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Your Chance To Test Ride All The Motorcycle Brands in One Location

The irritating thing about wanting to test a bike before you buy it is that you have to visit multiple shops before you actually find one that you like.

Rarely do you get a chance to test bikes in a single location. So this is actually your best chance yet.

Our friend Kevin who is a DRE instructor and motorcycle nut has partnered with legendary Malaysian stunt rider and all round cool dude Gabit to organise a Multi-Brand Test Day.

The idea is to bring together all the major brands to a single location so that anyone who is interested can just “turun padang” to ride whichever bike they want.

The duo are still keeping hush on which models will be available, but a little bird told us that most of the major brands will be there.

The event is set to take place on the 20th of January at the Gamuda Gardens in Rawang from 8am till 6pm.

The following is a statement for them:

Being in the privileged position we are in, Gabit & I are often seen with a variety of courtesy motorcycles from the good people in the industry, such as yourself.

We cannot thank you enough for the opportunities.

It is therefore inevitable for potential buyers, our followers and the general public to ask us for purchase recommendations.

Gabit and I are great believers that no one motorcycle fits everyone and no one person is fit to just one motorcycle. We are all built differently, in size and in riding style / preference, and even then these traits can change as the years roll by.
We are also convinced that no one makes ‘bad’ motorcycles anymore.

So the best advice we could give anyone is to go test the bikes themselves.

This is where we were met with remarks and feedback that it’s not so easy for the average Joe to get any sort of prolonged tests from Dealers, apart from a short ride around the block, if even that.

Having worked with Distributors and Dealers alike, we totally understand that sometimes the already limited Demo units are simply not available. And we also know that it is not economically viable to register too many of these Demo units.

So potential customers wait for Brands’ activations to have a proper go at the bikes. But we also know these activations can cost quite a bit.

So understandably, such test days are few and far between. And crucially, they are also irregular for potential buyers to plan around them.

This gave us the idea to host Multi-Brand Test Days. As we already have the venues, the personnel and the facilities, our cost is lower. And the already lowered cost can also be shared among all participating Brands, making it even lower.

For potential buyers, they now have regular test ride days they can go to and swing their legs over a variety of motorcycles and make direct comparisons. All in one day, at the same place, every month, riding in a real world environment. Something like a Bike Show or Bike Week but with a real world riding test.

And we even buy them a cup of coffee and curry puff after that.

Co-founder of Bikes Republic and a motoring journalist by night. He is a self described enthusiasts with a passion for speed but instead rides a Harley and a J300. A man of contradictions, he is just as passionate about time off in the quiets as he is about trail braking into turn one at Sepang Circuit on two or four wheels.

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