Rental Terms and Conditions

Driver Requirements

Renter must be 25 years or older, have a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement and have at least one year of riding experience on a similar-sized motorcycle. Special arrangements may be made if renter is over 21 years of age.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Helmets and gloves are mandatory. Washington State has a mandatory helmet law.
  2. Pre-rental evaluation ride is required to make certain you are comfortable and confident with the operation of the motorcycle.
  3. A $2500.00 security deposit/hold is placed on your credit card and will be released at the end of the rental period if motorcycle is returned without damage.
  4. NW European Motoworks has a zero-tolerance policy for renters riding their motorcycles while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any prescription drugs that may affect the renter’s judgment.

Rental Rates

Rental rate is $150.00 per day (2 day minimum). Discounted rates apply when rented for 4 days or more.

Pick-up, Return & Late Charges

Pick-up time of rental motorcycle(s) is to be arranged with a NW European Motoworks representative. If agreed pick-up time must be changed, a 72 hour period is required to do so. (continued on page 2)

Return time of motorcycle is accepted within an hour of the time documented on the rental contract. A late fee of $50.00 will be charged for each hour the bike is late up to a maximum of $200.00 per day. The beginning of each late hour dictates the $50.00 fee per hour.

Motorcycle Orientation

Prior to the rental customer leaving NW European premises, each renter will be given an overview of the motorcycle by a NW European Motoworks representative. This will ensure the renter fully understands the features and functionality of the BMW motorcycle. For renters that are not familiar with BMW motorcycles, a brief test ride in the streets surrounding NW European Motoworks will be necessary. If the motorcycle can not be ridden competently, NW European Motoworks reserves the right to cancel the rental contract.


NW European Motoworks will provide stored for client luggage, airline tickets and other valuables free of charge during rental period.

Cancellation Policy

The full amount of the rental will be charged to the customer’s credit card at the time the reservation is confirmed by NW European Motoworks. If the customer cancels the confirmed reservation more than 7 days prior to the start of the reservation, a $100.00 non-refundable reservation processing fee will be charged. Any remaining balance from the reservation deposit will be credited to the customer’s account or available to be applied toward a future reservation which must be completed within one year from the date of the original reservation. If a reservation cancellation occurs in 7 or less days from the start date of the reservation, there will be a $50.00 per day fee in addition to the non-refundable deposit up to a maximum of $200.00.


Fuel costs are the responsibility of the renter. Motorcycles are required to have 91 octane or higher fuel. A $5.00 per gallon gas fee will be charged to renter if motorcycle is returned with less fuel than when it left NW European Motoworks. Prepaid fuel can be purchased in advance for $30.00 a tank. Prepaid fuel rates are subject to change.


For comfort and maximum protection, we recommend renters to supply their own helmets. Riding suits, helmets and gloves may also be available to rent for a nominal fee. Each renter acknowledges the rental contract requires the rider and passenger wear helmets throughout the duration of the rental experience. Failure to comply will result in cancellation of the rental contract.

Maintenance Responsibility

Each renter is responsible for properly maintaining the rented motorcycle.

Maintenance required at each refuel interval:

  1. Checking and adjusting oil level if needed
  2. Checking and setting tire pressures to specification
  3. Visual inspection of motorcycle for any obvious signs of mechanical or maintenance needs.

Motorcycle Substitution

NW European Motoworks reserves the right to substitute a reserved motorcycle rental in the event of unforeseen circumstances (i.e. accidents, abnormal delays, mechanical failures, theft, etc). NW European Motoworks will do it’s best to contact renters in these cases if sufficient time allows. If a substitution is required, the next most similar BMW motorcycle will be used in it’s place.

Payment Methods

NW European Motoworks accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Cash.

Security Deposit / Motorcycle Damage

Security deposits are taken via credit card upon check-out of rental. The deposit amount is $2500.00. Credit cards are processed as an ‘authorization’ of that amount. Renter is responsible for any and all damages to the motorcycle or accessories caused by accident, road hazard, foreign objects, operator error, negligence, abuse or failure to provide proper maintenance regardless of whether the damaged occurred with or without the renter’s involvement. Damage repair costs will be deducted from the $2500.00 deposit as required.

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2101 Queen St., Bellingham, WA 98229
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