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QUESTION TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTS(7 posts)

QUESTION TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTSWoof the dog
Aug 4, 2001 1:00 PM
I realize its a cycling message board, but nevertheless:

Hey guys, my friend just got a nice new kawasaki. This thing flies. We went for a ride, it was awesome. He is payin' 180 bucks a month to pay it off basically. Is there any way for me to just rent a thing like that without having to like buy it/sign up for monthly payments. All I want is a nice motorcycle for a month!!! I got my motorcycle license, but don't pay insurance and never owned a bike. Is there also a way to pay insurance for like 3 months? I heard you could get one for 6 months, what about any shorter time?

Sincerely,

Woof the dog.
re: QUESTION TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTSGroucho Marx
Aug 4, 2001 1:44 PM
can't you lease these type of things for a month?
yes, thats what I am askingWoof the dog
Aug 4, 2001 1:53 PM
can't you?
re: QUESTION TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTSmackgoo
Aug 4, 2001 3:26 PM
The only people I've ever heard of renting bikes is Harley. A few hundred bucks a day. Maybe you should talk your budy into renting his bike. But then again Budies don't ask budies if they can ride their bikes.
talk to a motorcycle dealerbike_junkie
Aug 5, 2001 6:56 AM
not the guys on the bicycle msg board. No, I don't think you can do a 3-month rental. You can rent Harleys (for morons trying to impress)
but I've not heard of renting a japanese bike, let alone for a month +.

If this is his first bike, (or if he's never had a rider course) tell you're friend to take an MSF class from his local Motorcycle Safety Foundation training center. Lots of new riders end up dead because they have had zero rider training.
Usually not...jrm
Aug 5, 2001 7:29 AM
Most of the manufacturers promo's are low down and monthly payments on a revolving line of credit. Its like a credit card in that you pay 21% APR on top of the amount of the bike. if after 3 months you wnated to walk away, the dealers wont take the bike unless you were upgrading. This means tht you'd be responsible for the remaing balance of the bikes purchase price after those 3 months.
re: QUESTION TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTSfiltersweep
Aug 6, 2001 3:41 PM
You can rent Harleys for a weekend around here if you have a deep pocketbook.