When hiring a motorcycle, what are the top five gadgets and must-haves you shouldn’t be without?

Owner of Superbike Rental and a keen motorcyclist for more than 30 years, Mark Coventry knows what he’s talking about when it comes to motorbikes! He shares his hints and tips of the five motorcycle gadgets and must-haves he wouldn’t leave home without.

1. Waterproof gear

Like it or not, the UK is not known for its good weather! The last thing you want is to be on the road when the heavens open without your rainwear as you’re going to have a very wet and cold trip.

You can get separate motorbike waterproof jackets, trousers, gloves, boots and all-in-ones so take a bit of time to determine what works best for you. Prices and quality vary massively but I would say that if you are only an occasional rider there is no point in spending a lot on a waterproof wetsuit as you won’t get much use out of it. In the same way, if you use rainwear on a frequent basis, you will want to invest more and avoid the poorer quality gear that can stretch and split after a lot of use.

2. Sat Nav

Specifically designed for two wheels, motorcycle sat navs come with all the usual gadgetry you would expect from a standard car sat nav, plus many other features, such as lane assist, sunlight readable displays, rugged, waterproof cases, handsfree bluetooth connectivity and voice prompts and a special motorcycle mount.

3. Map

Yes, you might have a sat nav but for me, an old-fashioned map is also a must! Sat navs are great for getting from A to B but their limited screens mean that you won’t get a full perspective of the area you are travelling through.

By having a map to hand, I can explore the area and get a full impression of where I am and any places of interest nearby. It becomes less of a journey and more of an adventure.

4. Credit card

An obvious one but it goes without saying that even if you’re only planning on riding your motorbike for an hour or so, problems can arise and being left stranded with no money available is not a good idea. I can’t stand having pockets full of change so I never leave the house without my credit or debit card.

5. Essential documents

The beauty of a motorbike is its freedom. When you’re riding it’s just you and the open road. Yet you do still need to make sure that you have those travel documents close to hand if you do decide to head off on a last minute adventure!

Passport, insurance, breakdown cover… Superbike Rental manages much of this on behalf of our clients as part of our service but there are a lot of motorcycle rental companies that will assume that you will be sorting out your own documents. Don’t put yourself at risk – either physically or legally. Make sure you have all of those i’s dotted and the t’s crossed before you set off.

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Hiring a motorbike in the UK

Explore Great Britain on your choice of motorbike – UK motorcycle hire for overseas visitors

The UK has a long and proud motorcycle history; Donington Park is regarded as the ‘home of British motorsport, hosting race schools, classic motorcycle festivals and the final regular season round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship; Brands Hatch’s fixtures include numerous bike championships; and the iconic Isle of Man TT is an integral part of any motorbike enthusiast’s event calendar.

This August, Silverstone plays host to the FIM World Superbike World Championship, as British Superbike racers Leon Camier, Chaz Davies, Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes and Leon Haslam and Supersport FIM World Championship cyclists Sam Lowes, Christian Iddon and Kev Coghlan battle with the world’s finest riders to win in front of a home crowd.

Plus the UK’s very own Cal Crutchlow will be at Silverstone along with world famous Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo during the MotoGP, which is taking place from Friday 30th September until Sunday 2nd September.

Of course, it isn’t only international motorcycling names that come to the UK during the race season; Superbike Rental’s clients span across both hemispheres and all continents as motorcycle enthusiasts visit our ‘green and pleasant land’ to explore the countryside and experience British Motorsport firsthand.

Based in Brentwood in Essex – only 25 miles from London city centre – Superbike Rental offers a wide range of Superbike motorcycles, Sportsbike motorcycles and Adventure Touring motorcycles on a per day, weekend, monthly or contract hire basis to both UK and overseas customers.

Regular customers include individuals and groups from the USA, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.

So why do overseas visitors choose the UK and more specifically, Superbike Rental?

Great Britain has long been an incredibly popular destination; its history, heritage and culture, monuments and attractions, beautiful countryside and vibrant cities guarantees an interesting and diverse holiday. Essentially four countries in one, tourists can visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland within just a few hours. Plus its quick and cheap links to Ireland, France and the rest of mainland Europe makes the UK the ideal ‘hopping point’ for visitors looking to explore further afield.

As for choosing Superbike Rental, the reasons for choosing us are simple – a wide choice of quality, well maintained motorbikes available at incredibly competitive prices, a delivery and collection service for those wanting to collect and return your chosen motorcycle at any South East airport, railway station or hotel (charges apply), everything taken care on your behalf, from fully comprehensive insurance and road tax to cleaning and servicing, the ability to travel into Europe as part of your rental agreement (additional charges apply), additional breakdown cover for further peace of mind… the list goes on!

So if you are planning on visiting the UK, why not take in the sights in style and hire a motorbike from Superbike Rental?

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First Group of Mexican Clients

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Mark and Trina welcome their first group of Mexican clients – all 14 of them!!

SuperBike Rental extended their customer service by actually buying a specific motorbike for Karina – the BMW G650 GS.

Wishing them a brilliant trip!

Superbike Rental taking delivery of the Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE and Ducati 696 Monster Anniversary Model

Another exciting day for Superbike Rental when they took delivery of the Ducati 848 EVO SE and the Ducati 696 Monster Anniversary Model…

The Ducati 848 EVO Corse SE has Sat Nav, Quick Shifter along with many, many other features and reaches a top speed of 166 mph then there’s the Ducati 696 Monster Anniversary Model which is certainly a fun bike to be on.

Take a look around both bikes…

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John McGuinness – The King of the Mountain!

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The legend, John McGuinness took his 20th Isle of Man TT race victory on Friday 7th June 2013 when he won the Pokerstars Senior race by ten seconds from team-mate Michael Dunlop.
 
This makes it a record 41 podiums in total – he really is The King of the Mountain!!
 
Bruce Anstey took third place, and set the fastest lap of the race at 131.531mph, as he got the better of Lightweight TT race winner James Hillier by 0.978s on the final run down the Mountain.

 

Australian Clients

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Here at SuperBike Rental we have 7 years experience of dealing with Australian clients.

Here are another group of 5 Ozzy’s returning from there great trip after their tour of the Swiss Alps and the Isle of Man TT.

Look at those happy faces!!!