2 BEST MOTORCYCLE RENTALS FOR BEGINNERS
How many times we got asked this question? Still, it is not an easy one to answer. There is a perfect motorcycle for everybody, but when it comes to long distance travel or touring you want to be sure you have the best motorcycle to support you along the way; horsepower and size, comfort and price. Do you really need to sacrifice any of that?
The best motorcycle to rent is always the one that suits YOU best. Be careful to include your experience and comfort while choosing a rental. If undecided, there is always Rent – a – GS lovely staff to help you.
Must it be either or?
Two of the most compared motorcycles in our fleet are BMW F700GS vs. SUZUKI V STROM. Affordable and smaller motorcycles, both are best suited for new riders or beginners. Similar in specs, comparable by horsepower these motorcycles will provide an easy and fun adventure ride.
RENT A BMW F700GS
On the first hand it has a bigger engine than V Strom, but that doesn’t mean it is a better performing motorcycle. It has slightly less horsepower than its predecessor which means F 700 GS provides smoother and perhaps more beginner friendly power delivery. Don’t be disappointed if you don’t feel the rush and adrenaline while accelerating. It’s a smaller motorcycle for a reason.
Spec wise F 700 GS has a lower centre of gravity, thus easier to manoeuvre mainly because the fuel tank is under the seat. It is a lighter motorcycle as well. Weighing 186 kg dry weight and 209 kg curb weight (wet weight) while Suzuki goes for 194 kg dry weight and 220 kg curb weight.
This is why we highly recommend BMW F 700 GS to smaller riders and beginners also.
RENT A SUZUKI V-STROM 650
The 650 V Strom has a much smoother gear box and much better weather protection for touring or highway riding. Should you rent a motorcycle in Croatia during an off season, Spring or late Autumn, Suzuki’s weather protection might come in handy with local rains and storms.
Both motorcycles come with side and top case and phone holder included in the rental price.
Renting a motorcycle for the first time? We have motorcycle rental Croatia tips and tricks for you – have a look.
It is worth to mention that 650 V Strom has a higher stock seat. Comfort is, in the end, a very deciding factor.
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom which can travel around 83 km with 3.78541 litres of fuel. BMW F700GS on the contrary can travel around 78 km with same amount of fuel. Also, Suzuki has a bigger fuel tank capacity. However, gas stations are positioned well in Croatia, so couple of kilometers difference shouldn’t be a worrying factor here.
That being said, here is a motorcycle rental check list you have to take into account before renting a motorcycle:
- Your experience:
If you are a beginner don’t let horsepower and size lead you into renting a bigger sized motorcycle. Let the motorcycle touring be an enjoyable adventure not a torture.
- Duration of your touring trip
- Equipment needed:
Do you have all additional gear? If not Rent -a GS can offer you necessary items on the spot. See additional equipment list we can offer.
- Road preparation:
Wanderlust spirit is fun, we recommend checking road ahead before you go. See our recommended motorcycle routes.
Motorcycle taxes and insurance are all included in our prices.
Must it be either or?
Two of the most compared motorcycles in our fleet are BMW GS 700 vs. SUZUKI V STROM. Affordable and smaller motorcycles, both are best suited for new riders or beginners.
Similar in specs, comparable by horsepower these motorcycles will provide an easy and fun