There’s a downside to the speed and chaos of driving in this country, and three of our editors have felt it personally. These are their stories. Photo by Mads Monsen

“There are many reasons to love a Harley-Davidson,” explains Nguyen Viet Tao, president of Hanoi HOG — more formally known as the Hanoi Harley Owners Group. “They are iconic, sexy and manly. They also represent freedom and a brotherhood that has translated very well in Vietnam.”

As bikes get bigger and texting fingers get itchier, it’s up to a new generation of helmets to save us from ourselves. Compiled by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Love it, hate it, like it, lust it, make your bike into something just that little bit special. Here are 10 owners who got into pimp mode. Compiled by Hoa Le and Nick Ross

It was the late 1990s at a tiny, nameless coffee shop. One expat was a regular, sitting on the plastic chairs a few times a week, sipping ca phe sua da and making polite conversation with the shop’s owner, an aging and unassuming local man. But it wasn’t the coffee that kept him coming back.

Everything you thought you knew but didn’t know and
certainly may want to know about owning and
driving a motorbike. Words by Hoa Le.
Photos by Yves Schiepek

Forget Clarkson, Hammond and May, Nick Ross and Yves Schiepek bypassed Top Gear and tried the motorbikes on Vietnam’s roads for themselves. Eight test-driven vehicles later, and not even a scratch to blight that perfect bodywork, together they managed to get an insight into locally-available bikes that can get you from more than just A to Z

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