Ride days with hire bike?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Fullname, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Fullname

    Fullname Guest

    Hi all,

    Just wondering whether anyone here has hired one of the ride day companies
    hire bikes. ie. Daytona or GSXR600.

    Value for money? Service from the company? Was the bike a heap?

    In fact any thoughts on ride days full stop.

    I don't see them discussed here too often. Is there a reason for this?

    Thats probably enough questions for the moment.

    Bye, BB.
    Fullname, Apr 26, 2005
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  2. Yeah.

    None of the hire bike companies that I know of will insure their bikes
    if you're using them on race tracks.

    That in itself could make for a very expensive day.

    Kind regards
    Dave Milligan
    Dave Milligan, Apr 26, 2005
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  3. Fullname

    John Littler Guest

    Naah Dave you're missing the point, a number of ride operators
    (including the new monopolists at EC and PI) will rent you a bike to
    thrash around the race track.

    I tried to get a price off the guy who was offering R6's at EC but he
    wouldn't give me a price over email, wanted me to call him (which I
    never had time to do during business hrs so never ended up doing it)

    (what's with these people who DEMAND you TALK to them fercrissakes ?
    Don't they know us unsociable geeky types avoid talking to real people
    as much as possible, that's WHY we invented email and ICQ and chat rooms
    etc GEEZ!)
    John Littler, Apr 26, 2005
  4. Fullname

    John Littler Guest

    Oh and "fullname" do a bit of a google you'll find the subject comes up.
    The short answer is yes, absolutely, go do one, it's great.

    John Littler, Apr 26, 2005
  5. Gives them a better chance of trying to screw you for more money. Works in
    reverse for me.
    Pisshead Pete, Apr 26, 2005
  6. Fullname

    Fullname Guest

    Thanks for the response's guys.

    Yep I was interested in feedback re the 'monopoly owners' hire bikes.

    My nearest track is the dragstrip with corners at Ipswitch and the folk
    there want $700 for the day. Bike, Trackday and Leathers. Includes as
    much rubber as you can eat and presumably unlimited fuel.

    I forgot to ask how much if I slip off though.

    Bike is a 'track prepared' GSXR600.

    I was just hoping to get an independant opinion as $700 don't grow on
    trees you know, but I spoze it sounds like a fair deal once you take into
    account tyres and juice and if they don't mind if you throw the thing
    down the road then maybe its a good deal?

    I'll suss out the damage issue.

    Bye bye, BB.
    Fullname, Apr 26, 2005
  7. Fullname

    John Littler Guest

    That doesn't sound unreasonable, although if the track is crap then it
    may not be worth it (never been on that track - the QLD'ers or Daron may
    be able to comment whether it's worth it)
    Would imagine to be expecting a couple of grand excess
    A track day with own bike at EC would now be what $180 I think they
    bumped it up to ? Then you can usually fry a brand new set of tyres on
    the day, that's what, $450-500 ish. A set of leathers isn't cheap - and
    they're trashed if you crash, and there's a carry cost of having all
    different sizes.

    $700 plus a crash excess sounds fair to me. But what would I know :)
    Why do I feel like I'm having a deja vu conversation from about 3 years
    ago ?

    (probably not the best person to be giving advice on track days, there's
    others on here who've been way more often than me)
    John Littler, Apr 26, 2005
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