Rimba Valley Motorcamp

  • The GIVI Rimba Raid Janda Baik 2019 is set to be held from 26th through 28th.

  • There are 150 competitors from 16 countries this year.

  • It is the only event in the world for large capacity dual-sport motorcycles.

The GIVI Rimba Raid Janda Baik 2019 is set to be held from 26th through 28th July and we’re really excited about it. We think hundreds – if not thousands – more fans are also counting down the days until the start.

The GIVI Rimba Raid series has grown to be the event among adventure and off-road motorcycle community from its humble beginnings. The brainchild of Dato’ Captain Nik Huzlan, it’s one event that dual-sport and adventure motorcycle enthusiasts look forward to each year.

Here are 10 reasons to witness this awesome event yourself. (There are way more than 10 reasons, but we wanted to keep it simple.)

1. Witness big bikes getting hammered

Surely you’ve gotten used to seeing heavyweight adventure bikes such as the BMW R 1200 GS/GS Adventure, KTM 1050/1190/1290 Adventure, Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, Triumph Tiger 800 blasting down the highways. But have you seen them being used in the other environment they’re designed for?

We’re talking about off-road riding. Dual-purpose bikes can be ridden off paved highways and roads, hence the term. However, seeing these RM 80,000 to more than RM 100,000 bikes being bashed over rocks, “washed” in the river and sliding on gravel is something rare.

GIVI Rimba Raid provides that opportunity to not only the riders but also spectators.

2. GIVI Rimba Raid is unique

GIVI Rimba Raid is currently the only event in the world which pits men and women on heavyweight dual-purpose bikes against the off-road environment. In fact, when Capt. Nik approached the Automotive Association of Malaysia for the rulebook, they had none. Instead, it’s GIVI Rimba Raid who are now writing the rulebook.

3. Top Malaysian riders

That said, the event remains an enthusiast’s event. They are known as privateers, in other words.

However, top pro riders are starting to be drawn to joining up. One of them is Mohd. Habibullah Salleh, better known as Gabit. The 2016 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion and multiple Malaysian MX champion is the defending champion of the Open Category.

Left to right: MG, Gabit, Capt. Nik

So, this a great opportunity for Malaysians to support our rider in battling against the best of the world.

4. Top international riders

There is a total of 150 riders from 16 countries this year. Among them is Jeremias Israel, the Chilean ex-HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) rider in the Dakar Rally. He’s flown in specially by GIVI to compete in the race. He will ride the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE.

There is also news of Thais holding their own qualifications to determine the riders who will represent the country. The qualified riders have been practicing almost daily in preparation for GIVI Rimba Raid 2019.

5. Stiff competition

If the previous years were competitive, this year’s promises to the closest fought yet. The riders not only chase positions and prizes but are also out there to prove it to themselves that they could live up to the challenges.

6. Specially chosen course

The organizers have laid out a course to challenge the riders physically and mentally. You can be assured that it will bring out the best in human drama and emotions.

Perhaps more importantly, you can spectate all the action up close rather than being seated tens or metres away.

Do note that the course will return to its normal environmental state within months of the event.

7. Different skill levels

Since there are pros mixed with privateers, GIVI Rimba Raid will be interesting to you in terms of entertainment. It means that there will be plenty thrills and spills.

8. Great fun for the family

Got kids who are interested in motorcycles? Need to explain to your wife or girlfriend why you love bikes? Bring ‘em here! It’s all wholesome fun for the entire family and your family members will thank you for it.

9. Great setting

Forget about going to the mall every weekend. Come here to breath some fresh air and waddle in the crystal-clear stream for a change. Besides that, the location is near many other resorts that offer eco-tourism and sports. There are also many camping grounds.

10. Vendors

There will be plenty of vendors. Main sponsor GIVI will have their pavilion up, offering their latest products for every biker. The GIVI Malaysian Adventure 2019 will also make a stop at GIVI Rimba Raid for two days, so you can witness the bikes and GIVI equipment they carry.


GIVI Rimba Raid Janda Baik 2019 is a exciting event that shouldn’t be missed by anyone, bikers and non-bikers alike.

It will be held from 26th to 28th July 2019, at the Rimba Valley Motorcamp site. Please click the map below for the location and you may refer to GIVI Rimba Raid’s official Facebook page for the latest updates.

  • The grand finale of the Modenas Dominar “Explore the Unexplored” ride will take participants camping.

  • It will be held from 13th to 14th July 2019.

  • The ride will begin from Juru Auto City to Cameron Highlands and finally the Rimba Valley Motorcamp for camping.

The Modenas Dominar “Explore the Unexplored” Ride reaches its grand finale next weekend. To end the epic program on a high note, Modenas has something grand in store for the participants.

For this edition, the ride will begin in the early morning of 13th July 2019 from Juru Auto City, Perai then head to Cameron Highlands for some cooling air. The convoy will then head down towards Bentong via the beautiful Cameron Highlands – Sungai Koyan road. The ride will finally end at the Rimba Valley Motorcamp site in Janda Baik where the participants will camp beside a crystal-clear stream and beneath the stars.

The Rimba Valley Motorcamp is also the site of the Rimba Raid event a week later.

Refreshments, food and lodging costs are provided by Modenas, while riders pay for fuel only.

The “Explore the Unexplored” initiative began not long after the Modenas Dominar D400 was launched in Malaysia. As the name suggests, it isn’t merely a single model ride to exotic places around Peninsular Malaysia. It also allows riders who ride there to share the locations with international Dominar 400 riders, as well.

As for the Malaysian Dominar owners, there is a contest for the best picture captured. Also, participants get to participate in fun and games at the destinations and win attractive prizes.

Please register by sending an email to Please note that only riders are allowed to enter, thus pillions are not allowed.

  • The much anticipated Moto Guzzi V85TT is now officially in Malaysia.

  • The official Malaysian Moto Guzzi distributor, Didi Resources, launched the bike today.

  • You can test ride tomorrow from 8am.

The much anticipated 2019 Moto Guzzi V85TT is now officially in Malaysia. You may test ride the bike tomorrow.

Touted by Moto Guzzi as the first modern-classic travel endure, it retains the Guzzi DNA which has endeared the brand to those who sought something different. However, as classic as it looks, the V85TT is actually a very modern bike under its skin.

The 853cc, transverse 90o V-Twin produced 80 hp at 7,750 RPM and 80 Nm at 5,000 RPM. It is tuned for a smooth and flat torque curve. That power is harnessed through modern electronics including ROAD, RAIN and OFFROAD riding modes. The Continental-based ABS is standard but the rear can be disengaged for offroad riding. The suspension is also a modern affair, consisting of upside-down forks and adjustable rear shock with piggyback reservoir.

But there’s only so much that the tech specs reveal for Piaggio made the bike to cater to 95% of riders in the real world. That means riders of any skill level and physique can find a sweet spot on the bike.

We have tested the bike during the Asia Pacific Media Launch in Thailand. Please click here for the full details.

The Moto Guzzi V85TT is priced at RM 87,888 for the standard colours (Blue Atlante, Grigio Atacama, Rosso Vulcano) and from RM 89,888 for the Evocative Graphics (which includes the yellow and white Sahara Yellow, and red and white Kalahari Red). However, Didi Resources is providing a special promotion from RM 79,888 for the standard colours.

The bike has generate more than 1,000 requests for test rides worldwide which converted to more than 80% sales. Consequently, the Guzzi production line is working overtime to keep up with the overwhelming orders.


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