North Carolina Bike Rental - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old Feb 28th, 2011, 10:52 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
dholy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 15
North Carolina Bike Rental

My wife and I are traveling to the Blue Ridge parkway in late May for a little honeymooning, and would like to rent a motorcycle for about 4 - 5 days. I currently own both a 2005 R1200GS and 2009 K1200LT, which we ride extensively when it's not -20 deg and icy outside.

I've looked for rental shops, and have not had much luck finding anything in North Carolina. I would appreciate any help from those of you in this area.

NOTE: Although I would love to rent a BMW, I realize I may have to settle for something less.

Thanks.
dholy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old Mar 1st, 2011, 4:47 am
Senior Member
 
mpillis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Union, Ky, USA
Posts: 834
Re: North Carolina Bike Rental

GSM motorent in Townsend, Tn which is about 20 miles outside of gatlinburg. No it i not NC but close. Dan told e last year they were goin to get some Yamaha Tenere's in. They do rent KLR650's though. Great guy, really accomodates you. I go down and rent KLR or DR650's from him twie a year.
http://www.gsmmotorent.com/
No BMW's for rent but he and his wife ride BMW's

Marc Pillis- MSF Rider Coach
Union, Kentucky
2005 LT
2004 R1150GS Adventure
2013 DR650
mpillis is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old Mar 1st, 2011, 11:34 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Greenville, SC, USA
Posts: 2,396
Re: North Carolina Bike Rental

There's a new bike rental shop in Greenville, SC - 1 hr. to BRP the fast way, 1.5 hrs. to BRP the fun way. He has at least one Beemer for rent. Let me know if you're interested; if so, I'll get you his name and phone number.

- Bob

Cowboy Bob Menton
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Greenville SC USA
'07 K1200GT, '69 R60US (mint!)
'83 R80S (nee '83 R80RT)
"You can never escape the FOG (Fast Old Guys)"
bob_menton is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old Mar 1st, 2011, 9:51 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Erie, PA, USA
Posts: 8
Re: North Carolina Bike Rental

I am not sure where you would like to ride but my wife and I rented an R1200RT in Richmond VA. We booked through Ad-MoTours but they are also an Eagle Rider dealer. The bike was ready on time and spotless. There was a GS available for rent too.

It was about an hour and a half to the BRP on the highway.
Pinchflat is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 9:23 pm
Senior Member
 
Lee510's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Newton, NC, USA
Posts: 2,303
Re: North Carolina Bike Rental

IIRC, Eagle Rider has a facility in Knoxville, TN.

Lee
Y2K K1200 LT Canyon Red - Torn apart by a Bimmer 11-10-10. Sold to Saddleman to be reanimated.
2005 K1200 LT Ocean Blue
ATGATT
CCR 2009, CCR 2010, CCR 2012
IBA #39250
SS1000 - September 2009
BB1500 - September 2009
BMW MOA #167909
Lee510 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old Mar 30th, 2011, 7:58 am
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Waynesville, NC, USA
Posts: 2
Re: North Carolina Bike Rental

You might want to try these as well -

www.CarolinaMotorcycleRentals.com
Sportbikes4hire.com

There's a new rental outfit opening in Asheville. I'll try to dig up the contact info.
AmericaRidesMaps is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike Rental budzee Bike Talk 0 May 6th, 2009 9:46 am
LT goes for a ride ... on a trailer. Colyn Bike Talk 19 Jun 22nd, 2008 1:42 am
Do you know the way to Western North Carolina BamaLT South Central 0 Jul 12th, 2007 10:04 pm
Tech Session In North Carolina??? cccpastorjack South East 31 Oct 10th, 2006 8:44 am
Bike Service in North Ga kip K1200LT 0 Apr 8th, 2006 8:12 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome