i am opening a new three wheel bike businesses in vn

I am coming in January 2016 and would be very interested in purchasing one. Let me know if you open for business by then.

Thanks,
Dan

Dan:
These bikes ; motorbikes or bycicles ?
Let me know please .

V.V.  Good Fortune in this endeavor. Cheers.

nickuscdds1 :

i am an expat from usa and love to live in vn.  i am opening a three wheel bike business in saigon.  since vn has alot of accidents, i think we need three wheeled bike to prevent falling off bike and hit the head.

what u think, please give me some feedback

Well just my opinion and not specific to VN. 

Any new business is going to have an entry level of return necessary to get off the ground and continue.  You need to determine the total costs to open and operate the business for 6-12 months to get liftoff.  Next determine realistic model of how many bikes you need to sell to break even by the end of the entry period.   If the second is realistically higher than the first then you can justify doing some testing marketing/pricing on-line by placing ads with good photos and proposed price of your bikes on sites devoted to VN and expats in VN.  Wait and see what the interest level is after three months of on-line marketing.  By then you will have a better idea of realistic success. 

Not doing the above pretty much guarantees you will either fail or get lucky and get hit by a falling satellite that that ejects a small gold brick upon impact without explanation.

Sarcasm aside, I just want to impress upon you that there is no easy money in this world and you will have plenty of competition in short order even if you are selling bagged ice to Eskimos.  So best have your best plan before moving forward. Good Luck either way.

Hi. I just read this topic. So are you opening your 3 wheel bike store now? Also if anyone know where to buy a 3 wheel motorbike in hcm. Please let me know. I am having problem with balance.

Thank you.

I have seen 3 wheeled motorbikes on the road down here in the Delta, my wife is looking for one for me now - we think there is a French Man building them around Can Tho, thats where one guy said he bought his - he had an accident with his two wheeled bike and decided to go three wheels.  If I get any more information I will be sure to post.

Might want to check this thread out:

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.p … 52#3107133

Rick

Did you open the 3 wheel shop? If so what is the address?
I am partially disabled, so can't manage a scooter.
Thanks,
Ray

Hi,

Did you open the business. I am interested in getting one in Hanoi

So funny, I just spent about two hours looking into three wheeled motor bikes bc we are moving to HCMC  this summer, and I figured it’s a safer option (tipping would be harder!). Keep me posted... I’ll definitely be interested! Thx... Sam

Well tipping yes, falling in corner mutch more easier, plus these modified 3 wheeler scooters are illegal. And if some miracle you find one that is not,  you need A3 license to operate them legally ;)

I would like to get one of these myself but my wife just laughs at me and says there for handicapped people... coming up on my 60th B-day I'm starting to feel a little handicapped.

If you think mcuh about the physics, it should be apparent that a three wheeled vehicle with two wheels in the rear and a single steering wheel is inherently unstable in turns at any kind of speed.  The inside rear tire will lift.  The freight haulers you see don't tip because of their weight.

There are other designs like the Piaggio that has two closely spaced wheels in front.  The front wheels tilt slightly as they turn.  This should have more stability going straight than a two wheel design and should corner soundly, but the engineering is much more difficult than simply adding a rear axle.  I have never seen this model except in internet advertising and it is expensive.  You can look it up.  It is called the MP3, like the music player format.

Another alternative that I have seen in Vietnam is what I would call "training wheels."  The weight usually rests on the two wheels but there are small outrigger wheels that improve stability.  All the ones I ever saw were based on Air Blades.  I have no idea how this design works in fast turns but someone in Vietnam is making them.

THIGV :

If you think mcuh about the physics, it should be apparent that a three wheeled vehicle with two wheels in the rear and a single steering wheel is inherently unstable in turns at any kind of speed.  The inside rear tire will lift.  The freight haulers you see don't tip because of their weight.

There are other designs like the Piaggio that has two closely spaced wheels in front.  The front wheels tilt slightly as they turn.  This should have more stability going straight than a two wheel design and should corner soundly, but the engineering is much more difficult than simply adding a rear axle.  I have never seen this model except in internet advertising and it is expensive.  You can look it up.  It is called the MP3, like the music player format.

Yamaha Niken

THIGV :

If you think mcuh about the physics, it should be apparent that a three wheeled vehicle with two wheels in the rear and a single steering wheel is inherently unstable in turns at any kind of speed.  The inside rear tire will lift.  The freight haulers you see don't tip because of their weight.

There are other designs like the Piaggio that has two closely spaced wheels in front.  The front wheels tilt slightly as they turn.  This should have more stability going straight than a two wheel design and should corner soundly, but the engineering is much more difficult than simply adding a rear axle.  I have never seen this model except in internet advertising and it is expensive.  You can look it up.  It is called the MP3, like the music player format.

Another alternative that I have seen in Vietnam is what I would call "training wheels."  The weight usually rests on the two wheels but there are small outrigger wheels that improve stability.  All the ones I ever saw were based on Air Blades.  I have no idea how this design works in fast turns but someone in Vietnam is making them.

You are right and 3 wheel ATV's were legally banned in the USA in 1988 because of the dangers and they are not easy to ride due to the ergonomics (leaning in the opposite direction of turning).  Lot of people got hurt and that was the end of them.  There is plenty information available on the internet about the problems with 3 wheelers.  People went to 4 wheelers and they sell like crazy.

However, 3 wheel motorcycles are still sold, but these are full size bikes and do not have the same ergonomic issues.

You guys are bikers on steriods.

Google Can Am Spyder motorcycles.

Two wheels upfront,  1300cc, 110 hp......

Nice big fat tyre at the rear .    I test rode one a few years ago,,very impressed.  They “corner” a lot better than you think they would.

Parking is the issue though.

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   ..and you can forget about sneaking down the line of stopped traffic...     :blink:

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Bazza139 :

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   ..and you can forget about sneaking down the line of stopped traffic...     :blink:

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Easy Bazz....you just crank it up & “mono” the lane split on the back wheel.    110 horses 🐎 under the seat should do that.

Yogi & Boo Boo just use our skate boards........Cool bear dudes,,hey bro.

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       Yairs...   Yogi has his ways...  (as in: Always...).    :huh:

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Bazza139 :

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       Yairs...   Yogi has his ways...  (as in: Always...).    :huh:

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Yes, so subtle - in about the same was as a piano falling from the space station and landing on your head is subtle.
However, he tends to score well on accuracy.



   (Grudgingly)  Given.

   I hold both your minds in equal admiration...

   Alien concepts:  ..how naive I am...      :blink:

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THIGV:   There are other designs like the Piaggio that has two closely spaced wheels in front.  The front wheels tilt slightly as they turn.  This should have more stability going straight than a two wheel design and should corner soundly, but the engineering is much more difficult than simply adding a rear axle.  I have never seen this model except in internet advertising and it is expensive. 

These two front wheeled bikes are very popular in Thailand, I know several expats that have one, one even has the two wheels in front that tilt as you describe and two wheels in back (he;'s a large guy) .  I sold ny two wheeled bike and ordered a three wheeler from OzziMoto . in Pattaya, he custom builds three wheelers from any stock motorcycle.   It will be ready for me when I return . -  I understand you need an A3 license in Vietnam to operate one of these though, not so in Thailand.

Peace

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