Countdown to Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally 2018 Begins

  • The Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally 2018 will begin on 25th November 2018.

  • It will cover 2800km across Borneo, Brunei and Kalimantan.

  • The countdown was officiated at Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia’s HQ.

The countdown to the momentous Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally 2018 (SBCCR) has begun. The event was held at Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia’s HQ on Saturday, 20th October 2018.

The SBCCR is a mixed motorcycle brand ride. It is set to be flagged off at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 25th November 2018 and ends in Kuching, Sarawak on 5th December 2018. By then, the participants would have travelled an estimated total of 2800 kilometres across 7 cities and 3 countries. The three contries include Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Kalimantan, Indonesia.

As such, they will experience the scenic tropical rainforest of Borneo which is the second largest in the world. Apart from that, the riders will also explore the sights and sounds for its diverse culture, nature, heritage and adventure.

The organizer of the rally, Unides Events Sdn. Bhd. hopes that the ride showcases the untouched green lungs of Borneo. Consequently, that will bring attention to the importance of containing the climate change phenomenon that’s gripping the planet.

The Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally 2018’s partners are Triumph Motorcycle Malaysia and Liqui Moly Asia Pacific.

In Unides Events Sdn. Bhd.’s press release, Managing Director Kho Sze Min said: “We are glad to have Liqui Moly Asia Pacific and Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia on board. Triumph Motorcycles have a full range of models, be they on-road or off-road, and that is the unique selling point of this iconic brand. Liqui Moly offers a complete line of products for two-wheelers to promote cleaner engines to reduce carbon dioxide emission.”

The SBCCR is also supported by Pekema Riders Club, H-D Borneo, Consulate Generals of Brunei and Indonesia, Destination Explore, K Multimedia, Royal Malaysia Police, and the respective councils in the three nations.

YB Datuk Hj. Abd. Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sport Sarawak trying on a Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black.

YB Datuk Hj. Abd. Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sport Sarawak launched the rally on 1st April in Kuching. The Minister was present during the countdown. Also present were Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia’s COO Dato’ Razak Al-Malique Hussein and President of PEKEMA Riders Club YBhg Dato’ SM Zulkifli SM Amin.

This ride is not the first for Unides Events Sdn. Bhd. They were the official event manager for the Ducati Multistrada Borneo Experience 2011, which consisted of 60 participants. Besides that, they had also organized the 2nd Southeast Asia Harley Owners Group Sarawak Rally in 2012, which saw 350 participants. Both convoys were held over ten days.

Please head over to Sarawak Borneo Cross Country Rally 2018 Facebook page for more details. For more information on Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia, please click on this Facebook link.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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