Hi, I'm new to this forum but have been reading a lot on it the last months. We're in South East Asia for some months, living in Chiang Mai probably for a month or so. Some background: I myself, woman of 33, have had a Honda cb 750 since 2002, which I drive regularly in Belgium (rainy country). I've had it as sole way of driving for 2 years, winter and summer, before being convinced to buy a car after all. So I dare to say I have some experience My girlfriend though doesn't like riding nor being the companion on the road. (But I guess some of you know this too ) My question: While the GF doesn't like touring a lot, she'd love to come along on a trip, riding a smaller bike herself. (And I wouldn't mind switching to the same bike.) I myself thought we'd be able to rent little cb125's or alike in Chiang Mai. But apparently they only have scooters or big bikes. I don't feel much doing a such loop on a scooter It would eat me not being able to take full advantage of those beautiful turns... So I need your advice: What would you guys do? Is there anywhere where we can rent a small motorcycle like the good old cb 125 / wings? Or what would you advice we should rent? (Knowing she drove scooters before, but no real heavy bikes. And she's not too tall 1m62) I noticed in Vietnam we could rent a Minsk or Honda FTR at Cuong, which seems like the kind perfect (except maybe for warnings on the Minsk ) But it seems the adventure we'd like to take. Second question: Which one day loop is advisable regarding the time of the year? I was pretty convinced doing the Mae Wang Loop, until I read a story in the forum, saying the last km dirt road are undoable in rainy season. Last: I presume the superb maps can just be bought at Mr Mechanic and sofort? Tx for your input.