Most motorbike rental shops in Hanoi specialise in rentals to backpackers and travellers making the trip from north to south, or around the Ha Giang Loop. RentABike is a little different. Founded by Danny – who came to Vietnam more than 20 years ago – and his wife, Thu, RentABike has found a niche for itself offering long-term rentals to expats living in the city. Their whole operation is geared toward long-term reliability, from the bikes they rent to the swathe of local contacts they can put you in touch with. For puttering around the city, they offer a range of automatic and semi-automatic Yamaha and Honda scooters in the 100cc-135cc range, with the cheapest going for $7 (£5.42) per day. However, their long-term rentals range from $40 to $85 (£31 to £66) per month if you’re planning on staying in and around Hanoi (they also have branches in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City). If you’re just touring, or planning a longer trip between cities, their rates are a little steeper ($10 to $35 [£7.74 to £27] per day). This is definitely the shop for you if you’re planning a longer stay in Hanoi.