Honda Big Bike Riders from Four ASEAN Countries Join the First “ Honda Asian Journey ”, a 600-km journey on Peninsular Malaysia
Penang, 27 October 2016 – Honda announced that Honda group of companies in ASEAN organize the first “ Honda Asian Journey ”, a 600-km Honda big bike caravan, riding along Peninsular Malaysia for four days from 27 October to 30 October 2016. A group of approximately 50 journalists, motorcyclists, Honda dealers and associates from four ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam – joined the journey to experience the fun and the joy of riding on various Honda big bikes to the Sepang International Circuit as the final destination to witness the thrill of Moto GP racing to be held there.
Five Honda companies in ASEAN, – Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd, a regional headquarters of Honda in Asia & Oceania, A.P. Honda Co. Ltd. in Thailand, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia, PT Astra Honda Motor in Indonesia, and Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.- collaborated to host this first Honda big bike journey. Through the four-day caravan, the Honda companies aim to demonstrate great features of Honda’s various big bikes and provide opportunities for motorcyclists to enjoy the joy of riding for leisure while they appreciate local scenery, city, and people in Malaysia along the journey. During “Honda Asian Journey”, Honda provides various models such as the CB500series, CBR1000RR, Africa Twin, Goldwing, and more to all participants to experience different characteristics, features, and performance of Honda big bikes.
The “Honda Asian Journey” kicked off today from Changlun City, a border of Malaysia and all the participants now head for the south to Penang City. The next day, they will ride to Kuala Lumpur, and move on to Sepang City on the third day. On the last day, all will ride to Sepang International Circuit and hundreds of motorcyclists will join the caravan on the way to the Circuit. It is expected that approximately 500 Honda motorcyclists including the participants in the “Honda Asian Journey” will ride together to experience an excitement of MotoGP race and cheer Honda’s racing team.
Prior to the kick off, on 26 October, the participants for the journey gathered in Thailand to experience an all-new safety riding courses at Honda Safety Riding Park in Phuket, which was recently built to promote safety training for big bikes and off-road motorcycles.
Itinerary of “Honda Asian Journey” during 27-30 October 2016:
|27 October||Ride from Changlun to Penang|
|28 October||Ride from Penang to Kuala Lumpur|
|29 October||Ride from Kuala Lumpur to Sepang|
|30 October||Ride to Sepang International Circuit for MotoGP race|
Honda companies who host the event:
|Country||Company name||Major business|
|Thailand||Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
A.P. Honda Co. Ltd.
|Regional headquarter of Honda in Asia & Oceania
Honda motorcycle sales and distributor
|Malaysia||Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd.||Honda motorcycle manufacturer, sales and distributor|
|Indonesia||PT Astra Honda Ltd.||Honda motorcycle manufacturer, sales and distributor|
|Vietnam||Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.||Honda motorcycle manufacturer and distributor|
Total distance: Approximately 600 Kilometers
Honda models: CB500F, CB500X, CB650F, CB1100EX, CBR500R, CBR650F, CBR1000RR, CTX700N, CTX1300, F6B, F6C, Goldwing GL1800, NC700, NC750, VFR1200, Africa Twin CRF1000L