Isaan Loop

Discussion in 'N.E. Thailand Motorcycle Trip Report Forums' started by bartomeer, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Picked up my new versys and was ready to make the Isaan loop. +/- 1500 km. De versys loaded with 2 givi V35's. Bought them in Europe for 15.000 bath in Pattaya the asked 27.000 bath. I did the trip in 7 days and wanted to visit some friends in Isaan.

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    Started in Buriram and took a senic route to Khon Kaen. The route to Udon Thani was a boring, straight 4 way lane. Udon surprised me. It have some good restaurants, a nice market and a good nightlife.

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    Visit a friend, who brought me to Nong Kai with his Tiger.

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    Nong Khai

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    In the evening I visited Big Cycle in Udon.

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    Took a senci route to Sakhon-Nakon - Roi-Et.

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    After a short night drove to Toshang Resort in Khongjiam.

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    Visit the border Market in Chong Mek

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    In Sisaket visted Monster bike. He had a big range of Ducati's.

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    Heading Back to Buriram

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    It was a lovely first ride with the Versys. It's a good all-rounder and a flexible bike.
     
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  2. Good one Bartomeer,

    Nice ride and nice report. Pity you did'nt post up a photo of your bike with the Givi luggage.
    Keep 'em coming.
     
  3. Nice trip, you have a KML file of your trip? I am hoping to make the scenic route to from KK to Buriram and Surin soon (when the weather clears up a bit). Next time make a stop in KK ....

    Chang Noi
     
  4. I used the PLXR 450 + kit to mount the givi v35 boxes

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  5. Thanks for the photo Bartomeer. Nice kit.
     
  6. Nice report & thanks for the contribution.
    But WOW, what's the story behind the Monster Shop in Sisaket, of all places?
     
  7. My wife needed a new jacket, and I wanted to make promotion for the Buccaneer Charity Run in Surin. I was surprised how much ducati's he had in stock. He has also a Toyota MR and a Toyota Celica for sale.

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  8. Can anyone confirm this is headed towards O'smach border checkpoint?
     
  9. No it isn't the road to O'smach. Therefore you have to drive on to Prasat (direction Surin) and turn left on the 214. The road on the picture goes to the Chong Sa Ngam / Anlong veng border.
     
  10. Curious is this shop still going?
    Does anyone know?
     
  11. This shop was the home of one of the big Isaan riding groups, used to visit them on our tours promoting Khon Kaen bike weeks. I will ask Khun Bat from KK if they are still going
     
  12. The shop is still open and now has good support from some local farangs . I guess a visit will be needed to learn more
     

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