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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #31
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Hi HKers,

Well after a stunt in Hong Kong for 5 months in 2012, I am back in HK for good.
The saddest part of transferring for Hong Kong, is that I had to sell the Transalp back in Melbourne and, well, that was really painful. But my superbly lovely wife promised she'd get me a new bike in HK

Well so here I am: finding a bike here. And after spending some time on bikehk.com and ibike.hk, I am a little bit disappointed by what's on offer. I was sort of hoping there'll be more 600cc here in HK, but it's sport or SM here.

Clearly HK is a "Day-trip" land (unless I've missed the website that explains how I can go into China from HK by rode on a HK registered bike).

I'm not keen on sticking to tarmac all the time, I'm not a really good off-roader but I've heard of some nice tracks in the NT.

So what do you guys have/recommend? I've seen quite a few dual-sport here, but all supermotarded

Cheers,

Thomas
Heard there's still a grey Super Tenere over at the Yamaha showroom?
But yea due to the urbanization, you probably find 95% of the bikes here as asphalt oriented...
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #32
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It's gotten a lot better with the bike thefts now that mainland Chinese can buy them legitimately (although at crazy tax rates). Though it all depends on the make and model of your bikes; there must've been at least 3 that I know of for the new Honda 700s that were stolen when they just came out "last" year. Compared to what I was used to in Vancouver, Canada I'd say we're pretty safe here where not many people buy comprehensive insurance.

Taiwan is a much larger place where touring on a bike is nice.... there's a lot more companies now catering to renting out bikes like in Japan; never too late to relive the life =)
Mines parked in an alley on HKI near Wanchai, no problems at all after several months. Two locks, bike cover, chained to a lamp post, they'll go elsewhere.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:38 PM   #33
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Gents, I'll be there for CNY. Does anyone know of a place I can rent a bike for a day and hit some twisties?

anyone want to go with?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:45 PM   #34
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thanks for all the information guys
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:23 AM   #35
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Hi,

You are not alone. I'm also looking into getting set up out here. Currently running an XJS1200, which is fabulous - but not off road. Been eying up either a CRF250 or XT250. I'll post when I get one. Meanwhile, good luck.
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