Bokor Hill Station (South Cambodia) – 3. Motorcycle

I rented my motorcycle from Lucky! Lucky! which is one of two (the other being New! New! and located justed new door to Lucky! Lucky!) Phnom Penh motorcycle rental shops listed in Lonely Planet Cambodia. Lucky! Lucky! is located at 413 Monivong Blvd near Capitol Guesthouse. Their contact numbers are (023)212788 and (023)220988. Alternatively, you can reach them via fax at 012892856. The manager of Lucky! Lucky! is Bunhieng Tang.

Lucky! Lucky! has a fleet of Honda Wave, Honda Degree 250 and Honda XR 250 Baja. For the type of terrain at Bokor Hill, a scrambler like Honda Degree 250 or Honda XR 250 Baja would make better choices. Both scramblers are four-stroked, electric start motorcycles known for their reliability and performance in off-road conditions. Compare to Honda Degree 250, Honda XR 250 Baja is a larger scrambler and not suitable for riders of smaller built. Lucky! Lucky! rents out both models at US$6-9 per day, with the option of adding a helmet at US$1 per day.

I selected the Honda Degree 250 for my ride. The motorcycle had a faulty odometer and I was not provided with any tools and spare parts. It was probably because I did not inform the motorcycle rental shop that I was traveling out of Phnom Penh.

Before I forget, note that it is an offense in to ride with your headlights switched on during day time. Yes, it is not an offense if you ride with headlights switched off during night time. Well, welcome to Cambodia.

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Honda Degree – 250cc dirt bike

8 thoughts on “Bokor Hill Station (South Cambodia) – 3. Motorcycle

  1. This is normal for Cambodia! The odometers/speedometers do NOT work for most rentals in Phnom penh. If you rent from an Expat shop the bikes will be in better condition, but you will pay $10/day extra. If you give the bikeshop ~20$, they will repair the unit, but they need advance warning.

  2. Also- You should tell them that you are taking a longer trip and are planning to go offroad. The can provide intell on the road/trail conditions and ensure that you get a bike that is in ‘better’ condition.

  3. Angkor Motorcycles cost just a couple dollars more than Lucky! Lucky! and they promised working speedos/odos.

    Besides non-working speedos/odos, the bike I received from Lucky! Lucky! was actually in pretty good condition.

    We rent 2 bikes for 8 days, candles didn’t work, no motor oil, electricity cables were really bad, and they told us everything was checked and perfect wprking. 8 days later they asked us 30 dollars each because we broke a small turn light. Even if we payd more than 100$ to fix up our motorbikes during the trip…
    Bad service, BAD bikes, BAD staff working there.

  5. Angkor Motorcycles is top notch, I rented form them in october and am going back with a group next month. very flexible and accomodating. and good bikes too.

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