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EagleRider puts motorcyclists on road in Las Vegas

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 13:36:29-04

For motorcyclists who are visiting Las Vegas and want to get away from the bright lights and big city, EagleRider might be able to help.

EagleRider, which is the largest motorcycle tourism company in the world, has opened a new and bigger location in Las Vegas.

EagleRider got its start in 1992 when two men named Chris McIntyre and Jeff Brown decided to start renting motorcycles after a chance encounter with a group tourists from Germany who told the men that they wished they could have rented motorcycles instead of a car during their visit to the United States.

They started with just 4 bikes in a garage in San Pedro, California. In the beginning, they simply rented motorcycles. In the early 2000s, they introduced motorcycle tours and began selling experiences. And in 2012, the company began sellings its fleet of used motorcycles and motorcycle parts and accessories.

The company now has more than 100 locations around the world, including 30 countries.

EagleRider has been in Las Vegas for 20 years. However, it was not a big player in the Las Vegas motorcycle rental market. That is all changing now with the opening of their new location on Dean Martin Drive, not far from the Silverton hotel-casino.

The new location, which has a 12,000-square-foot showroom and is the company's largest, has hundreds of motorcycles available for rental, including bikes from Harley-Davidson and Indian. They also have trikes and Polaris Slingshots available for those who don't have a motorcycle license but still want to get out on the road and feel the wind in their hair.

Even though the new location has only been open for about a month, they are already renting dozens of motorcycles every day.

As mentioned earlier, EagleRider doesn't just rent motorcycles and turn the riders loose (unless that is what they want). It also offers self-drive tours and guided tours. Tour packages include bike rental and hotel accommodations.
 

Tours packages can be one day or multiple days. Prices range from $249 for the self-drive Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon motorcycle tours to $3,429 10-day, 9-nights Roader Tour with stops Death Valley, Mammoth Lakes, Yosemite, San Francisco, Monterey, Pismo Beach and Los Angeles.

Or, motorcyclists can sign up for guided tours which range in price from $2,790 (per person/2 people) for the Southwest Canyon Country Motorcycle Tour to $4,807 (per person/2 people) for the Wild West Motorcycle Tour which last 16 days and 15 nights.

And, a few months ago, EagleRider introduced a monthly membership club.

For just $29 a month, members get one free 24-hour rental per month and additional days for just $39. Rentals range in price from $99 to $150 depending on the type of bike chosen. Also, members receive a free rental for their birthday, members-only discounts of tours, service and apparel, and invitations to exclusive club events and rallies. Members also receive $250 off any bike they purchase from EagleRider.

The monthly membership is obviously a great deal for motorcyclists who travel and want to rent bikes in whatever city, state or country they are visiting. The monthly membership club also gives motorcycle riders who don't have their own bikes for whatever reason the ability to ride on a regular basis at a very affordable price.

Speaking of motorcyclists who need a ride, EagleRider has that covered too. The company began selling bikes in 2012. The bikes, which are very well maintained and go through a 160-point checklist before being sold, are usually only 1 to 3 years old.

An example of bikes that are currently for sale include a 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited for $11,270; a 2014 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy for a little over $10K; a 2015 Indian Chieftain for $13,995; and a 2015 Indian Roadmaster for $18,285.

EagleRider's West Coast manager Benjamin Young says that their prices can be two to three thousand less than the local Harley-Davidson dealership. He also says that the warranty that EagleRider offers for its used bikes can't be beat and unlike bikes purchased from Harley, you can take their bikes anywhere to be worked on.

To find out more about the new location and what EagleRider has to offer in Las Vegas, watch this interview with Ben Young below: