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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Thailand !

Hi everyone,

Just found your forum while browsing the web, looks like there is a lot of informations I can use so I decided to join you.

I live in Thailand since 2 years now, own a RC51 since more than a year I guess. I am french so please excuse my english if it is not perfect Shakespeare style, but I'll do my best to make myself understood.

I ride since 10 years now, I am 27 years old and I am bar/club manager in Bangkok. I used to have a Honda CB500 (not sure it's famous in the states), a honda 600 Hornet (CB600F for you I think), a Suzuki 350DR while I was living in French Polynesia and bought a RC51 here.

I don't have much questions since I finally found a great mechanic guy after many problems with thai service. I am doing a new paint job now, a 8h Suzuka replica Team Cabin.

Not sure if I should post pictures in this topic or not. The paint now is US version BUT with VTR on the side, not RVT.

Anyone who'll visit Thailand I'll be happy to help or give infos if needed.

Merci !

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
I have a good friend from Bangkok who races his Ducati.
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Dr. Dildo from Bangkok welcome.



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hi mate hows it going ?? how are you finding the vtr/rc51 compared two the hornet cheers from australia
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DrDildo in Bangkok... Hard to know where to go with that...

Anyway, welcome
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DrDildo in Bangkok... Hard to know where to go with that...

Anyway, welcome
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Hi everyone,

Yep sorry I used this nickname before moving here. I guess it was meant to be somehow

I love the RC even more that I am not fortunate and I would never thought I could ever have one since in Europe it is still very expensive. Fortunatly the guy who sold it did not know what he was selling and there is no price market in Thailand for used vehicule, so it's up to the owner/buyers to decide the deal.

I love the hornet as well, 100hp for 170kg is fun, I am not a strong guy so I can't handle Hayabusa style. The hornet is, despite of his mid-range engine size, the kind of bike you'll fell in love with if you have it soon enough. I mean I don't think it will be very charming for a rider who has 20 years of experience and used to on bigger bikes.

But for a young student like I was, it was just the perfect match. However I always consider my bikes way too powerful for my skills, even though I used to track with it, 100hp should not be that easy to access for people.

The RC51 is more a legend than something I need, I definitively don't use it as a pilote will, and it is for sure on the top 3 of the worst bike to own in Thailand considering the traffic, the heat, the roads conditions. But hey, when you love it....

I can't choose between those two evils, they are both too different. I went back to France last September where my Hornet was waiting, I was almost crying when I get her back, and riding her again was giving me a smile noone can ever take off of me.

Same thing when I ride the RC. I believe when you like riding, no matter what you jump on, it's just in your guts !!

I did an event for Ducati here in my bar, watch the GP all together last year, was fun. Unofficially Valentino Rossi will come to Ducati Shop because they are opening a Ducati Cafe Corner. When the GP will be in Kuala Lumpur, he is suppose to drop by. Can't wait !!!

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nice. sounds pretty cool. post up some pics in the media section, i'd like to see that Cabiin rep. Welcome to the forums DrDildo (hehe)

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And if you indeed have a bar in Thailand, post up pics of that!

I have some bahts to spend!



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