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Old 11-20-2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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Has anyone try to ride in Israel ? Or are there any motorcycle rentals there ? I would like to go someday and see this amazing country. I have heard that it is a great place for motorbike tours or adventure tours. Beautiful landscape and nice people.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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Israel is a great place , so many cultures in a small space.

I was there for a while , not many big motorcycles but lots of scooters and smaller bikes. I cant recall ever seeing a motorcycle rental business but i am sure you could rent a smaller bike ....

go an have a great holiday ...nothing like sitting in jerusalem on a bench having a ciggarette and watching the ppl go by or on the sea of gallilee or from a bench in tel aviv...go play backgammon against the pensioners on the beach... let them take a few shekels off you ...its a great experience
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:27 AM   #3
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Unfortunately no motorbike rental in Israel except for some scooters.

KTM is the most popular brand in Israel (offroad) and have a few demo and second hand bikes that they use for riding tests.

Knowing KTM manager in Israel, I would say that there is a good chance that if you would approach the local dealer through your KTM dealer there might be a bike for you for a day or two just as a jester of good will.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:02 AM   #4
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Has anyone try to ride in Israel ? Or are there any motorcycle rentals there ? I would like to go someday and see this amazing country. I have heard that it is a great place for motorbike tours or adventure tours. Beautiful landscape and nice people.
Sorry, only one I know to rent bikes in Israel are BMW, and last time I asked, they started at 100$ a day.
I read about a man that came to visit and a friend in Israel arranged a spare KTM so he joined a tour for a few hours. a link

contacting Kruvi (Israel KTM line manager) through your KTM dealer, sound like a good Idea.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:03 AM   #5
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Has anyone try to ride in Israel ? Or are there any motorcycle rentals there ? I would like to go someday and see this amazing country. I have heard that it is a great place for motorbike tours or adventure tours. Beautiful landscape and nice people.
Here's link to a place saying they rent bikes.
The link is in french (the English page is under construction)
I talked to them today and they said that you should call for availability. they have KLE 500. Don't know the prices...

I wouldn't count on it. as far as i know renting a motorcycle in Israel is a problem.

And yes, it is a beautiful place and a great place for motorbike tours.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:07 AM   #6
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israel welcomes adv riders !!

hi guys!

i read this thread and i can understand that some of you have intrest in israel.

most of you already stated some of israels vertues,but knowing israel i can only say that those were only tips of an iceberg...

even though i am not a member of the israeli goverment "tourism dep.", i can say for sure that you are more than welcome to come and visit us.

i would be more than happy to assist any adv rider in any need,please feel welcome to ask questions or help.

you can also find me in "thumpers".

thanx!

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #7
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Hi,
If anyone visits Israel and need help with anything, I'm willing to offer assistance and advice.

I knew someone who was renting his personal bikes, but for relatively long terms, as to make it legal he actually sold the bike and bought them back. If anyone is interested, i'll try to track the guy (old Japanese bikes).

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Old 01-25-2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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i plan to ride israel on my GS, as part of a greater african trip. i always thought that to ride israel would take a day, or so ... a short ride.

i would then need a few more days, on buses, to play tourist.

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Old 01-31-2009, 11:47 AM   #9
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heading there next week

Im going for 2 weeks ot Isr... anyone know of a mc rental? klr, x dr, xr...
Please PM me if you do. thanks!!
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:08 AM   #10
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ok.. only a few places that rent.. and the price is horrible.. 125$/day for a F650 or KLE500 and nothing else available.. so forget it. also cost prohibitive to bring your own if you are riding through.

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Old 03-28-2009, 05:03 PM   #11
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Has anyone try to ride in Israel ? Or are there any motorcycle rentals there ? I would like to go someday and see this amazing country. I have heard that it is a great place for motorbike tours or adventure tours. Beautiful landscape and nice people.
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #12
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Moto tours Israel

If anybody is interested...Im going in a week to Israel on a tour with Hannigan Moto Tours. They will be having another tour of Israel sometime this fall. I went 2 years ago with out a motorcycle and wished for one the whole time.....it is an awesome place being made more so by motorcycle! Anyone interested post me back and I will get more information to you.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:29 AM   #13
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i plan to ride israel on my GS, as part of a greater african trip. i always thought that to ride israel would take a day, or so ... a short ride.

i would then need a few more days, on buses, to play tourist.

If you come with your own MC, from Egypt say, it should be easier.
* keep in mind that's not all of Israel neighbors have open passage, only Jordan and Egypt.
* you can't come in to Jordan with a motorcycle, you need to get permission first, since motorcycle is illegal in Jordan.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #14
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i plan to ride israel on my GS, as part of a greater african trip. i always thought that to ride israel would take a day, or so ... a short ride.

i would then need a few more days, on buses, to play tourist.

I think it takes about 8 hours by car from Eilat to Haifa. Pardon me if I am mistaken. I lived there for a year but never drove. By bike it should take less than 8 hours.
Me and my childhood buddy have a dream of riding from Izmir to Mersin and take a boat from there to Haifa and discover the anchient places by bike.
I also came accross to some great pictures of the terrain for adventure riding.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:20 AM   #15
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hi guys!

i read this thread and i can understand that some of you have intrest in israel.

most of you already stated some of israels vertues,but knowing israel i can only say that those were only tips of an iceberg...

even though i am not a member of the israeli goverment "tourism dep.", i can say for sure that you are more than welcome to come and visit us.

i would be more than happy to assist any adv rider in any need,please feel welcome to ask questions or help.

you can also find me in "thumpers".

thanx!

elad
Hello. My name is Branko(59) and has long time planning with motorcycle(Suzuki V-strom 650 DL) to Israel in society of my wife Irena(58)and another couple(Suzuki GSX 1400), accros Serbia,Bulgaria,Turkey,Syria,Jordan. Israel for me wearing the beautiful memories when I worked there 16 years ago. Now I'm shure that will achieve my dream to once again see this beautiful country. Returning this way might be a problem because of israelish stamp in our passports so for now only solution to avoid this problem is route Israel-Cyprus-Turkey and that will make additional costs to as.If anibody has some idea how to avoid israelish stamp in passport and go home same way by land I will be really grateful. I red on forum Israeli wonders that it is possible to gat stamp on a piece of paper on the way in and aut of Israel, but you have to ask nicely. Does anybody knows about ferry line from Haifa(Ashdod) to Limassol(CYP) or Izmir(TR) and rate for it? Greetings. Branko from Croatia.

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