Bike week rides into 10th year

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 25 Dec 2019

Bikes of various brands displayed at the Kuala Lumpur Bike Week 2019 event.

THE 10th anniversary of Kuala Lumpur Bike Week 2019 – The End of Chapter One proved to be a thrilling experience.

Organised by Red Garage Enterprise and supported by Tourism Malaysia, visitors to the event held at The Hangar in Bandar Malaysia, Sungai Besi, were in for a awe-inspiring treat along with the chance to take home a brand-new Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom bike.

KL Bike Week event director Muhd Idi Iskandar Abu Zahar, “Red Garage Enterprise has been part of many bike weeks and festivals at both national and international level since 2008, including the Burapa Pattaya Bike Week from 2009 to 2019, Phuket Bike Week from 2008 to 2019 and Yogyakarta Kustom Fest from 2011 to 2019.

“We thank Tourism Malaysia collaborating with Red Garage in this 10th anniversary event which also featured cars, arts, food, people and entertainment, ” he added.

Red Garage Enterprise is official distributor for international bike brands such as West Coast Choppers, Exile Cycles, Indian Larry, Vance and Hance, Drag Specialties, Kuryakyn, Lowbrow Customs, Roland Sands Design and Sinister Industry.

Kuala Lumpur Bike Week 2019 was officially launched by Tourism Malaysia director-general Datuk Musa Yusof in the presence of Tourism Malaysia South-East Asia international promotion division director Noran Ujang and Tourism Malaysia package development director Syed Yahya Syed Othman.

“Tourism Malaysia is committed to creating awareness of motorsport events in Malaysia, such as MotoGP, FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) and FIA World Touring Car Cup (FIA WTCC), as well as giving motorsport fans the opportunity to meet their racing heroes.

“We have partnered with Sepang International Circuit (SIC) to include sporting events in the Visit Malaysia 2020 calendar.

“These events benefit not only the tourism industry but also Malaysia’s economy in general, ” he said.

The bike week featured custom bike competitions in several categories that saw participation from members of various motorcycle clubs.

The categories included Best American Pro Street, Best American Custom Chopper, Best Japanese Custom Bike, Best Classic Bike, Best Superbike, Best Custom Baggers, Best Cafe Racer, Best Street Cub, Best HD Stock Custom, Best Club Style, Best American Performance Bike and Best Classic Bike Restore.

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