Minsk motorcycle was imported from the former Soviet Union during the early to mid 1990’s. In reality, it’s from the Republic of Belarus. Currently, there are not many available in Vietnam. Vietnamese riders before 1990 called it the “Iron Buffalo” because they are easy to use and repair. At that time, the Iron Buffalo was for the healthy person. A rider must be both physically and spiritually ready, and for one who has a “solid bottom”. It has a smoky two-stroke engine, easy to fix and suitable for bumpy and up hill tracks.
Unfortunately, all that’s the glory past. With ancient technology, drinks gas (6l/100km) and gives out only 9HP, Japanese, Korean and even Chinese motorcycles have been replacing Minsks. Honestly, Minsk is an EXPENSIVE fun experience.
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