When should I reserve a motorcycle?
The height of the season
is in May, June and September. For these months you should really book
with nearly a year advance, to be sure to have the model you wish for.
For the rest of the year 6 months advance should be sufficient. Last
minute rentals are also possible, there will be something available, but
probably not what you are looking for. Groups of 3 or more bikes should
be booked with at least 6 months advance.
2) Are all of your bikes
equipped with luggage?
Yes, all bikes are fitted
with hard side cases and top case. You will also have the option of a
tank bag (useful for map reading and to store daily essentials). Usually
30 liters side cases and 45/53 liters top case.
3) Why do you have a
have decided to split the fixed costs from the variable costs, so the
time you have the bike with you has a fixed cost for us and the use that
you make of it (km) has an additional cost, like servicing, tires, brake
pads, etc. The advantages for you are immediate:
lower booking fees
b) lower cancellation fees (should you have to cancel)
c) lower over all costs if you do low mileage
can I have unlimited km?
For rentals of 5 days or longer
there is an unlimited km extra fee at 50 euro per day. This fee however
is not refundable, should you run less than 250km/day.
5) Where can I leave my
You can leave them at the
rental station. For one way rentals we can post the suitcases through a
courrier at the cost of 26 euro per case in between rental
6) Do I need to bring my
helmet and jacket?
rental does not include riding apparel.
However, in the past years we have had an increase in demand for jackets
and helmets, especially for shorter rentals. So we have equipped
Tour Pro Evo cordura jackets at 5 euro per day
Vemar Jiano flip up modular helmets at 5 euro per day
5) How do I go about
reserving a motorcycle?
First of all send an email
firstname.lastname@example.org asking for availability
of the bike of your wishes out of the models listed in the
You should supply the following information: model, month and day,
rental station (choosing out of Rome, Florence, Milan, Catania).
Once you get an answer on what is available you will be sent an booking
form which you should fill in and send back to CIMT.
Your rental will be then confirmed by email.
6) How do I pay for the
Upon booking 50% of the
0km rental will be taken. The balance will be owed on the day
of rental start. The km fee will be due at the end of the rental.
7) What if I have to
The booking deposit is not
refundable once it is taken.
a) cancel before 30 days: 30% booking deposit is held in credit for
another rental within the following season
b) cancel between 30 and 15 days: booking deposit is lost
c) cancel less than 15 days: you loose the entire value of the 0km
8) What is my liability
for damages and theft on the rented motorcycle?
Each motorcycle is
assigned a damage deposit. This will be confirmed when your booking is
taken and can be seen in the
This is the maximum liability that you have in the event of damages to
or theft of the motorcycle.
All rental bikes are insured for damages to third parties or to the
transported passenger for up to 6 million euro, as required by Italian
Are there any exceptions when the liability isn't limited by the damage
yes, there are:
1) if the driver/renter was driving under the influence of drugs or
2) if the driver/renter intentionally damages the motorcycle or commits
a serious driving offence when damaging the bike
3) if, in the event of theft, the full set of keys are not returned (i.e.
the bike was stolen because the keys were in the ignition)
4) if there are crashes between two rented bikes. All bikes are in the
same ownership. Insurance does not cover one against one self. This is
especially important for damages to people!!! the renter will then be
held personally liable for any injuries and damages caused to the other
rental bike and its occupants.
10) How is the damage
CIMT or associates will
freeze (but not cash in) the entire amount of the damage deposit on a
VISA or Mastercard on rental day start. Please make sure you have enough
funds to cover this. Don't count on this sum during your ride as this is
held and unavailable for you.
IMPORTANT! make sure that your bank and credit card company know that
you are coming to Italy and that the damage deposit will be going
through. This saves a lot of time and expensive overseas calls when
collecting the bike.
If the damage deposit is not authorised, the rented motorcycle will
under no circumstance leave the rental. CIMT and associates will
consider this like a last minute cancellation.
11) When will the damage
deposit be released?
the damage deposit will be
released as soon as the motorcycle is returned in the same conditions as
it was when it left the rental. If there are damages, these will be
priced up and the balance of the damage deposit will be then released.
IMPORTANT: some credit card companies do not allow frozen amounts to be
used for the entire month in which they were taken, even if CIMT
releases them. CIMT has no power to alter this.
12) What happens if the
rented motorcycle has a mechanical fault?
All rented motorcycle
receive official regular brand servicing, even when the warranty has
expired. All motorcycles are covered by breakdown assistance. This will
provide immediate transportation to the nearest garage, where the fault
will be set straight.
If this is not the case then CIMT will provide a replacement bike, if
this is available. In the event a replacement bike is not available,
CIMT will refund all of the rental days which weren't used and offer
assistance in getting hold of other means of transportation to let you
carry on your journey.
What happens if I crash the rental bike?
if you crash your rented
bike, the bike will be transported to the nearest garage by the road
side assistance, included in the price of the rental. The damage to the
bike will be assessed by the local garage which will do the repair, if
possible. The bill for the repair will have to be paid by the renter. If
the bike cannot be repaired, then your journey is over. No refund will
be given on missed rental days and the cost of the transportation of the
damaged bike back to the rental station of origin will be added to the