Semi-automatic motorbikes are a good option if you have tried a manual bike and find it difficult to ride.
They are not convenient as you travel adventures but just wandering in Hanoi or Hanoi’s suburbs is the ideal option
There are 2 types of semi-automatic bikes:
- The copies come from China
- The originals are from Japan.
The copies are cheaper but less reliable compared to the originals so are best used when travelling for under 3 weeks or on a tight budget.
If you are living in Hanoi for a while then it is also recommended that you go for the original. They do hold their value well so when you come to reselling them you should be able to get most of your investment back.