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Coastal & Central California Tour on Two Harleys

Our trip began with two couples renting an Electra Glide Ultra and Street Glide. CMA picked us up at SFO airport on time and the bikes were awaiting us at their Mountain View shop. Over the next 4 days, we saw so much that California has to offer; mountains, lakes, rivers, plains, and coastal beaches. Ilene had all 4 days pre-programmed in the GPS, so it was simply a matter of load our belongings on the bikes and hit the road. After departing CMA just late afternoon, our firs … More …

AJ - Dubai, UAE - September 2016 with Video Full Review


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NZ Riders Take 6 Ultra Classic Electra Glides on 32-Day Tour

Riders from New Zealand take six Ultra Classic Electra Glides on a 32-day tour on Route 66 and Highway 129.

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Douglas Rowan - New Zealand - August 2016Full Review


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Father & Son ride PCH, visit Yosemite

My dad and I wanted to go out West from the East Coast to ride the Pacific Coast Hwy along with Sequoia and Yosemite National parks. We were lucky enough to find California Motorcycle Adventures in Mountain View, CA to help us make this happen. They provided outstanding customer service from the moment I contacted them about the rental until the end of our adventure. They picked us up and dropped us back off at the Airport (San Francisco). Bike were well prepared, serviced, a … More …

Jery Lane - Atlanta, GA - July 2016Full Review


Nine Days in NorCal on an “Excellent BMW”

Just wonderful service, excellent BMW, very happy 9 days ride on Northern California. Highly recommended! Roberto Fabbri (An old Italian addicted to motorcycles living in Vietnam)

Roberto Fabbri - Vietman - July 2016Full Review


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12 awesome days on Street Glide in California

Just wanted to thank all the staff for the good job you are doing. We had 12 awesome days riding your Street Glide around California. Thank you again guys and hope to see you very soon to rent another Harley from you.

Laurent L. - Paris, France - June 2016Full Review


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Replacement motorcycle delivered within hours after breakdown

We started from Italy and we rented two Harley from Scott and Ilene. We driven across west (California, Nevada,  Utah, Arizona): friendly people, fantastic landscapes, such an incredible experience !  For three weeks we discovered a wonderful part of U.S.A. and we discovered the big heart of American people. Scott and Ilene helped us for everything. And when we broken one of our motorcycles and unfortunately in the farthest point of our journey ( it was not anyone’s fault, un … More …

Paolo S. - Italy - May 2016Full Review


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Rented for 20 years – CMA has best support and safety

What a great shop to rent from. I have been renting motorcycles all over the USA (and elsewhere in the world) for more than 20 years. Nowhere else have I seen such meticulous attention to customer support and safety. Even down to checking that I had enough tire tread for my journey! The owner SCOTT was informative and very helpful in talking through routes and potential hazards. He even identified a great little diner a block from his shop “Baji’s ” on Middlefield Road which … More …

Dave Johnston - Scotland - May 2016Full Review


Softail & Road-King Rental on Route 66

Softail & Road King take 7-state tour

We’d highly recommend these guys. Friendly, professional, and good value. We hired two Harleys for 25 days and took a 3900 mile roadtrip through 7 states. The bikes were in great condition, exactly as ordered, fully serviced and ready for us at the stated date/time. Booking and communications were easy and clear – all pre-booked whilst we were in London before we left for our US trip. We’ll never go back to ‘ER’ again after using these guys – we’d highly recommend using Calif … More …

Nadine P. - London, UK - April 2016Full Review


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Added vacation days to tour California by Harley

Scott and Ilene first rate. I was in town for a meeting and stayed over a couple of days. Rode to San Simeon and up HWY 1 then back to Mountain View via HWY 84. The bike ran great. The trip went flawless. Biggest disappointment, so much to see and do and not enough time. Guess I have plan to come back and definitely rent from California Motorcycle Adventures.

Dan Becker - Milwaukee, WI - April 2016Full Review


First time renter takes Ultra Classic for 1840 mile 6-day trip

We hired a Harley Ultra Classic from Scotty who made the whole process extremely easy ,this is the first bike hire I have done and the bike was perfect for Americas roads ,we covered 1840 miles over 6 days and had a ball ,very comfortable and easy to ride ,the staff were great and even delivered us back to our accommodation …all with a smile .Love the country ,love the company and we will be back for another hire ! Kelvin and Mary

Kevin Pearce - New Zealand - March 2016Full Review


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Personalized Trip Routes Pre-Loaded into GPS

Thanks to Ilene and Scotty we were able to check something off our bucket list. Riding Route 1 was a dream come true. In fact, it was even better than we had ever dreamed it would be. We owe a lot to California Motorcycle Adventures (CMA) for making it such a smooth ride. We sent Ilene a list of things we wanted to cover during our week and let her tweak the route based on her extensive knowledge. She loaded our routes into the GPS and we took it from there. Her input was inv … More …

