Please find the answers to the most asked questions about motorcycle rental or motorcycle tours in Romania below. If you have any other inquiry, our office is open 9 am to 7 pm every day, or you can email / WhatsApp us anytime.
1. How old do I have to be to rent a motorcycle?
You must be at least 25 years old to rent a motorcycle from Motorcycle4Rent in Romania.
2. Do I need to have a certain skill level to rent a motorcycle?
Rider must possess (and be able to demonstrate) the skill, knowledge, and ability to operate a motorcycle. A brief skill test may be administered prior to rental. Motorcycle4Rent reserves the right to cancel a motorcycle rental contract if a rider doesn’t demonstrate proper skill or appears to be impaired in any way.
3. What motorcycle can I rent from Motorcycle4Rent Romania?
We only rent BMW motorcycles from GS category. We provide the newest motorcycles to our customers: R1200GS LC 2017/2018 and G750GS 2018
4. What is your fuel policy?
All motorcycles are presented with a full tank of fuel at the start of your rental and should be returned with a full tank of fuel as well. If your motorcycle is returned with less than a full tank of fuel you will incur a refueling charge.
5. Is there a place to store my luggage while renting a motorcycle from Motorcycle4Rent?
Yes, we can store your luggage at our office while you are enjoying the ride.
6. Could I use the motorcycle rented from Motorcycle4Rent outside Romania?
Yes, this is possible, but the security deposit will be higher due to insurance policies. You should contact us to confirm your details and to prepare your written permission.
7. When should I reserve a motorcycle?
For the summer months you should really book with nearly a year advance, to be sure to have the motorcycle you wish for. For the rest of the year 6 months advance should be sufficient. Last minute rentals are also possible, there will be something available, but probably not what you are looking for. Groups of 3 or more bikes should be booked with at least 6 months advance.
8. Are all your bikes equipped with luggage?
Yes, all bikes can be fitted with hard side cases and top case. Usually 37 liters side cases and 37/42 liters top case.
9. Do I need to bring my helmet and jacket?
The motorcycle rental does not include riding equipment.
10. How do I go about reserving a motorcycle?
First of all, send an email to email@example.com asking for availability of the motorbike of your wishes out of the models listed in the rental section.
You should supply the following information: motorbike model, month and day.
Once you get an answer on what is available you will be sent a booking form which you should fill in and send back to Motorcycle4Rent.
Your rental will be then confirmed by email.
11. How do I pay for the motorcycle rental?
You will pay a deposit by credit card of 20% or the full amount of the rental charge. The deposit is made as a part payment of the rental charge except in the instance of where the deposit is less than first rental day for each motorcycle.
12. What is my liability for damages and theft on the rented motorcycle?
Please read the Terms & Conditions.
13. How is the damage deposit taken?
Motorcycle4Rent will freeze the entire amount of the damage deposit on a VISA or Mastercard on rental day start. Please make sure you have enough funds to cover this. Don’t count on this sum during your ride as this is held and unavailable for you.
IMPORTANT! make sure that your bank and credit card company know that you are coming to Romania and that the damage deposit will be going through. This saves a lot of time and expensive overseas calls when collecting the bike.
If the damage deposit is not authorized, the rented motorcycle will under no circumstance leave our rental place. Motorcycle4Rent will consider this like a last-minute cancellation.
14. When will the damage deposit be released?
The damage deposit will be released as soon as the motorcycle is returned in the same conditions as it was when it left the rental. If there are damages, these will be priced up and the balance of the damage deposit will be then released.
IMPORTANT: some credit card companies do not allow frozen amounts to be used for the entire month in which they were taken, even if Motorcycle4Rent releases them.
15. What happens if the rented motorcycle has a mechanical fault?
All rented motorcycle receives official regular brand servicing, even when the warranty has expired. All motorcycles are covered by breakdown assistance. This will provide immediate transportation to the nearest garage, where the fault will be set straight.
If this is not the case then Motorcycle4Rent will provide a replacement bike, if this is available. In the event a replacement bike is not available, Motorcycle4Rent will refund all the rental days which weren’t used and give you assistance in getting hold of other means of transportation to let you carry on your journey.
16. What happens if I crash the rental bike?
If you crash your rented bike, the bike will be transported to the nearest garage by the road side assistance, included in the price of the rental. The damage to the motorcycle will be assessed by the local garage which will do the repair, if possible. The bill for the repair will have to be paid by the renter. If the bike cannot be repaired, then your journey is over. No refund will be given on missed rental days and the cost of the transportation of the damaged motorcycle back to the rental station in Bucharest of origin will be added to the repair bill.
