Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Kammekor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:25 pm

Element6 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Daum Penh Stalker wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:01 pm
This does not appear to be an easy thing to do. Going to the Cambodian bike shops seems like a great way to get ripped off. What's the best way to buy a motorcycle in Phnom Penh and not get ripped off? Maybe buy from a foreigner? But where?
What bike are you looking for and do you want new or used? New, big capacity motorbikes are a lot more expensive here than western markets
Not just the big ones. A Honda Dream will cost 39-42k THB in Thailand, that's max 1.300 USD. It's a 110cc engine though.

The Dream is >700 USD more expensive in Cambodia, possibly with a slightly stronger engine.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by atst » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:57 am

Have a look at Keeway bike shop good service and bit cheaper
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Raider » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 am

If you are looking for a used moto check online, specifically the Facebook groups for buy and sell. You typically can get one from an expat and hopefully not worry about maintenance issues. Some of the Khmer do not do routine maintenance, even oil changes so I would be wary. Granted, fixing anything here is super cheap if you can have a local help you with it.

As for shops I bought mine brand new from Suzuki on Monivong. I had my Khmer neighbor try to buy a moto beforehand and he was quoted a price that was only $20 less than what I was quoted, so the larger dealerships really do not haggle very much the price is set for the most part.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by explorer » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:14 am

In my opinion, the best option is to buy a bicycle.

If you really want a motorbike, I suggest, look for something second hand which is good value. A lot of motorbikes get stolen. Near new ones more than old ones.

If you cant find a good second hand one, there are new non-Japanese bikes for sale at much lower prices than new Japanese bikes. Some people say they are good. I have never had one.

Others may have more details.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Barang chgout » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:18 am

" Buying a MOTORCYCLE....",



In my opinion, the best option is to buy a bicycle.

Another great one from Exploder!

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by beaker » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:29 am

Still haven't had anyone check out my bike yet. It is mechanically in exellent mechanical condition and has had regular servicing engine rebuilt with OEM parts from the states.

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Spigzy » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:41 am

Crawled Khmer24.com for a used Harley, sent brother in law (Khmer) to check out the previous owner, inspect, negotiate & buy. The bike had no tax or plates, so brother in law took care of that also. Sent the bike for a service at the official Harley Davidson shop near the airport for a full service & check up, but now tend to get day-to-day work done at Dyno Tuned on Riverside. Saved a packet & both did a top job & I can trust the bike is mechanically sound, yet has scratches already so I'm not worried about idiot parking attendants ruining a brand new $20k bike.

If you're going Honda/Suzuki <=125cc, I don't think you can really go wrong. Even if you buy a lemon, Khmers can fix pretty much anything on those two makes for a few bucks.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Captain » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:31 am

Whenever tooling around PP, I ride this. It hasn't failed me yet and any PP machine shop can fabricate parts for it.

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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by davegorman » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

atst wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:57 am
Have a look at Keeway bike shop good service and bit cheaper
Cheap and nasty.
I’ve not heard good things about them plus not everyone can service them.

Buy a Jap bike for a few more $ and have piece of mind.
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Re: Buying a motorcycle in Phnom Penh

Post by Daum Penh Stalker » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:26 pm

I'm looking for a used Japanese motorcycle (or similar) from 150cc to 300cc, and more inclined to the 150cc. I do not want a scooter or a Detech Espero, what backpackers call a "Honda Win". I prefer something less than 5 years old.
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