Motorcycle Rental in Naples, Italy

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  1. TekurRides

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    Does anyone know of a good motorcycle rental company in Naples? I wanted to do a one day rental to do a day trip to Amalfi coast.
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    +1 four years later!
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    Thanks @glitch_oz — we'll already be in Naples by the time we're looking for a rental. Will update the thread if I find something of value.
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    Thanks @DavidM1 — will check those out.
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    If you find any in Naples, that would save me a train ride to Pompeii.

    Also, if you figure out how to get Motorent to respond, I'd like to know. The email on their website has not been successful for me. I may just get up at 3am and call them, but who knows if anyone there speaks English. On email, I can use Google translate.
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    Will update for sure.
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    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Have you had any luck finding a motorcycle rental shop in Naples?

    I tried calling Moto Rent in Pompeii (about 4:00pm and 4:30pm Pompeii time). I called 2 different numbers; the one on their website, and the one given by Google Maps. Nobody answers one of them, and the other goes to a message saying something about "telephono" with a number not long enough to include an area code, all in Italian.

    I have still not received an answer to my emails, and their "contact us" feature on their website does not work (shows error message).

    I see nothing indicating they have gone out of business, but they are completely unresponsive. Weird.
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    I haven't had any luck, but mainly because I haven't actually contacted anyone yet! I think we've decided that we'll train it to Praiano and then just rent a little scooter once we're there. The logistics of stopping off in Naples just to try and get a bike organised have proven a bit overwhelming for our limited capacity for hardship.
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    Scooters have been a popular rental item for tourists for years. Often the renters have little or no experience, but the "how hard can it be" seems to kick in when the sun is shining, and there are a brazillian 14 yr old kids swarming around.

    What the tourists don't know is that they grew up riding like this, mama was probably a bit heavier and almost certainly carrying home the shopping and riding side saddle. (the helmet must be an aberration for the period).
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    For those still listening, esp. @High Country Herb, we ended up just renting a scooter from a local place once we got to Praiano, and only for a day. It was easy enough. There were a couple of different places offering it, one was fully booked and gave us the number for the other. Everyone spoke (basic/broken) English.

    Trying to research/book stuff online can be more challenging than one may be used to. Italy doesn't do online commerce the way other countries do (yet) and mobile data is often pretty patchy. By phone is better, in person is best, particularly for small businesses.
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    ....nor most of the rest of the EU.
    One of the most endearing attributes of the place :thumb
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    True. Once you overcome the instinct to reach for your mobile anytime you think of something you want to research.
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    And people who rely on google translate should have at least some instruction leaflet from China or even Japan to warn them that there is much unintelligible giberish in the output section.

    Ask anyone who has even a modicum of a language to read through a translation and see if they can make sense of it. Artificial Intelligence, nah, not at all.
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    Exactly. I eneded up doing most of my communication with Motorent in Pompeii over email (which only worked after a phone call at odd hours of the morning to alert them). My first sentence was apologizing for Google translate errors.

    I have not picked up the scooter yet, but I am 99% confident I have it worked out. We will be taking a Malaguti Password 250, complete with Givi top box, for 2 days around the Amalfi Coast.

    I will certainly ask if there were any cancellations on the Ducati though...:D
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    By the way, be careful about parking rules. They differ from village to village and in some (like Positano) there is no parking at all for non-residents, apart from in a paid parking garage (apparently). Ravello has a public bike/scooter parking area up near the historic centre. And yes, rules for scooters are enforced in this area!
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    Thanks for that. From photos I had assumed you could park absolutely anywhere, and I probably wouldn't have noticed a subtle sign in Italian.

    Off to research parking signs...
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    Yeah, same here. I would just have a good chat to whoever you rent from when you pick it up.

    Generally white lines are OK as long as you're safely across it. Blue lines are paid parking and orange lines are no parking or residents only, but signs do seem to contradict a bit. I used the Google Translate app now and again to translate the sign test visually, and also after a while you find your feet anyway. Just intimidating at first!


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  20. HpiRally

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    I just used HP Motorrad out of Milan. They have a rental station in Rome and I think Naples. Awesome group and made t really easy.

    I hghly recommend them and will rent there again when I go back.
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