thanks guys, a sporty would be fun but for the length of time I'd want a bike, a HD would be very pricey for me, hey there's a recession going on, at least at my house.
I'll talk with the rental place, I'm planning on 1st night at a hostel that rents scooters by the airport, I'd guess they'll have some restriction, I'll find out.
an uneducated guess, HD and in other areas ( euro land for bmw) must have 95% of MC world rental market. I'd be happy to rent anything without forward controls. oh well,