Thailand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

Thailand is the tourism capital of Southeast Asia and for good reason: fast, smooth and epic roads, beautiful beaches, wonderful people, delicious food, incredible culture and some of the best biking in the world. Check out these great motorcycle tour and rental companies in Thailand.

Thailand Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies

Motorcycle Rental and Tour Companies in Thailand

Please contact the companies listed on this page directly for more information.

Big Bike Tours

“Big Bike Tours offer the most exhilarating authentic motorbike touring holidays and adventure motorcycle tours in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Tibet (China) – all starting from Chiang Mai, Thailand.”

Services:  Fully inclusive guided motorcycle tours from Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Tibet.

Tour bikes: BMW G310GS, BMW F80GS, Kawasaki Versys 650, Kawasaki ER-6N 650, Honda CB650F, Honda CB500X, Honda CB300F, Honda CRF250 Rally.

Tour prices: Tours range from 3-20 days with their lowest priced tours starting at £180. There’s a huge selection of tours to choose from and prices are dependent on the country, tour time and bikes. Check out their Tour Price page for more info. 

Insurance: Standard motorcycle damage insurance is included in the tour price and covers incidental damages. Customers are liable for the first £630. You can always opt for additional insurance.

Kit availability: Helmets, jackets, knee guards and gloves are all provided for free.

Info

Big Bike Tours Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

bigbiketours.com

 Mr. Nirin Chaiyapan

 (WhatsApp) +66 80 127 2595

  info@bigbiketours.com

 

BSR Bike Shop

“We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service and motorbikes possible, allowing our customers to ride and enjoy all the amazing places this beautiful country has to offer.”

Services: Motorcycle rentals, scooter rental and tax and insurance services. 

Rental bikes: Kawasaki D-Tracker 250, Honda CRF250L/M, Kawasaki Z250, Honda CB300R, CB500X, Kawasaki ER6N, Kawasaki Versys 650.

Rental prices: From £23 to £56 but with special offers for week/ month long rentals.

Insurance: Health insurance is included free. Damage/theft insurance is optional.

Kit availability: Helmets are included free of charge.

Info

Thailand BSR Bike Shop Motorcycle rental

Bangkok, Thailand

 bsrbikeshop.com

  Mark Weeks

+66 (0)850550247

  info@bsrbikeshop.com

 

TBB Tours Thailand

“We’re S.E Asia’s premiere fully licenced tour company. We have been operating since 2002 and are owned and run by two long term Brit expats (combined residency in Thailand over 25 years). We’re passionate daily riders and our greatest pleasure is showing enthusiastic people the many wonders of beautiful northern Thailand and it’s neighbouring countries.”

Services: Guided motorcycle tours from 1 day to 15 days. Custom tours can also be arranged.

Tour bikes: Suzuki V-Strom 650, Honda CB500X, Honda CRF300L (modified 250L).

Tour prices: Prices start from £160.

Insurance: Motorcycle insurance is included, but it’s always recommended to arrange your own travel insurance separately. 

Kit availability: Quality full face helmets and armoured mesh jackets are offered as standard

Info

TBB Thailand Motorcycle Tours

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 tbbtours.com

Jeff Pike

+668 386 50935

 info@tbbtours.com

 

Quick Facts on Thailand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

Budget

Typical motorcycle travel costs and prices

Money: ATMs can be found throughout Thailand.

Currency: Thai Baht.

Food: £10 per day on average.

Accommodation: £20 per day on average. 

When to go

The best time of year to rent or join a tour

The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in Thailand is in the dry season from November to April and May. The weather is different in the Gulf, so check the specific areas you’re planning on riding.  

Paperwork

Visa, insurance and motorcycle licence

Visa: Visa requirements are dependent on your nationality. Please visit the country’s government website for visa information. 

Driver’s licence: You need a valid motorcycle licence to legally rent a motorcycle or join a tour. If you risk riding without the correct licence, then not only will you be breaking the law, but your insurance will be invalid too. 

International Driver’s Permit: An IDP is a requirement for many countries. The UK Gov website lists every country that requires one and which IDP is required. 

Insurance: Motorcycle insurance needs to be checked with the rental or tour company. Ask what they offer, what’s included and what the legal requirements are. 

You should purchase personal travel insurance separately from your home country before travelling. 

Facts

Capital: Bangkok
Country code: +66

Emergency: 191 (1155 for tourist police)

Language: Thai 

Time: GMT+7

Land Mass: 513,120 km²

Don't miss

The best motorcycle riding routes and attractions

The North of Thailand has the best riding with legendary routes like the Mae Hong Son Loop. You’ll find epic mountains, rivers, jungles and wildlife up here. 

