The Best Motorcycle Videos: Thailand

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The Best Motorcycle Videos: Thailand

According to Time magazine, Bangkok, Thailand’s capitol is the world’s top tourist destination. This should come as no surprise. Bangkok is a city rich in culture and history, plus it sits in close proximity to the beaches. If you’re more of the adventurous type, Northern Thailand, with its forested mountains, may be more up your alley. The good news is that no matter where you go in Thailand, motorcycles are a common form of transportation and recreation, which should make you feel right at home. Here are three videos that will definitely spark your interest in this Southeast Asian country.

Bikes In Bangkok Traffic

You thought traffic on the Los Angeles 405 fwy was bad… In this video a rider with a GoPro weaves through Bangkok traffic at rush hour.  Can you imagine having to make this commute on a daily basis?

Thailand Motorcycle Adventure – Never Stop Riding

In this video by Never Stop Riding TV, a German motorcyclist goes on an off-road adventure through one of Thailand’s mountainous regions.

North Thailand by Motorcycle

This short video chronicles a motorcycle adventure through Northern Thailand. In addition to your standard motorcycle trip footage, this video also includes snippets of nightlife which help paint a more vivid picture of what its like to experience the region.

North Thailand by Motorcycle from Serg El on Vimeo.

  • Lourens Smak

    woot? Thailand videos but no video about the fine art of moped-tuning?
    ;-)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eue-uEujKRg

  • tobykeller

    The Bangkok traffic video may look hairy to you in the west, but after living and riding in Thailand for the last three years (and living and riding in southern California for the previous four), I’d rather have that commute than one that takes the 405. There are quite a few factors working in your favor as a rider here, not least of which is that bikes are the norm and cagers are much more aware of riders here than in the US.

    Traffic looks chaotic, but you’ll notice the almost complete absence of horns… that’s a side effect of a very tolerant give-and-take attitude to traffic. In the US, a cager OWNS his lane and will defend it to the death… here you take whatever opening is available and you don’t begrudge others the same.

    Like everywhere else, there’s an underlying set of rules to the seemingly chaotic system, and once you understand them you can navigate with a reasonable margin of safety.

    • Stuki

      One advantage of riding in LA over Bangkok is that, while LA may be hot and polluted by US standards; the climate and air quality in Bangkok is not all that different from that which you get by mixing equal parts water, gasoline and kerosene in a pressure cooker, closing the lid and turning up the heat…….

      Those famously hardened Finnish sauna aficionados, have nothing on ATTGATT riders in Bangkok as far as heat tolerance goes.

    • Sentinel

      Indeed, I’ve seen and ridden through much much worse than that in the LA area. What Jacob said there makes no sense to anyone that’s actually lived and worked in the LA area.

  • Michael Howard

    Here’s another link to that second vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yteSWgVRWo

    • Sam Belton

      I met Rene while riding in Cambodia. He’s an awesome dude, phenomenal rider too, I learned a lot from him.

  • Sentinel

    The second video here is now a dead link.

    • Michael Howard

      That’s why I posted another link to it. ;)

      • Sentinel

        OK, thanks, I didn’t realize that.