Honda XR150, 150cc, Manual.
|Daily rental||20 USD|
|Weekly rental||120 USD (one day free)|
|Monthly rental||360 USD (one week free)|
The Honda XR150 is the latest motorbike from the XR range. It is an off-road bike but, not what you would consider a real dirt bike. This is because it doesn’t have the power to get out of sticky situations. It is a very easy bike to drive and it has great gearing.
- The Honda XR150 motorbike is imported into Vietnam, so the Honda Dealers often refuse to work on them. In this case, use a small mechanic shop to do any work but you should watch them carefully. Finding parts is more difficult but, not impossible. There are mutual parts used on other Honda motorbikes. 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. The suspension means it will eat up dirt tracks for breakfast and save your back and butt.
They are less attractive to thieves as they are harder to take parts from but, you still need to be careful. To date, we are yet to have one stolen but at 3,000USD a piece it is better to be safe than sorry. To avoid the thieves, check out our parking tips in Vietnam as it can be tricky knowing where to park your motorbike.
What is the Honda XR150 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 moving in traffic is not too bad. They ‘eat up’ potholes and allow you to bump up the curb easily. The biggest problem is carrying goods and shopping. If that is what you need, installing a GIVI rear box is a good idea!
As we mentioned above the Honda XR150 will handle the city driving well. They are preferred on day trips out of town and longer trips between cities. They are very comfortable for long periods on the road because of the higher seat. It has more legroom and an excellent suspension, making the road smooth.
The large fuel tank gives an excellent range (300+km) which is more than most people will drive on any given day. They handle off-road conditions well. However, sometimes thick wet clay can clog up the bike. 150cc is just not enough power to rip down to the solid road or clear the wheels of clay.
The monthly rental rate is for long term expats that need a motorbike in 01 city. There is a mileage limit of 1,000km/ month. The deposit is 01 month’s rental fee (50USD). We will ask you where you work and your home address. This is so that we can come out to collect rent or service the 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 other shops. This is currently available between Hanoi, Danang, and HCMC.
In addition to the bike, we offer you:
- A rear rack to strap your bags onto
- A U lock for extra safety
- Saddlebags 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 before you leave. 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 motorbike serviced. You will need to pay for 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|