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GIVI EXPLORER ANDES TOUR 2016 - A GALLERY

GIVI EXPLORER ANDES TOUR 2016 - A GALLERY

Remember the GIVI Wilderness Adventure in 2015 in South Africa? It was the single most life-changing ride we've ever experienced. For 2016, the annual GIVI Explorer Adventure headed to the beautiful South American country of Colombia for seven days of solid riding, aventure and camaraderie among the participants from the world over. It was also GIVI's way of using the adventures as a test bed to evaluate their existing and upcoming line of products. Although we weren't there for this year's [...]

December 25, 2016 admin Features, Adventure Riding Gear, adventure tourer, Adventure motorcycle parts, Adventure motorcycle gear, Adventure, Adventure motorcycle helmets, Givi Explorer, Givi, GIVI Asia, GIVI Andes Tour 2016

ON THE RECORD: Seasoned Tourers

Touring takes some commitment and the ability to keep going despite the challenging circumstances that may crop up at times. But it’s these trials that beckon us to hit the road time and again. Let’s hear it from these veterans who share the same passion. There’s a lot to learn here!AMIR ABU BAKAR HEAD OF VICTORY AND INDIAN MOTORCYCLES MALAYSIAAmir is one of the most amicable guys and a veteran in the motorcycle industry. It was through the hard work of Vinesh Nair, Amir, [...]

April 25, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, On The Record, Adventure, CW Interviews

THE PASSPORTS: Your Tour Starts Here

Although you could tour on any motorcycle, there’s no beating those that are specifically built for sport-, adventure-and touring. Comfort and practicality are the most important factors, besides being able to cover large distances at reasonable speeds. These are the bikes of this genre we’ve reviewed thus far and you can’t really go wrong with any one of them. In alphabetical order, they are: APRILIA CAPONORD 1200Hailed as the “World’s Most Advanced [...]

April 19, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Triumph, Adventure bikes, Dual-Sport/Adventure, Aprilia, Adventure motorcycles, BMW R1200GS Adventure, Dual-Sport motorcycles, Ducati, Yamaha, Touring/Sport-Touring, Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS Travel Pack, Aprilia-Caponord 1200, Touring motorcycles, adventure tourer, sport tourer, MV Agusta, sport touring bikes, Victory motorcycles, Dual-Sport, Victory

REAL WOMEN: Hanging out with Women on Wheels

REAL WOMEN: Hanging out with Women on Wheels

March 8th was International Women’s Day, to celebrate women’s contribution to social, economic, cultural and political achievements. For this year’s IWD, the organizers seek to accelerate gender parity.So what better way than riding, we say.Although every lady biker answered that it’s because they loved the freedom of riding, it’s more latent than that. The overtone is about empowerment, especially in a country where certain conservative notions are still overt. [...]

March 19, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, motorcycle culture, Bike Clubs, Motorcycle clubs

ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER: BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016

ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER: BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016

Sometimes, one man’s unique experience gestates into a worthy idea. From that idea, comes the determination to share that experience. When that determination reaches fruition, it enriches the lives of others. Some, if not most, of the world’s best-known products and services had gone through this very same process. The SEA Team of Tommy Lee, Faizal Sukree and Peerapat WorathamFor over 7 days and 1400 kilometres, the riders were subjected to offroad riding and tests. “We had to [...]

March 07, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Race Watch, Adventure bikes, BMW motorcycles, Adventure motorcycles, BMW R1200GS Adventure, Enduro

EXPLORE. ENJOY. THE FACTORY.: GIVI Asia Open Day

EXPLORE. ENJOY. THE FACTORY.: GIVI Asia Open Day

It is said that when you’re confident about yourself, you will have nothing to hide and are able to operate on the principle of openness.GIVI Asia held their Open Day on 26th February 2016, allowing their dealers and the media to visit their headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Bukit Beruntung. Hundreds turned up for an enlightening experience of seeing how Givi’s hard cases and their mounting brackets came about.We were separated into smaller groups for the tour of the [...]

March 01, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, motorcycle gear accessories, Motorcycle Accessories, motorcycle gear, Touring motorcycle gear, Givi, GIVI Asia

EXPLORE. ENJOY. EPIC: Givi Wilderness Adventure 2015 (Finale)

EXPLORE. ENJOY. EPIC: Givi Wilderness Adventure 2015 (Finale)

Day 4 - 28th August 2015There I was, catching up on my work in the hotel room after our morning safari drive. It was on the ground floor, so I had the curtains and sliding door open to enjoy that crisp, 24-degrees Celcius cool air (no haze!). I had the feeling that something’s watching me. I turned around to see a black faced macaque sitting just outside the door. It walked away coolly when it saw me. A couple of minutes later I heard a rustling from the bushes and a juvenile impala [...]

January 13, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Gear And Products, motorcycle gear accessories, Adventure Riding Gear, Adventure bikes, Dual-Sport/Adventure, motorcycle touring, Motorcycle Accessories, Adventure motorcycles, Dual-Sport motorcycles, Yamaha, dual sport bikes, Touring/Sport-Touring, motorcycle gear, Touring motorcycles, motorcycle panniers, Gear, adventure tourer, Adventure motorcycle gear, motorcycle travel tours, motorcycle apparel, Adventure, Touring motorcycle gear, Touring motorcycle parts, Dual-Sport, Givi Explorer, Wilderness Adventure 2015, Hevik, South Africa

BMWs GET DIRTY: BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Southeast Asian Qualifier 2015

BMWs GET DIRTY: BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Southeast Asian Qualifier 2015

When a prestigious motorcycle manufacturer such as BMW makes enduro and dual-purpose bikes, you can bet your last Ringgit that they were built to be tough, reliable and go anywhere. But while we know the likes of the F 650 GS, F 700 GS, F 800 GS and the ubiquitous R 1200 GS are built for such purposes, do the owners of these bikes actually get them into the rough?To perhaps drive that point home, plus allowing the owners to unlock the true potentials of their German steeds, BMW has been [...]

January 11, 2016 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Adventure motorcycles, Enduro motorcycles, Enduro, Enduro Racing, Motorrad Days

BIG STEP FORWARD: Triumph/AOS Bike Build-Off 2015

BIG STEP FORWARD: Triumph/AOS Bike Build-Off 2015

It goes without saying that Art of Speed has been promoting Kustom Kulture for time eternal in Malaysia. Through them, the standards and acceptance of automotive art have grown to a much higher level.Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia on other hand, have been enjoying a strong following for their modern classics such as the Bonneville (affectionately called Bonnie) series and the Thruxton caf'e racer. The Bonneville is especially popular with custom builders and the bike allows much liberty for [...]

December 29, 2015 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Triumph, Triumph Bonneville, Custom motorcycles, Triumph motorcycles, Custom & Style, Art of Speed, Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia

A TRIUMPH ANY DAY: Visiting Triumph Motorcycles at Thai Factory and Bangkok Motor Expo

A TRIUMPH ANY DAY: Visiting Triumph Motorcycles at Thai Factory and Bangkok Motor Expo

Triumph has been making large waves recently.In Malaysia, we’ve seen Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia working with Art of Speed to organize the inaugural bike build off which enjoyed extensive media coverage, resulting in unprecedented public awareness and respect for the brand.Apart from that, the resurgence in demand for modern classics also bode well for Triumph, especially the Bonneville.The excellent 2015 Tiger 800 models had made their way to Malaysia earlier this year, prior to [...]

December 19, 2015 Wahid Ooi Abdullah Features, Triumph, Triumph motorcycles, Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia