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    Looking for a rental bike in California


    I own a 2006 R12RT.

    Every year, I go to California for a conference for my work. After the conference, I try to rent a bike for a 2 day ride. The last few years have been in San Diego. This year, It will be in LA.

    Are there any BMW rentals possible in this area? I contacted Jupiter with no luck.

    I would like a R12RT, but I would also be interested in any other BMW. I have nothing against Harleys, but I like to rent something I am comfortable with instead of something different...especially since I will be in an unfamiliar area.



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    rabid reader dbrick's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Santa Cruz CA

    Some rental sources are listed here:
    David Brick
    Santa Cruz CA
    2007 R1200R

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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    Surf City, USA (Santa Cruz, CA)
    When you get to the LA area and have a bike, look at a map. Look at all the little roads in the western part of the Santa Monica Mountains. Most anything that branches off from Mulholland Hwy will be good.

    Also, for a longer day ride, find Santa Paula and take CA-152 to CA-33 in Ojai, then go north. Go east on Lockwood Valley Rd. to Frazier Park/I-5. You can head back down I-5 to Castaic and then take Lake Hughes Rd. You can come back via San Fracisquito Cyn Rd. Also, look at Placerita Cyn to Little Tujunga Cyn.

    Good luck!
    --Darryl Richman, forum liaison

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    Registered User
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    May 2007
    So. Cal.

    They have RT's and are close to LAX.

    Heck for those rates I should rent mine out!!
    2013 R12RT, 2012 Yami FZ6R, 07 F650GS (Sold), 09 R12RT (Sold),
    IBA# 529

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    I recently tried to rent a BMW from Eaglerider. It seems they no longer rent BMWs dispite their add.

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    Polarbear Polarbear's Avatar
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    Jan 2006

    Find a Dealer;

    Do not know how this would work, BUT? You may want to call a few BMW Dealers in the area and ask! Most have many used BMWs on the lots to, or need riding. I would make'em an offer to ride a used BMW for two days for an agreed price. Not a rental, so to speak, a loaner, test ride!!! Think it may work and the bike gets used a few miles, not just sitting on a floor? Randy

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