I have just, for the first time, seen that Flamingo Travel has joined some illustrious company with an advertising banner atop the GTR Touring Forums site. I know I've said it before in general posts but now take the opportunity to say it again in a directly related thread that these guys are far & away the best people with the best bikes in Vietnam. Hang (who acted as my agent throughout my/our travels in VN & was/is brilliant), Hung (the boss), Hai (Hung's charming wife), Chris, Pinkey (legendary tour guides) & a myriad of other legends there will help you with your every need. Their bikes are the best prepared, best equipped outfits available in VN & they provide the best back-up options available. Talk with them about pick-up or delivery in either Hanoi or HCMC (even by train if in, say, Da Nang). They have the best information in terms of trips to be undertaken, can assist with accommodation advice, visas...........whatever, just ask. Dont even bother looking elsewhere!