Scooter vs Tuktuk

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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by Nixon » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:32 pm

A10 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:03 pm

If you are on the "taller" (5'10" plus) or "heavier" side (85kg plus)
Yep, that is me. I will look into Vespas. Thanks a lot
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by explorer » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:36 pm

I highly recommend a bicycle.

If you really want a motorbike, ride a bicycle for several months to get used to the traffic at low speed, before getting a motorbike.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by levindima666 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:02 pm

Car is better...more safety
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by dontbeasourlemon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:54 am

I am going to jump on this. Honestly, not sure I will ever get a scooter but if I do it would have to be one of those trike one's (I lack a good sense of balance 😓). Anyone have any stores they recommend that carry them just in case?
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by samrong01 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:14 am

Personally I would be too scared to ride a moto or a bicycle in Phnom Penh but I have both in Siem Reap for many years. Bicycle is great for exercise but make sure you have a basket or something to carry groceries etc if its your main form of transport. Ditto for moto. I bought a new Suzuki Smash in 2013 and have used it since. Cost me about $2 per 10 days for petrol - if I didnt use the bicycle it would have been perhaps $2 per week. I seldom changed the oil - most people I know never change it. There is no ongoing registration fee - I think a number plate cost about $20 (for Khmer - maybe $90 for foreigner). Bear in mind that ladies generally are willing to travel on the back of a moto but NOT on a bicycle.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by Nixon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am

Do I need a license or not? I have tried to look this up but it seems to be a bit confusing. If I need a license I need a letter from a Sangkat, what is that?
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by Kuroneko » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:07 pm

Nixon wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:37 am
Do I need a license or not? I have tried to look this up but it seems to be a bit confusing. If I need a license I need a letter from a Sangkat, what is that?
If you ride a motorcycle of 125cc or under you don't need a licence. The A1 license was revoked in 2016. https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... 25cc-motos

I run a Yamaha Jupiter 115, This years model is the Spark 115i, its fuel injected and will set you back about $1200.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by A10 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:17 pm

I read on Lina's blog that there's potentially a change coming to the laws to exclude foreigner's from this, so it may not be a bad idea to get your license in case.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by epidemiks » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:29 pm

A10 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:17 pm
I read on Lina's blog that there's potentially a change coming to the laws to exclude foreigner's from this, so it may not be a bad idea to get your license in case.
Reintroduce the A1 licence only for foreigners? Doubtful.
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Re: Scooter vs Tuktuk

Post by A10 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:06 pm

Well, we're excluded from being allowed to register used motorbikes, so you never know.
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