What does your motorbike tell about you?

8th July 2017

This is going to be a little judgy. But if you’ve lived in Vietnam long enough, I’m sure that there are times you just gather around with your gang in a little local coffee shop on a Sunday morning,  just for trash talking and judging on people around you. So today’s topic is about how

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Why Tigit Does Not Test Drive or Fix Your Motorbike

4th July 2017

Motorbikes in Vietnam do work! It is common on the internet to see blogs written by foreigners stating that no motorbikes in Vietnam have working speedo, fuel gauge and other accessories. Adverts on Facebook and Craigslist often promote the sale of a motorbike with “working lights” as if this was something of amazement. We have

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26th June 2017

Ho Chi Minh The party hostel Vietnam Inn Roof top bar and the biggest backpacker party hostel in Saigon Low range Binh Minh Hotel Backpacker area a nice hotel for the money and we believe to be the best value. Mid range Sunland Hotel Hotel just over the river from TigitMotorbikes High range   Nikko Hotel Saigon

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Mui Ne Police Sand Dune TrapMui Ne Boats

10th June 2017

Mui Ne Police trap, what is it, and why has it become famous? The Mui Ne Police trap has become a famous problem for backpackers travelling Vietnam by motorbike. An army of police hiding around the popular Sand Dune areas of Mui Ne, waiting with trucks in hand to stop, scare and intimidate backpackers into handing

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Why Honda XR150 is the best Motorbike for Vietnam

8th June 2017

Vietnam is a beautiful country with some of the best nature sceneries in the world. Most of Vietnam is covered with tropical lowlands, hills and densely forested highlands. During the Vietnam Wars and right after it, traveling along the country is more difficult and can only be done by bus or cars, due to the

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Is the Honda XR reliable and fixable!

6th June 2017

The Honda XR is an international household name, and is a motorbike that is suitable for both on and off-road driving. Most off-road enthusiasts will be familiar with the Honda dual sport series, Honda Baja, Honda XR and Honda CRF. The motorbike is known for its indestructible capabilities and unbeatable reliability, which causes confusion when

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Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

30th May 2017

5 advantages to motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi A motorbike holiday has been selected, the idea is set… but now the difficult decision of deciding which direction to drive, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh or Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi! At Tigit we think Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is the best way! However please

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Motorbike from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

5 advantages to motorbike from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh A motorbike holiday has been selected, the idea is set… but now the difficult decision of deciding which direction to drive, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh or Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi! This article promotes the idea of Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. However, when

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Cu Chi Tunnels – Half Day Tour

18th May 2017

The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger system including many entrances, tunnels, traps and bomb shelters, that underlie much of the country. The The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns

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Bui Vien – The Foreigners Street in HCMSaigon backpacker's Area

13th May 2017

Backpaker’s area, Bui Vien, or “Pho Tay” are the names for the most busy nightlife center of Ho Chi Minh City, which covers Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham streets. Busiest town of Saigon Busy, crowded with many languages and skin tones, is the impression I feel when I first got here. The 3

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Top Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh cityBen Thanh Market

9th May 2017

Whether you’re an experienced or first time travelers, Ho Chi Minh city could be a little bit overwhelming with many things going on at the same time. Read my Top things to do in Ho Chi Minh city to find out where you want to go, and what to expect!

Driving in Vietnam – Tips from local experienced driverTips on Driving in Vietnam

1st May 2017

Vietnam is litterally a motorbike country with more than 45 millions motorbikes in total. So in order to be able to live and work in Vietnam, motorbike driving skill is required. While driving in Vietnam is fairly easy for us locals, since we practically drive everywhere everyday, but for a foreigner who are more used

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Nam Du island – another version of Phu Quoc

If Phu Quoc is still a bit touristy for you, Nam Du island could be a good alternative destination for a weekend getaway, in a remote island. I believe the place is still beyond awareness of the foreigners, however it’s been quite a popular name for local travelers. Nam Du island is another Phu Quoc

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Top gear Motorbike Vietnam SpecialTop gear motorbike Vietnam special

21st April 2017

The Top gear Motorbike Vietnam special was released on 28th December 2008. This 75 minute special is responsible for the boom in the concept of buying motorbikes to travel across Vietnam. Top Gear Motorbike Vietnam Special concept Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May are given boxes of money to purchase a vehicle to travel

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Day Rental: Monkey Island in Can Gio

20th April 2017

One more attraction not so far away from HCM. King Kong 3: Monkey Island It’s not an island. Just the name. I don’t know why. No one knows. No pictures for this section because laptop got stolen along with tons of pics 🙁 Entrance fee: 35k local, 70k foreigner. I think you have to pay

