Try to rent from reputable companies that provide reliable vehicles (Honda, Yamaha, etc), rather than Chinese knock-offs.
One of the most popular is the Motorbike Rental Ninh Binh. Many travelers choose to buy cheap $300 motorbikes from fellow backpackers to keep their travel costs down.
I cannot stress enough the value in renting or buying a proper, well-maintained motorbike; the hassle of repairing your constantly breaking motorbike and cost will soon match or exceed the price of renting a newer motorbike.
Vietnamese roads are dangerous enough without making life harder with a faulty motorbike.
We assure you that our vehicles are regularly maintained, and will be immediately supported when an incident occurs.
What Bike to Rent
110 cc to 125cc will be completely sufficient for touring the country unless you intend to head through the rougher country in the north and west. In those cases, it’s best to hire a more powerful bike.
Speed limits are low within Vietnam – 25mi/h (40km/h) for cities, 37mi/h (60km/h) for highways – so having a very powerful motorbike can often be a detriment in congested areas.
You can navigate the country on an automatic, semi-automatic or manual, so choose what will work best for your experience.
Try to keep to known brands like Honda or Yamaha. Whilst most Vietnamese know how to repair motorbikes, if you do not know what they are doing it will be hard to judge if you are being scammed or sold faulty repairs.
With a Honda bike or similar, you can take it to one of the many Honda stores for service and be assured of legitimate mechanics who will charge you a flat rate. These stores are in almost every town and city