A memorable motorbike ride will require not only a perfect and detailed plan but also a good motorbike. If you are planning to explore Vietnam on your own, making a motorbike trip is highly recommended. On the back of a motorcycle, you can ride through winding roads, majestic, overwhelming passes.
After many times of organizing and participating in motorcycle tours in Vietnam to numerous remote regions, I can claim that Honda motorcycles are always the first choice. These motorcycles bring a lot of benefits that will be covered in the sections below.
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Advantages of using Honda motorcycles in Vietnam
Honda is a Japanese motorcycle and car brand that is famous in many countries throughout the world. Especially in Vietnam, this is considered one of the top-ranking brands.
So what makes them so reliable?
The answer is simple.
If you mention Italian motorbike brands in Vietnam, such as Piaggio, people will immediately think of the typical beauty. However, it is only suitable if you want to go around the city.
On the other hand, Honda motorcycles are very suitable for going further on bumpy roads without causing you any problems with the damage.
Furthermore, although Honda motorcycles are not highly appreciated in fashion, some models have a strong and wild look. Therefore, they are really ideal for backpackers who desire to conquer diverse terrains in Vietnam.
Another outstanding point about Honda motorcycles is that they have low costs. For those who travel to Vietnam for less than a month, they can easily rent a motorbike in cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City for reasonable prices. If you stay here for a year or more, buying a used Honda is not a bad choice.
Not only that, but any Honda motorcycle Vietnam also uses very little gasoline, much less than other brands. And it also rarely crashes. Even if it is broken, you will not have too much trouble finding a place to repair it in Vietnam because Honda is very popular here.
And we’ve saved the best feature until last. That is, your vehicle will not be depreciated too much after you use it for a few years. Honda motorcycles in Vietnam, though used but is still very durable and handy, and that is why it is the most popular for tourists to the country.
So, over the years, when you want to exchange it for another one, you can sell your existing motorbike to the foreigner staying in Vietnam. You can rest assured that the value of the motorcycle will not go down too much, as long as it still performs well.
Which Honda lines can you rent?
Some of the popular Honda motorcycle Vietnam are Honda XR150L, Honda CRF250L, Honda Win 100cc, Dylan, PCX, or Air Blade. They are all tall, suitable for the physique of foreigners.
The costs in a Honda motorbike trip in Vietnam
If you choose to rent a Honda for traveling in Vietnam, it will cost about $5/day for manual transmission motorcycles and $7/day for automatic transmission motorbikes. Regarding gasoline, it will not exceed $3/day. However, for models like the PCX, the price will be higher, at about $11/day. But in general, different companies will show different prices.
Large and powerful Honda motorcycles like HONDA XR150L and HONDA CRF250L are much expensive because of their outstanding features. In particular, At BM Travel Adventure, you have to pay 25 USD/day for HONDA XR150L, and 55 USD/ day for HONDA CRF250L.
In case you want to buy a Honda, we recommend looking for an old Honda Win 100cc model. It is very cheap, only $280-300 in both Saigon and Hanoi.
What should you look at before renting it?
Although Honda motorbikes are famous for their quality, you will need to give them a check before renting or buying them. It is best to give a try to make sure its engine is still working. Also, look closer to the brakes, tires, mirrors, rear lights, headlights, horns, and turn signals. This will help not to make your trip interrupted and costly because of fixing on the way.
Besides, make sure the vehicle you use is fully documented and insured. If you buy a used motorcycle, but it doesn’t have insurance, you can buy the insurance easily for about $5/year. As such, if you lose your motorbike or have an accident causing the vehicle to be damaged, you will be compensated for a part of the loss.
Besides, it also helps you avoid trouble with Vietnamese traffic police when riding on the roads in the country. If you cannot show your motorcycle insurance, you will be fined.
Finally, choose the motorcycle that you like best. As we have mentioned, almost all the types of Honda motorcycles above come with colors and designs suitable for the tall stature of travelers from abroad. And they are also convenient for you to go long distances for several days.
While traveling in Vietnam, a Honda motorcycle will take you through the country’s landscapes without requiring too many costs for rent, gas, or repair. Besides, it varies in types, giving you several different options.
We hope this guide can answer all the questions related to traveling by Honda motorcycle in Vietnam. Feel free to let us know if you have further questions. Like and share it if our guide is useful for you. Thank you.