We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 8459 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4309
Phone Number: +1 865-448-6090
Website
Today
08:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Description:

At GSM Motorcycle Rental our #1 goal is to provide you, the rider with an...

At GSM Motorcycle Rental our #1 goal is to provide you, the rider with an experience you will not soon forget. Our fleet of dual sport, adventure touring bikes, sport bikes and cruisers, including Kawasaki, BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki & Can AM Spyder, maps and routes of the areas we serve, offers you the opportunity to have that exciting and remarkable experience on your own or with a group. Lodging also available.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 17 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Motorcycle rental

GSM Motorent is a first class operation and Dan, the proprietor is a wonderful guy to work with. He is very knowledgeable about riding experience and styles and does a great job... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Ronald H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 17: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

GSM Motorent is a first class operation and Dan, the proprietor is a wonderful guy to work with. He is very knowledgeable about riding experience and styles and does a great job of matching his rental fleet with the customer. For two-up today we opted for the BMW R1200GS and what a great choice! The tall look and feel vanishes... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ronald H
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

If you're staying in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, do yourself a favor and head over to Townsend to rent some motorcycles. We rented two BMW 800s. The bikes were well maintained and the folks at GSM were super easy to deal with. Road the bikes over to Cherokee and then on the Dragon. The Dragon was still busy even in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joni L
Germantown
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I rented a BMW 1200GS for a day trip exploring the Smokies. The bike was in top notch condition and the shop is located just minutes from the park and a number of great roads. Dan is great to work with and took the time to show me how to use the various electronic controls on the bike. He also... More 

Helpful?
Thank FZ1Memphis
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level Contributor
64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend GSM. I was genuinely concerned that I would not be renting a good quality bike, but I was pleasantly surprised. I rented a 2012 bmw RT that was in excellent shape. My wife and I toured over 700 miles last week through TN, NC & VA. Dan was a pleasure to work with and my rental went... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mfsquared
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We have our own bike but found ourselves near GREAT motorcycle roads without it. We rented from these folks. The price was reasonable, the proprietors extremely friendly and accomodating, and the bike (a Vulcan) was in great shape. We highly recommend this establishment! There are many roads to be ridden in the area, so you might want to get started.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Micah E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Our extended family has a reunion every year or two near Gatlinburg, TN. My brother-in-law and I sneak off for one day each time to rent motorcycles and ride the Smokies. This year, my son will join us for his introduction to the Tail of the Dragon! GSM MotoRent provides our motorcycles as well as recommendations and maps of on... More 

Helpful?
Thank James C
Waterville, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Rented the 1200 for the day. Great location, great folks great bikes. Recommend. Pretty much the only choice unless you don't mind Harleys.

Helpful?
Thank DON W
Northern California
Level Contributor
216 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We rented 4 motorcycles from Dan and took his self-guided Blue Mountain Tour. The route and hotels he booked for us were very good and the roads themselves, in total, equaled any we have found anywhere. The bikes were fully fitted out and super reliable. Can't say enough about this excellent experience and would recommend it to anyone.

Helpful?
Thank tjanderson5
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Had a great experience renting a 2013 BMW GS1200 from Dan and Debbie. Very nice people to work with. I called to make my reservation and when I arrived the bike was ready and in perfect shape. They set me up with a local riding route. Riding in the Smokies was fantastic! Loved the bike. It was a pleasure working... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank glosekamp
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Dan and Debbie are great hosts, and great people. I Did the Big Bend with them, and it was an excellent experience. I highly recommend GSM MotoRent.

Helpful?
Thank motor135

Been to GSM MotoRent? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from GSM MotoRent staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?