Thai tour­ing retro style

Old Bike Australasia - - BUZZ BOX -

ES­TAB­LISHED IN 2002 and based in Chi­ang Mai, TBBTours is run by two Bri­tish bike en­thu­si­asts, Jeff Pike and Dun­can Green and spe­cialises in guided mo­tor­cy­cle tours within Thai­land, Laos and Myan­mar. Both Jeff and Dun­can have a strong pedi­gree in clas­sic bike ownership, with many pre­vi­ously owned Brit clas­sics be­tween them with Jeff start­ing on a 1962 Speed Twin and Dun­can on a 1959 Cru­sader 250 Sports. To cater for the in­creas­ing de­mand for tours on older bikes, the guys have come up with an al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tion – “Retro” guided tours. They’ve in­vested in a fleet con­sist­ing of mod­ern Royal En­field Clas­sic 500s, two Hinck­ley Tri­umph Bon­neville T100s and a 2016 Honda CB1100EX. Chi­ang Mai is the gate­way to some of the most spec­tac­u­lar, chal­leng­ing and en­joy­able rid­ing on the planet. To this end, TBBTours have put to­gether a cou­ple of tours us­ing their retro clas­sic fleet. They of­fer a 4-day Golden Tri­an­gle tour where the borders of Thai­land, Laos and Myan­mar con­verge, or the 5 day Mae Hong Son loop, which has rightly been ac­claimed as one of the top ten rid­ing routes in the world. “Our tours are full of cus­tomers from all over the globe but Aussies make up a huge per­cent­age of our cus­tomers,” says Dun­can. “We’ve just got back with a group of Aus­tralians and next up we will have a large group of Ki­wis.” If this has whet­ted your ap­petite, more in­for­ma­tion and con­tact de­tails can be found at www.tbbtours.com

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