I rented a 250cc Honda Hornet from them on Monday. As I don’t have a license for the heavy bikes, it was the only bike of theirs I could rent. If I had the license, I could also rent the Honda CB400 super four. To rent any of the other bikes you have to join the club, which costs NT$3600, and that includes a coupon for NT$2000 on renting bikes, and if you want them to process the heavy bike license they’ll get it for NT$6500 instead of NT$8000. You have to use the training facility in Xindian in that case, however.
The daylight rental for the Hornet was NT$1600, which means from 10am to 8pm of the same day. They have daylight and 24-hour rates. You start out with a full tank of gas and return it with a full tank of gas. You must pay for any damage you cause as well as full rental fees for the time it takes to repair said damage. The staff was friendly and helpful; don’t know how their English is. Their website is at http://www.moto-team.com.tw and their phone number is 02-27368065.
The Hornet rode like a dream, by the way. Not that much faster than my usual ride, but oh so much smoother and solid as a rock at at speed. Didn’t care much for the seat, though. I took it up Zhishan Road to Wanli and then up around the coast, then up over Yangmingshan from Danshui, down to Beitou and back through town. Pictures:
A more detailed account on my website at
All in all, the guys at Shankouzu seem pretty friendly and competent. I’m thinking of getting my heavy bike license, and it might do to go through them. That said, there are heavy bike dealerships popping up around the city. There’s one on Xinsheng South Road just south of the Taipei Grand Mosque, and another on Fuxing South road on the east side a little ways north of the NTU back gate that has Triumphs, including a sweet looking Bonneville. I’m seeing more and more CB400s and Hornets parked around the city as well as more yellow plates in traffic. If you get a new bike, however, you’ll have to deal with keeping it from being stolen, which means no parking it just anywhere, and a secure parking place at home if not also at work if you ride it in to the city. It might be better to wait a year or so, or until used bikes become more common on the market.