Dave Springett - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - October 2015Full Review


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Six states, 4000 miles of beauty on 2 Great Big Red (Goldwing) Brothers

Great Big Red Brothers We took off on 2 red Honda Goldwings for 3 weeks in September and we had a great time. Drove through 6 states and saw every possible scenery you can think of, big trees in the California Redwoods, park the bikes in the middle of the road with no one to see for a long time in Nevada, saw beautiful red and brown canyons in Utah, steep cliffs and scary roads in Colorado, odd Joshua Trees in the dessert of Mojave and a lot more, all so beautiful and tempera … More …

Aloys & Yvonne, and Ivo - Netherlands - September 2015Full Review


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Scenic Ride on the Pacific Coast Highway on a Heritage Softail

A massive thank you to California Motorcycle Adventures for renting me a Heritage Softail for 9 days this September. I took the scenic route down Pacific Highway 1 to LA, used it there for a week, and then the scenic ride back; a fantastic trip. Scot, Ilene and the rest of the staff couldn’t have been more helpful in sorting out the details, nor more pleasant to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending CMA to anyone who is thinking about renting a motorcycle from them, … More …

Geoff W. - Ringwood, England - September 2015Full Review


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Ultra Classic Electra Glides: Perfect Condition, Beautiful to Ride

Hello Ilene, hello Scott, We would like to thank you for the unforgettable days we spent during our recent holidays riding your bikes. The bikes were in perfect condition and were beautiful to ride. We did not have any kind of problems at all. Please find enclosed some impressions from our trip. Best regards and thank you once again Dietmar, Stefan and Thomas

Dietmar, Stefan and Thomas - Austria - September 2015Full Review


3 Guys, 3 Harleys, 13,000 miles in 30 days

3 of us guys had an awesome experience renting 3 HD’s from Scott, Illene & team. We had them for a total of 30 days each & covered 13,000 miles throughout the U.S. & Canada. Even when I had the unfortunate mishap of falling into a pothole 500 mile into our trip & broke the front rim & tyre, Scott came to the rescue with a replacement bike & we were back on the road within 24 hours! A credit & bonus of their outstanding service & backup! Thanks … More …

Charlie Brown - Perth, Western Australia - August 2015Full Review


Best option in SF Bay Area for motorcycle rental

I extended a business trip here in the San Jose area to do a weekend of riding in the hills. After comparing all the motorcycle rental companies in the area I decided on these guys. The combination of bike types, pricing, service, shuttle service, and insurance was the best option in the Bay Area. It also so happened they were the closest to me and my hotel here in the South Bay. The Goldwing performed great and I look forward to renting from them in the future!

Brian D. - USA - July 2015Full Review


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Red Roadking Ride, CA, NV, UT – 2255 miles in 8 days

CMA are great people to deal with if your wanting to ride in the USA , some pics from our recent adventure , riding a red Harley road king from San Francisco thru Nevada to Utah and back, 2255 miles in 8 days! Awesome! Some amazing scenery out there, we are just back in Australia from our trip, and already planning our next one, much longer this time! – Paul & Cate from Aus

Paul C. - Brogo NSW, Australia - July 2015Full Review


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Two week, 2500 mile road trip on a Road King

It’s been 3 weeks since our road trip around California, Nevada, Utah & Arizona using a Harley Davidson Road King from you guys. The whole experience was a dream trip, 2,500 miles in 2 weeks on a classic American bike across some iconic American country. You guys were a real pleasure to deal with, from the help and advise before I made the booking, to the updates about the Tioga pass through Yosemite, to the ease of handover, a bike that delivered through all those miles … More …

Rob S. - Essex, England - June 2015Full Review


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The BEST: customer service, information, prices & bikes

What a true adventure! My wife and I have been riding for about 5 years. I live in Alaska and ride from the minute the ice thaws until it snows. We Had the opportunity to be in California and deceided to live out a dream this last weekend. I found Califonia Motorcycle Adventures (CMA)while doing research on-line. One phone call to Ilene was all it took. They have the best customer service, best information and best prices. Plus they have the best bikes! My wife and I ride spo … More …

Aaron R. - Wasilla, Alaska - May 2015Full Review


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Electra Glide Ultra: 4,200 miles over 27 days

  We rented the Electra Glide for our ride of a life time, 4200 miles over 27 days through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Amazing roads and wonderful scenery. No problems at all (apart from snow!). California Motorcycles were brilliant from the initial enquiry through to the airport drop-off. A truly fantastic service from Ilene who planned the route so well and from Scott who sorted the logistics. We would recommend 100% and without any hesitation. We will be bac … More …

Keith Bliss - Cascais, Portugal - May 2015Full Review


Ultra Classic Electra-Glide Rental overlooking Pacific Ocean

More like borrowing a motorcycle from a friend.

