Best bikes on tour in Vietnam:
Whether you are looking for an adventure to escape the modern world, riding country lanes and tracks through the Vietnamese countryside or to test your skills along the buffalo trails, through rivers and where there are no roads at all then the Belarussian Minsk and Honda’s are your go to bikes in Vietnam.
The Minsk is a part of Vietnamese history, it’s gone from replacing the buffalo as a beast of burden to becoming a cult brand and a symbol of freedom for adventurers and explorers across South East Asia. It’s has had a resurgence in recent years with a new generation modifying them and racing them in stubble field events. Hailing from the same set of German plans that formed the basis of the Harley-Davison Hummer and BSA Bantum the Minsk is a true-blue blood.
Our Minsk Bikes are fitted with four stroke Honda engines, so you get the full experience of riding a Minsk but without the smoke and noise. This also means that we don’t impact on the peaceful communities and villages we pass through during our adventure.
Nearly all of our Tour Veterans fall in love with their Minsk and the attention they attract along the way, the locals love to see foreigners exploring on Minsk, which is all part of the enjoyment.
Honda XR150’s and CRF250’s
With changes to import tax and local laws, within only a few years there has been an great increase in the number of modern bikes arriving in Vietnam, they’re a great choice for those seeking a more challenging adventure.
The Honda 150cc bike, in my opinion is the perfect bike for here, it has enough power and we are able to tackle everything Vietnam has to offer, however if you feel you need a bit more grunt, are a heavier person or bringing more gear the CRF250 may be better for you.
For those looking for more power, to carry more gear or groups looking for longer support free tours the mid-sized Honda CB500x is a great choice, being slim and light whilst still offering plenty of power and torque they’re just the bike for Vietnam. Also with Honda holding over 80% of the motorbike market share in Vietnam they’re much easier to find parts for or mechanic in the Jungles and Mountains.