My friend Becca and me bought some little motorcycles in Mandalay. I can recommend Mandalay Motorbike there. Zach, an US-american guy, has been living there for 7 years, selling and fixing motorbikes. His little business is a place, where it´s easy to hang out a few hours. his wife is there, the two little sons, other family members and probably the only guy with dreadlocks in Mandalay, maybe even whole Myanmar.
Zach gave us a map, where it´s possible to go as a foreigner. Everything yellow is possible, everything blue is very bad roads, every red is restricted. The north, which is not on the map, is also closed to foreigners. To much fighting is going on there.