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Hi everybody, I rented a Transalp from Atlantic Moto in Marrakech for 12 days on Christmas holidays. I asked a quotation to Jouatours, loc2routes, Palme Kech but Atlantic Moto offered me the best price.
The motorcycle was good enough with an exception of the rear tyre that was in bad conditions: old, cooked, hardened and worn out (less than 2mm thick at the center). It's no possible to rent a motorcycle for 12 days with a tyre in similar conditions.
Anyway we finished our travel (2850 km) without problems but the thickness became 0 mm.
For the rest Atlantic Moto is good. We had the motorbike with side bags, 2 inner tube, tools and a moroccan sim card all included. Drop-in and drop-off was directly at the our hotel.
That is my experience.
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M2R in Marrakech for bike hire

No ones mentioned M2R in Marrakech which may in fact be the same lot as Loc2Roue. We've rented Honda XR250 Tornados on several occasions & will be again this April for 10 days riding the deserty bit Foum Zgoud to Merzouga.
Contacting Chakib at M2R is a bit hit & miss but seems to pan out ok.n
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Quick word on recent rental in Morocco:

This May, we rented four XR250 Tornado's from Atlantic moto. Rear tires were new, front tires quite worn. One bike broke down due to a electric failure but we had it fixed in Ouazarzate. Apart from that the bikes were great, very competent off road and relatively fuel efficient (approx 25km per liter). We carried a lot of luggage on the back - including tents - which went fine.

In total we broke a few levers and license plate and a mirror. They charged us reasonable prices for what we broke. Mohcine picked us up from the airport, brought us to a hotel and was very helpful.

I'd be happy to rent from him again.
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Casablanca rental

Hi,
For this who want to ride the North of the country or fly there a good option is Wheels of Morocco (whelsofmorocco.ma or .net)- previously adventure-rent before they merged (adventure-rent.com). They offer guided tours but also bike rental and they cater for specific needs if you advise in advance. The advantage they have is they get you the bikes to Rabat, Fes or Casablanca airport directly if you want. Have a couple of friends from Lebanon and US who used them and were satisfied by the service and knowledge. They provide good advice on best roads, accommodation and stuff.
They have a fleet of BMs that are all brand new (12GS, 700 and 800).
They can be contacted via mail or phone for queries and booking. They also provide the option of deposit in EUR on EU account.

Have a safe ride and enjoy Morocco!
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No ones mentioned M2R in Marrakech which may in fact be the same lot as Loc2Roue. We've rented Honda XR250 Tornados on several occasions & will be again this April for 10 days riding the deserty bit Foum Zgoud to Merzouga.
Contacting Chakib at M2R is a bit hit & miss but seems to pan out ok.
I just used M2R for an XR for a week. Not the same as Loc (who are aka BM Attitude)
I know M2R are established but it initially felt dodgy.
The address is a street corner in central Marrakech.
There is a board and a bike there - they turned up with the bike on a trailer, took the rental in cash (paypal deposit paid a few weeks earlier) and the deposit on a credit card machine. No receipt for that.
Did offer to deliver to my hotel.
On return they checked the bike over - all OK - and said the deposit had been cancelled automatically.
Sounded odd - but turns out they never took it in the first place.
I dicked them about with dates, shortening from 3 to 1 week as Loc bikes became available, which M2R all took in their stride.

Bike was pretty good: ’11,000km’ worn front tire, good back, lowered (too low for me) sticky electric start button, chain broke on day 2 (village mechanic came and shortened for 60dh) but used no oil and very economical.

Fyi M2R do not have an AT as shown on the www - that’s probably just for show.

Would rather not use again if leading groups (usually I BYO). But on my own trip would take the chance.

Worn chains/sprox and chassis/wheel bearings area a common complaint with trail bike rentals. I sensed something was wrong with the chain first night but sprox looked OK - did not clock the breaking split link until too late. By chance met Nourdine from Loc later that day - he gave me a spare link.

