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Old 28 Apr 2010
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Roaming Vietnam... The bikes of Vietnam

Please also see http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...eam-real-49945 for one of my other ride reports

Bikes and scooters rule the road in Vietnam. Seems as if everyone has at least one. They are used for commuting, moving the family about to the general haul everything about. Here are some of the many that we saw on our trip in Vietnam.

Honda Goldwing. Owed by a Hanoi Big Bike Club member. Used for escort duties. The Government contracts out to this club. In this case it was for a pushbike race in Hanoi.

More of the bikes from the Hanoi Big Bike Club.

The Minsk. Russian 2 stroke.

Honda Rune. Once more a bike owned by a Hanoi Big Bike Club member.

The footpath is part of the repair shop.

They have more space.

Yep a Harley. You guessed it. Hanoi Big Bike Club. These guys must have connections.

Aussie Ex-pat Matt's Honda 100.

Dutch ex-pat Leon's Minsk. He had to have the engine rebuilt.

Aussie ex-pat Adam's Honda 400/4

Young girl with big load.

Same girl as above.

Nearly as wide as the truck behind him.

See Inter-flora deliver in Vietnam too. ;-)

Police/Military Ural outfit.

Another Honda 100.

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Roaming Vietnam... The bikes of Vietnam

One cool Vespa outfit.

One of many shops in bike seat covering street.

I know these are in my last report but they still amaze me.

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My gf has just came back from 6 month around oz aisa got sone photos like that just love them, h & s would have a field day
We are the Pilgrims, Master, we shall go Always a little further: it may be beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow, Across that angry or that glimmering sea.
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Fantastic pics-thanks for that!
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Great pics. I'm always amazed by the loads people carry on those small motos. Necessity makes for some strange inventions...
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Thanks for the pic's, they're great. The open toed sandals always make me cringe when I see people riding like that.
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Thanks for the pic's, they're great. The open toed sandals always make me cringe when I see people riding like that.
Each to his own I say with riding gear. Plus the bikes over in Vietnam sometimes get passed by pushbikes.
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There is a great photo book written by Hans Kemp called Bikes of Burden (Bikes of Burden | Photo Book by Hans Kemp about Motorcycles in Vietnam). I have no affiliation with the author or publishers but having spent a few winters South East Asia hiding out from our Canadian cold months I've seen a lot of similar scenes as the OP but never the big bikes he saw. I thought anything over 125 c.c. was a no-go in Vietnam. I'll have to verify that since it would open the doors to a LOT of adventure travel.
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