Hi, This is my first post in this forum. I'm only putting this up because I thought maybe someone might find it interesting. I've only (relatively) recently received my motorbike licence so I could bike around Vietnam. My friend and I saw "that" Vietnam episode of topgear and had decided a year ago that we needed to do it for ourselves. And we did I've had my lotus (exige S240 "chipped") for about 2 years and I've done a few sprints but I wasn't able to get into the local sprints this year. It's the most fun I've ever had in any vehicle - and it's my daily driver. It's fun "even" at 60. Sitting 15-20cm off the ground, weighing just over 900kg, with very little between me and road, the car virtually disappears in my hands and I feel almost "bonded" to every nook and cranny and every rivet in front on me. I love throwing it into corners - it's comes alive. I was surprised that my first experience on the bike wasn't any where near this feeling. It was fun. But not pull my pants off fun. Anyway, I bought a Gladius and my friend bought a Honda cruiser VT400. The VT400 feels great to sit on - until you ride it. It feels like a pig. Different strokes for different people. With time however I have really started to enjoy the Gladius. Riding up through the mountains and pushing it through the curves is fantastic. With our helmet intercoms we can talk as well. However, instead of feeling "bonded" to the road - I feel more "bonded" to the bike. I don't know if that's the difference between the car and the bike or it's just my inexperience. A lot of lotus guys seem to have bikes and enjoy them for different reasons. Riding through the craziness of vietnamese cities was amazing. The bikes we had were reverse geared and we only had 125's - but that was ok because they were only geared to 60-70kph anyway. Plenty of torque through the mountains. Came off once - my front wheel gave way on some dirt on a curve apex - but I was fully geared so no real injuries. We even took our full face helmets which was a bit of a novelty to the locals. We were able to get to some places where most people never see on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Anyway... just thought I'd share and introduce myself. Here are some pictures. Cheers, SM.