We left at around 11:00 in the morning off to the northern part of the island via Patong beach. The ride of choice is a new CBR600 RR, which suprisingly small and nice except jerky throttle wanting me off the bike at every corner Shocked Cost to rent this bike is 1500 baht or around $50 for 24 hrs. not bad I reckon... Phuket roads are very well built with excellent combination of high speed sweepers and tight turns. Need to be careful of the traffic though as it seems people will cut your lane everywhere. On the other hand traffic is very tolerant to bikes and quickly I learnt to follow Gianni on his busa at 160kph in city roads. Lanesplitting at its best There is no speed limit. Need I say more Gianni is a mate from ThaiSuperbike forum. Good bunch of guys... like us Laughing. He's been forever in Thailand and runs a nice hotel. Staying at http://phuketpalace.com is really convenient as the bike rental is only 25 meters across the road and they have plenty of cbrs, R1s, Z10, etc. One ZX9 but under repair... Phuket scenery is awesome. Beaches, plantation, forests. Really lived up to its reputation. It is also very hot and humid. It was about 33 degrees and after 2 hrs of riding I got really dehydrated to the point my vision gets blurry. Nothing 3 bottles of water can't fix though. It was awesome.