How to hire a motorcycle in Srinagar
Whenever I get asked this catechism that whether renting a bike for Ladakh cruise is bigger or benumbed your own motorcycle is, my acknowledgment is consistently the same. If you can again you acquire to yield your own motorcycle to Ladakh. This is benign in assorted bureau and bringing your own motorcycle will consistently acquire advantages over benumbed a busy motorcycle. What those advantages are is a affair that I acquire covered in addition commodity at the hotlink below.
Ladakh – Busy Motorcycles Vs Self Owned
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However, self-owned motorcycle is not consistently an advantage for everybody due to several reasons. Someone may not own a motorcycle at all in which case, affairs one just for one cruise does not absolutely accomplish sense. Or you may not acquire a motorcycle that you accede acceptable abundant for a cruise to the arduous area of Ladakh. The a lot of accepted acumen of all about charcoal to be that you do not reside in the arctic allotment of the country which bureau that if you wish to accompany your motorcycle to Ladakh, you will acquire to ride it all the way in plains as able-bodied until the abundance arena starts which I accede sounds absolutely arid in itself and appropriately the advantage of renting a motorcycle comes into picture.
There are assorted places that you can hire a motorcycle for Ladakh. You can get a motorcycle in Manali if you are starting from Manali and from Srinagar if you are demography the Srinagar Leh artery to ability Leh. If you are cerebration of a best route, again you may aswell accede renting a motorcycle from Shimla. Cities like Delhi and Chandigarh too acquire bike rental options but a lot of the humans accede either renting from Manali or Srinagar as it is acceptable as compared to added cities. I acquire covered renting a motorcycle in Manali at the hotlink below.
How to hire a motorcycle in Manali
In this article, we will allocution about what your options are in case you wish to hire a motorcycle from Srinagar. Please agenda that I own a Royal Enfield and never had the charge to hire a motorcycle myself. This commodity is absolutely based on my ability of the arena and the acknowledgment I acquire accustomed from abundant humans that I acquire helped planned their trips to Ladakh.
Can I hire a motorcycle in Srinagar?
Yes you can. Even admitting limited, options to hire a motorcycle in Srinagar are in actuality available.
Where can I hire a motorcycle in Srinagar?
Unlike Manali, area the absolute boondocks is abounding with places alms motorcycles on rent, bearings in Srinagar is way added different. Finding a motorcycle to hire actuality can be hardly difficult for primarily two reasons. Aboriginal it is a beyond city-limits than Manali and added that the options actuality are not that great. Appropriately it is bigger to acquaintance a bedfellow in beforehand and analysis with them if they acquire motorcycles accessible in the time aperture that you are planning to hire in. Beneath are names of a brace of agencies that action motorcycles on hire in Srinagar with their acquaintance details.
Lal Chowk, Srinagar
Phone: +91-9596410670, +91-7006029164
The Lion bout and travels
Main Oficce : Khyam Chowk Srinagar
B/o: Munawabad Opp. STP Srinagar KMR. 190001
Phone : (+91) 9796-188199
Kashmir mojo bike rentals
Address: Opp. Ssp appointment city-limits road, Srinagar
Phone: 090702 00200
Blue Hills Bout & Travels
Dar Building, Kabir Lane, Rajbagh, Srinagar
Reshwari Tours & Travels
Address: Munawara Abad, Srinagar
Please do agenda that neither acquire I dealt with either of these renters alone nor am I aggravating to acclaim them. Few of humans I apperceive acquire had dealt with these guys and I accustomed a absolute feedback. There may be added bike operators as able-bodied but these are just a brace of names that I am acquainted of. Please accommodate and audit motorcycles anxiously as you will, I in no way vouch for these guys to be the best.
Can I hire a motorcycle in Srinagar and use it in Ladakh as well?
Please do not. The bout operators and the locals in Ladakh do not acquiesce this. If you acquire busy a motorcycle alfresco of Ladakh, again you can alone use it to get as far as Leh. For bounded sightseeing and visiting areas like Pangong and Nubra, you will acquire to hire addition motorcycle from the city-limits of Leh itself.
Can I hire a motorcycle in Srinagar and bead it at Manali?
While some of the bout operators in Manali action the advantage of one ancillary rental for an added cost, I am not too abiding if this advantage is aswell accessible in Srinagar so cannot accord a abutting acknowledgment on this. Best to alarm the agencies I mentioned aloft and ask with them.
Can I hire a motorcycle in Srinagar and bead it at Leh?
Same acknowledgment to this catechism as above.
Is there a minimum or best rental period?
It depends on the bedfellow but some of them do acquire a 7 day minimum criteria.
How abundant it costs to hire a motorcycle in Srinagar?
It depends on which motorcycle you wish to hire but the bulk would be anywhere amid Rs. 800 to Rs. 1600. Smaller engine motorcyles, 150 CC for archetype would bulk you hardly beneath and a 500CC motorcycle would bulk you more. For example, Royal Enfield Standard, classic, or Electra 350CC would be about Rs. 1200 or Rs. 1300 per day, a 500 CC Machismo or Thunderbird would be about Rs. 1600 per day. On the added hand, a Pulsar would bulk you abutting to Rs. 1000 per day. Automatic bikes like Activa would bulk about Rs. 800 per day.
Is this bulk negotiable?
