For some, touring is a yearly (and more) occurrence, for others, it’s a special occasion, a dream or a celebration. For many, arriving at destination can take a few days, or might be completely out of reach if coming from another continent altogether, which is why so many people choose to fly and get a motorcycle rental.
But then motorcycle rental can be a minefield, which agency to select? Can you trust they maintain them as they should? Is the chain meant to be THAT rusty? Is that nail in the tyre an optional extra? Will they come and rescue me if it breaks down? I was pretty sure the Honda Deauville was no longer a current model….
When we set up Italy on Motorbike, we decided not to offer motorcycle rental directly. Why?
Mostly so that we would be able to offer a wide range of models, and in the majority of cases brand new bikes, in many various locations all over the Italian territory. Being a small family business (and this is why offer so much flexibility and capability of customisation), we also couldn’t offer as wide a range of models and change them every year to keep the choice exciting. But our rental agency partners can! So, in 2020, if you want to rent a brand new Ducati Streetfighter V4 for example, you can! It also gives you the choice of riding a similar bike to what you have at home or simply try something completely different. And why not ride an Italian bike in Italy!?
The only downside is, in the less touristic areas like the south or Sicily, going south of Rome makes it difficult to find agencies and motorcycle rental, which is part of the reason why we offer few tours in those areas.
So, if a Harley Street Glide takes your fancy to ride in Tuscany, or if you want to test your limits with a BMW R 1250 GS in the Alps and on the Stelvio, or even to attend the World Ducati Week with a Ducati Panigale V4, we’ll be able to source the perfect rental motorbike for you!