India Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
India is home to some of the world’s best adventure riding and has become a motorcycling mecca. It’s brimming with stunning scenery, insane roads, delicious food and an ever-changing, varied and jaw-dropping topography. It’s an absolute must for every adventure rider.
Recommended Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in India.
Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.
Karma Yatri Motorcycle Tours
“Karma Yatri is a premium guided motorcycle tour company offering adventure rides across the Trans-Himalayas (Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh), Goa, the South West Coast and South India. We have been operating for over a decade with well researched and seamlessly planned trips to give you the best experience possible.”
Services: Guided motorcycle tours across India and a biker friendly guest house and Cafe in Ladakh.
Rental bikes: Royal Enfield Himalayan and Royal Enfield 500 cc Classic.
Rental prices: On request.
Tour prices: Tour prices start at INR 66,000 (£650 approx.) For more information on available tours, visit the website.
Kit availability: Yes.
Extreme Tours India
“We are a highly experienced motorcycle tour operator run by passionate riders. We offer guided motorcycle tours in the Indian Himalayas and specialise in rides through Ladakh and Spiti.“
Services: Complete motorcycle tour packages including the motorcycles, fuel, support vehicles, mechanics, backup riders, meals, hotels and local guides. We also offer customised bike tours in India and motorcycle rentals.
Rental bikes: Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Royal Enfield Himalayan. Other motorcycles are available on request.
Rental prices: Varies according to model. Approximately USD 35 per day.
Tour prices: The cost varies depending on the itinerary. Check out the website or contact Extreme Tours India directly. Typically, the price per rider starts at USD 2,000.
Insurance: Yes, motorcycle insurance is included.
Kit availability: No, but can be provided if requested.
“We offer the most unique and authentic motorcycle adventures across India, Nepal and Tibet. We live the culture full time and provide the best fleet of motorcycles, mechanics and support team.“
Services: Full motorcycle tour package including the bike, fuel, support team and vehicles, medical back up, hotels and meals.
Tour bikes: Royal Enfield Himalayan and Royal Enfield 500cc Bullet.
Tour prices: Vary in price starting from $4,980.00 USD (around £3,820). For more information, check out their Tours page.
Insurance: Yes, motorcycle insurance is included.
Kit availability: No.
“We provide exclusive well-maintained Royal Enfield motorcycles and unforgettable adventures in the North and North East of India.”
Services: Guided motorcycle tours through India.
Rental bikes: Royal Enfield 350CC/ 500CC/ Himalayan 410/ Bajaj Avenger 220.
Rental prices: Dependent on model, but from around £38 per day.
Tour prices: There are a selection of tours on offer starting from £1,000. Check their tour page for details.
Insurance: Yes, motorcycle insurance is included.
Kit availability: Gear is available but it’s recommended to bring your own.
“We provide well-maintained motorcycles complete with test rides to make sure you’re happy and 24/7 customer support for the best adventure possible.”
Services: Motorcycle rental and guided tours including accommodation, mechanical support, food, backup vehicle etc..
Rental bikes: Royal Enfield 500, Himalayan 400 and Interceptor 650.
Rental prices: The Royal Enfield 350 is £14 per day the Himalayan is £17 and the 650 is £26. Prices exclude fuel and damage.
Tour prices: There are plenty of tours on offer. Check out their tours page for more info.
Insurance: The motorcycle is covered by insurance in case of total loss. However, any damage during the ride is borne by the rider.
Kit availability: Gear is available for rent, but it’s recommended to bring your own.
“We are a small team who work with great enthusiasm and excitement to provide customers with an experience to cherish and remember. Our motorcycles are almost new, in good condition and come with all the correct paperwork.”
Services: Motorcycle tours including accommodation, arrival and departure pick-up. Motorcycle rental is also provided in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Rental bikes: Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Himalayan 400.
Rental prices: The Royal Enfield 350 is £16 per day and the Himalayan is £19. Prices exclude fuel.
Tour prices: Contesasia run two tours in India. Both are inclusive including back-up mechanic, luggage vehicle, the bike, airport transfers, insurance for accidental damage and accommodation.
- 10-day Rajasthan tour is £1,935
- 11-day Kerala tour is £2,215
Insurance: All motorcycles have insurance included.
Kit availability: Gear is available for rent, and helmets and gloves are provided for free with tours.
Quick Facts on India Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
Visa: Visa requirements are dependent on your nationality. Please visit the country’s government website for visa information.
Driver’s licence: You need a valid motorcycle licence to legally rent a motorcycle or join a tour. If you risk riding without the correct licence, then not only will you be breaking the law, but your insurance will be invalid too.
International Driver’s Permit: An IDP is a requirement for many countries. The UK Gov website lists every country that requires one and which IDP is required.
Insurance: Motorcycle insurance needs to be checked with the rental or tour company. Ask what they offer, what’s included and what the legal requirements are.
You should purchase personal travel insurance separately from your home country before travelling.
FAQs on India Motorcycle Rentals and Tours
No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly.
This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.
While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.
It depends on where you’re travelling.
The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in India is between December and March. If you’re riding in the north then you’re looking at April to September.
Rental and tour prices in India are very competitive, but you will need to be careful with checking the quality of your motorcycle. You get what you pay for here. The average rental price is around £15 per day. Tour prices vary dependent on duration and where you’re going. Contact the companies on this page for more info.
Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.
Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.
This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder.
We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.
For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too.
We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate.
But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage.
It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid.
Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit.
Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all.
You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike.
The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for.
A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike.
For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.
READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides
Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in.
It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike.
Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.
Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road.
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