Reading so many inspiring reports on the forum I will try my 1st essay as a writer. Please excuse my english, I am not native speaker. Some months ago by random I met a thai biker from BKK and we decided to have a ride together one day, an idea which became real last week. A 250Ninja and a BMW, maybe sounds like a strange combination, however it worked pretty well. The Ninja carried 2 people and some luggage with an excellent top speed above 150, even climbing up the hills was surprisingly fast. Logic that acceleration and passing-by could not compare to the GS, but please, what can you expect more? Definitely a supergreat performance! It was also the 1st test of my DRL, 2 LEDs with 3W each seem to be very visible. From now on my fogs lights will be used during night only, also reducing the load of the generator. What I still need to remember for future trips is to take more pictures. This was the tour: part 1: Hua Hin – Bangkok – Khao Koh (Phetchabun) – Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park – Nakhon Thai After 3 days my new friend unfortunately had to go back to work, so we seperated and I continued on my own . part 2: direction Loei – Chiang Khan - along the Mekong – Udon Thani – Seka – Roi Et and back home. The whole trip on Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/almpt4s Info of my GPS: Beautiful view when coming close to hotel: (seems panorama view cannot be displayed on the forum, please doubleclick thumbnail) Hotel “I Love Khao Kho“ and bikes: panoramic view from a restaurant closeby: please doubleclick thumbnail Riding: View point at palace: Nice roads: Passing a city on route 12: Wat Phrathat Pha Kaeo: Riding again: Phu Thap Boek Viewpoint: I don't know why below panorama is displayed, no thumbnail required Entering Phu Hin Rong Kla national park: Nice hotel close to Nakhon Thai: Country road on the way to Chiang Khan: 6th sense to stop there? The owner of this coffee shop is a biker too: stamp of Chiang Khan: Along the Mekong river: Flowered curves close to Nakhon Phanom: During a coffee break somewhere between Sakon Nakhon and Kalasin I met a very nice thai biker (Boy) on his Tenere, of course we had a short chat and he advised me not to look for the guys toilet, as I wont find it. But see below what I found…. well, I dared to use it..... Petchabun area, also know as thai swizerland, is really one of the most beautiful parts in Thailand, great for riding and sight seeing with beautiful roads and few traffic. I will be back there for sure!