Best Ducati Motorcycle Rentals in Los Angeles, California

Apr 17, 2022

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Ducati motorcycle ridden in Los Angeles, California.

While Los Angeles is known for Hollywood and its rich cultural attractions, it’s actually a very popular city for motorcycle tourism. 

With mountains, desert, and abandoned country roads all within a two-hour, Los Angeles has everything a motorcycle enthusiast could ever desire. 

There’s no better bike to tour the city of Angeles than on the back of the legendary touring brand: Ducati. Renting a Ducati is easy; sign up and start searching for bikes from riders like you. 

Riders Share features the largest selection of motorcycle rentals in Los Angeles from any brand you can think of. Book a Ducati for as little as $30 a day–depending on the owners–and start touring the beautiful attractions of Los Angeles on this self-guided tour. 

1. Getty Villa and Ducati’s Scrambler 1100

While most people have heard of the Getty Center in Brentwood, you’d be missing out if you didn’t pay a visit to the gorgeous Getty Villa located just down the hill, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

The villa was built by wealthy industrialist Jean Paul Getty in 1974 to hold additional artwork that couldn’t fit in the Getty Center. Here you’ll find all manner of architectural and artistic curiosities, including a full reproduction of a 1st-century Roman villa and the Getty Museum’s Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. The collection numbers over 44,000 pieces and spans a total of 6,000 years, with the latest antiquities dating from the year 400 C.E. 

Visiting a classy location like the Getty Villa, you’ll want an equally-classy set of wheels. The Scrambler 1100 is a solid option in Los Angeles. With big underseat mufflers and a round headlight, you’re guaranteed to turn heads as you turn your wheels on those sun-drenched Southern California roads.

2. Griffith Park and Ducati’s Supersport S

Griffith Observatory (where a portion of the 1955 James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause was filmed) gets plenty of press, but Griffith Park also deserves mention. Presented in 1896 by Welsh mining magnate Griffith J. Griffith to the City of Los Angeles, Griffith Park has grown from 3,000 to 4,000 acres over the last 100 years, making it one of America’s largest urban parks. 

The park’s rough-and-tumble flora and fauna make for particularly atmospheric hikes, especially if you plan on trudging through the Santa Monica Mountains–portions of which are covered by the park. 

Even better, you can hop off your motorcycle and visit the Los Angeles Zoo, or go for a game of golf or tennis. End the afternoon with lunch on the picnic grounds and then make one final trek to an unmarked 360-degree viewpoint, from which you can see all of Hollywood and Burbank

As far as Ducatis of Los Angeles go, we recommend the Supersport S. This powerful sportbike was made for cruising city roads and the canyons of Southern California.

3. Petersen Automotive Museum and Ducati’s Monster 821

Riding a Ducati around Los Angeles doesn’t necessarily exclude you from being a fan of four wheels, either. That’s where the Petersen Automotive Museum comes in. Pull back its exceedingly-unique metal shell, and you’ll see an interior awash in hundreds of famous automobiles, many connected to the movie and music industries. 

To give you an idea, the summer 2019 exhibition included famous cars from movies like Batman, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, and Mad Max: Fury Road. There are 25 galleries to browse, and if you pay an admittance fee, you’ll get to enter “The Vault,” where vehicles owned by Steve McQueen and Elvis Presley are held. Collectively, The Vault contains over 250 vehicles from around the world.

The Monster 821 is a stylish and easy-riding motorcycle built for this kind of adventure. This street bike was built as a nod to the revolutionary Monster 900 and will provide you with a healthy dose of riding enjoyment.

4. Descanso Gardens and Ducati’s Scrambler Cafe Racer

If you visit Los Angeles on a Ducati during springtime, there’s stunning scenery in store for you at the Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. 

These gardens, originally gifted to a Spanish corporal by the California governor in 1784, were purchased by Manchester Boddy, the owner of the Los Angeles Illustrated Daily News, in 1937. 

The gardens’ multicolored crop of tulips, daffodils, lilacs, and azaleas are due to Boddy’s efforts: by 1942, he had imported two Japanese camellia nurseries into the gardens and developed rose and lilac collections. 

If you visit the gardens today, you’ll find around 600 varieties of camellias, a Japanese Garden and Tea House, and a five-acre rosarium. If your eyes get tired, try out your legs on the many paths which run through the gardens, some of which follow woodland streams. 

For this trip, rent a Scrambler Cafe Racer. Retro-fitted to achieve a classic look, this jewel of a bike combines old and new, making it both stylish and practical for laid-back rides through SoCal.

5. Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Ducati’s Panigale 899 or 959

No journey to the land of (movie) stars would be complete without a visit to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located off Santa Monica Boulevard and behind Paramount Studios. 

A veritable who’s-who of Hollywood, this one-of-a-kind cemetery features the resting places of the leading stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Here you’ll find headstones for directors as great as Cecil B. DeMille and John Huston and actors and actresses as well-known as Judy Garland, Rudy Valentino, and Douglas Fairbanks. 

Entrance is free, and the carefully-manicured cemetery grounds are roamed by peacocks. You won’t be disappointed, even if you are leaving your Los Angeles Ducati for a trek on foot: the cemetery usually has a busy schedule, including outdoor concerts, movie screenings, and the largest Dia de Los Muertos event in America.

Ride a Ducati Panigale 899 or 959 sportbike for this trip. With its red or white paint and slick look, you’ll always look extra stylish whether you’re hitting the streets or riding through canyons.

After you’ve checked out some of the above destinations, you may want to consider extending your vacation with any of these amazing motorcycle rides around Los Angeles