Cat Motors — Motorbike Rental in Chiang Mai

Dear friends, Before you visit our motorbike rental in Chiang Mai, we would like to write a few words about our company. In addition, we will share for you some useful articles on our blog that will make your trip more comfortable and exciting. We will also give you safety tips on the roads of Thailand that may one day save your life, because your family is waiting for you at home safe and sound.

Our motorbike rental shop was created by travelers for travelers. We have visited over 30 countries and we know and understand how important it is to choose the right service provider in a foreign country.

We love and respect our customers. Many of them have been using our Chiang Mai motorcycle rental services for many years, since the company was founded. Of course, nothing in this world is perfect and sometimes we make mistakes too. However, it is very important to us that you have only the best experience of your trip in Northern Thailand.

With us you can be sure that even in the most complicated situation you will not be left alone, and we will try to help you, even if you have gone more than 1000 kilometers from our office in Chiang Mai.

Our goal is quality service and the quickest possible elimination of technical problems. After all, even new motorcycles purchased a couple of days ago in the showroom can sometimes give you a surprise.

Welcome to our corner of freedom!

Meow, co-founder of Cat Motors

 
 
Motorbike rental in Chiang Mai, certificate of excellence

Dear friends, Before you visit our motorbike rental in Chiang Mai, we would like to write a few words about our company. In addition, we will share for you some useful articles on our blog that will make your trip more comfortable and exciting. We will also give you safety tips on the roads of Thailand that may one day save your life, because your family is waiting for you at home safe and sound.

Our motorbike rental shop was created by travelers for travelers. We have visited over 30 countries and we know and understand how important it is to choose the right service provider in a foreign country.

Cat Motors owner with Tripadvisor certificate of exellence

We love and respect our customers. Many of them have been using our Chiang Mai motorcycle rental services for many years, since the company was founded. Of course, nothing in this world is perfect and sometimes we make mistakes too. However, it is very important to us that you have only the best experience of your trip in Northern Thailand.

With us you can be sure that even in the most complicated situation you will not be left alone, and we will try to help you, even if you have gone more than 1000 kilometers from our office in Chiang Mai.

Our goal is quality service and the quickest possible elimination of technical problems. After all, even new motorcycles purchased a couple of days ago in the showroom can sometimes give you a surprise.

Welcome to our corner of freedom!

Meow, co-founder of Cat Motors

Featured Bikes
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Yamaha Mio 125i

125cc, automatic

A small and powerful motorbike, and at the same time convenient for trips around the city. Ideal for short people.

70THB per day*

Honda Click 125i

Honda Click 125i

125cc, automatic

Universal bike for city and country trips. The injection engine ensures the smooth running of the engine.

80THB per day*

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Honda Wave 125i

125cc, semi-automatic

The best motorbike for hill riding. The semi-automatic transmission will help you drive up any local mountain.

90THB per day*

Yamaha M-Slaz for rent in Chiang Mai

Yamaha M-Slaz

150cc, manual gearbox

A budget and lightweight motorcycle with a manual transmission. Standard size with economy engine.

150THB per day*

crf250L for rent in Chiamg Mai

Honda CRF250L / Rally

250cc, manual gearbox

The best off-road solution for light travelers and riders who love uncharted trails on rough terrain.

270THB per day*

CB300F for rent, Chiang Mai

Honda CB300F

300cc, manual gearbox

Classic urban street-fighter with a top speed of 158 km/h. You can easily travel any distance.

270THB per day*

* The cost of renting a motorcycle depends on the rental period. The current rates apply for a one-month rental contract. If you need a motorcycle for any other number of days, from 1 day to 365, in this case, specify the rental price with our manager. You can find our contacts on Location and Contacts page.

What Are You Looking For?

We have written travel guides for you about the most popular places and routes in Chiang Mai. We have also written important tips and tricks for you to use on local roads with chaotic and sometimes pointless traffic. Perhaps one day these tips and hints will save your life.

Services

There are no mileage restrictions in our rental. Any scooter or motorcycle is provided with unlimited mileage.

The rental price includes medical insurance with coverage up to 300,000 baht for the driver and passenger.

Even if you get into an accident while traveling to another province, we will provide remote support and help you get your insurance claim.

What Clients Say About Our Motorbike Rental In Chiang Mai

“Worst place in the world! Why do I have to buy gasoline with my own money for a two-week trip? Gasoline must be free for the customer!” – said one wonderful guy. But there are other opinions that you can find among the hundreds of reviews on FaceBook, TripAdvisor, Google.

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Happy Customers
Cat Motors customers

Rented four motorcycles for two weeks for a family trip to Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. The registration time is 10 minutes, the prices are very affordable, the motorcycles are in good condition, we drove 1000+ km with pleasure and good mood. Recommended!

Cat Motors customers

Very professional, fair and helpful staff. We got a great Click, drove it up to Pai and back, and kept our big bags with them while doing it. Check in and check out was seamless. I highly recommend renting bikes from Cat Motors!

Cat Motors customers

We rent a motorbike for a day. Price was good, the motorbike was in perfect condition and we haven’t any issue. The staff is really friendly and nice!

Our team checks the technical condition of the motorcycles in a timely manner and carries out maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. We use only original spare parts and only quality consumables produced by reliable and reputable factories to repair motorcycles.

If any mishap happens (burned out bulb, dead battery, lost key), we’ll try to fix the problem as soon as possible and provide you with comprehensive remote support on the road during your trip.

