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Xin Chao fellow riders,

my name is Ben and I'm an ex-pat currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I'm a proud owner of a KTM 790 which I received brand spanking new two weeks ago. Did some minor work already on the bike, like new exhaust, fender eliminator and mirrors.

Great forum - great information and a lot of folks with great taste!

Cheers,
Ben

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You're a brave man riding in Hanoi! I did a cyclo trip there and the traffic is unbelievable. Madder than a box of frogs. Some poor, tiny bloke pedalling a lardy lump like me round the city. Even walking across a road you take your life in your hands. Beautiful country though and lovely people. I'd love to go back one day.

Best coffee in the world! Worst traffic? Possibly.
 

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Welcome Blacky. Definitely an amazing place to ride. Takes a lot of skill in traffic. Enjoy!
 
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Xin Chao fellow riders,

my name is Ben and I'm an ex-pat currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I'm a proud owner of a KTM 790 which I received brand spanking new two weeks ago. Did some minor work already on the bike, like new exhaust, fender eliminator and mirrors.

Great forum - great information and a lot of folks with great taste!

Cheers,
Ben
Welcome! I hear the street vendor food is amazing there.
How did you pick that spot to ex-Pat? Likely moving to Costa Rica myself.
 

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I was born in Vietnam but left right before the end of the war.

I can't imagine riding a full sized motorcycle amidst all that traffic. Plus you'd be a giant compared to all those 50cc mopeds!

Have fun out there, and definitely enjoy some good street food, mangosteen, and ca phe sua da for all of us!
 

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Welcome! I hear the street vendor food is amazing there.
How did you pick that spot to ex-Pat? Likely moving to Costa Rica myself.
Hey JD, I work in the hotel industry and move around quite a lot. So it's more like Vietnam chose me. Before I was based for 7 years in Thailand. Have to say I love SEA... I heard Costa Rica is awesome, nice choice! (y)
 

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I was born in Vietnam but left right before the end of the war.

I can't imagine riding a full sized motorcycle amidst all that traffic. Plus you'd be a giant compared to all those 50cc mopeds!

Have fun out there, and definitely enjoy some good street food, mangosteen, and ca phe sua da for all of us!
Hi Endopotential,

Thank you very much!

Indeed the street food is amazing and cheap, same as the beer. I prefer ca phe bac xia, that stuff is addictive! You hardly see any 50cc scooters anymore, they all upgraded to at least 125cc. Though I have to say I love riding around Hanoi, gets a bit hot with gear but hey all part of the fun. Outside of Hanoi there are the most amazing loops through national parks. So for me the perfect place....

Cheers,
B
 
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