Originally Posted by K75duck
Anybody know what the motorcycle rental scene is like in Shanghai?
there are no motorbikes for rent in Shanghai. you need a Chinese Driving License to ride motorcycles in China (they do not accept overseas / international DL here). last 6-8 months foreigners (expats) have been detained for up to 10 days for driving without the proper documents and driving license.
adventure trip detention center Shanghai: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Detention_center
had a mate in there for 2x10 days (2 different charges) and his PRC resident permit was revoked after his release and he had to leave Mainland China within 5 days. not allowed to return to ML China on any type of visa for 5 years. he looked like real shite and was in bad condition when we picked him up after his 20 days detention.
nearest mountains: 3 hours ride as motorbikes are not allowed on highways (expressways), everything around Shanghai is flat as a pool table.
FYI! big bikes are banned in Shanghai municipality.... except the Chang-Jiang 750cc sidecars.
best regards from Shanghai, Butch
ps: you can buy my last Harley-Davidson in Shanghai... comes without registration and license plates......
Somewhere down the road in China…. life is one lap with no restarts and the finish line is unknown ~ keep going!!! TBR-China