It is worth highlighting that if your own bike is in decent condition then it is always better to ship your own bike especially if you intend to continue your journey from Manali to Leh or Lahoul and Spiti because no matter how well maintained your rented bike is you wouldnt know the bike as well as you know your own bike!
Depending on your itinerary you may ship the bike to Chandigarh, Ambala or Pathankot.
The cost factor may not be vary too much when compared to renting a bike to transporting your own bike if you are planning a longer trip from Manali. Renting a bike in Manali would be ideal if you plan to just move around in Manali and adjoining places like Rohtang pass Manikaran etc. Different makes of bikes from 100 to 500cc are available on rent in Manali and the cost ranges from Rs 500 - Rs 1500 /day excluding fuel. The most popular bike that is rented out in Manali is the Royal enfield (350cc)
Security Deposit to Rent Bikes from Manali
Be prepared to pay out anything ranging from Rs 10K – 15K (refundable*) or may be more depending on the make of the bike and duration of your trip as security deposit against the rented bike. The security deposit also varies from dealer to dealer. Security deposits are applicable only if you intend to go beyond rohtang pass, security deposits are generally not charged for local hires.
You will be required to deposit one of the original identity proof of yours like passport and or pan card along with the security deposit and advance.