Intermediate riders are riders who have previous manual clutch motorbike riding experience. Furthermore, they have ridden touring motorcycles for some time in their home or foreign countries. In addition, these bikers can handle simple mechanic repairs for road or trail bikes. However, they may not ride a motorbike every day.
The photo below shows a typical Vietnamese road traffic they can handle.
For the best experience, intermediate riders should ride touring motorcycles or dirt or trail bikes from 125cc to 250cc, manual clutch. As a note, automatic or semi-automatic scooters are not good for long trips. Scooters normally have low ground clearance, poor suspension, and less power.
In addition, these riders can fix some simple things. These include chain tension, oil the change, check ignition, change the spark plug, CDI unit, and a broken clutch cable etc.
The last thing they need is to learn some road rules before commencing the trips.
TOURING MOTORCYCLES FOR INTERMEDIATE RIDERS IN HANOI
In fact, touring motorbikes are standard bikes for flat roads and small roads. However, don’t expect them to work on dirt roads due to ground clearance, suspension and riding position. In general, these are the best choice for intermediate riders.
Touring scooter Honda Winner 150cc, made in Vietnam, 2016 model. Daily rate: 15$US (short or long trips). Monthly rate: 120$US (in Hanoi only).
Sport touring Honda CGL125 125cc, made in Vietnam, 2014 model. Daily rate: 15$US (short or long trips). Monthly rate: not available.
In general, these dirt bikes are able to get you anywhere. In fact, they are the ideal choice if you are somewhere between intermediate riders and expert riders. Despite the higher costs, they are worth the extra.
Trail bike Honda XR125/150 150cc, made in China by Sundiro Honda, 2013-15 models. Daily rate: 25$US (short or long trips). Monthly rate: not available.
Dirt bike Honda XR150 150cc, made in China by Sundiro Honda, 2016 model. Daily rate: 25$US (short or long trips). Monthly rate: not available.
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