Is this the real Game of Thrones actor riding a motorcycle in Vietnam?

April 18, 2023 | 10:42
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The image of Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau riding a striking orange motorcycle around Ho Chi Minh City has thrilled fans.

In late March, the world-famous actor who played Jaime Lannister in the hit TV series Game of Thrones unexpectedly appeared in Vietnam. The image of the actor exploring the city on a motorcycle has delighted netizens.

Attention has not only been focused on the handsome appearance of the actor who played Jaime Lannister, but also on the humorous remarks about how the knight had undergone hand transplant surgery to comfortably ride and control the motorcycle. Additionally, the unique design of the orange motorcycle that looked to have a fuel tank but no exhaust pipe has raised curiosity.

Is this the real Game of Thrones actor riding a motorcycle in Vietnam?
Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau riding a Dat Bike Weaver++ around Ho Chi Minh City

For e-bike enthusiasts, this is a familiar product. The Weaver++ is the latest model from the Vietnamese startup Dat Bike.

It is known that Coster-Waldau came to Vietnam to film a documentary series about the environment called An Optimist's Guide to the Planet for Bloomberg TV.

These films document his journey to different regions, searching for people, inventions, and actions that make us believe more in pollution reduction efforts and climate change prevention. Therefore, the film crew decided to use an electric motorcycle as the means of transportation as a solution to reduce air pollution.

The level of cooperation between Dat Bike and Bloomberg is still unknown, but it can be assumed that the motorcycle was chosen as an environmentally friendly solution. This is not the first time environmental projects have considered Dat Bike. Previously, the British Embassy trusted this startup to participate in the UK Government's Climate Finance Accelerator programme worth £11.8 million.

The electric motorcycle has a vintage-inspired design that is still robust and suitable for many riding styles. The performance of the Weaver++ is also an advantage that sets the bike apart on the market. It can travel up to 200km on a single charge, equivalent to a week of commuting within the city.

Typically, it takes an hour to charge the first 100km and a total of 3 hours for a distance of 200km. However, with the Dat Charge superfast charging station, the charging time has been shortened to just 20 minutes for 100km of travel, making it the fastest two-wheel electric vehicle charging speed in Southeast Asia. Additionally, this is the only electric motorcycle with an integrated smartphone app to allow for control and upgrades.

Currently, the Dat Biker community on Facebook has attracted nearly 21,000 members, consisting mainly of people who love and use the Dat Bike. Here, topics such as Q&As, bike reviews, and usage tips are widely contributed and responded to by members. This information channel also helps Dat Bike listen to multidimensional feedback from customers and honestly assess the product's advantages and disadvantages to help improve it.

In many posts, representatives of the company also directly answer questions and support customers. For example, some responded that the climbing ability of the Weaver++ motorcycle did not meet their expectations, and they hoped Dat Bike could address this issue. Immediately after receiving the feedback, the Dat Bike team started researching, and after a few months, they released a new firmware update that significantly improved the climbing ability of both the Weaver 200 and Weaver++.

Some users even formed a group to experience off-road riding in mountainous areas and try hill climbs at commercial centres, and all gave positive reviews on this update.

The opportunity for a Dat Bike to appear with the renowned actor in an important documentary film attracted public attention and showed the Vietnamese brand in a very positive light. The overwhelming feedback that Dat Bike received both domestically and internationally also shows that the company's efforts have been recognised. Along with listening and learning, Dat Bike has gained a reputation for innovation and customer-centricity.

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