Need advice choosing bike for Hanoi-HCMC trip

Discussion in 'Vietnam - General Discussion Forum' started by manyu, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. manyu

    manyu New Member

    Hi all,

    My wife & I are traveling around Asia and Vietnam is our next stop. We just realized that we should try riding the length of the country along the coastal route. So basically Hanoi - Saigon in 3 weeks. I have grown up riding motorbikes on the streets on India, so I am somewhat prepared for Vietnam that way, but my main question is regarding selection of bike.

    I am 6'1" tall and will be riding the bike along with my wife and a backpack. So total weight on the bike will be about 180-190 kgs. I am not sure what bike I will need for the two of us. Will a Minsk or Suzuki GN125 do? We are looking at renting vs. buying options too, since we will be in Hanoi.

    Can anyone chime in and let us know if this sounds like 2 people could do this route and what kind of bike they recommend?

    Thanks in advance!

    Manyu
     
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