I have been an enthusiastic user of motorcycles all my adult life.
In Australia I had many such vehicles, and some of them were big, noisy and fast.
We have a small Honda which is just about at end of life.
Recently I purchased this new machine...a Yamaha N-Max...a 155cc, automatic, fuel injected, 4stroke moped. It is a technically very advanced machine, and is built in Indonesia. It is surprisingly powerful for a machine with a small engine, and is capable of carrying two adults at highway speed.
Thailand has a huge density of small motorcycles, and motorcycle riders/passengers make up about 70% of the country's horrendous road fatality numbers [Thailand has the highest per capita road fatality stats of any country]...I have no desire or intention to be one of those people.
Interestingly, many of the Village folks are quite relaxed about their own incompetent motorcycle driving, including ignorance of Thailand's Road Rules, but they think I am a fruitcake for riding my bicycle on highways and local roads.
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