On a 701 this week - should be fun ;-)


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Bike hire in Marrakech

I'm planning to hire a bike for a week in Marrakech later this month. Would I be better trying to arrange this beforehand from the UK or is it likely I would get a better deal by visiting the hire places when I get there? I've come across a web site rentalmotorbike.com which offers bikes all over the world including Marrakech but a search of local companies only seem to offer scooters or lightweight trail bikes. I need a larger bike suitable for 2 up with luggage.
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Reliable company: loc2roues location motos scooters marrakech maroc
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Me and 3 friends used Loc2Roues. Great service and well prepared bikes - we'd certainly use them again in the future.
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Have any of you any experiences with Rentalmotorbike , worldwide and scooters motorcycle rentals. ??
They are brokers using local companies such as M2R to fulfill bookings. My concern would be who is responsible if the bikes aren't available when you arrive, or if there are problems. Your contract will be with the broker, not the company actually providing the bikes.
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We are now back from Morocco. We did use loc2roues and I can't fault them. I wanted a 650 GS but it wasn't available when I first enquired so I provisionally arranged for a Honda XR 250. When we got there I had doubts about pillion comfort and being able to carry our luggage. Fortunately the 650 GS had unexpectedly become available so we took that with panniers. Originally we had planned to go across to Ouarzazate and then work our way south west to the coast but the threatened bad weather combined with our summer riding gear put us off so we headed for the coast at Essaouira and then followed it south for a while before heading back to Marrakech. We didn't do a huge mileage and instead of moving on each day as originally intended we spent 4 of the nights in Agadir and went on day rides from there. We spent our last night at a wonderful place called the Berber Heritage Center near Imintanoute and after an evening in the company of a local Berber family and their friends we felt we had experienced some of the "real" Morocco.
The bike was well prepared with good tyres and behaved faultlessly while we had it.
Those of you who know us will know that any trip where we don't experience a visit to a local hospital has been a successful trip.
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After reading through the very helpful comments in this thread we have decided upon Atlantic Moto at Marrakech and placed a deposit for 3 XR Honda 250 Tornado's ($40.00 Euro per day - 14 days) commencing 2nd December 2017.
We have Atlantic Moto address as AVENUE ABDELKRIM AL KHATTABI - MARRAKECH - MOROCCO – this appears to be a very long street so does anyone know their actual street number or a close reference landmark that we can search on google maps. Any feedback or recommendations on nearby accommodation would also be greatly appreciated.
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Rent motorbike in marrakech

We rent 2 Honda xr tornado from 14 to 21 october.
Marrakech
45 euro / day / 1 motorbike
They was bad, no brake, no suspension, no power
During the trip they change one bike cause gear lever is out of order
The new one is the same......no good......
The best was .......Marocco, 1800 km.
Merzouga zagora dades todra tizi n tazazert and so on

M2R rent in marrakech

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The new BMW 310s are in at Loc.
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atlantic moto in Marakkech

We are three guys from Germany / France and in Sept ´16 we were looking for moto rental in Marakkech. we hired in advance and online months before 3 Tornados by Atlantic Motos . good communication in english and of course in french. We asked in advance for good maintained bikes, we informed the enterprise of our plan to cross Atlas Mountains and we asked for helmets. Everything no problem, was the answer.
The day we arrived they offered us 3 Tornados, two of them in really bad conditions, tires without profile, bad gearboxes, no speedometers. We asked for the manger/boss and refused those two bikes. But the boss didn´t agree, he didn´t offer other bikes by saying there are no other bikes. Although we saw at least one newer Tornado in better conditions. We were forced to accept those bad bikes. So we took those bikes and in the following ten days we had nine breakdowns in the middle of nowhere, everytime because of the bad tires. We had to buy and change one rear-tire by ourself. That costed a lot of time, there was no funny enduro-riding, because we were always afraid of the next coming breakdown.

Sorry, but my recommendation:Hands off!!!!!!! from ATLANTIC MOTO in Marakkech!

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Quick note on bike rental there. People should totally tone down their expectations. Bikes are expensive there and are considered a “luxurious” item under import tax code and as such are taxed at a higher rate. This makes bikes very expensive. This in return makes it hard for small business owners to buy nice bikes, maintain them properly and still turn a profit.

Owners are likely to try to cut corners here and there. Also, when they assure you bikes are in great shape, understand that’s just salesman talk trying to make the deal happen.


So no it will not be fun enduro as someone above suggested. Some busiensses may have newer KTM bikes but expect to pay a (higher?!) premium. ( cause even beaten up bikes are rented at a premium...)
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