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Action Camera Review - Drift Ghost-S VS GoPro Hero 4 VS SJ4000


There has been a revolution in action and sport cameras over the last couple years with car owners installing dash-cams as a measure of added insurance protection, and for good reason.   But for sports/action use, does it pay to pay, or is brand loyalty the discerning factor?

There’s no denying that Gopro has the market share and an almost religious following, but there’s other alternatives for filming your adventure; whether biker, surfer or climber.  We’ve got our hands on 3 popular choices:  The GoPro Hero 4 silver, Drift Ghost-S and a GoPro lookalike, the SJCAM SJ 4000.  All Wi-Fi compatible.






Heidenau K60 Scout Adventure tire test

Adventure and dual-sport motorcycles are on the increase.  And with the reintroduction of the new Africa Twin CRF1000l, things can only get better, particularly in Thailand!  That being said, for those that do actually use their bike for some off road fun, or a blast away from the road, some additional tools may be needed.






Vee Rubber VRM-163 Enduro Tire – Thailand 2 Germany 1

Tires – If I were a rich man!

Safety is paramount when pushing a bike beyond its normal use.  Clothing, suspension and setup to mention a few.  However, tires have to be at the top of the list where safety and security is concerned.

I’ve been riding bikes for a number of years from local makeshift dirt tracks in the UK, to road and adventure riding here in Thailand, but despite my personal experience on a bike, I can honestly say I’ve never been truly satisfied with the tires I have used.  While for the most part, a tire, whether Michelin or Pirelli has performed well, there’s always been one niggle that leaves you with that question “if only it did this a little better?”




Nexx X.D1 Dual Sport Helmet Review

At present the market is pretty strong for dual sport helmets with manufacturers offering their own rendition of an off road, street design.  Sales of dual sport motorcycles have increased, or street bikes with some trail riding capability so the demand does call for it.

Nexx X.D1 Dual Sport Helmet Review



2014 Honda Forza Review

Thailand over the last year has seen an expansion in motorcycles offered to consumers.  Big bikes are on the increase.  But while bigger bikes offer more in speed and sometimes rider comfort than the usual scooter, they do lack certain facilities which have become essential in Thailand.  Of course, a big bike owner can install panniers usually at the price of a scooter, but with it comes the increase in width which leads to a cumbersome machine in the mayhem of Bangkok traffic. Read More


Caberg Tourmax Review

Caberg helmets have been on the scene for 40 years and are well known for producing quality helmets that defies its price range.  Being a popular helmet among adventure riders, Caberg yet again seems to be defying the helmet market when it comes to quality VS price with its dual sport flip-up helmet.  But has the Caberg Tourmax flip-up adventure helmet yet again set another standard in price, safety and the feature market? Read More


Acerbis Active Dual Sport Helmet Review

With the abundance of helmets and safety ratings to consider, it’s quite hard to decide on what helmet is best for you.  There is no helmet that fits all.  Size and the shape of your face is an important consideration.  Comfort, style and the safety of a helmet is paramount too. Read More



Kawasaki Versys 650cc - Farangmoto Test Ride

The Kawasaki Versys has received global recommendations and has become a popular model in Thailand.  The 650cc versatile bike has also been described as a road bike with off road capability.  As it stands, the Versys isn’t setup for off road straight from the dealer.  But with a few modifications the Versys will make a capable off road bike for moderate use.

Our test will be with the 2013/14 Kawasaki Versys in standard form, both on and off road. Read more

Kawasaki Versys มอเตอร์ไซค์ขนาด650 ซีซีที่ได้รับความนิยมทั่วโลกและกำลังได้รับการพูดถึงเป็นอย่างมากในประเทศไทย  ถึงขั้นยกให้เป็นมอเตอร์ไซค์ที่มีสรรถนะเทียบได้กับมอเตอร์ไซค์ออฟโรดเลยทีเดียวอย่างไรก็แล้วแต่Kawasaki Versys ไม่ได้ถูกจัดให้เป็นมอเตอร์ไซค์ออฟโรดเสียทีเดียวแต่หากเพิ่มเติมส่วนอื่นๆอีกนิดหน่อยก็อาจจะทำให้Kawasaki Versys กลายเป็นมอเตอร์ไซค์ออฟโรดค์สำหรับผู้ใช้งานในระดับปานกลางได้เลย
สำหรับการทดสอบของเราในครั้งนี้ทดสอบด้วย Kawasaki Versysปี 2013/2014 ตามรูปแบบมาตรฐานทั้งบนถนนเปิดและทางออฟโรด



Honda PCX 150

Scooters are everywhere in Thailand with nearly every household owning one being the cheapest form of transport.   But being affordable isn’t a scooter’s only benefit, but its shear practicality makes it ‘the’ preferred choice for getting around the busiest city in the world! But what scooter offers all-round capability from styling to performance? Honda PCX 150 - Farangmoto Test Ride

มอเตอร์ไซค์เรียกได้ว่ามีอยู่แทบจะทุกที่ในประเทศไทยเป็นพาหนะที่เกือบทุกบ้านเป็นเจ้าของไม่ต่ำกว่า1 คันและยังเป็นหนึ่งในการเดินทางที่ประหยัดที่สุดไม่เพียงแต่ราคาที่หาซื้อได้ทั่วไปแล้วมอเตอร์ไซค์ยังเป็นทางเลือกที่ดีสำหรับเมืองที่วุ่นวายติดอันดับต้นๆของโลก  แล้วอะไรบ้างที่เราควรพิจารณาจากรูปลักษณ์ภายนอกไปสู่สมรรถนะในการขับขี่?




Subaru Forester 2.0XT Test Drive


Late 2012, Motorimage launched the Malaysian imported Subuaru XV Crossover which sold for 1.35 million baht.  The XV has since been responsible for putting Subaru firmly on  Thailand’s map and generated surprising interest for Motorimage and other Subaru models.

During the Fast Auto Show which focuses on the second hand car market in Thailand, Motorimage marketed their service of imported Japanese cars, and in particular, the Subaru Forester which has 2 models versions here.  The 2.0iL NA at 1.89 million baht, and the 2.0XT Direct Injection Turbo at 2.42 million and will be available in 9 colors.  Now in its 4th Generation, we had the opportunity to test the 2.0XT Turbo to see if it lived up to Subaru’s pedigree. Subaru Forester 2.0XT Test Drive




KTM Duke 390 -  FarangMoto Test Ride

The Austrian KTM Duke is KUNKA Corp’s most popular model, generating 70% of its revenue for the year 2013.  This was also encouraged by the drop in price with a whopping 500,000 bht discount to boost sales during the Moto Expo 2013 of the Indian assembled Duke.  The KTM 390 shares the same chassis as the Duke 200 and Super Duke 1290, and is considered the fasted naked bike on the road which is a bold claim.  Our test will be with KUNKA Corp’s best-selling KTM, the Duke 390 to see if those claims stand.  KTM Duke 390 Test Ride

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