In the South you’ll find gorgeous beaches and national parks. It all depends on what you want from your trip there. 

For more info, check out our Mae Hong Son Loop Guide. 

Flying in/out

The best airport to fly into and out of

Bangkok or Chiang Mai Airport. 

FAQs on Thailand Motorcycle Rentals and Tours

No, sorry. Mad or Nomad do not offer any rentals, tours or services. Please contact the companies listed on this page directly. 

This page displays motorcycle rental and tour companies from around the world. We do a lot of research into these companies before adding them and speak to the managers and owners. Many of the companies we have also used in the past or have met the owners while travelling.

While we have collected them all together in one place for your ease, we take no responsibility in your business with them. We’re simply showcasing companies in one easy-to-use place and are not involved with your dealings with them. Any business you have with these companies is at your own risk. We will not be held liable or responsible in any way.   

The best time to rent a motorcycle or join a tour in Thailand is in the dry season from November to April and May. The weather is different in the Gulf, so check the specific areas you’re planning on riding.  

Motorcycle rentals in Thailand are around £20 per day. 

Motorcycle tours in Thailand start from around £150 dependent on where and what you want to ride. 

Take a video on your phone of the entire bike, do a walk around and film the condition of the chain, fairings, tyres, any bumps, dents and scratches. By doing so, you can’t get caught out and blamed for something you didn’t do when you return it.

Check the wheel bearings, chain, oil, coolant, brakes, clutch and that the handlebars are straight. Tyres need a decent amount of tread and should be suitable for the terrain you’re riding in. Take it for a short test ride and don’t feel pressured or rushed. Go with your gut and if there’s anything that catches your eye, speak to the owners immediately.

This is down to personal preference, where you’re riding and what’s available. If you’re renting or joining a motorcycle tour in the States and you’re going to be primarily on road, then you may want to opt for a big touring bike. If you’re headed to rural or mountainous countries and are going off-road in Central Asia for example, then go for a mid-weight single-cylinder. 

We usually find lighter and cheaper rental bikes are better because they’re less stress, you don’t have to worry about dropping them all the time, are easier to fix and more fun.

For more info on choosing the right motorcycle for your trip, have a look at the below guide and also check out the adventure bikes page too. 

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We recommend lightweight and comfortable gear suitable for the climate you’re travelling in. If you’re heading to a particularly cold place, then go for Gore-Tex pro laminate. 

But, the best all-round option is ventilated, light and comfy adventure bike gear. Take the thermal and waterproof liners out and leave them at home. Take a cheap pair of waterproof throwovers and a compressible down jacket that can be stuffed into a small bag. You can use both items as layering if it’s cold and rainy and they double up when off the bike and will reduce the amount of gear you have to take with you in your luggage. 

It’s always better to take your own bike gear over renting or using kit from the rental company. You know your own stuff fits, works and is comfortable – especially your helmet. The last thing you want is to get a few days into your trip and get a headache from a tight lid. 

Check out our riding gear article for more info on how to choose the right clothing and the guides section for our recommended kit. 

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Contact the rental or tour company and ask what luggage the bike comes with. Your bike might come with soft bags, hard boxes, a top box or nothing at all. 

You can often leave the gear you don’t want to take with you on the trip at the rental or tour company’s headquarters. So you can travel on a plane with a larger kit bag and just take the bag and gear you need on the bike. 

The type of luggage you need depends on the type of trip you’re on, how much off-roading you’re doing and how long you’re going for. 

A good option is to go for a waterproof duffle bag and a pair of Rok Straps as this type of luggage setup can be fastened to any bike’s pillion seat and you don’t need racks. And take an additional small and light rucksack for your important gear (camera, passport etc) so you don’t have to worry about it when off the bike. 

For more info on choosing your motorcycle luggage, check out our guide page below.

READ MORE: Adventure Bike Luggage Guides

Companies may offer motorcycle insurance as an optional extra, include it in the price or not offer it at all. This again depends on the country you’re riding in. 

It’s worth getting insurance if you can and ask what the excess is as you will usually be liable for damage to the bike. 

Motorcycle insurance is separate from personal travel insurance. This is incredibly important and you need to be very careful when choosing your personal insurance policy because the fine print often won’t cover you for bikes over 125cc, renting, touring or using a bike as your main mode of transport.

Check out our Admin section as you’ll find detailed guides on personal insurance, paperwork and safety on the road. 

READ MORE: Admin Guides

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