Riding big bikes in Thailand offers challenges. The roading network is extraordinarily good, considering the terrain in northern Thailand. However, there are issues to be considered in;
Temporay Import – bringing your bike in for a short time
Private import but not recommended – buy local is the way to go.
Laos: similar, but here’s the skinny on how to rent there;
Renting in Laos
Fuark is the # 1 rental & repair guy in Laos.