SE Asian bimble

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Mat The Splat
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SE Asian bimble

Post by Mat The Splat » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:17 pm

Hi all
I have decided its time for me to do something with my life, and that is to fly myself to Asia buy a bike and ride around till i run out of money.

Been looking at a few bikes but keep coming back to one, Honda EX-5

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Anyone know anything about these bikes? my guess is its a Innova/wave with retro clothes on?


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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by ally » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:47 pm

approx £750 in malaysia and over £2k here for something similar, ggggrrrrrrrrr!

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by knapdog » Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:56 am

All I can tell you is I was in S E Asia last summer and a few million of them missed me by inches.

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by Capitano » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:18 am

ally wrote:approx £750 in malaysia and over £2k here for something similar, ggggrrrrrrrrr!

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Becaause we'll pay it ... because we can. Economics I'm afraid.

£750 is equivalent to 2 month's average Malaysian wage.

£2000 is less than 1 month's average UK wage.

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by stevew » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:41 am

Mat and I were talking about this last night. Gonna be quite an adventure.
Anyone got any contacts in KL or where ever you fly into who could help with local knowledge?
Guess there will be a need for a local to help when buying a bike ;)

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by stevew » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:48 am

Moved to this section (riding stories) as this is real now !!


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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:02 pm

Would a XRM be a better choice? Cub with longer suspension and more clearance.

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by Mat The Splat » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Andrewwoey wrote:Would a XRM be a better choice? Cub with longer suspension and more clearance.

Hmm think you may be right there, hadn't seen one of those before, will do some research :)

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by Diesel Dave » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:03 pm

He will be up to an Africa twin by the end of the day.... :D

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Re: SE Asian bimble

Post by knapdog » Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:08 pm

Diesel Dave wrote:He will be up to an Africa twin by the end of the day.... :D
Unless there's an Asia twin.
:roll:

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