About 50cc Scooter Hire
Honestly speaking, these small scooters are not really suitable for riding over 10km because of the low HP, small or short seat, and suspension. Ideally, riding solo is the best option. In addition, riding on long trips is not recommended at all.
Due to the availability and prices, we can only provide the near new Taiwanese SYM motorbikes and scooters. Sometimes, even a Chinese copy is available. Real Honda 50cc scooters are either too old (over 10 years) or too expensive (2,000 – 3,000$US each). To be clear, 50cc scooter hire is a very very small part of our business and we only provide it at the request of our customers. In other words, this is not our official service and we don’t feel the quality justifies the price. We will try to prepare the scooters in the best possible condition.
In short, this is the last option if you can’t or don’t want to ride larger scooters.
To find out if a 50cc scooter is good for you, please watch the below video. For more videos, you can visit our YouTube channel.
Why 50cc Motorbikes & Scooters Rentals?
Vietnamese laws (and most countries) require riders of motorbikes and scooters from 51cc to have a valid driving license. However, your home country license is not valid here in Vietnam. In fact, only the 1968 Convention international driving license is accepted and not the 1949 Convention. In reality, it’s not too difficult to convert a license but many customers still want to play it safe and choose a 50cc motorbike or scooter to work with their insurance policy.
For more details about licences and how to get an international driving permit, please check at this link.
In reality, 50cc motorbike & scooter hire is not popular in Hanoi and Vietnam as well. The demand is low, scooters are small for foreigners. Therefore, we can’t guarantee availability and you should contact in advance to make a booking if you need one. Below are some current models we offer in Hanoi.
50cc Scooter Hire – SYM Elegant semi-automatic is the most popular.
SYM Elite fully-automatic scooter.
GN-50 fully-automatic scooter.
Why no Honda?
Honestly speaking, we would prefer Japanese Honda small 50cc scooters but we need to look at the numbers.
As a promise, we don’t provide 50cc motorbikes & scooter rentals older than 4 years or 30,000km, therefore using older bikes or older Honda Cub is not an option for us. In Vietnam, a new 50cc Honda (Super) Cub or Giorno or Scoopy or Dunk is extremely expensive, around 3,000$US. Crazy, isn’t it? In fact, most new clone Cub on the roads are Chinese.
If we rent a quality 50cc, the only option we have in Hanoi is Taiwanese (not Chinese) SYM or KYMCO and it’s the best brand at an affordable price. The quality is okay. In addition, with some tuning, we can make it near Honda’s quality!
Some customers requested a copy of the famous Honda Giorno 50cc, we also had one GN-50 in near new condition and with some customization, it worked out just fine. That’s an exact copy of the Honda Giorno you can see in the third photo above.
In case you don’t really want these low-power 50cc scooters, we offer bigger Honda 110-125cc.