Renting a bike or scooter in China

Discussion in 'Asia' started by NonstopBanana, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. NonstopBanana

    NonstopBanana Thumper Rider

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    Can't seem to find any options online, perhaps it doesn't help that I can't read Chinese. Does anyone know where I could rent a small motorcycle or a scooter in Shanghai, for a few days (3-4)? Not electric as I'd like to take it out for some longer day trips.
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  2. MJS

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    I'm pretty sure that you will have to have a Chinese driver's license at minimum. Have you been to Shanghai before? Majority of the scooters are electric. A few small 2 strokes. I only saw one MC on the road in the two weeks we were there. Scooters can use the sidewalks though.

    Shanghai is a huge area. No scooters allowed on the expressway. Which is really the only decent way to get somewhere out of the city.

    Easy to get around by metro and taxi. If you have the correct app you can grab a bicycle from just about anywhere in the city.
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  3. wishhealth

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    Maybe I can help you, If you have motorcycle driver's licence.
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  4. NonstopBanana

    NonstopBanana Thumper Rider

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    I do have one, and have been riding for a while, just not in China obviously.

    I’m not planning on using it in the city itself, but would love to explore a bit of the surroundings.
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