It’s show time again! Milan here we come to choose some new bikes to add to the rental fleet for 2017.
Mark and Ben are on their way to check out the bikes, birds and bolognese. Eicma is the world’s largest motorcycle show and it’s currently underway in Milan, Italy
The Milan bike show is always a massive event on the motorcycle lovers calendar, 2016 EIMCA looks amazing. The word is out that there is a new lightweight special from Ducati, more powerful models from Aprilia and overhauled Moto Guzzis too. BMW is out to impress with their carbon HP4 Race prototype, Honda show casing their new Fireblade and KTM has been busy too.
Spring is here and the bike season has started so brush off your bike gear and make the most of the Egg-tended Easter weekend on two wheels. We have been very busy throughout the winter preparing our extensive motorbike Rental fleet ahead of another busy season.
Although Easter is early this year and the air temperature will be low but the Weather forecast is expected to be Sunny and dry, so wrap up turn on the heated grips and heated seat and get biking!
Egg-clusive Motorbike Rental this Easter! Rent a bike for the Easter weekend! Four days but only pay for three days. This means you can collect your bike on Thursday 24th around 3pm and return to us at 9am on Tuesday 29th. We can also delivery and collection your rental bike, just to make your weekend even better. (Charges apply)
Don’t forget to pick up your free Easter egg!
HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL THE STAFF AT SUPERBIKE RENTAL
Other facts about Easter!!
The Easter Bunny
In Anglo-Saxon times the hare was an important symbol of fertility so it played a starring role in the pagan festival of Eostre. In fact Eostre was named after the Saxon goddess of spring. Legend claims that this mystical goddess found a wounded bird and turned it into a hare so it could survive the winter. When this very same hare found it could lay eggs it made a gift of its eggs to the goddess who had protected him. And so the tradition of the Easter hare, or bunny, as it became, was born.
Chocolate Easter eggs
Eggs have long been seen as an important fertility symbol, and are associated with the ‘rebirth’ signalled by the coming of spring. When people first starting giving eggs as offerings and gifts at Easter time, they used birds’ eggs. They were painted bright colours to echo the vibrancy of the colours of spring after the darkness of winter.
Hot cross buns
The tradition of eating hot cross buns on Good Friday has its roots even further back than early Christianity. Buns marked with a cross were eaten by the Saxons during their spring celebrations – it’s believed that the bun represented the moon and the cross the moon’s quarters. Christians continued the tradition but to them the cross symbolises the Jesus’ crucifixion.
The special fruit cake eaten at Easter, known as Simnel cake, is steeped in traditional symbolism. Traditionally the cake has a layer of marzipan on top and is decorated with marzipan balls – these symbolise the disciples, though Judas is left out and only 11 balls are added to the cake.
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The 2014 seasons is looking even better as you can hire the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring from us here at Superbike Rental.
The four-bikes-in-one concept means you do get oodles of world beating bike so why not reserve your time to spend on the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touringand hire it for a day, not long enough, then a week!, or two…!
In the meantime, if you can’t wait to hire the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring then why not hire a different bike from our excellent range from BMW to Ducati, from Honda to Suzuki.
It has a choice of four pre-set Riding Modes programmed to immediately change the engine character and the riding parameters of the Multistrada 1200. It has the Ducati Traction Control system (DTC) which uses eight levels of system interaction to enhance control by reducing wheel-spin. A unbelievable smooth ride is the Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring.
