We love to do European roadtrips and thought for our next one we’d shake it up a bit and hire a couple of bikes so we get to try something different. Does anyone have any experience of hiring big bikes in Europe?
I’ve done some cursory research and it seems you can get:
- All BMWs everywhere
- Quite a few Ducati’s in Italy, only the Diavel in Milan
- The odd big KTM in Spain
- Honda many places
- Triumph some places
- Yamaha some places
My dream would be a couple of Ducati Diavels around Spain, Portugal or Croatia (and neighbouring countries), but they’re in short supply. You could rent them from the UK but then you lose either two days transporting it yourself on a ferry, or possibly a day if you could get the logistics sorted to take it on the Bike Shuttle service plus the added costs for both options.
We’ve toured Italy quite a lot so not so keen on hiring a Ducati there. Not keen on Japanese brands at this point. Could do a BMW quite easily, would probably love to take a KTM 1290 Adventure somewhere.
Time wise we’re thinking 10-14 days. Ideally we’d fly somewhere, pick up the bikes and do a circulatory route.