I felt vibrations in my hands and feet that are not there 
on my bike... and the stock seat was not as comfortable as the stock seat 
on my '84.  Anyway... after riding around Red Rock for a couple of 
hours.. we went for some lunch.. then we rode SE of LV to Lake Mead and 
Hoover Dam! I had no idea that Lake Mead was so big! And to say Hoover 
Dam was big would be a serious understatement. . .
. . . the place is called Funway Rentals and it's at the 
intersection of Las Vegas Blvd and Gass Road(Ave?) (Gass Ave is just 
after Charleston Blvd(?).  The guys there were nice enough... didn't have 
any major complaints.... take your own helmet if you plan on renting a 
bike! they only had the 3/4 helmets while we were there and we were lucky 
to get a couple w/ face shields!

Robert Wingo
wiccan@vnet.net
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Source: Dibble J Maj ACC/DOTE (dibblej@ns.langley.af.mil)
Dateski: 8/31/95
  
I'm going to Las Vegas next week and will rent a '95 Fatboy for $225/ day,
all inclusive.  They have everything from 883s to customs.  702-564-5452. 
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Source: Rider Magazine
Dateski: April, 1996

Adventure Motorcycle Tours
2580 N. Nellis Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89115
702 644 7600
800 221 0721
Kawasaki 750 Vulcans: $85/day, $580/week
unlimited free mileage
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From AMA mag Feb 1997:
Updated from Rider, March, 2002:
Tahoe Motorcycle Tour and Rental Company
2500 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89595

702 348 0965
775 348 0965

Rents Harleys year round

See the web site.
email: tahoemc@aol.com
_________________
Source: Rider, March 2002
Dream Car and Motorcycle Rentals
3025 Las Vegas Blvd #204
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

Rents Harleys and cages year-round

877 373 2601
702 731 6452

See the web site.
email: info@dreamcarrentals.com

West Virginia, USA

Dateski: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 13:26:58 -0400
Source: Randy Dow 

May 1, 1998 Mountain Thunder will be renting its new 1998 BMW
R1100Rs (one is a black 75th Anniversary Edition) with or without
its guided and supported tour service on a two day minimum basis
for $145.00/day (or $125.00/day if I know that the rental client
came through this e-mail message)with a good discount for a week
or longer rental. We require that the rental client be an experienced
motorcyclist at least 25 years of age, holding a valid motorcycle
operator's license (domestic or international). We will also be
renting a H-D Dyna Wide Glide, Road King, Sportster 883 and Honda
Shadow 1100 c.c..  We can get you other machines on week or longer
basis.

Ride safe,
Bill Ford
Mountain Thunder, Inc.
235 West Washington St
Charles Town, WV, 25414
304 724 1253
Call toll free 1-888-WV-BIKER (982-4537) or see our web site,
email: info@wvbiker.com
www.wvbiker.com.

Note also, a location in Orlando, Florida.

miscellaneous, worldwide


--------------------------------------------------------------------- From AMA magazine January 2001 page 48: Motorcycling Touring and Rental Travel Agency Explore the US, Europe, New Zealand, Thailand Call Hilda at Ponderosa Travel 800 229 3633 email: ponderosatvl@earthlink.net
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