HANOI SCOOTERS FOR RENT
We have been providing near new or latest model 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 bike model and year of manufacturing don’t just look at prices. Our rates are competitive and the quality is best.
The monthly and daily rate is only for long-term rentals and for riding in and around Hanoi only (limited mileage of 1,500km a month). This rate doesn’t apply if you ride to the Northern mountains or down to South Vietnam (unlimited mileage) and there is no discount in this case. We will quote the long-distance rental rates when you send your request. We don’t recommend riding moped scooters on long trips in terms of power, safety and comfort even though these bikes are really reliable.
Below links provide more details of the current Honda semi-automatic scooter models we hire in Hanoi:
– Latest Honda Wave 110cc series.
– The traditional Honda Dream, now comes back stronger with Honda Super Dream 110cc.
– Smaller and lighter new version of Honda Wave Alpha 100cc for people who don’t want the larger 110cc, especially girls. To be honest, we would prefer the 110cc models above.
– If you really have no medical insurance policy that covers motorbiking in Vietnam or take driving license seriously, you can hire a Honda Super Cub 50cc from us.
Please note that we don’t offer one-way scooter rentals as we have only one office in Hanoi.
MOPED SCOOTER MODEL WE ARE PROVIDING
HONDA has a new “cub” on the street, called Wave. This model replaced the old Honda Dream and Wave 100cc and becomes the new king on the road. We use new bikes with low mileage (usually less than 20,000km odo, most bikes are between brand new and 10,000km) and they are very very reliable. Nobody beats us about the quality as we replace the old models with the new ones as soon as they are available on the market. We believe no shop in Hanoi has a new fleet as ours.
The Wave 110 is Honda’s latest small motorbike – scooter type.
The grip for the pillion is a slightly-raised bar above the rear light.
The foot-pegs however are of the very old-fashioned straight rubber ones, not very suitable for a modern-looking bike.
For storage, there’s something called a “U-box”, a deep-set compartment under the seat that would be able to hold small to medium-sized items. It certainly keeps your wallet and handphone dry when you get caught in an unexpected storm.
Lights have been improved, with increased brightness; the front one have a large single projector that gives a clear light with a halogen bulb, though the beam is directed too close.
Instrumentation includes fuel level, speed, gear and turn signal. All models are fitted with a maintenance-free battery, a real convenience.
At 110cc and a four-stroke engine, don’t expect any major power.
The acceleration is pretty reasonable for level road with gear well spaced out for smooth acceleration at all engine revs.
However, going up hill with a pillion rider can be quite slow.
Thankfully there’s a gear indicator panel, so after some trial and error you’ll figure out the best gears for gradients.
Its suspension system soaks up bumps and potholes well, and mounted to a more rigid chassis tends to give a wobble-free and better ride stability.
The four-stroke engine has less acceleration but is a lot cleaner and does not emit the stinking white smoke that the two-stroke bikes do.
There’s no clutch.
Its frugal fuel consumption would definitely make the Wave a good choice for those who are watching their monthly petrol bills carefully.
The only thing we find not good on the Wave and other Honda models in Vietnam is seat. The back part is so thin that you can’t ride comfortably. You are likely to stop every 40 km to refresh yourself.
SCOOTER MODELS WE STOPPED PROVIDING
Many shops in Hanoi still offer the models below. We discontinued these models because the latest series offer better technology and are more reliable. No shop in Hanoi provides newer scooters than we do.
– Honda Future Neo 2009 series 125cc
– Honda Future II, Neo GT 2005-2007 series 125cc
– Honda Future 1, 2003 series 110cc
– Honda Wave RS & S 2005-2007 series 100-110cc
– Honda Wave & Dream series 100cc
– Older 100cc Honda & SYM series