Set back from Praditmanutham Road in Ladprao, the entrance can easily be
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.
I remember riding up to the NEC in blizzard to see this when it was launched in 1992.
Inside there is certainly space for adding further models to Honda’s rather limited big bike offering.
VFR1200F (DCT) – 899,000
Lurking at the back is Moby the big white Goldwing
GL1800 – 1,539,000THB *
with more cockpit buttons than an Airbus
*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
In addition to HJC helmets Honda Clothing Accessories have not been overlooked
But the sizes are definitely for the svelte Thai market.
SWMBO was definitely attracted to X-Tourer
the NC700X 451,000THB in black with boxes and bars looked the business,
but at 230kgs weighs almost as much as my Bavarian barge.
It’s b’stard scooter brother the Integra – 487,000THB
weighs in at 238kgs
Almost making a mockery with Honda’s origins, this mint Model A
and venerable Cub
The beast , CX650 Turbo
the back office business department
Downstairs a good coffee shop,
Gloria Jean’s, awaits those in need of refreshment even for Ducati piloti
but with what some may consider a modest biker breakfast on offer
This will be a great venue for Honda to start and finish rides from but the solitary [one!] loo,
will mean delayed or anguished departures for many…
Signage promising of services to come
We were told the test fleet was already out at another location in Bangkok.
Allegedly the full range was available to test ride – but would suggest you call to confirm.
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
with a neighbouring Nankai & Arai helmet shop – no details yet
There is limited parking so you can always park at Honda and walk back.