|View Results: Would you rent a bike during vacation|
|Yes, rental with maps and free I go||110||63.95%|
|Yes, daily guided tours will be nice||9||5.23%|
|Yes, depending where it is, rental or tour.||52||30.23%|
|Yes, multiple day tours would be nice||26||15.12%|
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|05-31-2014, 12:45 PM||#76|
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Joined: May 2012
Location: Detroit & Düsseldorf
Also, to be clear - there are plenty of not-that-adventurous riders over here in Germany, too. For every IB person, there are probably twenty five or fifty or a hundred people with a bike in their garage that gets 500kms a year. So 300/day is probably a fair average.
Katherine, in words - F650GSa - CBR250R (sold) - Super Sherpa - Nine Days in the Alps - More Alps: Finding GS Land
atomicalex screwed with this post 05-31-2014 at 12:52 PM
|06-01-2014, 11:05 PM||#77|
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: Madison, WI
Just did it a few weeks ago
I rented an R1200RT and R1200GS for about 6 days combined in the SF area, but toured down to San Luis Obisbo and up to Mendocino, and over to the Sierras. I put on about 1700 miles From Monday through Saturday, and rented from California Motorcycle Adventures. It was a great experience, both dealing with them and doing the ride. The idea was a vacation combined with an extended test drive to see whether I should even think about a new BMW, or whether my collection of airheads from 55-76 is good enough.
However, I fear that week of rental may end up costing me far more than the 200 per day I paid.
It was the most fun I have had with my clothes on in a while.
If you look at it as a way to get a really long test drive in, it was definitely worth it.
For just transportation, it's hard to beat a car rental per mile when you have unlimited mileage.
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