Have you always wanted to ride a motorcycle in Hawaii, but were concerned with all the logistics, then you are reading the right review.
My wife and I booked a cruise to the four major islands of Hawaii for our wedding anniversary. We wanted to rent a motorcycle while visiting, as it "was" the only state we had not ridden a motorcycle in.
After much research we decided this was the best island for our ride, and that Maui Dual Sport, was the best place to rent a bike. It is a safe, easy 1.2 mile walk from the port, or you can ride a Lyft car for less than $9, Uber wanted $26. We walked.
Our NCL ship ported in Kahului, Maui for two days. Two great places to ride are, the Road to Hana, and the road up the Haleakala volcano. You ride from sea level to over 10,000 feet in two hours, what a ride!
If you choose the road to Hana you can rent a KLR650 dual sport Kawasaki and ride the back road, avoiding 4 hours of tourist bus traffic on the way. This ride should be on day one, because it's an all day trip.
If you choose to ride up the volcano or along the coastline, you can rent a NC750X Honda, which is much easier to handle on the island roads, than a big touring bike. My wife has ridden on the back of a Gold Wing for 23 years and was anxious about riding on a smaller seat with no backrest, but that was not a problem for her on this bike.
I rode the 750X with and without her and had no handling or power problems with the 6 speed transmission, it is a fun ride. The fuel tank light flashes somewhere after a 100 miles, and that is a good time to top it off. Running out of fuel could present a significant problem.
The bike has a storage compartment that can hold a small bag for water, snacks and extra gear. Even though it's 80 degrees when you start, place a warm pair of gloves and jacket in the compartment before going up the volcano because the temperature will drop into the 50's. The bike also has a mount for your phone GPS and a charging port, so bring a short charging cord if you are going to be out all day.
The owner of the bike rental shop, Errol Easland, has lots of different bikes to rent, and you can also rent gear like helmets, riding jackets, and gloves.
Errol is quick to answer text messages, and is a pleasure to do business with. He went above and beyond normal expectations, to make sure we had a great time, and riding experience. He and his wife are bikers and are a great asset to the biking community.
If you still think you might not be up to doing it, we are 73 and 68 years old, so no excuses, just do it.
- Jack J. of Florida, Yelp Review of Maui Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Many agree that a great way to see various parts of Maui, Hawaii is by motorcycle. If you are a tourist or a Local and don’t have access to your motorbike, consider reserving your Motorcycle By Day, By Week with us at Maui Motorcycle Rentals and Private Tours on 2 Wheels!
With motorcycles available for rent in Maui, Hawaii it’s a lot easier to have an unforgettable motorcycling experience in paradise without shipping your bike. For motorcycle rent inquiries, feel free to contact us through our website or give us a call at 808-707-8840.
We are a family-run and family-owned motorcycle rental and tour company located two miles away from Kahului Airport (OGG), which will make your motorbike rentals even more convenient.
We are Open 7 Days from 8:00am-7:00pm