Cuong is quite possibly the most famous motorcycle mechanic in Vietnam, and with good reason.Work out when and for how long to visit Cuong Motorbike Adventure and other Hanoi attractions using our handy Hanoi road trip planning tool.
Operating out of a humble garage on Highway 1 south of Hanoi in the early 1990s, Cuong’s reputation as an gifted mechanic and honest bloke quickly spread. By 2000, Cuong had opened a shop in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to repair, buy and sell Minsk motorbikes.
Cuong was instrumental to the formation of Hanoi’s infamous Minsk Club in 1998, and it’s fair to say that if Cuong hadn’t been there to fix the bikes, the club would have never existed. Once Cuong’s shop was listed in the Lonely Planet, his name became synonymous with motorcycle touring in Vietnam.
It’s no surprise that when the world’s biggest automotive celebrities came to Vietnam to film the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special in 2008, they called on Cuong for full mechanical support. He designed and built the amphibious motorbikes that carried Jeremy Clarkson and co. out into Ha Long Bay back in 2008, and he can be seen nursing Clarkson’s Vespa back to life on many occasions. Cuong also worked with Gordon Ramsay and Charley Boorman (twice!) when they came to film in Vietnam.
When the Vietnamese police began selling off their fleet of vintage 650cc Ural sidecars to collectors, Cuong recognised their potential for motorcycle touring and snapped up the bikes and spare parts. He custom fitted the Urals to make them a solo motorcycle with disc brakes, comfortable seats and modern electrics to meet the demands of foreign bikers. Cuong has most recently branched out into 250cc Hondas, and now has Vietnam’s only fleet of CRFs.
With his years of experience on the tools and on the road, Cuong and his team of guides and mechanics will ensure you have a motorcycle adventure that is unique, unforgettable and most of all, fun.
Cuong Motorbike Adventure Reviews
I went on the 8 night offroad trip to Northern Vietnam with my parents, sister and a couple of family friends. The riding was awesome, the bitumen sections still had enough curves, pot holes and... more »
Cuong's team of Phu, Diep and Lập took such good care of us and we loved our far north Ha Giang 8 days, 8 nights ride. Our group consisted of my husband and 2 daughters plus friends we have known... more »
Easily the best money I’ve ever spent on anything. Did the northern mountain tour with them on an old Ural and loved every minute of it. The guide spoke excellent English and made sure we were always taken care of. The mechanic that came with us kept the bikes in top condition even though the roads were typically questionable at best. I’d like to come back sometime and do another trip with them.
One of the best moterbike adventure rides you will find .great guides. great things too see,off the Beaton track. ticks all the boxes. .....had a blast me and the whole family
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