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I live in Pattaya but it's nigh on gridlocked to looking to go to 2 wheeled transport.

I haven't ridden bikes much so I would advice on want I should buy.

What type of bike/scooter & how many cc's should I be looking at for a starter bike?

I would like comfort & safety but don't need all mod cons.

Thanks people.

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Get an auto scooter, they are normally in the 125cc range give or take 25cc.

 

Just have a sit on the different models and get the one you feel most comfortable on.

 

Wave is not a bad choice, I owned 3-4 over the years but I personally got feed up changing gears all the time, downtown Pattaya.

 

I know a Thai buddy in Pattaya that sells 2nd hand scooters in the whole range if needed.

 

 

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Just pay a motorcycle taxi to do the weaving in and out of traffic for you!   👍

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3 hours ago, SidJames said:

I live in Pattaya but it's nigh on gridlocked to looking to go to 2 wheeled transport.

I haven't ridden bikes much so I would advice on want I should buy.

What type of bike/scooter & how many cc's should I be looking at for a starter bike?

I would like comfort & safety but don't need all mod cons.

Thanks people.

First have you your drive licence for motorbike?

Most of the bikes here are more than 100 cc, so you need to have a motorbike licence.

If you live here it should be useful to have the thai drive licence

the international licence is valid only during 3 months.

 

Do not buy a pricy and new motorbike here, or you are going in stress about the stole

or the scratches, frequent here.

 

Start with an old and solid model, Honda Wave or Yamaha nouvo or something like that

10 000\15 000 bahts and you can have a bargain, a lot for sale on internet. 

(Market place and others sites)

 

Always put on your helmet and do not drive if you drink alcool

and be very careful on the road, the danger is anywhere and often impredictable.

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Buy something cheap as you will probably  crash scratch it after a few days of riding. Honestly, I wouldn't suggest riding on Thai roads if your'e really new to riding motorcycles. It's just too risky.

 

If you insist though, I suggest you buy a used scooter like the click or Fino.

 

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