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Customer Testimonials Saltire Motorcycles Rent A Motorcycle

What our customers say about us:

Had a great experience. Alex was extremely helpful in renting the bike. He took the time to make sure my wife and I had riding gear that fit us properly. The bike I rented was brand new and all the other rentals I saw were in terrific shape. They seem to really care about their bikes. It was walking distance from the Edinburgh Haymarket Scotrail stop (if you’re a fan of walking like I am.) There is also a bus that goes right there in a few minutes too if you prefer not to hoof it. Two levels of showrooms, a café, riding gear, and everyone I met and talked to were incredibly friendly.

Prophetnoise – 26 November 2018

Hired a 125CC. Bike was basically brand new and in fantastic condition. Service was friendly, engaging and quick.

Happiness687573 – 14 November 2018

The only way to see Edinburgh

A chilly, misty ride through a historical city set against a backdrop of gray skies. Thank you Alex!

Voyager819145 – 13 November 2018

On the occasion of my third hire visit to Saltire, I am pleased to report that the high standard of customer service has not faltered! Paperwork was completed efficiently and the formalities dealt with cheerfully (Alex once again worth 5-stars). The bike (Vstrom 650) was well maintained and provided with top box and cases removed as requested. The machine performed well and proved ideal for a 200 mile tour around Angus. No problems encountered and a smooth handover upon return to cap an enjoyable trip. Another satisfied customer at Saltire!

Floyd L – 20 October 2018


Me and a couple of friends hired 3 bikes for a 4 day weekend to do a tour of Scotland and found the guys to be easy to deal with, great comms and the bikes were all excellent. Highly recommended.

Allan S – 11 October 2018

We rented a Suzuki V-Strom 650 with Saltire Motorcycles in last September to go around the Highlands, the Isles and Cairgorns Park. The bike was in excellent condition, with a new set of tires. Frank welcomed us very warmly, as well as the rest of the team. Keep up the good work, and we will meet again soon, for sure!!

Tiago S – 27 September 2018

We had a small group of 8 riders from India, doing the riding expedition to the North Scottish Highlands. We rented the bikes from Saltire in Edinburgh and found them to be of excellent standards. The bikes were ready, so was the paperwork and in mint maintenance condition. While on the ride the motorbikes performed outstandingly well. I was amazed to see the variety of bikes that Saltire offers. Have been renting bikes in Scotland for the last few years now – Saltire surely stands out as an exceptionally professional outfit. This is my place to go to for all my future hirings. Would strongly recommend it for riders wanting to do Scotland…Thanks guys.

Manoj K – 5 September 2018

We travelled from the US and rented 3 motorcycles from Saltire Motorcycles for 2 days. This was my second time doing so. I hope to do it again soon. The people at Saltire are great.

Hyslip – 4 September 2018

Took two bikes for the NC500, which have been in perfect condition. Thanks to Alex the communication and handling of our booking was really great.

Travelnordlicht – 2 september 2018

I’ve rented a bike a couple of times with Saltire and each time I had a great experience. The bike was ready on time in excellent condition, and taking it out was very quick. Same with returning. I can wholly recommend these guys!

Juraj K – 23 August 2018

Everything was planned well and the guys made our adventure a wonderful one. The Bikes were superb, hospitality superb and your assistance and guidance and of course flexibility on one of our late arrivals was great. We would like to thank the Saltire team kindly for a wonderful trip and we look forward to repeat it. A small not for consideration maybe…maybe in the future if you have such, father/son excursions would it be possible to relax a little the “return to base by 5:00pm” policy? This will give us the flexibility of visiting places like Oban or staying overnight in some of the amazing spots in Scotland. I truly understand the policy and respect it, the issue we faced is driving back into town with traffic was little tiring. Anyhow, we loved and appreciated everything and we thank Alex for the first day plan, it helped us a lot and it was an amazing drive. We will be happy to recommend you at any time and for sure Kyriakos will spent some more time in your good company seeking t get his A2 license. You made this father-son experience great and we both thank you kindly.

Np107 – 22 August 2018

Hired a bike for the weekend to explore some of Scotland’s countryside. Smooth and easy hire thanks to Alex.

I will definitely use Saltire in the future.

Graeme Syme – 22 July 2018

Rented a Suzuki V-Strom for four days and rode all over Norther Scotland.  This outfit was first class Alex did a great job of setting this up and make everything super simple and easy.  I would come back here again in a second.  Only about 15 minutes from the airport, quick transition on an uber and you're on the bike and running.  Another plus only 15 minutes from downtown Edinburgh for great sightseeing a great town to ride through on your way out of town........Cant wait to come back!

Paul Akers – 19 July 2018

I hired a Suzuki V-Strom 650 from Saltire for 4 days for a highland bike tour.  Can’t fault their service.  Alex was friendly and knowledgeable.  The bike did everything I expected it to do for the trip.  I would highly recommend Saltire for a bike hire.  The shop is great too, if you are into bikes it's well worth a visit for an hour or so!

Jake Chitty – 7 July 2018

Great bike hire - friendly, helpful and hassle free.  Well maintained bike - can thoroughly recommend.

Ryan Glass – 7 July 2018

This is a terrific, large, first rate motorcycle shop.  I rented a biked there for a day.  Alex could not have been more helpful or nicer. A+ service.  Way beyond my expectations.

Jonathan Lach – 7 July 2018

Absolute Legends! My bike was damaged overnight in an attempted theft, found out the next day (on a Sunday)! Luckily Saltire Motorcycles was open and even though the workshop wasn’t they told me to bring the bike in and have it stored there til Monday.

They sorted me out with a rental motorcycle having me back on the road the same day! Special thanks to Alex for sorting me out and the good company 🙂

When I brought the rental bike back (next Friday) I had the replacement parts with me (which I had to source through a different garage as my bike was not in their brand portfolio at that moment), they mounted the parts as soon as I brought them in so I could drive my bike back to the return ferry in time!

Absolutely brilliant place!

Max Flentge – 17 June 2018

I have rented motorcycles all over the world, and many places could learn from Saltire.  I have rented Indian from Saltire twice in 3 years.  The employees are very friendly and helpful, both on the rental side and in the store.  On our second day, one motorcycle broke down completely, Saltire loaded a replacement into a van and drove it about 5 hours out to our location.  Thanks to their responsiveness, we were able to get back on track and not lose out on any of our planned trip.  These Guys (and Gals) are really great.

Josh Sutton – 14 June 2018

Had such an amazing experience with Saltire Motorcycles while renting one of their bikes for a 6 day trip through Scotland and Skye.  I dealt with Alex and Gill who were extremely helpful, quick to reply to any email and we’re patient with me even though I changed my mind many times (even on the day of collection).  It’s such a joy to experience such a well run company.  I would definitely recommend them for hiring or just to visit for a view of their many beautiful bikes.  Thanks again guys!

Roxy Jade Krog – 14 June 2018

Three of us rented bikes for a week from Saltire and I could not have been happier with the service and the bikes.  I dealt with Alex and he was super informative and helpful in getting everything together even though we were in very different time zones and only communicated through email.  If you ever need to rent a bike to go around Scotland, which I highly recommend you do, then go and see Alex at Saltire Motorcycles, you will not regret it.

Blake Lewend – 3 June 2018

Rented a bike from this place for a week and a half long trip around Scotland. Excellent service and availability.

Nathan Haley – 24 May 2018

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