Hi people, I'm new here and came across this site when Bike magazine went to Thailand last year. The brilliant article prompted me to plan a trip for me and my girlfriend this year (surprise birthday present). I've been riding in London and across the UK and Europe for six years now and would class myself as fairly experienced, but my girlfriend started riding her own bike last year and is currently on a learner licence (125cc). Now, I was wondering if you guys could help me with a few questions. Firstly, is hiring a bike for my girlfriend going to be a problem since she doesn't have a full licence. She has been driving for about seven years and has full driving entitlement. I would want to hire Kawasaki Ninja 250s for both of us as I believe that bike has the right combination of light weight, agility and ease of use that will allow my girlfriend to make good use of it, and not bore me as I own R1 and GSX-R 1000 superbikes. Does anyone know places outside, but near Bangkok (where we arrive) where we can rent these types of bikes? Last question, is there a decent bus network in Thailand that will allow us to travel to the rental location? Any help appreciated. Thank you.