Nothing more than a personal post, to show all my family and friends my new motorbike. I always remember a conversation with Jimmy Thong, who upon asking moi what kind of bike I guided around these uneven streets, seemed mortified when he found out it was a Nouvo, the same kind driven by none other than Linux-worshipping blog man Kevin Nezumi Miller.
It struck me that of course those who drive certain types of car back home have a particular image - for example, a Ford Mondeo driver would be your sales executive/middle manager with his suit jacket hanging up in the rear window. A VW golf or a Peugeot 205 was a boy racers car, and a Range Rover brings to mind farmers, shotguns and wax jackets. Anyone driving a Skoda or a Citroen were just ridiculed. So is it the same with motorbikes in Vietnam?
The Classico shown above - driven by a new generation of young city women. Confident, well educated and free. Or something like that. Make up your own mind about those Honda @ drivers...they are a real mixed bunch. The battered old Wave is the territory of the state Uni student...etc etc. So, judge not lest thy be judged yourself, what does this bike say about me I wonder? A freshly sponged Future Neo, 23.something million. Dong.