Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: goodyear, az, usa
Re: West Sussex Motorcycle Hire
I rented from them in July, when I visited UK.
I did not rent a BMW; I rented a suzuki 1250 sport-touring bike.
Note that they are located in Chichester, which is a good 50-60 miles from London on the south coast. If you have to get there from Heathrow, you will be taking the tube to Victoria Station, then taking a train to Chichester, then walking the roughly 1.5 miles from the station to their shop (or take a cab, and I did not see any). The trip will take approximately 3 hours. They did not tell me this when I rented the bike online, and the cost of the trip was around $50 one way.
The bike I rented was in excellent shape and had been fully prepped when I picked it up. It performed flawlessly over the two weeks I had it. The BMWs I saw sitting there were similarly ready to go. Given my flight arrival time, and the fact that I got lost trying to figure out how to get from the tube to the train, and wound up in the wrong place and had to backtrack, it was about 8PM when I finally arrived at their shop...and they close at 5:30 IIRC. However, they knew I was coming, understood the situation, and waited for me.
West Sussex is not cheap, when you add it all up. The trip to/from the airport to their facility is a non-trivial cost. However, they were cooperative, friendly, and their bikes are in excellent shape.