Eye of the Rider Moto Docos

Motorcycle Adventure Documentaries

The Bike Culture in South-East Asia.

Whether it be a humble Honda or a sizzling Suzuki, the small, single cylinder step-through motorbike is one of South-East Asia's most recognisable elements. Some see a people-mover, others a delivery van, but no matter where you are you can depend on seeing an air-cooled 100cc doing some hard work. Some of these unique work-horses have been captured by Duncan Menge on a recent trip to the sweaty corner of the Asian continent. If you've seen (and photographed) any outstanding examples of this remarkable machine, email us the pics and we'll add them to this post. 

 A sulking Suzuki, Bankok, Thailand.

A sulking Suzuki, Bankok, Thailand.

 The modern take of a classic. Despite the plastic fairing, the same heart as its predecessors beats beneath. Thailand.   

The modern take of a classic. Despite the plastic fairing, the same heart as its predecessors beats beneath. Thailand.

 

 Easy riders, where helmets are optional. Cambodia.

Easy riders, where helmets are optional. Cambodia.

 A relic from the past in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A relic from the past in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 At rest in Saigon, Vietnam.

At rest in Saigon, Vietnam.

 Rush-hour is every hour in Saigon, Vietnam.

Rush-hour is every hour in Saigon, Vietnam.

 Ride-through shopping at the fresh produce market, Saigon, Vietnam.

Ride-through shopping at the fresh produce market, Saigon, Vietnam.

 Where cafe-racing is a way of life, Saigon, Vietnam.

Where cafe-racing is a way of life, Saigon, Vietnam.