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marrakesh end oct 18

loc2roues are fully booked at end oct '18so we've found
Location Motos Marrakech
who have tornados (or xt660z's) for hire
has anyone any experience with this company ??

Many Thx

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loc2roues are fully booked at end oct '18so we've found
motorcycle rental in morocco - motorbike rental in morocco
who have tornados (or xt660z's) for hire
has anyone any experience with this company ??

Many Thx
I don't but I'm generally skeptical of businesses that post stock photos of bikes instead of the actual bikes pics. but in morocco that maybe just bad website design.

If you re really planning something serious, you need to have an idea what the bikes are like. If you just need something to get around and you dont really care then it doesnt mattter. I think if you lower your expectations you wont be disappointed.


this is their other website. also is their facebook page below

type these keywords in google to see google reviews "location moto marrakech palmkech"

Location scooters Marrakech, location moto Marrakech, quad Marrakech

https://www.facebook.com/palmekech/

facebook page shows actual bike pics they look good but again if the other rental biz are booked up, you have to check what's available...

the pics on facebook are dated april of this year so fairly recent but check.
They have whatsapp on their webpage you can always request them to take pics of the bikes and text them to you

let us know how it goes please. customer service, first contact impressions etc.

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Thx for inputs. As an update ..
loc2roues recommended m2r.ma I was excited as they offer tornados -and- crf250l's … silly boy for getting excited.

After ignored web forms and emails I realised the best way to talk to Morroco folk is via WhatsApp … and after further days of half-baked comms m2r said they could not help.

So I have booked 3 xt660's with palmkeck and paid deposit via bank xfer (not western-union cash!). Good (for morocco) comms in English with chats and calls on WhatsApp.

I think tornados are hard to hire, and unconvinced with bmw 310's (I'm 6'2") Will report back after hire.
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Hi,
I rented a XT660R at Palmekech for two week in march 2018. (I had the blue bike on the facebook pictures.) It had a lot of scratches, the front light was depressed and the rear tire was half used but I took it anyway because the engine started without problems and it sounded good.
After a few days the right suspension fork leaked oil which I led repair for ca. 40€ in Zagora. Palmekech did not give me the money for the repairs and they said I have to pay for everything what happens during the time. As a tip, you better clarify this before you pay at the beginning of your trip.
All in all I had a great time in morocco and enjoyed driving with the XT660R, its a nice bike :-).
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No more XRs from Loc

Other rental outfits may keep them on, but the unkillable Honda XR250 Tornados are no longer being rented by Loc In Marrakech. They kept the last 4 runners – some with > 100,000 kms – on for me, but they've already been replaced by BMW 310GSs.
The BMs make brilliant bendy backroad bikes and are more economical, newer and a bit lower, but are clearly less suited to gnarlier pistes and some struggled to start at < 5°C temps (a known issue).
Some Loc 310s were adapted with tubed, G650GS wire wheels (with ABS sensor issues) plus better, do-it-all Mitas E-07 tyres, but they have at least as many (or have retro-fitted?) original tubeless cast wheels on some. For the moment these have the less handy Anakee road tyres. Hopefully they'll wear out soon and will be replaced by E-07s or similar, while retaining the tubelessness.
Over effectively '24,000-bike-kilometres' in November, tubeless tyres kept the show on the road on three occasions.

More detailed report on the 310s on my AMWebsite shortly. First impression of the new bikes from a few months ago is here.
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Hi everbody,

I am orginising a trip to Morocco for 15 days on motorbike for me and my friends. I had the intention to rent the motorbikes form Loc but they have rented out all their motorbikes during the 21 september-04 october period.

I would like to know if there are any other places in Marakesh that I can rent bikes in late september?

Your replies will be most appreciated.

Kind Regards

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Atlantic Moto

We rented six tornados with Atlantic Moto in Agadir this month. Despite their age, the bikes were in good shape and we did not encounter any technical issues. Communication (via mail) was easy and straightforward. Overall we were very satified. They also have office in Marrakech, move the bikes from one office to the other, depending where people need them.
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Which bikes would you recommend?

Hi all

Speaking with Atlantic Moto + others at the moment.
By far the cheapest rental seems to be the Honda XR 250s

From reading these posts - the guru on everything bikes in morocco seems to be Chris Scott!

For two lads trying to do a circuit from Marrakesh down to Taroudant, then over via Gorges Dande to Merzouga for some fun in the sand and then up via Errachidia to Fez, Chefchaouven, Rabat and back down to Marrakesh.

What bikes would you recommend - you seem to be a fan of the XR250s. Can they do the round trip?
Or would the XT 660 R be more ....comfortable but maybe less fun to whip around (think you mentioned they struggle in some places!) ??

Appreciate any help!

Cheers guys

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Hi Chris, both will be great but a lot depends on the condition of the bikes.
It sounds like AM are OK.
The XR is taller but much lighter. If you plan on doing lots of pistes, it will be much more fun.
But it sounds like you have quite a long road ride going way up north, so the bigger bike may be less effortful on main roads.
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Cheap bike rentals - https://bikesbooking.com It was super easy to book and the prices are lower than all other competitors

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I rented a bike from Marrakesch Roues in Marrakech for 12 days on Christmas holidays.

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Thanks for the recommendation. What about petrol on my path? Should I purchase a portable canister in case I run out of petrol on my pathway or are there enough petrol stations on the way?
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Morocco is a civilized country, with good roads, a large population and a great many motor vehicles. All of the latter need fuel, so there are vast numbers of people almost everywhere who're eager to provide. Don't fret.

But: the kind of information you're asking is more easily found with simple Google searches than by asking here. It took me ~15 seconds to find the distance from Marrakesh to Tizi N Tchika. Once you start looking for information on your own, you're sure to come across this site: https://sahara-overland.com/2018/12/...rnative-roads/ .
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Bike rental

Thank you, Chris, for guiding me to this thread.

We're looking to rent two bikes in Marrakech for a week-long tour around Morocco at the beginning of April.

From this thread I got that loc2roues location motos scooters marrakech maroc is a possibility.
We've also found these two places:
https://wheelsofmorocco.net
http://www.m2r.ma/us/?___from_store=fr

Any opinions on these places?
Also, is fully comp insurance usually available?

Sorry if some of this has already been covered, first-timer here.

Many thanks,
Silvio
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I have been using Loc for years. No complaints but I miss the old Tornadoes replaced with 310GS.

I used M2R once - Tornado was a bit clapped-out and the roadside rendezvous/collection felt a bit dodgy (it wasn't).
I see they now show CRF250Ls - better than a 310 on the dirt.
I assume they're for real. Not all bikes shown on the website were available - or even existed?

Wheels I thought do tours mostly - may be good for well-equipped road bikes.

No such thing as fully comp afaik. Just the bare minimum.
You pay a deposit and pay for damage, if there is any.

April is a busy time - you may want to get in there quick.
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