If you’re not ready to write a check for a Ducati Desmosedici (actually you can’t, they’re sold out) but you absolutely need to know what it’s like to ride, you’re in luck because there’s one for rent. We Rent Motorcycles, a rather unique rental agency located in Newport Beach, California, will allow you to ride off for a day of excitement and adventure on this street legal MotoGP machine. Of course, as you would expect, not just anyone with a credit card and driver’s license can throw a leg over this baby and ride off. Their rental terms for their interesting and varied fleet of vehicles, are quite strict.
To rent the Ducati:
… requires a motorcycle endorsement, a resume showing your riding history and experience level, a recent photograph of yourself standing next to your current motorcycle, a statement of net worth showing $100,000+ USD and a letter of recommendation from a reputable source (like a Ducati dealer). You are not allowed to take the bike outside of California and you must make arrangements for proper security for the bike if you will be keeping it overnight. If the bike is stolen while in your possession, you will be liable for $75,000.
You must ride the bike on public streets and highways. Although, the temptation will be unbearable, you are not allowed to take the Desmosedici to the track where it belongs.
You must weigh less than 250 pounds fully suited up and you must be reasonably fit. Upon arrival, you will be asked to take a short ride-around on a ZX10 to demonstrate to us that you are familiar with riding a sport-bike.
The Desmosedici requires a $3,000 USD deposit on a credit card for static display or a $25,0000 USD deposit on a credit card or bond.
Stiff requirements, to be sure, but what did you expect?
If a Desmosedici isn’t your preference, you can rent a Travertson V-REX, a 502 Boss Hoss BHC-3, a CAN-AM Spyder or several other very nice but less unusual motorcycles including a Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS, A Harley Davidson Road King, a BMW K1200LT and more.
There are several agencies that provide similar rentals for exotic cars, why not exotic bikes?