Hiring a Scooter in a foreign country can be daunting at first. Being Managed by an Australian Bamboo Bikes understand this and would like to help you feel comfortable with the process so you can relax and enjoy your holiday – after all you’re here to have fun, right? You can read all you need to know here or give us a call on +66(0)926183239 or visit our website by clicking here.

The Process

1. Selecting the Scooter

We have a range of Scooters ranging from 99 to 300THB per day. We recommend that you take your time to discuss with our friendly staff where you want to go and what you will be doing. For instance, if you’re shopping in the city then we may suggest a Fino or Click 110cc. These are a carburetor model and may require the use of the choke when first started or early in the morning when cool. If you wanted to travel to one of the many lovely attractions just outside the city then a Fino, Spacy, Scoopy, etc. 110cc, which are fuel-injected, maybe the better option. If riding to one of the many mountains then a 125cc will probably be the best option. We have 125cc Scooters from the Mio for 179THB, Click 249THB to the newest model Click for 300THB per day. Whatever your need, we are here to assist you and make sure you have a safe and comfortable ride. We also have bigger scooters and Motorcycles but if you’re selecting them you probably don’t need much help in choosing the one you want.

2. Entering or signing the contract.

There are a few things you should know before signing the contract and be clear on so that you have peace of mind.

3. Deposit

Hiring a Scooter will require a deposit. We require a copy of your passport with current Visa and 2000THB for scooters 125cc and under, or you can leave your passport the choice is yours. Higher deposits are required for larger bikes.

4. Inspection of the Scooter

We will inspect the Scooter with you. It is important that you take good photos of the Scooter before leaving the shop. For your peace of mind, we will insist on this. If you do not have a camera then one will be provided for you. The last thing we want is to charge you for damage that was there before you rented it. This is the best practice for both parties.

5. Payment

It can be made by cash only.

6. Smile and ENJOY!

Other things you should know

You need to wear a helmet. Yes, we give you a helmet for free and you must wear it. You will see others riding around not wearing a helmet but besides being very unsafe, there are a series of cameras and police that will stop you and charge you with a hefty fine.

You legally need a motorbike license and if stopped the official rate is 400THB. Some customers have been charged more and some less than this but the official rate is 400THB. Any other license beside a Thai motorbike license will not work. You will require an international permit with an “A” stamp on it.

Chiang Mai is a beautiful place, full of kind and wonderful people. Please respect their culture and enjoy the Beautiful Mountains, Temples and all the other wonderful attractions on offer.