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Hiring Bike In Melbourne Or Sydney

Hi Im travelling out to OZ for the Ashes and in between the Cricket would like to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne onto Sydney. However, I cant find any companies to hire from in Adelaide. So going tostart from either Sydney or Melbourne. Only looking to Hire for 10 Days. Any advice most welcome. Also, if any would like to join me that would be great too!

After OZ looking to hire bike in New Zealand for 2wk trip. Any companies anyone can recommend please.
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Hi Mazza. I have used Bikescape in Aussie, who where good, but I'm sure there are other just as good. In NZ, Te Waiponamu and Kea are good, or if you have money(!) GoTourNZ. Again, I'm sure most if not all of the others will do fine.
Drop us an email when you get to NZ, maybe we can meet up for a ride or a ?
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G'day Mazza,

Garner's is the biggest bike hire mob in Melbourne :

http://www.garnersmotorcycles.com.au/

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Thumbs up Bike Hire in NZ

Mazza
If you're heading for the south island (strongly recommended) and even more so, Dunedin (winning choice - can fly direct from Brisbane and Sydney I think) then you should check out a new adventure bike rental business - Backroads Bikes.
I know this because it's my project and I plan to launch in mid-October with brand new 650 Vstroms and KLE500 Kawasakis, fully kitted with hard luggage and new riding gear.
Website under construction at the mo but should be on-line within 2-3 weeks - www.backroads.co.nz - would love to see you.
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Garner's Bike Hire

Hi Mazza,

If you use Garner's, hope you get a better bike than I got a few years ago. Really wasn't up to it. Ended up taking it back and waiting for a decent bike to come back from another hire.
To their credit, they did put me up in a good hotel and took a day off the hire.
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I went to Melbourne two years ago as part of a house swap (never do that again). There are a few places that can provide bikes for hire in Melbourne. It’s not cheap, though – I paid AU$339 (approximately £140) for a Diversion XJ900 for two days/three nights hire in mid-winter to go along the Great Ocean Road. Insurance was limited to third party only with £1,200 excess.

Clipstone Yamaha – (03) 9870 9488
http://www.clipstoneyamaha.com.au

I hired a hornet from Garners (great bike!) and rode it up the Reefton Spur Road (fun road, especially with ice, snow and a 1/2 mile long diesel spill!). I was lucky as they had a half price winter sale on so hire was considerably cheaper. They are located very close to the centre of town.

Garners – (03) 9326 8676
http://www.garnersmotorcycles.com.au

Have a great time. Lucky you!
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Hey Howie,

Could you please ping me a PM about your bike hire.
I cannot get onto your website.
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Hi All

Thanks for your help now have few options to ponder over.

Rachel - as your only in Reading and me in London do you fancy meeting up for a bike ride and a chat about Oz? Im riding a Yamaha Thundercat 600cc at moment.
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cheapest rental

I lived in Melbourne for a year and rented from Clipstone and Garners. Both fine but expensive.
The cheapest hire I can see is http://www.aussierider.com/MotorcycleHireMelb.html
They seem to do a Yam XT600 for $65 / day. I think that would be the best deal if you're after that kind of bike.
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Rachel - as your only in Reading and me in London do you fancy meeting up for a bike ride and a chat about Oz? Im riding a Yamaha Thundercat 600cc at moment.
Hi Mazza, sorry for the delay in responding. I am away in Peru at the moment but back in the real world again, unfortuantely, from Monday. Yes, would love to meet up, drop me a line when you have a moment. . Rachel

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I can thoroughly recommend these chaps: http://www.bikeroundoz.com. Anything you need and they'll probably be able to help out. Tell em I sent ya and you might even get a better discount
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Hi Mazza. I have used Bikescape in Aussie, who where good, but I'm sure there are other just as good. In NZ, Te Waiponamu and Kea are good, or if you have money(!) GoTourNZ. Again, I'm sure most if not all of the others will do fine.
Drop us an email when you get to NZ, maybe we can meet up for a ride or a ?
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Nigel, had great time biking along Gt.ocean rd. In christchurch at mo so if you fancy meeting up than email me on (email via profile; edited by moderator to stop spambots). Be good to get some advise re doing small tour off south Island. looked at few websites but prices are very expensive!

mary

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Garners worked for us.

My wife and I used Garners March 06 and Eddie Garner was top notch. Scoped out the rates and they were much the same regardless of provider and they were tres hospitable running us around in their Van and such. We used them in Melbourne and they were a cinch to get to if you are downtown, could walk from the hotel. Have a great ride?

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Which hire company?

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I can thoroughly recommend these chaps: Australia and New Zealand motorcycle tours and rentals - BikeRoundOz. Anything you need and they'll probably be able to help out. Tell em I sent ya and you might even get a better discount
I can totally recommend these guys at Australia and New Zealand motorcycle tours and rentals - BikeRoundOz

I hired a dakar and it was in brand new condition, great guys and if you can get to Castlemaine, you can get them at a cheaper rate than from the city.

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