Blue Dragon kids having fun

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How it began

Back in 2019, we decided that it was time for us to give a little back to the community. So, we spoke to Blue Dragon Vietnam and asked what we could do. Their very simple response was, ‘donate money without strings attached.’ 

We were also told that it was possible to support different aspects of their work. After a little discussion, we chose to give a percentage of the cost of every motorcycle we rent out to Blue Dragon and asked for it to fund 2 different projects. The first was the Hanoi street children project and the second was to help fund vocational training for young females in Dien Bien Phu province. 

As a parent, it wasn’t hard to make the decision due to the understanding of how innocent these young people are and how damaging these situations are for them. It was too simple to do, so we did it!

Blue Dragon staff talking with street kids in Hanoi
Blue Dragon staff talking with street kids in Hanoi

Who Are Blue Dragon Vietnam? What do They Do?

Blue Dragon Vietnam is one of the most well-known charities in the country. They are active throughout the country and do a great deal of work helping people in need. Take a look at their website, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, to get involved!

Saving Children in Forced Labour

Blue Dragon rescue children from slavery and get them home where they belong. Many times these youngsters are lured by friends or even family into desperate situations on the promise of a job or career. On top of this, they try to break the cycle by educating the communities where this happens.

Helping Victims of Sex-Trafficking

Young people of both genders can fall prey to this abuse. Those who have been sold and trafficked, often across borders, are found and brought home. This is usually a much more violent and harrowing ordeal that can leave physical and mental scars for life. These poor women are then given counselling and legal representation.

Giving Shelter and Guidance to Street Kids

 Blue Dragon helps to get these kids off the streets and back to their families where possible. There are uncountable reasons for young people to slip through the cracks and Blue Dragon tries to provide the safety net to catch as many as they can. They regularly patrol the streets offering support and guidance. When possible, they also provide long-term care, education and training.

Improving the Lives of Disabled Children

 Children who have disabilities are given physical therapy along with counselling, nutritious meals and access to education. Very often these children are seen as broken and useless, nothing but a burden and this can be extremely damaging to them. Both their physical and mental health are targeted and improved.

To Date, Blue Dragon Have:

Blue Dragon rescues human trafficking victims
Blue Dragon rescues human trafficking victims
helping a girl get registered with the government
helping a girl get registered with the government

Our Commitment to Blue Dragon Vietnam

Even throughout the COVID times that have seen many businesses reel back their support, we have continued to donate. In fact, this year, 2022, we have decided to increase our donation to Blue Dragon Vietnam, simply because we feel there are more people than ever that are hurting. 

We are locked in for 2022 and have no intention of shirking our community responsibility.

Quick Connect

BMW 1250 GS

Engine Type

air-liquid cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC, boxer engine

Displacement

1255 cc

Bore X Stroke

102.5 mm x 76 mm

Ignition

FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

12.5:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm

Rear Suspension

single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever

Front Brakes

dual disc brake, floating brake discs, diameter 305 mm, 4-piston radial calipers

Rear Brakes

single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Front Tyres

120/70 R19

Rear Tyres

170/60 R17

Wheelbase

1514 mm

Seat Height

850 mm

Ground Clearance

790 mm

Kerb Weight

249 kg

Fuel Capacity

20 litres

Dimensions

2207 mm (L) x 952.5mm (W) x 1430 mm (H)

Honda XR 150 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

air cooled, OHC, single cylinder

Displacement

149 cc

Bore X Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.8 mm

Ignition

CDI

Fuel System

20 mm piston valve carburettor

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Starter

electric with kick starter backup

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

telescopic fork, 180 mm axle travel

Rear Suspension

single shock swing arm, 150 mm axle travel

Front Brakes

dual piston caliper, 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

mechanical drum

Front Tyres

90/90 19

Rear Tyres

110/90 17

Wheelbase

1362 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

Ground Clearance

243 mm

Kerb Weight

129 kg

Fuel Capacity

12 litres

Dimensions

2091 mm (L) x 811 mm (W) x 1125 mm (H)

Honda CB 500X motorcycle rental

Engine Type

liquid cooled parallel-twin four stroke

Displacement

470 cc

Bore X Stroke

67 mm x 66.8 mm

Ignition

PGMI – FI

Fuel System

fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

6-speed

Front Suspension

41 mm SFF-BP USD Forks

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

dual 296 mm discs with 4 piston calipers; ABS

Rear Brakes

240 mm disc; ABS

Front Tyres

110/80R19M/C (59H)

Rear Tyres

160/60R17M/C

Wheelbase

1445 mm

Seat Height

830 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Fuel Capacity

17.7 litres

Dimensions

2,155 mm (L) x 830 mm (W) x 1,410 mm (H)

Honda CRF 300 motorcycle rental

Engine Type

single cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled

Displacement

286 cc

Bore X Stroke

76 mm x 63 mm

Ignition

Full Transistor Digital

Fuel System

PGM-FI electronic fuel injection

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Starter

electric

Gearbox

5-speed

Front Suspension

43 mm telescopic upside down

Rear Suspension

Prolink Mono with 5 stage pre load adjuster

Front Brakes

256 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

220 mm disc, single piston caliper

Front Tyres

80/100 21

Rear Tyres

120/80 18

Wheelbase

1455 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

285 mm

Kerb Weight

142 kg

Fuel Capacity

7.8 litres

Dimensions

2230 mm (L) x 820 mm (W) x 1200 mm (H)

Tourist

One-Way

Expat

Pricing

N/A

N/A

Damage Waiver

$0/day

N/A

N/A

Security Deposit

N/A

N/A

Required Docs

passport

N/A

N/A

Mileage Limit

unlimited

N/A

N/A

Touring

N/A

N/A