The Personality of a Southeast Asian Motorbike


Motorbikes are the heartbeat of SE Asia, and each one has a personality as distinct as its rider's.

  1. I suffer from split personality disorder. Honda on the outside, Kenbo on the in.
  2. I always see my gas tank as half full.
  3. I tackle hills like a tortoise.
  4. I may have an electric start, but sometimes I need a good kick.
  5. I need frequent brakes. Whenever you stop, I turn the engine off for you.
our motorbike glamour shot outside of Sabaidee Odisha restaurant

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