It looks like I'll be spending 3-4 weeks in Germany later this year, probably in August/September. I'm keen to hire a bike and do some riding for at least a week or two of that, likely in the Black forest and then the southern Bavarian alps. I've been looking at bike rental, and to say it's not cheap is an understatement. Here's how the bikes are stacking up approximately (based on AdMo tours): Yamaha XJ6 / Kawasaki ER-6 - 75 euros/day FZ6 / Z750 - 120 euros/day Monster 696 / ZX6R / R6 - 140 euros/day Monster 1100 / BMW 1200 - 180 euros/day http://www.rental-motorcycle.com/europe/germany/frankfurt_rental.html http://www.bosenberg.com/ I currently ride an '07 CBR600RR, I've had it almost a year now. I think that if I'm gonna be spending a week or more on a bike then I should probably get something a little more comfortable. The 600 supersports are fun, but maybe too full-on for 7-15 days straight. The little monster looks good, but it isn't cheap. One of the budget bikes could be ok but I'm concerned that they'd detract from the experience (too heavy and lacking in power). I'm keen to ride something with wide bars and a bit of low-down pull for a change. I've ridden an SV650 a few times, and though it's not the same as the CBR I could live with something like that I think. I don't think I'll be venturing off-road at any stage, so the adventure bikes don't really appeal to me. Has anyone hired a bike overseas before? What was the experience like? Should I be looking for anything in particular? Thanks in advance.