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05-26-2018 05:08 AM
Pini Barak I will be riding for 45 days in august, will fly with my bike with Air Canada,
I am in Europe each year for a month and renting RT it cost about $4000 per month.
I come from LA will bike to Vancouver and fly the next day.
05-20-2018 03:41 AM
AZK1600GTL I shipped my KTM 1290 over to Frankfurt via Air Canada's Fly Motorcycle program it was very easy. I rode from AZ to Calgary and tendered the bike the same day as my flight. One way was a little over $1300.00 CAD. I was over there for 3 months riding, so it was the most economical way to ride. the Return from Frankfurt was close to 1200 Euros. I rode all of the mountain ranges from the Tyrols, the Dolomite's, the Swiss Alps and even the French Pyrenees. I plan on doing it again.
05-12-2018 09:57 PM
sanjaun2 Something to consider If you are riding solo, Rent a smaller bike! Roads and distances are smaller in the Alps and Dolomites Than your used to in the states. I rented a 650GS twin and loved every minute of it thru 11 different countries. The mtn passes are very tight turns!
05-12-2018 08:56 PM
jfink
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Joe, I obviously know this story because you just told me at lunch the other day. But I didnít tell you then that Iím dissapointed in you. I really would have thought you would ride to the tip of Alaska, ferry it across the straights to Russia and ride it from there to Germany.
Only IF you came with me! :-)
05-10-2018 03:19 PM
jjscsix
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I just sent my Goldwing to Frankfurt from Orlando using Stefan Knopf of Knopf Tours. He also sends containers from California as well. The cost for me was about $1,400 US. I had to give him my title, registration (not necessary but I did), a power of attorney, and a doctors letter saying I am able to pilot a motorcycle (because I am over 65). I then had to buy 30 days of insurance (green card) for around $200 US. I also bought roadside assistance which isn't necessary but I thought advisable. I plan to be there for about a month beginning 5/21. The alternative to that was renting for about double the cost for a bike that I was not familiar with.

I looked into Air Canada, but their rates had not been published yet for summer. They were asking $3,100 at the time and while they said they usually have significantly reduced rates for summer, those rates were not going to be published until May. I could not wait that long.

There is another option if you are interested in going to Ireland. That is Martin (Wheatwacker) at Motofeirmo. Buy a bike, ride it around, sell it back. That's what my buddy is doing. He just bought a Varadero (Honda) and will use it while we ride, then sell it back when he's done. No known cost at this point, because the sales price is unknown.

I can't really RECOMMEND either right now, because we are still in the process of making this happen. It's just a couple of alternatives to getting a bike in Europe.
Joe, I obviously know this story because you just told me at lunch the other day. But I didnít tell you then that Iím dissapointed in you. I really would have thought you would ride to the tip of Alaska, ferry it across the straights to Russia and ride it from there to Germany.
05-10-2018 02:55 PM
HDBeemer I did a quick check on three dealers around Munich and Frankfurt, who rent BMW K1600 GT/GTL:
they all quote around Ä1150.- to Ä1320.- for 7 days, Ä990.- for an additional week (2500km per week included, additional km 0.55Ä)

For example this one in Munich:
https://www.motorradvermietung.de/mu...details?id=192

or this one in Franfurt:
BIKE & TRAVEL SERVICE - BMW Motorradvermietung
05-10-2018 01:37 PM
Gunnert
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I think thats actually for two weeks and includes 3 cases.



14 days at 1260 euros = about $1,500 so around $750 a week
Your price for 14 days is correct: 1260 Euros...but you haven't added the mileage of $100 US per day for 200 miles...

My quote above is from the BMW Motoradd Milan and is for 7 days; $1500 US

Duane
05-10-2018 12:03 PM
Brian Ringey I am planning a 3 month+ trip to europe in the spring of 19 and got a quote of about $2300 for a round trip shipment of my k1600/hannigan to ireland and home from madrid. Motorcycle Express is the company.
05-10-2018 11:36 AM
Qbird66
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I think thats actually for two weeks and includes 3 cases.

14 days at 1260 euros = about $1,500 so around $750 a week
Last year we rented a K1600 GTL for 18 days from HP Motorrad in Milan for 1690 euro, 4800 km at .3 euro/km came to another 1440 euro, for a total of 3130 euro, ~ $3700.00 USD. The unlimited mileage option was 3150 euro, but I wanted to owe them money at the end of the trip.

While overall our experience with HP Motorrad was positive, if you rent from them (or anyone) make sure everything is in tip-top form. The tires were worn Z8s, even though I had offered to pay for new Angle GTs, and the rear brakes were shot - who wears out rear brakes - which we didn't discover until we were in the Dolomites on a weekend. HP Motorrad reimbursed us for a new rear tire, brake pads, labor, and one day's rental (I'd rather have spent that day riding than sourcing and replacing stuff). This is where the "owe them money upon return" policy may have worked in our favor - it's much easier to get someone to reduce your bill vs actually refunding money.
05-10-2018 10:50 AM
claw
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Originally Posted by Gunnert View Post
...From Milan the rental is $1500 US per week...

I think thats actually for two weeks and includes 3 cases.



14 days at 1260 euros = about $1,500 so around $750 a week
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