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Day motorbike Rental: Mangrove Park in Can Gio

A great chance for a one day motorbike rental on a scooter. 40km away from Saigon, around Can Gio town, lies some outdoor attractions in the wild, which sound like a perfect getaway for a weekend. We did it on a last minute decision, taking two Yamaha Exciter motorbikes and rushing to the road at 10am. Hoping that speed would make

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Motorcycle for sale in Vietnammotorbike for sale Vietnam

19th April 2017

Finding a motorcycle for sale in Vietnam is no easy task! It can be difficult navigating the web and small roadside stores when looking for a motorcycle for sale in Vietnam. Tigit Motorbikes provides a framework of safety for both expats and travelers. Clearly written terms and paperwork which have the idea of cancellations and

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Vietnam Scooter hire and options available to travelers.motorbikes for travelers

Vietnam scooter hire from Tigit Motorbikes Tigit Motorbikes has scooters for hire between $10 a day or $250 for a journey of up to 35 days. This works out at just $7 a day and is perfect for a one way motorcycle hire! Vietnam scooter hire can range in qualities, with most rental companies opting

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City rentals and bashing the Yamaha Nouvo

15th April 2017

Removing and firing the Yamaha Nouvo from our fleet of motorbikes was one of the most unique decisions that Tigit Motorbikes has ever made! The Yamaha Nouvo remains to be the “go to” rental scooter, and the scooter that the majority of Expats own. As a result, bashing the Yamaha Nouvo is a great way to

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110cc VS 125 cc VS 150cc the delusions

CC or cubic centimeters is used to determine engine displacement, in other words it determines the size of the engine. The “CC” of a motorbike can affect the power of the vehicle, but it is not the only factor to consider. A 110cc is not necessarily slow! Within Vietnam and dealing with motorbikes on a mass

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Motorbike rentals, Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda comparisons!

13th April 2017

Motorbike rentals Working at Tigit we have a unique perspective of motorbikes that few in the world get to witness. Dealing with long distance rentals over time, the same motorbikes come back through our mechanic shop over and over again. Sometimes travelling distances of up to 10,000KM before re-visiting our primary mechanic in Ho Chi

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City rental and which scooter to choose

12th April 2017

What Scooters does Tigit have? The Honda Blade Semi-automatic Positives: A scooter that is never going to break down. Light weight to drive and good with gas consumption. Over time, the Honda Blade is going to be the cheapest option for a city rental! Negatives: The Blade has no under the seat storage space and the

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The Detech Honda Win manual

THE HONDA WIN IN VIETNAM Estimated value – $150-700 The Win and the Detech Honda Win are the most common motorbike to be found in the backpacker street. A joke of a motorbike that wobbles around and breaks down all through the country. Surprisingly expensive to fix and generally an absolute burner of dollar notes

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7 most Christmas Spots in Saigon

17th December 2016

Christmas is coming to town and if you haven’t got any pictures with friends and family, or you’re just a lone photography enthusiast (like me), be sure to check out these locations for the best Christmas spirit in Saigon. 1. Takashimaya Shopping Center At 65 Le Loi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Takashiyama is the

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Tips on Maintaining the Suzuki GN125

17th October 2016

Suzuki GN125 – expensive classic looking piece of crap! Suzuki GN125 was a popular bike back in 1996 – 2001 in Vietnam, first was imported then later, assembled in Vietnam. In 2016 the Suzuki GN125 has become a rare, classic bike that people still ride as a fun project motorbike. It is also good for modifying

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Golden Scorpion – 2hrs Driving Picnic Place from Saigon

29th September 2016

Don’t let your weekend pass by wasted at home or boring city places. Time for some outside activities! Check out the Golden Scorpion Park in Dong Nai, not so far from HCM, an amazing place for 1 day trip or picnic with friends and family! Beautiful and Relaxing Nature Scenery What a place to releive your

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Yamaha Exciter: King of the streets

9th September 2016

Yamaha Exciter – The First Manual Underbone in Vietnam The Yamaha Exciter first appeared in 2005, with a cutting-edge sporty design and 4 stroke 135cc liquid-cooled engine, plus all the new technology , the Yamaha Exciter was made to be the symbol of the everyday casual motorbike in Vietnam, and later, dominate the market for approximately 8

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The Legendary Honda Cub

5th September 2016

The Honda Cub is a thing of beauty and long may it live – throw it in a canal, come back in 10 years, and you can still ride it to work. How the Honda Cub Became a World-Renowned Name The Cub’s fame mostly came from its reliability, longevity, convenience and economical efficiency. The original name was Honda

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