Top Local Manual Motorbikes Below 100 Million VND

Top Local Manual Motorbikes Below 100 Million VND

Manual motorbike options in Vietnam, here are some models for 2020

article updated for 2020

When it comes to buying a motorbike, it is always sensible to consider the services and maintenance that comes with the motorbike. Here in Vietnam, the motorbike market is divided between local motorbikes and imported motorbikes. A lot of imported models can be classified as the hot “naked bikes” which often turn heads for their lighter weight and handling.

The local bikes are the motorbikes that are manufactured, assembled or even imported to the country under their manufacturer brand name. They are officially sold and benefit from a full support system from the local genuine motorbike garage such as Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha. In other words, Honda will service a Honda motorbike and Yamaha will service a Yamaha motorbike.

“Not local motorbikes” or bikes that are imported by 3rd party dealers into Vietnam. They are legal, but these motorbikes are not supported by the official service centers. This means maintaining them can be much harder and finding parts can sometimes be impossible! These motorbikes mostly rely on their dealers to get spare parts and within backstreet mechanics, these parts can often be Chinese replica parts as the cost of importing genuine components is outrageously high.
Take one of these motorbikes to a genuine service center and they will turn you away despite it being under their brand name.

This article is for the motorcyclists that are looking to buy a genuine motorbike that is supported by the official garages. I hope it can help the buyer understand the available options on the 2019 motorbike market.

The ranking below is based on my opinion about the popularity of these models on the Vietnamese market. (prices can be slightly different depending on location and availability):

1. Yamaha Exciter 150


48 mil


2. Honda Winner 150


46 mil


3. Suzuki Axelo 125


28 mil


4. Suzuki GZ 150


64 mil


5. Suzuki Raider 150


50 mil


6. Yamaha FZ150i


69 mil


7. Suzuki GD110


29 mil


8. Suzuki GSX-S 150 / GSX-R 150


77 mil


9. Yamaha TFX 150


80 mil


10. Honda MSX 125


50 mil


1. Yamaha Exciter 150

 

First choice for the local petrolhead and is a brand name itself among Vietnam manual bikes. The Exciter is one of Tigit’s few preferred manual motorbike choices.

Read more about the Yamaha Exciter history

ProsCons
Exciter brand nameRubbish suspension
One of the best handling motorbikesbig price gaps between different bike colors
Cool exhaust noise
Yamaha always has parts

Base price: 48mil

2. Honda Winner 150

Honda’s mighty contender to the Exciter. The Winner is a more of a well-rounded motorbike than the Exciter. Tigit also stocks the Honda Winner for rent.
The Tigit shop mostly prefers the Yamaha Exciter, but the Honda Winner seems to be a favorite among our customers.

ProsCons
Honda after serviceMakes a boring exhaust noise (can be modified for better sound)

Incredible price for one of the best manual motorbikes on the market
Terrible stock seat
DOHC for more top speed
Honda shops never stock parts, everything has to be ordered
Good suspension
6 gears/Many color choices

Base price: 46 mil

3. Suzuki Axelo 125

AXELO is the bike for dreamers with shallow pockets.

ProsCons
A quality manual motorbike for an incredibly cheap price.Ugly looks

Only one Suzuki shop in HCM and not many others across Vietnam

Base price: 28 mil

4. Suzuki GZ150

Only choice for those looking for a cruising motorbike, the GZ150 is designed for cruising those endless highway roads. They come with boxes.

ProsCons
Only local cruiser motorbikeOnly one authorized sales location in HCMC
Comes with boxes
Large seat, comfortable drive
Reasonable price

Base price: 64 mil

5. Suzuki Raider 150

Race-kart motorbike for motorcycle enthusiasts, very small and lightweight but with plenty of power and noise.

ProsCons
High quality to the point that it can be modified up to death-defying speeds.Tiny motorbike and not very practical for everyday use
Very cool exhaust noiseThe parts are expensive
Terrifyingly fast when modifiedNot newbie friendly; requires real skill to ride
It screams motorbike enthusiast to anyone who is on one - will earn instant cred

Base price: 50 mil

6. Yamaha FZ150i

Yamaha’s contender to the imported Honda CBR150.

ProsCons
Cheap for a "naked bike"Shares the same engine with the Exciter 150, 20 mil price gap
Beautiful looking motorbikeYou're paying for looks

 

7. Suzuki GD110

 

ProsCons
Cheap price for a classic looking motorbike110cc engine is falling behind other manual motorbikes on the market
Comes with 2 options for style: Tracker or Cafe Racer

A great contender for those Honda Win or Honda 67 drivers

Base price: 29 mil

8. Suzuki GSX-S 150 / GSX-R 150

ProsCons
No experience with this beastMaybe it's hard to find

Base price: 77 mil

9. Yamaha TFX 150

Another Yamaha’s contender to the imported Honda CBR150.

ProsCons
Looks cool and outstanding for the priceA bit small for a "naked bike"

Base price: 80 mil

10. Honda MSX 125

ProsCons
Small and easy to drive around townLacks power
Status symbol, since it's expensiveNot practical

Base price: 50 mil


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