I've been thinking about a vacation at the end of the month/beginning of September and have read many threads about people's adventures and such, but no details or recommendations as to actual renting motorcycles.
So far, I'm thinking either carving the Grand Canyon or Hawaii. With the Grand Canyon I've seen the threads where people go to Vegas and are able to rent a motorcycle and ride through the Canyon. I've looked online at a couple of places most of which only rent Harleys. Sport Bike Rental LLC lacks any information and the only promising places appears to be Xtreme Motorcycle Rentals. Any recommendations or things I need to look out for? Would it be better that I base the Grand Canyon trip from Pheonix? I'm looking to spend about 5 days, and think I might do the Grand Canyon a second time with a car with my camera gear.
The other trip I was thinking was Hawaii. I've seen some videos and photos of their highway that goes into the mountains, and it looks amazing. Never been to Hawaii and not sure which island it is, but would love some input/experiences with renting a bike out there.
Also, I do plan on bringing my own gear down for riding, full set of leathers most likely, but do you guys check your helmet in with your luggage? I would imagine with bags tossed around and tumbling down conveyors, it would be best to carry on the helmet.
Care to share?