Riding in New York just got a little bit easier with the launch of Jupiter's Motorcycle Rental. In addition to renting bikes like the BMW F800ST (from $129 a day) and R1200GS (from $159), Jupiter's will also offer low-cost bike storage, seasonal packages for local riders and even one-way NYC to LA or vice versa rentals.
The minimum qualification for renting is having held a valid motorcycle
license for at least three years or demonstrated proof of having
significant and recent riding experience, there's also a $2,500
required swipe on a credit card in the renter's name. The service is
available to visitors from foreign countries. Pretty simple if you ask
Local riders who don't have the time or facilities to currently own a
bike, or who just want to rent something nicer, can purchase yearly
packages that offer 25 days of rental within the 8-month riding season.
Costs range from $1,999 to $2,499 depending on what type of bikes you
want to ride. Storing your own bike at Jupiter's Park Slope facility
runs $99 a month.
In addition to the F800ST and R1200GS, Jupiter's offers the BMW G650GS
(from $99), BMW F800GS (from $129), Harley Fatboy or Soft Tail (from
$159). There's even talk of the 173bhp BMW K1300R.