About us

How it all started:

Created in 2003, Universal Riders is a company owned by the AIXIA Group, major actor in the vehicule rental industry in France and Europe with the creation of Rentiz and Rent and drop.

After riding throught the USA and meeting other riders, the two motorcycle passionates Sophie and Jean-Claude FACQUES (creators of Universal Riders) had realised that no opportunities were offered for those who wanted to discover France on a motorbike.

Sophie and Jean-Claude

That was the moment it all started… Universal Riders was an idea, then a project, and now it is a group of passionates and a successfull high-end motorcycle rental company that has opened 6 agencies in France and  Europe.

What about our activity?

Our job is to rent motorcycles for a day or more, weather it is for you to test a motorcycle or enjoy a ride on one of our models or even hit the road for an adventure throughout one of our tours.

For example, a large amount of our clients, especially for long tours, come from different countries like the USA, Canada, Sweden, Russia etc. Check out their testimonials about us!

What service do we offer?

We have different ranges of motorcycles including BMWs, Harley-Davidsons, Indians and Triumphs. We also have adapted equipment (helmets, gloves, rainsuits, paniers…)  for you to enjoy the ride as best as you could. Also, before your ride, we will  provide you with as many information as we can (roadbook, tips…).

Our team:



Counter agent in Universal Riders Strasbourg agency, Laurent is passionate about motorcycles since he was a kid. He started working as a mechanic and he now rides vintage motorcycles in his free time. Laurent will make sure you will get the best advice and informations before your ride!

Jean-François, Suzanne and Stéphanie

mira agency

Located in Mira in the Coimbra district in Portugal, Jean-François and his wife Suzanne have become our contributors. Stéphanie is also part of the team and works for the Marketing.  The two motorcycle passionates Suzanne and Jean-François have been riding motorcycles  for 30 years and the brand Harley Davidson® has become their passion and lifestyle.



Counter agent in Universal Riders Bordeaux, Alexis is also a motorcycle passionate since his childhood. It was a family thing! For Alexis, a motorcycle isn’t only a frame on wheels, it is also a sound, a feeling, an experience, it’s freedom. 




Motorcycle enthusiats since many years, François has built up a passion for motorcycle adventures. Counter agent in Universal Riders Cannes, François will welcome you warmly and give you all the information and tips you need when renting a motorcycle.

All members of our team will be happy to meet you in one of our agencies, see you soon!

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