 

Our conditions for renting motorbikes in Chiang Mai:

  • unlimited mileage;
  • anti-theft lock and first aid kit,
  • helmets “three-quarter” for the rider and the passenger;
  • medical insurance with coverage up to 300,000 baht;
  • remote support, and much more.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Leave a request to rent a motorcycle in any convenient way for you specified on the page Location and Contacts (Telegram, WhatsApp, e-mail, etc.). We will contact you and clarify all the details.

You will need to pay the rent and provide a copy of your passport (you can make a copy for free in our office or send us a photo of it by e-mail). Besides the payment you’ll need to pay security deposit which will be returned when returning motorcycle. The amount of the deposit depends on the model of motorcycle you rent.

Today we only accept cash. Unfortunately, we no longer accept cryptocurrencies. If we start accepting debit or credit cards, we will additionally inform you in this section.

If you have a Thai bank account, you can pay for your motorbike rental using the nearest ATM, or via PromtPay, or using the QR code in your bank’s app.

You can also pay in cash using the nearest ATM. You do not need to visit our office to renew your rental.

On request, we can deliver the motorcycle to your place of residence. In this case, the rental period must be more than 7 days and the place of residence must be within the city limits.

Depending on the distance of your place of residence from the Cat Motors office, the delivery can be either free or we can charge a token delivery fee of 20-50 baht per motorcycle. Delivery of the motorcycle to your place of residence must be coordinated in advance (at least 24 hours before delivery) so that we can plan the work of our staff.

If you live in a remote area to which we do not deliver, you can visit us yourself by hiring a cab. In this case we will reimburse you 50% of the cost of your trip on the day you sign the contract.

Please note that we will not reimburse you for any city trips that are not related to our company and the services we provide.

The cab ride must be booked through the InDriver app. We will not reimburse you if you use a city cab or tuk-tuk or hotel hired cab service.

If your motorcycle rental is less than 7 days, in which case we do not deliver to your place of residence, and we do not reimburse any cab costs, sorry.

If you want to save money, you can come to us by city bus, which costs only 30 baht. You can find a map of the bus routes on the Location and Contacts page.

Ten years ago, when we started our motorcycle rental business in Chiang Mai, we were the first and only motorcycle rental in Chiang Mai that never took a customer’s passport as a deposit.

Nothing has changed since then. We never keep the customer’s passport. You pay the deposit in cash.

The amount of the deposit depends on the model of motorbike rented. The deposit is refunded on the day the bike is returned to the rental shop.

If the rented bike is damaged, the amount of damage is deducted from the deposit.

The deposit can be left in any international currency. In this case, your own banknotes will be returned to you at the end of the rental period.

 

The health and life of each rider and passenger is insured for 300,000 baht. If you are involved in an accident and you have documents to prove your medical expenses, then we can help you get an insurance payout from the insurance company.

As for insuring rental bike against damage, unfortunately there are no insurance companies in Thailand that do this. You can easily insure a private motorcycle, but once it comes to insuring a rental motorbike – no insurance company wants to touch it.

However, you can arrange for damage insurance to be provided by our company. In this case, the damage insurance will cost from about 20-200 baht per day, the deductible is 3,000-10,000 baht, depending on the motorcycle model and rental period.

This insurance is valid only if you have a driver’s license that allows you to ride a motorbike.

Yes, of course. You can travel around Thailand on our bikes. Some of our customers visit Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Bangkok, and sometimes even Phuket and Samui on the other side of the country. But at the end of the rental period, you have to return the bike in Chiang Mai anyway.

Cat Motors bike on the beach

The motorcycle may only be operated by the persons named in the rental agreement. The motorcycle may only be used for personal transportation. It is prohibited to use the motorcycle for cab work, food delivery service work, courier work, street racing, transportation of illegal substances, committing crimes or conducting experiments. It is also forbidden to ride a motorcycle outside of Thailand.

First of all, don’t worry. You should contact us at the number listed on the lease. Our manager will tell you what to do. Remember to take pictures of physical injuries, if any, and damage to the motorcycle.

If you need medical attention after an accident, be sure to go to the nearest hospital. Photos of your injuries, damaged motorbike, and hospital bills will be evidence for the insurance company when we assist you in obtaining your insurance payout. Remember, no insurance claim will be paid if you were drunk or driving under the influence of drugs.

If the bike needs minor repairs, when you return it to the rental shop, we will first assess the damage and then tell you the cost of repairs. If the damage is very serious, a Yamaha or Honda dealership will assess the damage.

After that, unless you have taken out additional damage insurance, you will need to pay for the damage as assessed, as well as the cost of transporting the bike to the service center and, if necessary, back to the rental shop. No other additional payments (fictitious fines; consequential damages; motorcycle downtime and loss of income due to repairs, etc.) are provided by our company.

Do not try to repair your motorcycle yourself, as we have very low repair prices. Repairing a bike on your own will cost more in any case. Of course, after reading the scary stories on the Internet about how the owners of rental shops tear the pockets of tourists who scratched just one plastic part, you would not believe, but it’s true.

However, we want to warn you that sometimes motorbike repairs can get very expensive. For example, the headlight for a Honda Forza costs 7,727 baht. This is the factory price. Thus, sometimes it can really hit your pocket hard. But this is not the fault of the rental shop. Because the rental shop has nothing to do with the accident, nor does it have anything to do with the factory price of the parts needed to repair the motorbike after the accident.

 

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ask@catmotors.net – Meow, co-founder and manager of Cat Motors (very often you can meet her in the office). You can contact her with any questions, including how to book a motorcycle for your trip.

letstalk@catmotors.net – Konstantinos, founder of Cat Motors (only on issues that you cannot resolve with the manager)

 

Of course! We are always ready to discuss any of your ideas about collaborations – letstalk@catmotors.net