Tourism Malaysia

  • The Malaysian MotoGP is an important driving force in bringing tourists to Malaysia.

  • It has brought in 1.81 million tourists from 1999 to 2018.

  • Teams and riders sponsored by Tourism Malaysia were present at a meet and greet event.

The Malaysian MotoGP is an important driving force in bringing tourists to Malaysia.

Director General of Tourism Malaysia Datuk Musa Yusof said that MotoGP had brought in 1.81 million tourists to Malaysia between 1999 to 2018. He presented the statement at the Meet & Greet Session with MotoGP Riders at MaTIC (Malaysian Tourism Centre), Jalan Ampang.

Riders from the PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Team, Red Bull KTM Ajo Racing Team, ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team graced the event. Riders present at the event were Franco Morbidelli, Adam Norrodin, John McPhee, Ayumu Sasaki, Khairul Idham Pawi, Brad Binder, Jorge Martin, Can Oncu, Remy Gardner, Tetsuta Nagashima.

The riders were asked about their experiences in Malaysia, as well as which tourism sites they would like to visit. They also carried out autograph and photography sessions.

The teams and riders sport the “Visit Malaysia” logo on their race bikes and race suit, visible to TV viewers the world over.

Viewers in Malaysia also feel proud to see the “Visit Malaysia” logo in the world’s premier racing classes and at the international stage. It also augurs well for next year which ties in with Tourism Malaysia’s “Visit Malaysia 2020” programme.

The 2019 Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix will be held from 1st to 3rd November 2019 at the Sepang International Circuit.

Menjelang perlumbaan MotoGP Malaysia yang akan berlangsung 1 hingga 3 November ini, tourism Malaysia bersama-sama pelumba MotoGP telah mengadakan sesi ‘Meet & Greet’ yang berlangsung di Pusat Pelancongan Malaysia (MaTic), hari ini.

Antara pelumba bintang yang hadir adalah, Franco Morbidelli, Adam Norrodin, John McPhee, Ayumu Sasaki, Brad Binder, Jorge Martin, Can Oncu, Remy Gardner, Tetsuta Nagashima dan Khairul Idham Pawi.

Para peminat yang hadir turut berpeluang mendapatkan tandatangan daripada pelumba pujaan masing-masing.

Acara tersebut turut disaksikan Ketua Pengarah Tourism Malaysia, Datuk Musa Yusof dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Litar Antarabangsa Sepang (SIC), Datuk Razlan Razali.

“Tourism Malaysia amat sukacita untuk memberi sokongan terhadap perlumbaan MotoGP atas faktor memiliki daya penarik terbaik bagi pelancong seluruh dunia.

“Kehadiran penonton MotoGP juga telah melebihi 1.81 juta sejak diadakan pada 1999 hingga 2018,” jelas Datuk Musa.

Sesi ‘Meet & Greet’ turut menyaksikan beberapa booth dibuka antaranya oleh HJC, Royal Enfield dan Tourism Malaysia.

  • Bike Festival organised by DBKL and Ministry of Federal Territories

  • February 24th – 26th @ Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend from 24 February o 26 February 2017 was the Wilayah International Motorfest 2017 (WIM 2017) that took place at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. Thousands of bikers and bike enthusiasts from all walks of life gathered at the bikers’ festival to celebrate everything two wheels. (more…)

The Malaysia 2Wheels Festival returns for its third instalment this weekend.

Organised and launched by WSF Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd back in September, this year’s running set out with several missions at hand whilst tying itself up with the monthly KL Car-Free Morning initiative.

The event this year is supported by several key partners including government bodies such as Tourism Malaysia, the Ministry of Youth & Sports (KBS), the Department of Road Safety (JKJR), the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), as well as the Road Transport Department (JPJ) and its youth squad called the ‘Skuad Muda JPJ Malaysia’.

The event is split into two areas of its venue, which is the CIDB Convention Centre, with one part held outdoors and the other being indoors.


A tour of the indoor section reveals the presence of several manufacturers and their key dealer representatives. Amongst them include big names such as Moto Guzzi Malaysia,BMW Motorrad Malaysia, Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia via autohrised distributors Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, the newly consolidated KTM Malaysia represented by dealer Kamalia Motoworld Sdn Bhd, as well as Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Sdn Bhd (KMMSB) represented by its super dealer Wilhin Motor (M) Sdn Bhd.


Also present here were several OEM brands and representatives. Leading this pack were the UK’s K-Tech suspension brand and its local distributor Kratos Motorsports. The specialist distributor is holding a special sale that sees all K-Tech products it carries enjoying a 10% discount throughout the festival’s duration, so for those in search for the optimum suspension setup for your bikes, this could be a good time indeed.

(Read more about K-Tech in our feature here)


Moving along outside, there were several smaller vendors present here alongside a vast line up of F&B stalls too. However, all eyes were on the event’s main draw for Saturday, that being its Malaysia Book of Records attempt at organising the largest gathering of Yamaha RX-Z motorcycles.


The move was meant to celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary in Malaysia, and the turn out was indeed impressive. Besides owners from the greater Klang Valley areas, much of the gathering saw the arrival many Yamaha RX-Z owners from out of state too.


Despite the rainy season getting the best of most, the gathering was indeed a success as it charted a record entry with a total of 2,277 Yamaha RX-Zs in the gathering, securing its spot in the record books in the process too.

For those wanting to attend, the 2015 Malaysia 2Wheels Festival is happening until Sunday (tomorrow). Directions to the CIDB Convention Centre can be obtained in the map we’ve attached below.

2015 Malaysia 2Wheels Festival (Saturday)

2015 Malaysia 2 Wheels Festival officially launched ahead of annual festival’s third instalment slated for December this year.


Czech rider and 2009 Red Bull Rookies champion Jakub Kornfeil confirmed as SIC Moto3 team’s second rider for 2015 season.


Mega MotoGP Carnival returns in Sepang International Circuit this weekend.



The annual Kuala Lumpur Bike Week returned for its 2013 edition last weekend. Once again, bikes enthusiasts gathered in the heart of the city for two days in celebration of all things two-wheeled. (more…)


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