Types of Motorbike in VN – Full Guide

Vietnam Motorcycle Rentals: Honda Cub - front right angle

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The 3 Types of Motorbike in Vietnam

There is a wealth of potential options when looking at which motorbike or scooter to use for traveling around Vietnam. The good news about renting a motorbike is that you can swap between a few different kinds to see what suits you best. Then, if you decide to buy, you have the necessary experience. Here are just a few of the many choices you’ll have when you start looking at your bike options.

Types of Scooters

50cc Scooters

The 50cc scooter size is small, slower and not really advisable for two people, but they DO have their advantages.
If you want a get-around-town type of scooter, a 50cc scooter could be just the ticket. You’ll be able to keep up just fine with stop-and-go traffic in the city and some models can even get up to 50 MPH, though 35 to 40 MPH is probably a more average top speed. They are great to learn on if you have no previous experience.

50cc scooters are relatively inexpensive and operating small scooters may be cheaper, too.
Another nice thing about a 50cc gas scooter is that you don’t need a driver’s license to ride this kind of scooter in Vietnam.
For an economical commuter vehicle that can zip in and out of traffic easily and park almost anywhere, 50cc scooters can be just the thing!

Vietnam Motorcycle Rentals: Honda Cub - back right angle

110cc/125cc/150cc Scooters

The 150cc scooter (or slightly smaller 125cc/110cc scooter) is the perfect size scooter. It’s not too big and definitely not too small! Big enough to seem substantial against cars and other vehicles on busy streets, but not too big to lose the ease of control and balance.

Vietnam Motorcycle Rentals: Honda Vision - front right angle

Types of Motorbike

150cc Motorbike

If you want a bike with more pep and size than the traditional 50-125cc scooter (and many people do eventually upgrade when they realize the limitations of an entry-level scooter), you might look into moving up to a 150cc bike. Even if you’re small, you should be able to find a comfortable fit. The seat height on the XR150, for example, is 82cm and most people find they can ride it.

Honda XR 150 - back left angle

250cc Motorbike

The 250cc size bike is much larger, heavier and can go faster with more stability. You’ll definitely have good power and acceleration, no matter how you decide to use it. These are suited more to long trips on highways riding around town. However, carrying anything on them can be a pain, whether it be a pillion or your weekly shopping.

The 250cc bikes are often called performance bikes and may have enhancements and upgrades to prove that fact. This size of bike will have no trouble going the speeds needed on expressways, so if you need that, then this size might be right for you.

We have a wide range of scooters and motorbikes for rental. Check out the options here! 

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Quick Connect

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

Honda CB 500X motorcycle rental

Engine Type

liquid cooled parallel-twin four stroke

Displacement

470 cc

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Ignition

PGMI – FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41 mm SFF-BP USD Forks

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

dual 296 mm discs with 4 piston calipers; ABS

Rear Brakes

240 mm disc; ABS

Front Tyres

110/80R19M/C (59H)

Rear Tyres

160/60R17M/C

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

830 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

17.7 litres

Dimensions

2,155 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1,410 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Daily

Total

Rider (XR 150)

$140

Rider (CRF 300)

$180

Rider (CB 500X)

$180

Pillion

$120

Damage Waiver

$20

Private Room

$40

Support Vehicle

$150

Tourist

One-Way

Expat

Pricing

N/A

N/A

Damage Waiver

$0/day

N/A

N/A

Security Deposit

N/A

N/A

Required Docs

passport

N/A

N/A

Mileage Limit

unlimited

N/A

N/A

Touring

N/A

N/A