How to rent a motorbike in Vietnam?

How to rent a motorbike in Vietnam?

If you live and work in Vietnam, renting a motorbike is a great opportunity to get off the beaten track and discover on your own. Especially, there are many agents in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi having bikes for rent. You will need to fill out a form to rent the bike along with leaving your passport as a deposit. Besides, most places usually offer a selection of manual shift and automatic shift motorbikes. The rentals will also come with a helmet. Remember that using helmet is mandatory in Vietnam.

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Here are 5 tips of renting a motorbike for you:

  1. Check your bike

Test the your turn signals and lights and take a quick test drive around the block. When you park in a public area, don’t lose that ticket. If you lose it, you will need to verify the ownership of the bike, which means contacting the place you rented the bike. In Vietnam, people usually use Honda, Nouvo, Lead, etc. from 100cc to 250cc.

  1. Get the contact details

The contact information of the agency is very important if you rent their motorbike. This could be a lifesaver if your bike breaks down or something likes that. Please take the details into account when you decide which bike to hire, ask about bike model and year of manufacturing and don’t just look at prices.

  1. Make sure your helmet is good

Generally, the agency will give you the helmet because using it is compulsory in Vietnam. You should check the condition of this helmet and ask for alternative one if it is not good.

  1. Anticipate your surroundings

Vietnamese drivers don’t really use their wing mirrors so watch out for the traffic ahead of you. Also, slow down through intersections as stopping at a red is more like a guideline as opposed to a rule. The traffic in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi is quite busy and narrow, therefore, you should drive carefully.

June 2, 2017 / by / in

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