I was overwhelmed by the service quality I got here, it did not feel like dealing with a company , It was more of borrowing a motorcycle from a friend who spent all his life on 2 wheels, the amount of support and advice I got from Scott were simply amazing, You can just rent a motorcycle and go, or you can have the full nine yards of guided tours. I highly recommend this place for any interested rider, I had an amazing 2 weeks of a tour ride.

M. Hassaan - Egypt - May 2015Full Review


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UK Riders Rent Harleys for Highway 1

Just a few pics from our road trip on March 14-15, 2015.  We rode to San Luis Obispo on HWY 1 and returned on the 101.  The bikes were great, the weather was great, the road was great and the crew had a great time! Pretty sure we’ll be back to rent from you again in the future. Many thanks, Eoin

Eoin L. - UK - March 2015Full Review


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Smooth rental experience: R1200GS to Big Sur

Recently back from a motorcycle trip down the Big Sur and I rented my bike from Scott in the California Motorcycles. Scott and his wife, Ilene, were so helpful and made the entire experience so smooth. The bike was in excellent condition. The only bad point I have is that I now want to buy a BMW R1200 GS!!! 🙂 Thank you to California Motorcycle Adventures.

Peter Kelly - Ireland - December 2014Full Review


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Rented Bikes Here for Past 6 Years = Highly Recommended

For the past six years we have spent one month in the USA riding rental bikes from California Motorcycle Adventures. The service from Scott and Ilene and all their staff has been flawless and, most importantly, we have never had any problems with any of our rental bikes.

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Chris Daly - Sydney, Australia - December 2014Full Review


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Beautiful BMW that never stopped

Sincere thank you for putting in place all the things that made our last trip go so well. California Motorcycle Adventures had everything covered, as always, and a beautiful bike that never stopped (very important requirement !!)

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Geoff H. - Bar Beach, NSW, Australia - December 2014Full Review


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Crossing the Golden Gate on a Street Glide

A video of AJ’s Street Glide rental ride through San Francisco, across the Golden Gate bridge and on to Stinson Beach.

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AJ - Dubai - November 2014 with Video Full Review


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Motorcycle vacation route was scenic, to say the least

Hi all at California Motorcycle Adventures, thanks for making our time over in America on the bikes you supplied enjoyable. My wife and myself were part of the Nicol’s 30th Anniversary Tour. The bikes you prepared and supplied behaved faultlessly.The route you helped planned with Graham really was scenic to say the least. Once again thanks and as Graham has said we are planning the next trip already so see you soon. LYNN & NIGEL

N. A. - Yorkshire England - October 2014Full Review


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3 weeks, 3 ElectraGlides, 30th Anniversary Tour of USA

The Nicols from the UK celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with two other couples, taking a 20-day tour on 3 Electra Glides. Their adventure was captured in their USA 2014 blog.

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Jannette and Graham Nicol - Brompton on Swale, North Yorkshire, UK - October 2014Full Review


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Renting “young” bikes in perfect condition

Unfortunately only one day rental was possible for me and chosen California Motorcycle Adventure was a great decision. They are open 7 days a week and renting bikes (which are really young) in a perfect condition. All the accessories are available what you need and schuttle service is also a good choice. Driving on the seaside road (number 1) is unforgettable and the curves in the hills are perfect also for good riding.

Tamas Ponus - Hungary - October 2014Full Review


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Great American West via Softail and Road King

Here are some pictures from our trip in the great American West. A big thank you for your advice, your welcome and your seriously. A remake and a consultant to other biker friends. V Pascale and Patrick

Patrick B. - France - September 2014Full Review


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4000 mile Softail ride through Western US – without any trouble

Riders from France rent a Heritage Softail Classic and ride 4,000 miles through Northern California, Southern Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and the Pacific coast without any troubles.

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Bruno Vildrac - Vienne near Lyon - France - September 2014Full Review


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FLHX Street Glide = Favorite New Bike

Brand new 2014 Street Glide rented for a glorious day’s ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the California coast.

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AJ - Dubai, U.A.E. - September 2014Full Review


Rent several times a year, always smooth, efficient, worry-free

Great experience every time. I rent several times per year and the bikes are always in great shape, good rubber & brakes, clean and ready to just fire up and enjoy worry-free. Pickup and drop off is very efficient and smooth. Highly recommend!

Charlie M. - San Jose, CA - August 2014Full Review


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Better rental and insurance rates, first-choice bike

What started during a March layover with a Softtail has grown into 3 separate ROAD KING RENTALS from CMA in May, July and August. Once again CMA came through, offering me better rates on the bike and insurance than competitors and the bike of my choice!

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A. J. - DUBAI, UAE - August 2014 with Video Full Review


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1-Day Road King Roadtrip in Scenic California

I was able to cover a lot of ground in one day: Big Basin Redwoods, Santa Cruz, Natural Bridges, Pacific Coast Highway, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco & the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Eric A. - North Palm Beach, Florida - July 2014 with Video Full Review


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