17. What is the difference between a guided and a self-guided motorcycle tour?
In the guided tour you get a professional motorcycle guide that will always be present throughout the tour duration.
You will be able to follow a Romanian rider with local knowledge and bilingual skills. He will also give you insights on local culture and history. And will be able to judge possible ride extensions or short cuts depending on weather and group riding skills.
On some tours your luggage will be transferred for you in the support vehicle from hotel to hotel and the first dinner in every new town will be included in the tour price unless specified otherwise.
Another advantage of our guided tours is the possibility of meeting new motorcycling friends from all over the world. It makes a big difference in sharing a trip with likeminded riders even if you live thousands of miles apart.
On a self-guided motorcycle tour, you will have to transport your belongings on the motorbike, no dinners are included. You will have the same itinerary and maps as on the guided tour, but essentially you will be riding on your own. If you like your independence whilst riding this could be an excellent way to travel, especially if you don’t have the time to research where you want to ride.
18. How do I reserve a place on one of your tours?
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking for availability of places on any tour of your interest, indicating your motorcycle of choice and tour date. You can choose from the bikes listed in the rental section. Motorcycle4Rent will get back to you with the requested information.
19. What type of hotels do you use?
We have chosen small/medium 3 or 4* family run hotels, which offer comfort, friendliness and a welcoming atmosphere. Something which is lacking in the big chain hotels. Usually we stay in the center of historical towns, so that in the evening you can sample local nightlife by strolling around town.
21. Should I be concerned about traffic? We hear that drivers in Romania are crazy.
Traffic is difficult in big towns such as Bucharest, Brasov, Iasi or Constanta but the tours keep away from these busy cities and the traffic outside of town on the back roads is fine.
When the tours leave and come back out of Bucharest, Brasov, Iasi or Constanta, we do it on days and at times that have very low traffic levels.
22. What is the timing for booking and paying for a tour?
Upon reserving a place on a tour, you will be charged 20% of the total cost of the tour you have booked.
60 days prior to tour start, Motorcycles4Rent will know if the tour has minimum participants.
If the tour has not reached minimum numbers of participants, Motorcycle4Rent will inform all riders who have reserved a place on the tour and offer the following possibilities:
a) cancel tour and refund booking fee
b) run the tour self-guided at self-guided prices
c) offer a semi-guided tour. This means that a motorcycle guide will ride with you for the first few days and then let you ride the last few days self-guided
d) run the tour as guided with an agreed payment integration.
23. What happens if we have a fault with the rented motorcycle during the tour?
During a guided tour there is a support vehicle and a guide which will offer all the help you need to get the bike going again. If the bike has a terminal fault, you will be able to take the motorcycle guide’s bike to continue the tour, until yours isn’t repaired.
If the support vehicle isn’t present on the tour, we are never far away from one of our Motorcycle4Rent base, so help will be at hand quickly.
Let us stress here that motorcycles used by Motorcycle4Rent are recent bikes which are meticulously maintained by official brand dealerships and have an unblemished track record.
24. What happens if I crash?
If during the tour, you crash the rented motorcycle, the support vehicle (if available) and the guide will do all that is possible to get the bike going again. If this is not possible, you can continue the tour on the support vehicle or interrupt the tour. In this instance, no refunds to missed tour days will be given.
We’d like to stress the fact here that our motorcycle tours are not racing. You are here to tour not to do a road race, so there will be a high attention on safety first, without obviously spoiling the ride.
The guide on tour has the authority to take a rented motorcycle off the hands of any participant, who is clearly endangering himself and other tour members.
25. Do I need to wear a helmet or other protections?
Helmets are mandatory in Romania and all parts of Europe. It is essential that you bring one with you. Motorcycle4Rent can also supply a full-face helmet but you will need to book one in advance specifying the size.
Motorcycle4Rent also strongly recommends you ride with motorcycle boots, jackets with protections and gloves. Touring bikes are heavy. Even a drop in the car park could prevent you from continuing your ride. Imagine a bruised elbow or a swollen ankle.
26. What if I need medical assistance?
Romania has a small motorcycle and scooter community (100.000 people). Statistically there are many motorcycle accidents but no more than in any other countries in proportion to motorcycle numbers. Emergency medical staff throughout Romania are well trained to cope with this kind of situations. If, and God forbid, this is the case you will be transported to the nearest hospital and treated accordingly. The bike will be taken care of by Motorcycle4Rent staff.
Medical Insurance is strongly recommended. Motorcycle4Rent does not cater for this, you should source independently.
First aid is guaranteed to anyone, even helicopter transportation.