We provide more fully guided tours than motorbike rentals (unguided trips) so we are likely booked up quite early before. We can assist in the timing and routing of self-guided trips if you already had a rough plan. In addition, some basic information plus tips as advice will be given when you collect the rental bike(s).
Notes For Motorbike Rentals In/From Hanoi
Please note that we don’t offer one-way motorbike rentals because we have only one office in Hanoi. Many clients asked if we could deliver or collect bike(s) in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City – HCMC) or anywhere other than Hanoi and we are sorry to say “NO”. In other words, all rentals start and end in Hanoi.
We don’t rent bike(s) to inexperienced/novice rider(s) as Vietnam is not a place to learn or test your riding skills. In addition, if you want to hire a 250cc trail bike, make sure you are over 1.75m or have had good riding skills or ride/own one like this. Even if you send a deposit to book our bike(s), we won’t refund if you can’t ride the bike(s) reserved.
In fact, we don’t offer 24 hours rental service. If you pick up the bike anytime before 4pm you pay for the full day. For example, if you pick up at midday on the first day and return midday on the next day we charge two days, not one day. However, collecting a rental motorcycle between 4-5pm or returning it between 8 and 10am will be free of charge. That allows you to collect and ride early the next morning or if you come back late you have time to return early next morning. The minimum of a rental is at least 2 (two) days.
You need to send a 50% rental fee deposit before collecting the motorcycle(s), motorbike(s), or scooter(s). No deposit refund if you cancel the booking or after you pick up the rented vehicle(s). The balance will be paid when you collect the bike(s)
Last yet importantly, don’t start off on an automatic, step-over scooter. These things have hair-trigger acceleration, usually, no foot brake, and the front wheel turns too easily. Start on a 100 cc bike with semi-automatic (clutchless) gears. The discipline of changing gears means you will build up to speed more slowly, and therefore, more safely. The front wheel is easier to control smoothly, and you all have that foot-break instinct from your first push bike when you were kids. And don’t fear the models with a clutch. It doesn’t take that long to get used to it, and it gives you more control and smoother shifting.
To find out which motorbike/scooter is really the best for you, please watch the below video. For more videos, you can visit our YouTube channel.
Our prices below are in USD Dollars for you to remember an easy number and have an idea how much to pay. You can pay in any currency that you have. It’s hard to provide the prices in VND because there are just too many 0. Thank you for your understanding!
Dual Enduro Motorbike Rentals
Dual enduro Honda CRF250L 250cc, made in Thailand by AP Honda Company. 40$US/day (year 2014 – 2017).
Dual enduro Honda CRF150L 150cc, made in Indonesia by PT Astra Honda Company. 25$US/day (year 2019).
Off-road Motorbike Hire
Honda dirt bike XR150L 150cc, made in China by Sundiro Honda joint venture. 20$US/day (year 2016 – 2017)
Touring Motorcycle Rentals
Honda road bike sport-touring 2014 CGL 125cc, made in China by Sundiro-Honda joint venture. Day rate: 15$US.
Touring Under-bone Scooter Hire
Honda touring scooter 2016 – 2018 Winner 150cc, made in Vietnam by Honda Vietnam. Day rate: 15$US. This is a popular motorbike rental for novice riders.
Honda semi-automatic scooters include Wave Alpha, Wave S, Wave RS, Wave RSX, and Blade 110cc. Made in Vietnam between 2013 and 2018, near new condition. Please note we no longer offer 100cc like many rental shops in Hanoi do. The monthly rate is 50$US with 1,500km limited monthly mileage. However, we don’t normally rent this type of bike if you ride in the Northern mountains or down to South Vietnam (unlimited mileage).
We have been providing near new or latest models of scooters in Hanoi. Only genuine Honda products, no other brands, or Chinese fakes. Please take these details into account when you decide which bike to hire, ask about the bike model and year of manufacturing don’t just look at prices. Our rates are competitive and the quality is best.
Fully Automatic Scooters
Honda Lead 125cc and Honda Air Blade 125cc were from Honda Vietnam, the monthly rate is 80$US. Monthly limited mileage is 1,500km maximum. However, we don’t rent this type of bike if you ride in the Northern mountains or down to South Vietnam (unlimited mileage) due to the small wheels and low ground clearance.
In case you want a lightweight small automatic scooter, nothing is better than the Honda Vision 110cc. It’s light, easy to handle, and has a box under the seat. In addition, it’s high tech with fuel injection and idling stop. The cost of the rental is 60–80$US per month (depending on the year of manufacturing) for the expats to commute in Hanoi.
This is our smallest fleet for people who have no (legal) licence to ride a motorbike in Vietnam. The laws here don’t require any licence to ride up to 50cc. However, these small scooters are very small, low power, and all are Taiwanese SYM products. A Japanese Honda is overpriced and sadly we couldn’t afford a new scooter that costs between 2,000 – 3,000$US. The small scooters we hire were made between 2017 and 2019, in near new condition.