So youre thinking about renting a motorcycle? Maybe youre planning a vacation to a far off land where transporting your own motorcycle would be cost-prohibitive, or perhaps youre looking to get some seat time on a potential purchase.

Whatever the reason, renting a motorbike is a great way to try something new or add a bit of riding opportunity to your vacation. There are dozens of motorbike rentals in Israel, some big, some small, but usually the process is relatively the same when it comes to the rental experience.

What experiences have you had?

Bike rentals are a great way to try out a new bike in or out of the genre you have in your garage, but choose a bike rental shop smartly.

What will the weather be like?

Always check the time you want. It may seem self-explanatory, but if you plan on going somewhere you’re not familiar with, do a little research but also ask the people you’re hiring for about the weather in the area you want to drive.

This can also affect the choice of motorcycle. If you plan to ride in bad weather or in cold locations, a touring bike with plenty of windshields and heated grips may not be a bad choice.

Be sure to consider the full price

While a one-day rental waiting to see which motorbike is rented isn’t very expensive, it can definitely last a week or more. I always recommend calling the company you plan to hire making sure the rental is exactly what you want, and to make sure you have contacts within the company who can help you with any questions you may have.