Bike hire in Dubai
I'll be spending a week or two in Dubai within the next 2-3 months and would like to rent a bike whilst I'm there.
Has anyone done this? Any ideas to pass on?
I don't have any specific make or model in mind though I'm thinking a Harley might be nice...
Not that i have been to Dubai but i have been to Saudi where the standard of driving is aweful and blady dangerous , there is no concept of driving skill there - if there is any rain ( i know its rare)in Saudi the roads were like a skid pan you be careful in a car lets alone 2 wheels - it wont be like riding that XR 1200 - have been out on mine today - came back grinning from ear to ear ! in between taking a Tiger 800 out for a 50 mile demo
Thanks Sir Sidney
The driving I've seen thus far has been quite rubbish but I'd like to get out and about on at least one day whilst I'm there.
What did you think of the Tiger 800? The one I rode (Not an XC) felt really good and more sporty than I thought it would.
I really liked it - very easy to ride and nice and torquey - similar to the XR but not quite at low speed but better at 90 plus - very good visibility and VERY comfortable - seat vey accomodating . This one was not an XC - it was only missing the grunt and i will get that with the explorer so things are looking good - interestingly got back on the XR to come home and it really felt like my legs were doubled up, also i really noticed the weight of the XR as the 800 is pretty light - the Triumph has a long seat to peg distance and i think this will really show for the pillion where my Busa has been too uncomfortable for the memsab.
Well chaps I've now been in Dubai just over a week and I'm perfectly happy not to bother with hiring a machine whilst I'm here - The driving is 'Interesting' to say the least!
Interestingly though I've seen very few bikes beyond the 'Indian Market' size - That is 125-150cc. I'm not really sure why but I expected to see more than that given the weather and wide open spaces that they seem to have here.
Rather disappointingly I found the H-D dealer to be rather disinterested when I enquired about bike rental. Too much business perhaps?
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