Honda Master, 125cc, Manual.
|Daily rental:||20 USD|
|Weekly rental:||120 USD (one day free)|
|Monthly rental:||360 USD (one week free)|
The Honda Master is a very comfortable road bike that is low to the ground and great for a long distance trip. It has a strong 125cc engine, a good seat and great racks on the rear for luggage. It is 5 speed and quite forgiving of a new rider.
What it is the Honda Master good for?
This is a very useful and reliable city bike that will get you where you need to go with minimum fuss. They are very easy to drive and negotiating traffic is not a big issue apart from the extra width. Even with the rear racks, the biggest problem is carrying goods and shopping. If, however, that is what you need, installing a GIVI rear box is a good idea. A rear box also serves as a great backrest for a pillion on a long trip.
As we mentioned above the Honda Master will handle city driving quite well. However, it is on the open road that comes into its own. They are more in their element on day trips out of town and longer trips between cities. They are very comfortable for long periods on the road. The large fuel tank gives an excellent range (300+km) which is more than most people will drive on any given day. They do not handle off-road conditions very well and will cope with some gravel or a dirt track but nothing too serious.
- This bike is imported into Vietnam and therefore the Honda Dealers often refuse to work on them. You will then be forced to use a small mechanic shop to do any work and you should watch them carefully. Finding parts is more difficult but not impossible as there is a lot of mutual parts used on other Honda Bikes. For example, Honda Dream clutch plates will fit and get you going, if needed.
- Previous experience riding a manual bike is essential.
- This bike can handle 02 people and backpack but, be kind and don’t load it up too much. Weighing in at 122kg, it is not much heavier than the Honda Future and it is equally nimble.
- This is a much better ride for a long distance trip and saves your back and butt.
**They are less attractive to thieves as they are harder to strip and fence but you still need to be careful. To date, we are yet to have one stolen but at 2,000USD a piece it is better to be safe than sorry. Check out our parking tips for Vietnam because it can get tricky and that’s how the thieves get their chance.
Renting long term for travel or as an expat is not usual as it is more economical to purchase the bike. However, they are available on the same terms as the tourist rentals. For one or two months it might be a feasible option for someone wanting a larger bike.
Daily / Weekly Rental:
The daily and weekly rental rates offer unlimited mileage, however, the deposit is either 500USD OR an original passport. For ONE WAY RENTAL, there is a drop off fee of 70USD if you decide to leave the bike in one of our shops. This is currently available between Hanoi, Danang, and HCMC.
When renting the bike, we offer you:
- a rear rack to strap your bags onto
- a U lock for extra safety
- saddle bags for luggage
- bungees to strap things down
- a helmet
We service our bikes before and after each rental. However, on a long trip, it is wise to check the bike over. We ask that you keep a note of the mileage and then tell us after around 1,200 to 1,500km so that we can help you get the bike serviced. You will need to pay this cost but we will refund you when you return the bike. It only costs a few Dollars.
Caution: You MUST call us when having any work done on the bike. We trust you but we do not trust roadside mechanics, who may not know how to service the bikes and may overcharge you. We need to talk to them directly before any work is done. Failure to do this or monitor the mechanic can result in serious/expensive damage to the bike and you will be liable for it.
|Fuel capacity||12.0 litres|
|Fuel consumption||Res / 100km|
|Oil capacity||01 litre (to refill/change)|
|Engine type||4 stroke|
|Starting system||Electric / Kick start|
|Gear Box||5 speed|