RENT A HARLEY® at Bootlegger Harley-Davidson® Rental Benefits & Requirements

With a selection of the most recent model Harley-Davidson® motorcycles to choose from, Harley-Davidson® Authorized Rentals will help you decide which is the best bike for you. There isn't a better way to try-before-you-buy.

Rental of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, includes the use of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle that's been serviced and prepared according to Motor Company standards, plus a Harley-Davidson® helmet, rain gear, short-term luggage storage and minimum requirements for insurance.

Rider Requirements

  • You must be 25 years of age or older.
  • You must have a valid motorcycle operator's license (no permits).
  • Have the skills and ability to operate a heavyweight motorcycle.
  • Be able to secure $2000.00 on a Major Credit Card.
  • Must wear appropriate attire and must wear a helmet that meets DOT specifications.

Benefits of Renting a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle

  • Rent BEFORE you buy. When you purchase a motorcycle from us within 30 days of renting, one day's rental fee is applied toward your purchase.
  • Ride late model Harley-Davidson® motorcycles.
  • Use of Harley-Davidson® helmet that meets DOT specifications and a rain suit.
  • Secure, ample short-term luggage storage at rental facility.
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance.
  • Insurance available for riders and passengers.

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Q. How long is a rental?
A. Our Rate structure is based on a 24-hour rental. I.E., if you take a bike out by 11 am it is due back before 11 am the next day.

Q. If I wanted to rent for an extra day could I just come in a day late and pay the extra day's fees?
A. No, your Rental Contract is only for the time you first agreed upon. The Motorcycle will be considered stolen and reported. You will not be covered for insurance, and you are responsible for the full replacement value of the Motorcycle. Also, the bike may be reserved for another rider after you.

Q. What is the helmet law in Tennessee?
A. State Law: All motorcycle riders must wear a helmet. The rental agreement requires YOU MUST WEAR A D.O.T. APPROVED HELMET WHILE RENTING A BIKE even if you ride into another state with a "no helmet required law". Our helmets are available free of charge.

Q. Are there any reservation/cancellation fees?
A. Yes. There is a $75.00 reservation fee billed at the time of reservation. This fee is credited to the rental fee when the bike is returned. A cancellation fee of $25.00 is applied only to cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. We only hold a reserved bike for up to one hour (1) before it is available to rent to another party.

Q. Will my insurance cover the rental motorcycle?
A. Most insurance policies DO NOT cover a motorcycle rental. You must confirm that status with your insurance provider. If you are already covered you must give us your coverage information to write into your contract. Liability coverage is Mandatory in Tennessee.

Q. Can my family members ride as passengers?
A. All passengers must sign waivers at the rental counter, they must wear a DOT approved helmet, and they must ride one passenger at a time.

Q. Can my family members drive the rental?
A. Additional drivers must be on the contract. A one-time fee of $10.00 per additional driver will be added. They must also meet our requirements for drivers.

Q. Can I leave my car in your parking lot?
A. We accept NO responsibility for vehicles left over-night in our parking lot. We do not tow cars from our lot unless it is a hazard, or abandoned.

Q. If I don't like the bike I chose, can I get a different one?
A. Yes is the bike your are looking for is available during the entire rental period.

Q. Can I pay cash for the deposit?
A. No, it must be on a Credit Card (we prefer VISA, MasterCard, or American Express)

Q. How long ahead of time do I need to make a reservation?
A. We encourage you to call for reservations at least 1 month in advance of your arrival. Rental fleet inventory during peak season (April - September) goes fast and calling well in advance of your trip to East Tennessee increases your chance of a good selection.

Q. Can I drop off my bike after hours or at another store in town?
A. No. Pick up and drop off bike at rental location only.

Q. What is the benefit to renting before I buy a Harley®: bike?
A. You get the chance to feel how the bike performs at your leisure. If you are looking at a few styles, you can and compare which is more your own style. One day's rental fee will apply toward the purchase price if you buy from us within 30 days.

Rentals are only offered through our Bootlegger H-D location:

Bootlegger Harley-Davidson®
605 Lovell Road
Knoxville, TN. 37932

Please call 865-671-2454 for more information or Click HERE to make your reservation on-line.

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