Hire Bikes

As an official BMW Travel Partner you will be unsurprised to know we ride and recommend only BMW. All new BMW bikes are equipped with ABS and Catalytic Converters as standard making them some of the safest and most environmentally friendly machines available.

Our hire bikes fall into a few different categories:

Firstly there are the bikes that you can choose to include as part of any Classic Tour and many European Explorer Tours. This fleet of our own bikes is made up of a range of new BMW motorcycles all under one year old and equipped with

  • BMW Panniers and inner bags
  • BMW Top Box and inner bag*
  • Tank Bag or Map Bag
  • Heated Grips
  • GPS Unit, pre programmed with your tour routes

* Not included with S100XR and F900XR

Many are equipped with cruise control, electronic suspension and traction control as well. The bikes are comprehensively insured with a £1,500 excess (deductible). You can reduce the excess to £750 by upgrading the cover for just £12.50 per day. Please note that for tours in Morocco and for any days riding in Bosnia Herzegovina bikes are insured for Third Party liability only.

For a few of the remote or shorter European and all Non European Explorer and Adventure Tours we work with local suppliers around the world, most who are also BMW Travel Partners. The choice of bikes will be similar but the equipment may vary. For individual models available consult the relevant tour page. However all will be equipped as follows:

  • Panniers (Although you can in some cases opt not to have these)
  • Option to have a Top Box*

* There is no charge for these options on most tours.

You can take you own GPS or you can hire one locally. The bikes have a minimum of third party insurance and there may be an option to upgrade this cover. Check each tour for exact cover included for that tour. In certain countries the panniers used may not be BMW panniers.

Typically hire bikes are under 36 months old. However with the pandemic most companies have been forced to hold onto their current fleets longer than normal. Therefore your hire bike may be older than you expect as many have spent almost two years simply in storage, not gaining any miles!

Please carefully read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for hiring a bike as part of a tour. If at the point of hire / bike pick up you are unable to hire due to not complying to the terms and conditions, you will not be able to ride and no refund of the hire or tour will be possible.

CLASSIC TOURS AND EXPLORER TOURS

NB: Some non European Explorer tours and some Short Break Explorer tours will use bikes only from the adventure selection below.

F 800 GS

Compact and Comfortable

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 895cc
Power: 64 kw (87hp) at 6,750 rpm
Seat Height: 815 mm (32″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 790mm (31.1″)
Road Ready Weight: 227kg (500 lbs)

F 900 GS

Adventure in its blood

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 895cc
Power: 77 kw (105hp) at 8,500 rpm
Seat Height: 870mm (34.2″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 835mm (32.8″)
Road Ready Weight: 219kg (482 lbs)

R 1300 GS

The Adventure Tourer

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,300cc
Power: 107 kw (145hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 850 (33.4″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 
Road Ready Weight: 237kg (522 lbs)

R 1250 GSA

Ultimate Adventure

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,254cc
Power: 100 kw (136hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 890 / 910mm (35 / 35.8″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 860mm (33.8″)
Road Ready Weight: 268kg (591 lbs)

R 1250 RS

The Sports Tourer

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,254cc
Power: 100 kw (136hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 820mm (32.3″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 760mm (29.9″)
Road Ready Weight: 243kg (535 lbs)

R 1250 RT

The Ultimate Touring Machine

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,254cc
Power: 100 kw (136hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 805 / 825mm (31.7 / 32.5″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 760mm (30.0″)
Road Ready Weight: 279kg (615 lbs)

S 1000 XR

The Adventure Sports Bike

Engine:  Water/ Oil Cooled Four Cylinder
Capacity: 999cc
Power: 121 kw (165hp) at 11,000 rpm
Seat Height: 840mm (33.1″)
Low Seat Available? No
Road Ready Weight: 228kg (503 lbs)

K 1600 B

Grand America

Engine: Water/ Oil Cooled Six Cylinder
Capacity: 1,649cc
Power: 118 kw (160hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 750 / 780mm (29.5 / 30.7″)
Low Seat Available? No
Road Ready Weight: 364kg (803 lbs)

HIRE BIKES AVAILABLE ADVENTURE TOURS

G 310 GS

Great Smaller Option

Engine: Water Cooled Single Cylinder
Capacity: 313cc
Power: 25 kw (34hp) at 9,500 rpm
Seat Height: 835mm (32.8″)
Low Seat Available? No
Road Ready Weight: 169.5kg (374 lbs)

F 700 GS

Compact and Comfortable

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 798cc
Power: 55 kw (75hp) at 7,500 rpm
Seat Height:  820mm (32.3″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 790mm (31.1″)
Road Ready Weight: 209kg (461 lbs)

F 800 GS

No compromises

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 798cc
Power: 63 kw (85hp) at 7,500 rpm
Seat Height: 880mm (34.6″)
Low Seat Available? No
Road Ready Weight: 214kg (472 lbs)

R 1200 GS

The Adventure Tourer

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,170cc
Power: 92 kw (125hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 850 / 870 mm (33.4 / 34.2″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 820mm (32.3″)
Road Ready Weight: 238kg (525 lbs)

F 750 GS

Compact and Comfortable

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 853cc
Power: 55 kw (77hp) at 7,500 rpm
Seat Height: 815 mm (32″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 790mm (31.1″)
Road Ready Weight: 224kg (494 lbs)

F 850 GS

Adventure in its blood

Engine: Water Cooled Twin Cylinder
Capacity: 853cc
Power: 70 kw (95hp) at 8,250 rpm
Seat Height: 860mm (33.8″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 835mm (32.8″)
Road Ready Weight: 229kg (505 lbs)

R 1250 GS

The Adventure Tourer

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,254cc
Power: 100 kw (136hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 850 / 870mm (33.4 / 34.2″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 820mm (32.3″)
Road Ready Weight: 249kg (548 lbs)

R 1250 GSA

Ultimate Adventure

Engine: Air/Liquid Cooled Boxer Twin
Capacity: 1,254cc
Power: 100 kw (136hp) at 7,750 rpm
Seat Height: 890 / 910mm (35 / 35.8″)
Low Seat Available? Yes 860mm (33.8″)
Road Ready Weight: 268kg (591 lbs)

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