RECENT VISITORS TO A COFFEE TRUCK

2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Saturday 10th Sept 9pm.

Almost every day I sit beside an excellent Coffee Truck in Doi Saket (retirement is like that!),
observing the passing parade whilst sipping on an iced Americano.
Its a good chance to meet interesting locals and, sometimes, chat about the bikes they arrive on.
I will add pics here as I get them.
Sometimes I am unable to get adequate details about the bikes so I am hoping subscribers to RA will be able to
add accurate information and/or interesting anecdotes.
Anyway, here goes.



A Thai rider on this little Honda Super Cub 110cc arrived today after riding up from Bangkok.
He tours on it regularly and stores his camping gear (including tent) in the panniers.
The one improvement he has made is to fit YSS shocks.
He love the little thing, which has done 22,000 kms.

No doubt there will be more bikes tomorrow.

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2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Sunday 11th Sept 4-30pm

Thai rider of this Yamaha XSR155 really enjoys his ride.
A tad expensive perhaps, nudging 100,000 baht.

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2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Monday 12th Sept 2022 9-05pm

Not a particularly special bike, albeit a good one, the Thai rider of this Honda ADV150 puts his bike through
a fairly challenging routine.
I asked him what he thought of the bike.
"80/20" was his reply.
The negative 20%, he said, was its relatively high oil consumption.
The bike has done 22,000 kms.

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2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Saturday 17th Sept 2022 6.00pm

This Royal Enfield Continental 650.
Rider complains of lower back pain and sore wrists from riding it, but generally enjoys the bike.

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Captain_Slash

Community Manager
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Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
On the super cub does it come with that nice rack over the speedometer
 

2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Friday 23rd Sept 2022

Slightly off track, but I found this 'Coffee RE' beside Nong Bua lakes in Doi Saket.

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2wheels

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Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Monday 26th Sept 3.05pm


This little electric 'Sagasonic' scooter called in, probably attracted by the matching Food Truck colour.

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2wheels

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Location
Chiang Mai
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Honda Rebel 500
re this 'Sagasonic' model

SA001T
ประเภทแบต : 60V 12A Lead-acid battary
ความเร็ว : 25-30 km.
รับนำ้หนักได้ :150 kg.
กำลังไฟฟฟ้า : 800 วัตต์
 

2wheels

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Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Friday 30th Sept 2022 4.45pm

This new Aprillia SRGT 200 arrived today.
I hadn't seen one before, so had a chat with the proud owner.
He bought it in Bangkok and had it freighted to CNX.
Apparently its engine capacity is actually 174cc.
He hasn't yet modified the exhaust.

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And his 24,000 baht helmet with bluetooth etc.

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"Happy and safe riding young man."
 

merantau

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Location
Lombok Indonesia, Bendigo Australia
Bikes
Kawasaki KLX150, Honda Vario
Friday 30th Sept 2022 4.45pm

This new Aprillia SRGT 200 arrived today.
I hadn't seen one before, so had a chat with the proud owner.
He bought it in Bangkok and had it freighted to CNX.
Apparently its engine capacity is actually 174cc.
He hasn't yet modified the exhaust.

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And his 24,000 baht helmet with bluetooth etc.

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"Happy and safe riding young man."
That looks like a very comfotable ride. A mate of mine is in Phuket at the moment. He's been riding a Honda Forza and seems pretty happy with it. His been posting a few vids on YouTube. His channel is called "Away 4K".
 

2wheels

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Chiang Mai
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Honda Rebel 500
It sure does.
I'd be a bit concerned about Aprilia dealer support and parts supply for it here in northern Thailand though.
 

2wheels

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Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Saturday 1st Oct 2022 4.20pm

A Thai rider arrived on his near new KTM690.
By now he would be in Buriram to watch the Moto GP races. (Like me, a big Somkiat Chantra fan).

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Then his mate arrived on a KTM 390 Duke.

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And off they went, hopefully for a safe ride to Buriram.
 
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merantau

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Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Location
Lombok Indonesia, Bendigo Australia
Bikes
Kawasaki KLX150, Honda Vario
I can see from these posts that Thailand, like Indonesia, has a very vibrant biking scene.
Riding something unusual is always problematic in Indonesia if you reside outside of Bali or Java. So the Big 4 dominate sales with Honda being top dog followed by Yamaha and Kawasaki with Suzuki in 4th spot.
 

Captain_Slash

Community Manager
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
The Aprilia is nearly as expensive as the Honda Forza 350, I think I would buy the bigger Honda and have peace of mind that the parts were available
 

2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Yes they do!
It seems that 17 Triumph models are available here.
Triumph now even has three factories based within a Province of Thailand.
 

2wheels

Community Manager
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Sunday 23rd Oct, 2022

This one is a bit different.
A young chap arrived on this a couple of days ago and it caused a bit of interest amongst the coffee sippers.
He said he made it at home and put a Honda 100cc engine into it.
Sounds wonderful too.
The number plate aroused my interest so I did some checking.
That's the old Siamese numeral system; this one is 01466.
The logo represents the Thai Army (which fits with the rider's casual camouflage clothing and savage haircut).
Ride well young fella.

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2wheels

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Chiang Mai
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He called in today and told me the frame is Honda, the front end and rear end are Yamaha.
A hybrid bitza 👍
 

2wheels

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Yes he has.
He called in today because the other day a couple of us showed interest in his creation.
 
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2wheels

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Chiang Mai
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Honda Rebel 500
Today's guest of honour was this young chap on his three year old Yamaha YZF R15.
He likes the little rocket!

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2wheels

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Apr 2, 2012
Location
Chiang Mai
Bikes
Honda Rebel 500
Sunday 30th October

Today a young couple arrived on this superb Honda 500X.
I didn't get to ask questions, so am wondering if this is Honda's 'Adventure' model.
(He has the aluminium panniers).

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2wheels

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Location
Chiang Mai
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Honda Rebel 500
And this Honda ADV750.
Owner doesn't really like it that much, saying that it is actually not good off the bitumen.

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Ah Boon

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Jun 18, 2013
Location
Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand
Bikes
Current: 2007 Kawasaki ER5, 2014 Kawasaki EX300
8th November 2022, 8-35pm

A bit of license here please.
This lot is actually me visiting a coffee shop on Chiang Moi Road, Chiang Mai.
Look what I found there!

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Either an outstanding restoration or it has never been ridden..!! Mildly surprised that you would find one in Thailand .... but then, Thailand is the land of ... surprises...!!
 
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