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What is the "Coolest" Bike Made in Thailand?

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Stallion Centaur 150 Sport Classic.

Because I have one and it just is.

Game over

The Stallions is a now a real Thai brand motorcycle and made here in Thailand. At 150cc it is small enough to get through the crap traffic like a scooter and fun enough to know you are on a real bike.

It has the inconvenience of shifting in lousy traffic without any power, exactly like the Honda Shadow, a pointless bike,,,, buy a Honda PCX instead.

Not sure what bikes are actually made or assembled in Thailand. The post already excludes Triumph which is where I would look. Other then that i would go with a custom cruiser bike. Ok, so not convenient in most traffic but very cool.

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The Stallion CT 400 does look nice - not seen one on the road yet - is the frame bigger than the Centaur 150?

The Vulcan S is very nice. Nearly bought one on impulse after just sitting on it at a bike show - a very 'integrated' design and a fresh take on the cruiser theme .... and reading the reviews I see it handles well too. But it's almost too good to be cool .... bit like the Versys ..... somehow a cool bike needs some impractical elements, some quirks that we need to work around, some reason that most 'normal' people would not want to own one, but they still admire it for it's style over practicality.

Yamaha knew this when they didn't fit the 'new' SR400 with electric start.

And @PoorSucker ...... never too old to be cool.

Nobody has suggested the Z300 yet?

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The price of 299,000 Baht suggests that the Yamaha MT-07 is made in Thailand. I think it's around 685-690cc or so. I kinda like it, but haven't ridden it. Really, Yamaha seems to have an off-again on-again relationship with selling their bigger bikes in Thailand, and I kinda worry about long terms parts and service availability. Sukuki seems worse in that regard. Any bike for which you have to wait 3-6 months for the (wrong?) parts to arrive and can't find ready service for is definitely uncool. And so who you gonna get to work on that pretty Benelli? Once the guy opens the engine, will they know what to do?

I don't think I'd want a Harley 750, but is that one made in Thailand? Wherever it's made, I've read that it's selling quite well.

The Yamaha's are made in Japan.

Harley Street 750 is made in India.

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Having just bought one I'd have to say a Kawasaki Vulcan S. Wait, no I wouldn't, I didn't buy it to be cool, I'm way past bothering about that kind of nonsense.

Cool.

Thanks, we went for white:attachicon.gifImageUploadedByThaivisa Connect1457505230.155222.jpg

I like the bike, it is cool and the fact that you didn't buy it to be cool makes you even cooler!!

I also didn't buy my bike to be cool, I wanted the convenience of no shifting around town but enough power and storage to go out and about so i bought a Suzuki Skywave (Burgman) 650.

But, alas I fear I would not make the cool wall.. sad.png

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Nice review, still would not touch it with a bargepole. Any motorcycle with "Chinese" engineering and parts attached to it is a recipe for disaster the world over.

Also, its very cheap, which should also set alarm bells off. The corners have to be cut somewhere and frankly the Chinese just do not have the QC, testing and engineering budget / patience of the big Japaense and European companies.

It is cheaper for a reason.

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Nice review, still would not touch it with a bargepole. Any motorcycle with "Chinese" engineering and parts attached to it is a recipe for disaster the world over.

Also, its very cheap, which should also set alarm bells off. The corners have to be cut somewhere and frankly the Chinese just do not have the QC, testing and engineering budget / patience of the big Japaense and European companies.

It is cheaper for a reason.

That's all well and good but the thread is about cool bikes rather than reliable, well built, safe or value for money ones.

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Nice review, still would not touch it with a bargepole. Any motorcycle with "Chinese" engineering and parts attached to it is a recipe for disaster the world over.

Also, its very cheap, which should also set alarm bells off. The corners have to be cut somewhere and frankly the Chinese just do not have the QC, testing and engineering budget / patience of the big Japaense and European companies.

It is cheaper for a reason.

That's all well and good but the thread is about cool bikes rather than reliable, well built, safe or value for money ones.

Plus it all used to be "Jap Crap, when I was young. Now look at it!!

I'll bet the computer or whatever device you are using is made in China... (and probably 90% of most items you own)

Up to the buyer to determine what is "value for money". Have you seen one, or are you just making suppositions?

Did you ever consider that at least part of the reason it is cheap is because it is made here and they are not paying exorbitant duties on it to encourage local purchases?

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The atmosphere in Phuket has screwed the chrome on 1 of my Harey's.

The topic was"What is the coolest bike made in Thailand" These are 1/2 the price of an Enfield. Bang for bucks... Up2U! A new bike has to have some sort of warranty. It's not much more than a high end scooter. A great little bar hopper and you could travel a distance on it if you wanted

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It is cheaper for a reason.

People need to get off this 'Chinese is C**p' baloney. BMW, Ducati, HD, Benelli, all make some of their bikes - or bike parts in China. BMW engines for one. Buy LPG here at a station where I saw my first 150cc Stallion. Well over a year now the guy has had it. No issues. Another poster on this Forum has had a Chinese bike for over 5 years. No issues.

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Nice review, still would not touch it with a bargepole. Any motorcycle with "Chinese" engineering and parts attached to it is a recipe for disaster the world over.

Also, its very cheap, which should also set alarm bells off. The corners have to be cut somewhere and frankly the Chinese just do not have the QC, testing and engineering budget / patience of the big Japaense and European companies.

It is cheaper for a reason.

That's all well and good but the thread is about cool bikes rather than reliable, well built, safe or value for money ones.

Plus it all used to be "Jap Crap, when I was young. Now look at it!!

I'll bet the computer or whatever device you are using is made in China... (and probably 90% of most items you own)

Up to the buyer to determine what is "value for money". Have you seen one, or are you just making suppositions?

Did you ever consider that at least part of the reason it is cheap is because it is made here and they are not paying exorbitant duties on it to encourage local purchases?

.... also - we're discussing 'coolness' not reliability or practicality - which are not major factors in coolness.

The pre-rebirth Triumph Bonneville was not reliable or even very well built during the Meriden death throws - but it was cool.

Older Ducati's were cool, but had hopeless electrics.

Harley Sportsters are cool (ish) - but the design is severely compromised.

I could go on.

In fact I will ......

Moto Guzzi Le Man - exceedingly cool - but a heap of $h!##

And seeing as how the SR 400 does not qualify as a Thai bike - the CT400 is a decent substitute.

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It is cheaper for a reason.

People need to get off this 'Chinese is C**p' baloney. BMW, Ducati, HD, Benelli, all make some of their bikes - or bike parts in China. BMW engines for one. Buy LPG here at a station where I saw my first 150cc Stallion. Well over a year now the guy has had it. No issues. Another poster on this Forum has had a Chinese bike for over 5 years. No issues.

EXACTLY!!!

I haven't had a chance yet to get out to the dealer but will and will post pics when I do on this thread,

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/846620-stallions-400cc-any-good/page-5#entry10476015

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VERY TRUE!!

But beauty (and cool) is in the eye of the beholder...

I like retro...

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The white Vulcan S indeed looks very cool. I don't plan to buy a cruiser anytime soon as I want a bit more agility and ground clearance for touring but if I'd get a cruiser, I'd get this one. If only Kawasaki gave it a 270 degree crank to make it sound sweet too.

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Why disqualify Triumph haven't they started building bikes in Chon Buri?

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He who worries about cool is not.

Guitar playing & $ is panty dropper.

Not some greasy bike.

Different bait for different fish :)

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