Choose from the list below to find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
If a subject, on which you would like more information, is not in this list, please contact us.
You must be over 25 years old, have a valid driver's license for more than two years and have a personal means of payment, the rule being that the tenant is the payer.
This means that if you are the tenant you will not be able to present your spouse's bank card for example.
Statements of loss of theft of the driver license are not accepted. So you cannot rent a motorcycle if you cannot present a valid license.
We accept international driving licenses which indicate that you are authorized to drive a motorcycle similar to the one you rent, only if accompanied by your original driving license.
Here are some examples of driving licenses that we do accept:
European driving license (Germany, Italy, France, England, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Danemark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Holland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden) : A
Canadian driving license : Class 6A for all provinces except Ontario : Class M
USA driving license : All 50 states require approval of your motorcycle license which is equivalent to the motorcycle you are renting.
Australian driving license : R
The security deposit is intended to cover any damage that may occur during your rental, as well as additional billings (extra kilometers, extra days, fuel upgrade, etc.).
It consists in an imprint of your bank card which is made at the time of departure. It will not be cashed unless you have additional billings upon returning the rental motorcycle. The amount of the security deposit may vary depending on which insurance you choose.
All Universal Riders motorcycles are insured against any material and/or physical damage suffered by the passenger of the rented motorcycle.
We also offer an additional guarantee for the driver, this one being a daily fixed supplement.
The Deductible is the minimum amount you will pay in case of an accident or theft. This amount can be reduced by susbcribing an optional insurance before to rent your motorcycle.
Have a look at our Gold insurance before you confirm your rental.
The tenant will not be covered by the damage deductible in the following cases:
- The use of the motorcycle by another person who is not designated on the rental contract
- An accident without a third party, or without an identified third party
- A false declaration on the lease or on the amicable accident report (
- Misfueling of the vehicle
- Use of the rented motorcycle for paid passenger transports or motorcycle races, or when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The tenant is not covered by the theft deductible if:
- no complaint has been submitted to the Police
- the keys have not been returned (except if there was a break-in or an aggression).
Our motorcycles are insured and assisted on the French territory as well as in all the countries appearing on the insurance green card.
However, we ask you to inform us of your exits from the French territory during your rental.
Our rental agencies are closed on Sundays and public holidays. It is usually not possible to return the bike on such days. You are responsible for the rented motorcycle up until you return it to one of our staff members at the agency that was previously chosen.
You must immediately inform us by contacting our customer service representatives and then you must fill out an amicable statement detailing the circumstances of the accident.
If the bike is no longer capable of running, you should also contact us at Universal Riders for assistance.
In the event of a breakdown or other mechanical anomaly / incident, you must not perform any work without the prior consent of Universal Riders.
We invite you to contact us to let us know, all our vehicles are recent and under manufacturer's warranty.
Universal Riders will be required under section L.121-3 of the Highway Code to provide your contact information to the police court that will send you the notice of contravention.
Additionnal fees may be charged to you for the treatment and management of any contravention resulting from traffic violations regarding parking, speed limit, or traffic signage...