Many travelers want to know what are the best motorbikes for traveling in Vietnam. The fact is, motorbikes are one of the most popular modes of transportation in Vietnam. Moving by motorbike in close range saves you a lot of time, effort as well as gas money. There are some motorcycles you can easily encounter everywhere on Vietnam streets. Let’s see which kinds of motorbike are popular here.
Best motorbikes for short trips in Vietnam.
Being sold in Vietnam from the early years of the 21st century, Honda Wave quickly became a “national model” thanks to many advantages such as the durable engine, stylish design and ability to save gasoline. The price of a Honda Wave was quite cheap compared to the average level of motorbikes in Vietnam at the time.
In January 2017, Honda Vietnam introduced to consumers a brand new Wave with an upgraded 110 cc engine, along with a few design changes to match the trend which is more modern fashion. Especially suitable for women, thanks to its simple design and moderate weight.
Currently, Honda Vietnam is distributing 2 models of Wave Alpha 110 and Wave RSX 110, with prices ranging from VND 17.8 to 24.5 million depending on the version, including five colors below:
Yamaha Exciter 150cc
This model has appeared in Vietnam since 2005 and has gone through more than 9 generations, Exciter is quite “loyal” to the 135 cc engine block when using it during 10 years since its launch.
By 2015, recognizing the need of consumers for a model with a higher capacity, Yamaha decided to launch the Exciter 150. As expected, this model quickly became a “sub-slender” national vehicle with impressive sales. The design of the car as well as the speed is always the most outstanding attraction of Exciter, for those who love the speed but cannot afford to own a large displacement motorbike.
Yamaha Exciter 150 has a range price of VND 47.5 to 49 million, but it is difficult for customers to buy a car at the listed price due to the high demand. There are five basic colors below:
Besides Yamaha Exciter or Honda Wave, popular models such as Lead, Air Blade are also models that can easily be found anywhere in Vietnam.
Honda Air Blade 125cc
Honda Air Blade is one of the best motorbikes to use for short trips in Vietnam. Designed mainly for men use, Air Blade easily conquers the majority of Vietnamese customers thanks to its neat design, accompanied by a reasonable price for a mid-range scooter.
The first generation of Air Blade was born in April 2007, the bike was only equipped with a 108 cc engine block from Honda. 2 years later, Air Blade upgraded electronic fuel injection system with more fashionable stamps.
By 2012, it was upgraded to a 125 cc engine block with many assistive technologies. This model was completely transformed in 2016, Air Blade 2016 has an angular design, more rugged than the previous model. Honda Vietnam is distributing this model at a price of VND 38-41.6 million depending on the version. They come in many different colors, such as blue, red and black.
Honda Lead 125 cc
This bike has the outstanding advantage of a storage space which is up to 37 liters, currently, there is no model to break this record of Honda Lead.
In Vietnam, Lead was officially launched on January 2nd, 2009 and was shaped by Honda as a high-end scooter. During the first 5 years since its launch, Lead was equipped with the same 108 cc engine block as Honda Air Blade. In 2013, Honda upgraded the 125 cc engine block for this model and is used to this day. Honda Lead has a selling price of 38.3-41.5 million depending on the version. The colors are quite diverse for customers:
Which motorbikes for Long Distance Motorcycle Ride in Vietnam
Brixton Classic BX 150 (~ 52, 9 Mil VND)
Brixton Classic BX150 has a classic look with round headlights, LED daytime running lights, halogen headlights. The steering wheel is tall and wide, with a classic round-shaped clock with an electronic screen that displays speed, fuel and distance parameters, and an analog clock that shows the revs.
Brixton Classic BX150 is equipped with a single-cylinder engine, SOHC, 149 cc capacity for 11.6 horsepower capacity, maximum torque of 11.9 Nm.
Honda MSX 150 (~ 49,9 Mil VND)
Honda MSX125 is a small-sized tapered vehicle imported from Thailand. The bike has small appearance, low height, suitable for men with small bodies or personality girls. The car is equipped with 2-level LED headlights, isolated turn signals, LED taillights and low exhaust.
Despite being a motorbike, MSX125 is equipped with prominent yellow Up-Side-Down forks, both front and rear wheels use disc brakes, LCD display.
Honda MSX 125 2018 is also equipped with a 4-stroke system, 125 cc engine, air-cooled with electronic fuel injection system PGM – FI with a maximum capacity of 6.9 kW at 7,000 rpm, torque maximum 10.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm, comes with a 4-speed gearbox.
Yamaha YB125sp (~ 40 Mil VND)
Yamaha YB125sp is a hand-tapered bike manufactured at Yamaha’s factory in China. This motorbike has a classic style with round lights, tall handlebars, and a smooth fuel tank.
YB125 owns a 4-cylinder single-cylinder engine, the capacity of 124 cc, air-cooled to 9.52 horsepower at 7,800 rpm, maximum torque of 9.9 Nm at 8,000 rpm revs comes with a 5-speed gearbox
Honda CB 150 Verza (~ 49 Mil VND)
Honda CB150 Verza is a naked-bike model specifically for the Indonesian market. This motorbike has a similar design to the Neo-Sports Café line of Honda, but due to its low price, the details are not really elaborate.
The heart of CB150 Verza is a 150 cc SOHC engine block, air-cooled. This engine produces 12.86 horsepower and maximum torque of 12.73 Nm. Vehicles using the 5-speed gearbox.
Suzuki EN-125 (~41 Mil VND)
Suzuki EN-125 is a classic-style motorbike, It quite similar to the EN-150 model that was once genuine distribution by Suzuki in Vietnam. Seat height is only 770 mm, combined with a wide and tall handlebar, providing a comfortable driving posture. It has a fuel tank of up to 14 liters, but the fuel consumption is only 1.7 liters / 100 km.
Suzuki EN-125 has a 125 cc single-cylinder engine block with a maximum capacity of 10.8 horsepower, comes with a 5-speed gearbox. Selling well at the time of launch, but has not been upgraded for a long time, this model also gradually becomes obsolete.
Top 3 motorbike brands in Vietnam
Honda is a brand of a motorbike from Japan. This brand was founded in 1948 by Mr. Soichiro Honda. Honda brand has entered the Vietnam market for 20 years. After 20 years, the company has gradually affirmed its position in the hearts of the Vietnamese people. This is considered one of the leading brands in the field of motorbike manufacturing.
It is also a brand from Japan. This is considered a “one-to-one” rival of Honda. The brand was established in 1897 by Mr. Torakusu Yamaha. Yamaha entered the Vietnamese market in 1996 but on January 24, 1998, Yamaha Motor Vietnam was established. Yamaha cars are known for their youthful, energetic, and stylish designs that come with eye-catching colors. Although fuel economy is not equal to Honda, in terms of durability, Yamaha is not inferior. Currently, the most outstanding Yamaha line is the bunker and sports Exciter.
Another brand from Japan. Suzuki was founded in 1909 and specializes in weaving looms. To expand the brand, Suzuki joined the motorcycle manufacturing industry with a line of motorbikes in 1952 called “Power Free”.
In 1996, Suzuki officially entered the Vietnamese market with the Suzuki Viva product line. Suzuki products are known for their refined styling and powerful engines.
The selection of a motorbike that suits the travel needs is extremely important. Most foreigners coming to Vietnam prefer scooters because of its convenience and ease of use. However, that is when you travel in the city, to serve the trip, the number of vehicles is the most preferred, thanks to its dynamic design, and above all, the feature of saving gas for users. of this car.