Honda Big Wing, Ladprao
RhodieParticipantRhodie 15th May 2012 at 4:15 pm #92185
GPS Coordinates: N13.80602 E100.61698
Phone: 02-790-3999 website: http://www.aphonda.co.th/hondabigwing/
If anything is a barometer to the way Thai motorcycling is trending then Honda Thailand’s remarkable flagship bike store is the nexus where boutique meets biking.
Design is to the fore where one would almost expect Armani clothing to be on sale rather than motorcycles.
But the placement of their iconic oval pistoned NR shows that Honda is not doing this on a whim.
Inside there is certainly space for adding further models to Honda’s rather limited big bike offering.
Lurking at the back is Moby the big white Goldwing
*Note: Red Baron are selling 2012 Glodwings [sic] for 1,280,000THB
CBR1000RR – 799,000THB
In a corner hidden from sight is the CRF250R – 310,000THB
SWMBO was definitely attracted to X-Tourer
It’s b’stard scooter brother the Integra – 487,000THB
Almost making a mockery with Honda’s origins, this mint Model A
The beast , CX650 Turbo
Downstairs a good coffee shop,
Signage promising of services to come
Honda’s Pricing & Payment plans.
Those with an interest in this extraordinary building’s architecture can read more here.
A 100 metres or so before Honda along Praditmanutham Road is a collection of three shops.
Dianese ph: 02 539 4102
Stadium Accessories ph: 02-539-4011
AnonymousAnonymous 15th May 2012 at 9:12 pm #129338
Good to see Honda finally gatting their act together but I personally will only be buying one of their domestically made models
DavidFLKeymasterDavidFL 18th May 2012 at 9:51 am #129447
Thanks for the excellent photos & info.
Indeed it is exciting to finally see the big guys in town with imported bikes. The dynamics of the Thai motorcycle scene are changing at an incredible pace now & it is all for the good IMHO.
The new biking shops: Arai & Dainese & Nankai confirm that things are definitely on the right track.
Who would have thought this 10 years ago? Not many.
Being a life long Honda rider I’m certainly interested in a new Honda to replace my slowly fading AT, sad to say.
Ideally it would preferably be a Transalp 700 for the type of riding I have been doing over the years & continue to do; with the CRF250L a back-up machine for riding dirt & exploring.
As there is no Transalp available the NC700X looks to be the next best bet for me in the Honda range, but the price is an absolute killer for me.
It is heavier than AT, but I’m sure the weight is a lot lower down & so much more manageable. The trick gearbox & throttle control also sounds a brilliant asset for easier riding, although I’m not sure how it would really go in the tight twisty bumpy stuff in the mountains. I would like to test ride one in Cnx when the bike pops up here.
Now I wonder how Honda Big Wing are going to supply & service their customers up-country- will they open up regional branches of the same standard with properly trained staff? Time will tell I guess.
Keep the power on
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