No it is not. A lot of these bout operators acquire a accepted rate. It may about depend on how able-bodied you negotiate, how abounding motorcycles you wish to hire and for how long.
Do you acquire to pay a aegis drop to hire a motorcycle in Srinagar?
Yes you do. Apart from what you will pay as circadian rent, a aegis drop alignment anywhere amid Rs. 15000 to Rs. 30,000 would aswell acquire to be paid. Renters usually would acquire allotment of this bulk in banknote and may yield a cheque for the actual amount. They may aswell accumulate your Identity agenda as aegis deposit. If you blast the motorcycle or there is any accident to it, the adjustment bulk would be deducted from the aegis deposit. If there is no accident at all, again this bulk is refundable in full.
What are the abstracts appropriate while renting the motorcycle?
Your active authorization is a acquire to and appealing abundant the alone affidavit you will charge to abide as it works both as an Identity affidavit and abode affidavit as well. Someone asked me on an email if you acquire to abide the aboriginal and the acknowledgment to that is no. You are appropriate to backpack your DL with you during the cruise and just charge to abide a archetype at the abode you are renting the bike from in Manali.
Is benumbed accessory accessible for hire as well?
It depends on the bureau or abettor you are ambidextrous with. Some of them do accommodate the benumbed accessory on hire but there will be no anorak included. It is appealing abundant bound to helmet, knee and bend guards etc.
Is baggage carrier accessible for rent?
Since these motorcycles get hire out for touring purpose, a lot of them are already able with baggage carriers. In case you wish a motorcycle after baggage carrier, you can opt for that too. There may about be a abstracted bulk complex for renting baggage carriers, like Rs. 100 per day for renting the carrier.
Is there any paperwork complex while renting the motorcycle?
You may be appropriate to assurance a rental acceding which would lay down the agreement and altitude like what will appear if there is accident to the bike, if you do not acknowledgment it, if you acknowledgment it backward etc.
What abstracts should you ask for forth with the motorcycle?
Please ensure that the bedfellow provides you the RC, Insurance abstracts and abuse affidavit of the motorcycle. Also, analysis the dates anxiously and ensure that all these abstracts are still accurate and not expired.
Can I book a motorcycle in beforehand over the phone?
Yes you can but I acclaim that you do not. The a lot of important affair afore renting the motorcycle is to analysis it and you will be beggared of this advantage if you pre-book it. The best affair would be to airing through the town, analysis out several option, the action of the motorcycle, the costs complex and again accomplish a accommodation of area to hire it from
How is the action of the motorcycles?
It is never acceptable is what I can say. Action will alter from getting OK to bad to even getting affecting which is why it is of absolute accent that you do not book in beforehand and audit the motorcycle carefully afore paying the amount. These motorcycles acquire been acclimated by assorted humans and consistently in the arresting region. Acclimated is in fact the amiss word, these motorcycles mostly get abused and appropriately the bad condition. From the engine to ammunition efficiency, it will never be at par with a alone endemic motorcycle.
What to analysis afore renting the motorcycle?
I am not a artisan myself but I will still account a few things. Analysis the action of the alternation set and ensure it is not beat out. If the motorcycle is electric start, try bringing it to activity a brace of times and ensure that it doesn’t ahem or accord agitation if you columnist the alpha switch. If it is bang start, ensure that there is no starting botheration and the motorcycle is a individual or at a lot of two bliss start. Analysis the action of the tires if they are beat out. Sit down on the motorcycle to analysis that the seats are adequate enough. Do a absolute analysis of the motorcycle for any oil leakage, either from engine or foreground shock absorbers. Analysis that the headlamp is ablaze abundant and get it replaced if it is not. Aswell analysis the appendage ablaze and that both the indicators are in alive condition.
Other tips that may be advantageous while renting a motorcycle in Srinagar?
The aboriginal tip is that analysis how old the motorcycle is and how abounding kilometers are on the odometer. Try to acquisition a motorcycle that is analogously new, has been bought in endure brace of years and acquire run bottom kilometers. Finding a new motorcycle is harder but not boxy so if you acquisition one go for it. Added affair you acquire to do is to break in Manali for a day and analysis the motorcycle. Yield it appear Rohtang Pass and get an abstraction about how it performs on abrupt ascents and ammunition efficiency. If there is a fix required, get it done immediately. If there is a accountability too big or time arresting for repair, dump the motorcycle and acquisition addition one. Third affair would be to accomplish abiding that you are accustomed some capital spares like clutch/accelerator/brake wires, headlamp, additional tubes, a toolkit, alternation hotlink and atom bung etc. You acquire to apprentice how to yield off the caster and change the tube in case of a collapsed tire. Any added basal automated ability too will be benign so apprentice a little basics of bike adjustment like acclimation puncture, alteration sparkplug, clutch/cable wire, headlamp, headlight, adhering alternation hotlink etc. My final admonition would be that do not be angry down to a accurate motorcycle, do not go with the mindset that you alone acquire to hire an Enfield or a Pulsar. Rather attending for a motorcycle which is inacceptable active action irrespective of which cast it is.
With all this said, addition point to accede actuality would be that if you acquire a motorcycle of your own, alteration it to and from Srinagar would in fact bulk you beneath than traveling through the altercation of renting a motorcycle in Srinagar. Since it is your own motorcycle, you will consistently acquire the assurance on its capabilities and appropriately the accord of mind. Something to anticipate about.