This is one of my posts from August, 2006. At that time I wanted to get a Honda Custom motorcycle. The price was quite expensive for used motorcycles back in 2006. The reasoning was the it was nearly impossible to import new motorcycles to Vietnam. Nobody would pay these prices today. Below is the post from 11 and a half years ago.
Yesterday my friend, Phu, and I went around looking at motorcycles. I want something that is really comfortable on the highway. The Yamaha Nouvo is more of a city bike than a country bike. I am considering buying a Honda Custom but a used one will cost around $2,000 (the seller here tried to charge me $4,000). In Vietnam, the only available motorcycles are used. The Vietnamese government will not allow new motorcycles to be imported into Vietnam. Hence, any motorcycle you can find will be a bit pricey. At Vietnam ascends into the WTO, the Vietnamese government will allow the sale of new motorcycles. In the meantime:
(First two motorcycles are Honda Customs)
(I like the 2nd Honda Custom)