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What is the "Coolest" Bike Made in Thailand?

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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?

Please you total wrong.

1. Chinа corporate culture, work culture. So far from Japan and so poor.

2. Any litle be quality manufactured it be administrate by HK, Taiwan, US or Europe . And Very litle be administrate by local new gen.

3. Allmast what start produced in China lost in quality( for example Fujitsu laptop. Or Sony top model laptop.

5. All hight tehnology in China still not get. Chip even previose past 2 gen not produce in China.

6. Still can get made in Japan, made in german, made in US even better made in Taiwan( for auto ,moto)

My Phone almast from Korea.

My almast from Japan

Camera -japan or malaysia.

Just simple thinks made in china as charger orbattery.

Even clothes almast not from China.

;)

Yea some quality can get from China.

But its true not auto and moto.

Ps

Diavel I hear be local?

Its Cool bike and be my first bike after 150-300cc moped.

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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.

Cool moped-yes..

But real bike? Do you try this is moped?

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So the answer to the question in the OP

"What is the "Coolest" Bike Made in Thailand?"

The answer..... UP2U!!!

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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.

Maybe all the rest is overpriced? Did you think about that?

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Honda Sonic,what a great little bike,can't wait for the double knocker they have in Indonesia.

You've reminded me of another bike: the Yamaha Exciter 150, although I cannot find where it's actually manufactured (the Sonic is reported as made in Thailand). I looked at the Exciter quite a bit while researching a new bike for my daughter. She ultimately got a Yamaha GTX 125 only because I thought it was a bit more appropriate for a young woman, had underseat storage, and etc,. plus a really great price at 43,000 Baht. No idea where it's made.

But the Exciter did impress me as it has a five speed manual gearbox, front and rear disc brakes (most scooters have drum brakes on the back), and a price of 64,000 Baht at the shops in Chiang Mai, which I thought pretty reasonable. Top speed seems about 130KPH-ish. An arbitrary youtube video of the bike with another, showing a dyno test, and etc.:

People apparently like to hot rod them as well. Here's a video of one with an aftermarket ECU of some sort that's running out to 150KPH:

I'm not completely sure I'd want to do 150KPH on such a small bike, but in fact, I haven't ridden one. It might be OK, I dunno. Kinda felt like I wouldn't mind having one of my own to play with, but I don't have the parking space for two motorcycles.

Absolutely agree with that. The Exciter is an amazing bike. I was recently in Vietnam and it's very, very popular there.

I had the opportunity to make a short test drive at a Yamaha shop. Wow, it feels like you're on a real bike, not a scooter. The salesperson told me it's so popular they have waiting list. Also he told me it is made in Vietnam.

But I don't know if only for domestic or the whole Asian production is done there.

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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.

So my GF said to me just yesterday "Where would I sit on that?" I didn't have an answer. Can someone explain that seat from a utilitarian perspective?

Mine - the red one - I just cut off the rear pegs, it is just a toy for me. Normally you can remove the end piece, it is just a cover for the rest of the seat or you can custom make a bigger sear for very little money.

If you want a "family car" just get any scooter out there, they seat 6 or 7....

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Kawasaki GTO

Because I drive one 555

Ah yes - Kawasaki GTO has a certain classic cool charm.

There's been posts on TV asking if anyone has a good one for sale - always a good sign.

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Triumph counts as made in Thailand now I think. Their status changed early 2015. Prices of eligible models dropped by about 40% then. Triumph build bikes in England and Thailand plus maybe a few other places but not sure. New triumph street twin 900 is 390,000 b for an example. I fancy one of those right now.

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Triumph counts as made in Thailand now I think. Their status changed early 2015. Prices of eligible models dropped by about 40% then. Triumph build bikes in England and Thailand plus maybe a few other places but not sure. New triumph street twin 900 is 390,000 b for an example. I fancy one of those right now.

The Thai Visa Cool Wall Admin (Me) has reviewed the case of Triumph Motorcycles and found that since the establishment of Triumph Motorcycles Thailand Ltd in November 2015 there are models in the range that do appear to fall within the definition of a Thai made bike.

Checking on prices; the Bonneville is around 420,000 THB in Thailand and around 390,000 THB in the UK. So equally expensive in both markets!

So the Street Twin, currently the coolest bike in the range, will be added to the TV Cool Wall.

The Triumph Scrambler however, will remain excluded on the grounds that that huge overhanging exhaust is an abomination.

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My first street legal bike 1968 - so I've been Cool for quite a while !

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I would add the triumph tiger 800 in there too. A pretty cool adventure bike imho

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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.

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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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I'm a Burgman 200 guy. Best kept secret in Thailand. Cool is full length running boards so my GF doesn't damage her heels on a foot peg, dual disk brakes with ABS which save my skin basically daily, full windscreen and fairing, cavernous under seat storage (no seriously, cavernous), 200cc's leave all the PCX's sitting at the the light, lockable dash box with power supply. Got my 6 months old for less than 100k and I am the only guy in town with it. Love it to death.

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What about Suzuki dealers in rural Thailand, are there any? Or just in the mayor cities?

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My kawa green Versys 650 2015 is pretty cool I think and so does the Thais when I get 20-30 km away from Pattaya, they always complement my bike when I stop for fuel or food, which is pretty cool I think.

Just fast enough with 1 person on-board, just. I would not like anything with less power, power gives you THE fun factor which for me is am important part of motorcycling.

Perhaps a R.E. 500 when I turn 65 or thereabouts, but thankfully still many years to go before that happens.

The Guzzi 850 LM 2 was the last bike I owned in EU and never gave my any problems, loved it and had a LM1 fairing on it, cool looking/sounding bike all-right.

PCX150 for downtown riding, not cool at all, but boy it's a good scout, never any problems and comfy/practical.

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