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Rider’s Share is the world’s largest network of Honda motorcycle rentals in the United States. And let’s face it; if you haven’t ridden one yet, you’re probably very curious what the experience is like. 

From Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Des Moines to Durham, you can spot a Honda motorcycle in virtually any town or street corner. Riders Share is here to help you rent a Honda motorcycle so that you can experience the adrenaline of a Honda firsthand and save money on your rentals. 

If you’re considering choosing a Honda motorcycle rental for your next trip, here are some reasons riders love Honda motorcycles. 

Why Riders Love the Honda Motorcycle

History

Honda’s famous tagline in its early days in the United States was, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” It worked, and Honda started selling bikes because Hondas, and the people riding them, proved to be the opposite of the tough-guy motorcycle scene of the early 1960s. 

Not everyone wanted to be labeled a thug and ride “those” kinds of motorcycles. That reputation of being the nice people on non-threatening but very functional motorcycles has stuck with Honda all these years later.

Now, Honda is a universal bike beloved by experienced motorcyclists, newbies, and even the hardest Harley veterans. 

Power

Honda knows how to make engines. Just look at the GL1800 Gold Wing; its 1800cc flat-six has more pistons than a lot of cars! Plus, it provides copious amounts of torque to let you simply twist the grip and be on your way. 

The four-cylinder sportbike engines like to scream at high revs and will fire you into triple-digit speeds with ease. Meanwhile, entry-level motorcycles have supremely economical engines that save you money and take you further for less. So whatever you’re looking for in a Honda motorcycle rental, you can find it. 

Reliability

One of Honda’s most enduring legacies is how reliable its products are. Honda motorcycles are well-built and will last a lifetime if you take care of them. They can take punishment and abuse and keep on ticking. And when you do need to work on them, parts are plentiful and inexpensive.

Technology

Honda is a hybrid technology brand, and Honda motorcycles are a reflection of that. When you look at racing categories all over the world, whether on two wheels or four, you’ll usually find a Honda somewhere in the mix. The tech that allows Honda race cars and race motorcycles to be at the front is the same tech that trickles down into the motorcycles you’ll find on Riders Share.

To help you narrow your search for the right Honda rental, our staff listed a few of our favorite models we’ve ridden in the past. 

Popular Honda Motorcycle Models

Honda prides itself in having a variety of different models within its portfolio to satisfy every form of riding. From sport riding to cross-country touring–even trials!–Honda has a motorcycle for you. Some of these models, while no longer in production, have even become so popular they’ve earned themselves a cult following.

With that said, here are some Honda models you should consider for your next rental:

  • GL1800 Gold Wing: A legendary touring machine that can take you to distant places in ultimate comfort.
  • VFR800/1200: The VFR family adds some sportiness to the touring lineage. The VFR800 was regarded for the sound its gear-driven camshafts make. The VFR1200 introduced Dual Clutch Transmissions to the world of motorcycling.
  • CBR1000/600RR: If you crave the sportbike experience, the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR bring Honda’s racing pedigree to the street.
  • Shadow: Honda’s cruiser line has been a mainstay for years. With different displacement and style options, the Honda Shadow is a reliable gateway into motorcycle cruising.
  • NC750X: A great commuter or medium-distance tourer, the NC750X (and the NC700X before it) are utilitarian motorcycles that are superb at handling day-to-day riding needs.

Fun Facts About Honda Motorcycles

Unfortunately, Honda remains a bit of an anomaly in the motorsports world despite its popularity. Here are some fun facts about Honda to help you understand their bikes better. 

1. Honda has been making motorcycles longer than it’s been making cars. Honda first came to the US in 1959, and for the first four years of its life, Honda sold motorcycles exclusively. That changed in 1963 with the introduction of the T60 truck and S500 sports car powered by one of its motorcycle engines.

2. The very first Honda motorcycle was released in 1949, and it was called the Dream Type D. After WWII, Soichiro Honda was trying to get his people mobile again. His company took from the many war surplus engines that were available and adapted them onto bicycles. The resulting creation, the Dream Type D, was a true motorcycle–not a motorized bicycle–and had no pedals. It was powered by a 49cc two-stroke engine.

3. The Honda Gold Wing has always been revolutionary. The first version, released in 1975, featured the first Japanese liquid-cooled four-stroke engine (two-strokes were all the rage back then). Its shaft drive was a first for Honda, and it even had its fuel partially stored under the seat for better weight distribution. Another first.

4. Before Suzuki released the Hayabusa, the Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird held the title as the fastest production motorcycle in the world. 

5. Airbags have been commonplace in cars for decades, but Honda introduced the first airbag on a motorcycle in 2007, on the Gold Wing. However, with the advent of airbag vests that riders can wear, Honda didn’t continue to pursue airbags on its motorcycles.   

Tips for Renting a Honda Motorcycle

If you’re considering renting a Honda motorcycle, here are some things you should be aware of. 

Research Different Speeds

Honda makes motorcycles for all types of riding and skill levels. Some of these motorcycles are capable of propelling you to insane speeds very quickly, while others are much more docile. Understand your skill level and what kind of riding you intend to do, and research which Honda motorcycle is right for you.

Adjust for Proper Ergonomics

Everyone’s built a little differently, so as soon as you hop on your Honda motorcycle rental for the first time, make any necessary adjustments so all the controls are within easy reach and you’re sitting comfortably. Now is a great time to ask the owner how to make these adjustments since they won’t be with you if you need to change something on the road.

Read Your Rental Agreement

As part of the standard rental process, there is a rental contract provided by the owner of the Honda motorcycle that you agree to abide by. Look it over carefully, as it contains important information about what you can and can’t do with your Honda rental. Breaching this contract could result in fees, penalties, or even losing your ability to rent with Riders Share in the future.

Perform a Brief Bike Inspection

You and the owner should give the Honda motorcycle a thorough look-over to document any damage or blemishes already on the vehicle before your rental starts. This clears you of any liability in the event you’re accused of damaging the vehicle when the incident occurred under someone else.

It could also shed light to the owner of a possible blemish they may wish to correct. This also “starts the clock” on your rental. Should something happen to you while on the road, don’t forget that your rental is covered with 24/7 roadside assistance.

Earn Money From Your Honda Motorcycle 

Do you own a Honda motorcycle and want to earn extra cash? Riders Share helps motorcycle owners like you monetize their bikes to earn extra income. 

Renters earn, on average, $150 per booking and can earn thousands monthly by renting out one or more of their bikes to hungry riders ready to experience what a Honda motorcycle has to offer for motorcycle touring.

All bikes are thoroughly vetted and approved in as little as 12 hours. Riders can list their bikes for whatever they want and communicate directly with renters before approval. 

Just list your bike, honor your booking requests, and start earning money. It’s that easy!