KMOG Borneo Ride 2017 in Pictures

The just-completed KMOG Borneo Ride 2017 was truly memorable in many ways. it covered cities and villages, great roads and broken roads, mountains and sea, heat and rain, as the participants encountered excitement and exhaustion.

But as of every ride, it’s not only the journey or destination that truly makes a mark, it’s also the people and what they experience on their bikes. That’s right, rides or convoys as we like to call them in Malaysia, is what motorcycling is about.

It’s also worth mentioning the hard work and dedication put in by members of KMOG (KTM Malaysia Owners Group) and KTM Malaysia in ensuring the success of the ride.

So here is a collection of our favourite photos to relive the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017. It’s a shame that we could not follow the ride to its ultimate destination in Kuching, Sarawak.

The KMOG Committee members awaiting the arrival of participants and more importantly, the bikes!
Among the hardworking KMOG and KTM Malaysia crew
Kudos to this McDelivery rider (in GIVI rainsuit) who sent the food in heavy rain!
These guys have many kilometres of touring experience
Pretty Sabahan girls welcomed us to the dinner
All smiles as the participants were welcomed with traditional bead necklaces
Couldn’t wait to the ride to begin
Ong Soo Yong delivering the ride’s briefing
The KTM factory racing shirt was signed by KTM’s factory riders and presented to Soo Yong, who put it up on lucky draw
Participants visited the Tip of Borneo 2nd November – by bus – as the bikes have yet to arrive
Group photo at the special plaque
One for the moment
The current may be a bit rough but it was clear
Group shot with the cove in the background
I’m the Queen of the world!
We’re here!
Great view of the sea from the rocks below
Down at the cove
The Milky Way (our home galaxy) is visible on clear nights


Romantic setting
The third and final container of bikes arrived just as returned to the hotel!
The guys got right to work
Up and over!
Outside the hotel at Kundasang
Phillip Ho and his roaring 900R Adventure
Mount Kinabalu. Note the evidence of landslides due to the 2015 Ranau earthquake
Group photo before continuing on the ride
Stopping at the Sabah Tea Plantation for tea…
…and pictures
At a restaurant in Sepilok
The owner of restaurant treated us to the UFO cake
At the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
These guys couldn’t help monkeying around
Wefie time
We were told to stay out of this guy’s way
Waiting for feeding time
The orangutan is waiting to be fed
Stopping fuel on the way to Tawau
Stopping for lunch in Tawau
Got hammered by heavy rain just after we left Tawau
Stopping to fuel up the 990R Adventures
Still time for a wefie
Visiting the loo
Outside Keningau after a 12-hour and 600km slog
Riding over the famed Crocker Range not far from Keningau
Coming off the Crocker Range
Refuelling at Kuala Penyu before lunch
A great view should not go to waste
Kuih Kelupis
We were welcomed by a traditional band
Butod (sago tree weevil larvae) – a local delicacy
A group photo before we moved on
On the ferry to Labuan
A group shot on the ferry
The quicker way to Labuan, locals call these boats “flying coffins”
Full view of the ferry like the one we boarded
The marina behind the hotel
Another great setting for a KTM

Please click here for Day Five and Wrap Up of the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017.

Please click here for Day Four of the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017.

Please click here for Day Three of the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017.

Please click here for Day Two of the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017.

Please click here for Day One of the KMOG Borneo Ride 2017.

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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