Google superbike rental and top of the list is www.superbikerental.co.uk, a company based near Brentwood in Essex. The internet ranking reflects the professionalism of the business. We arranged with Mark Coventry, the owner, to take out a couple of his machines and have a chat about is business. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we turned up to be honest, the website is very well put together and informative, but this doesn’t always reflect the reality of a business. However in the case of Superbike Rental, what see you see on the internet is a great guide to the business and what they offer. As we all know, there are bike rental companies that have machines that have been used and abused. This is definitely not the case with these guys. The company is based in the countryside not far from Brentwood. When we pulled up at the unit we were immediately impressed by the premises. Its clean and organised, a good sign that the bikes are well looked after. We met up with Mark, had a coffee and chatted about his business and bikes in general. He has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the motorbikes that really comes across. They are not just machines that are there to make money, Mark treats them all as his own bikes (which they are in effect!) and we all know how much we care for own machines. Superbike Rental offer a wide range of motorbikes; sports, adventure, touring, restricted and learner machines. They all have one thing in common, they are all immaculately prepared, serviced and spotlessly clean. There’s certainly a bike to suit all requirements. Mark showed us over the bikes, made sure we were happy with the controls and settings, and checked with us that we were happy with the condition of the machines. Excellent service. This is more than just a bike rental outfit though. Superbike Rental offer a delivery and collection service, including airport pick up. If you want to tour Europe, Mark can supply the motorbike, luggage, breakdown cover and machine replacement. You can rest assured your bike will be up to the job and if there are any issues they will be addressed. No wonder their customers come from all over the world on a regular basis. Superbike Rental can supply motorbikes for TV, films, special events and weddings. So, why rent a bike? How many bikers have you come across who have bought a bike and a couple of months later decide it’s not what they hoped it would be. Personally, I know loads. And how much have these guys lost in depreciation? Again, loads! So, if you are seriously in the market for an expensive investment, why not take out a bike for two or three days? Give it a proper shakedown on a variety of roads. Find out if it’s comfortable after three hours in the saddle. Can you carry enough luggage? Does it look cool? You could save a costly mistake and still have a great time as well. Maybe you are going on a trip and want to try something different for a week. Maybe you want a couple of days on a bike you have no intention of ever buying as a treat. How about an alternative to a track day? All this is possible with Superbike Rental. They even do gift vouchers…what a treat for a fellow biker. The website is the hub of Superbike Rental’s business and all the information including pricing is on there. It all very clear and transparent, no hidden extras. Take a look and Rent the Dream! So what did we take out? Debbie had a beautiful Repsol Fireblade and a huge grin on her face all day. I rode the Ducati Multistrada 1200, a fabulous motorbike once I had figured out how to fire it up! Luckily I had Debbie to help. Many thanks indeed to Mark and the staff at Superbike Rental, not only for their friendliness and knowledge, but for running a motorcycle business that sets the bar high and shows that the highest standards and service works successfully, particularly in these tough times.
Oh how we would love to list the top ten motorcycle helmets! Yes, there are, of course, a number of highly recommended motorbike helmets, with stunning designs, the ultimate in aerodynamic technology and safety features flying out the wazoo… but they will come at a cost.
So what is the best motorbike helmet?
When it comes to helmets there is a huge amount of variety on offer, which can make choosing a motorcycle helmet confusing. You will have to look at safety ratings, fit, full or open face, coverage, communications facilities… and of course, its aesthetic appeal. But price will probably be most important as the cost of motorbike helmets can range from well under £100 to almost £1,000.
Ultimately, when it comes to riding a motorbike, absolutely nothing should be as important as your safety and therefore, your helmet. Your bike may be the best thing since sliced bread; your leathers might keep you warm and dry on the wettest of days, but these won’t mean a thing if you come off your bike and your head isn’t protected. Protecting your head from injury should be at the top of your list of priorities, no matter what.
I’ve just bought a new bike and I don’t know which motorcycle helmet to choose!
Superbike Rental hears your pain. Here are our top tips:
Make sure that the motorbike helmet you choose complies with British Standard BS 6658:1985 or UNECE Regulation 22.05, or comply with a standard accepted by a member of the European Economic Area that offers an equivalent safety and protection level to the British Standard Kitemark.
Top brands include Shoei, Arai, Shark, AGV and Roof. Do some research and try them on before you buy as one size certainly does not fit all – for example, riders who regularly wear Shoei will often state that Arai helmets aren’t as comfortable and vice versa.
When choosing between a full-faced, half-faced or flip front helmet, remember they all have pros and cons when it comes to protection, noise levels, comfort and price.
The more money you pay, the lighter and more aerodynamic your helmet is likely to be. It may also have an interchangeable visor and pin-lock system, which will stop your visor from misting up. Of course, access to these features will depend on your budget.
Helmets come in a range of styles and the keen motorcyclist will have one for every bike – Enduro, full race helmets etc. Again, look at the bike/bikes you are likely to ride on a regular basis so you can decide the best style for your needs.
In the end, the best helmet for you is the one you can afford, which fits, is safety rated and one that you are happy to wear time and again. Just because a motorcycle helmet looks good doesn’t make it comfortable, so bear in mind the fact that if you’re planning on taking your bike out regularly, you’ll be wearing your helmet for hours at a time.
Yet more exciting times here at Superbike Rental… we’ve placed an order for the KTM 1190 Adventure – as soon as we take delivery of this outstanding superbike in 2014 you’ll be able to hire it from us first…
It is certainly setting the standard for the whole travel sector: The chassis combines lightness with outstanding geometry and extraordinary suspension; only weighing 230kg fully tanked combine to produce a power-to-weight ratio previously unheard of in this class and therefore delivering unrivalled ride dynamics! It certainly is a pleasure to ride in all conditions from relaxed to extremely fast with 150hp!