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Cuong with Charley Boorman filming

Cuong with Charley Boorman filming “By any Means” in Vietnam

Cuong with Chef Gordon Ramsey

Cuong with Chef Gordon Ramsey

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Cuong with “The Stig” while filming the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special

Cuong While Filiming the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special

Cuong While Filiming the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special

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Cuong on screen in the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special

Who are we?

Cuong Minsk Hanoi is quite possibly the most famous motorcycle mechanic in Vietnam, and with good reason.

Operating out of a humble garage on Highway 1 south of Hanoi in the early 1990s, Cuong’s reputation as an gifted mechanic and honest bloke quickly spread. By 2000, Cuong had opened a shop in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to repair, buy and sell Minsk motorbikes.

Cuong was instrumental to the formation of Hanoi’s infamous Minsk Club in 1998, and it’s fair to say that if Cuong hadn’t been there to fix the bikes, the club would have never existed. Once Cuong’s shop was listed in the Lonely Planet, his name became synonymous with motorcycle touring in Vietnam.

It’s no surprise that when the world’s biggest automotive celebrities came to Vietnam to film the BBC Top Gear Vietnam Special in 2008, they called on Cuong for full mechanical support. He designed and built the amphibious motorbikes that carried Jeremy Clarkson and co. out into Ha Long Bay back in 2008, and he can be seen nursing Clarkson’s Vespa back to life on many occasions. Cuong also worked with Gordon Ramsay and Charley Boorman (twice!) when they came to film in Vietnam.

When the Vietnamese police began selling off their fleet of vintage 650cc Ural sidecars to collectors, Cuong recognised their potential for motorcycle touring and snapped up the bikes and spare parts. He custom fitted the Urals to make them a solo motorcycle with disc brakes, comfortable seats and modern electrics to meet the demands of foreign bikers. Cuong has most recently branched out into 250cc Hondas, and now has Vietnam’s only fleet of CRFs.

With his years of experience on the tools and on the road, Cuong and his team of guides and mechanics will ensure you have a motorcycle adventure that is unique, unforgettable and most of all, fun.

  • The go to man for the top travel shows and documentaries
  • Over 18 Years of touring experience
  • The largest fleet of Honda CRFL 250cc in Vietnam
  • The largest fleet of vintage Urals in Vietnam
  • 4 “liberated” vintage US Army Jeeps

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Exceptional in Every Way, There could be no greater way to explore the extraordinary beauty of Vietnam – inclusive of its vibrant cities, exquisite country side, fabulous cuisine, and truly remarkable people. Cuong and his team ensured all logistics were in order, safely was a priority, and that all those along for the ride enjoyed a trip of a lifetime!
GIngerBertoli, Baku, Azerbaijan
Best ten days of my life, What a way to spend ten days with your mates. Cuong’s offer fantastic tours. We did a ten day far north vietnam tour on Ural 650cc. I just can’t put it into words how much fun we had. Do yourself a favour and book a tour. The Urals just keep going and going.
Troy P, London, UK
How can a business review site have only “excellent” tags. That is testamony to Cuong and his team and his delivery to his clients. Had the best ever holiday, spectacular in fact with my wife on his crf250’s. Highest praise to Cuong, Steve and a very patient Diep with the slower riders. Suprises for us every day and night, I…
Tony M, Greater Perth, Australia
Cuong is a marvel!, I was supposed to come to Vietnam with a friend to ride motorcycles. He canceled at literally the last minute. This didn’t faze Cuong in the slightest. He reorganized my trip, and took me on a fantastic 5-day tour of Northwest Vietnam. I challenged myself on dirt roads I had never ridden before, and got to spend five days with…
Robb D, California, USA
“Spectacular mountain adventure by dirt bike in northern Vietnam.” A mate and I just spent ten days riding the mountains of northern Vietnam with Cuong. Right from the outset he did everything he could to give us the best trip possible. The remote mountain single trails and villages he took us to blew our minds, the riding was fantastic and it was so cool being off the beaten track…
Justin R, Boston, USA
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