KTM Malaysia – CA Cycle Advance Ride to Genting Highlands Test ride session for riders of other brands
Text and pictures by Wahid Ooi Abdullah
Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, I went through that period of time when large capacity motorcycles were a rarity in Malaysia. Most manufacturers only spared small capacity test bikes, while importers had no bikes for review at all. I was working in another magazine in the late 90’s and we had to beg like mad to get one for review. Fat chance for the buying public to test ride one before making a purchase!
Times have certainly changed. With more and more people having the means to own one, manufacturers and importers find it increasingly meaningful to organize test ride events and roadshows.
PARTY AT CROCODILE RIVER: KTM Malaysia Fun EnduroOverwhelming Response to KTM Malaysia’s event
Story and Pictures by Wahid Ooi Abdullah
You’ve probably been following our teasers leading up to KTM Malaysia’s Fun Enduro event on 14th May 2017. KTM Malaysia had wanted share the fun and joy of offroad riding and what they got was an overwhelming response that even surprised them.
KTM Malaysia’s factory rider and 2016 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion, Gabit Saleh, in addition to Malaysia’s international trials rider, Acoi Pangkolo, set up a challenging course at KTM Malaysia’s MX track at Sungai Buaya, near Rawang.
We had ridden on the track during KTM Malaysia’s Offroad Range Launch last year [...]
WINNER OF KTM MALAYSIA – iMOTORBIKE.COM CONTESTRode with KTM Malaysia to the best adventure
KTM Malaysia – iMotorbike.com ran a contest to pick out a lucky winner.
The winner gets to experience riding a KTM.
KTM Malaysia integrated the ride experience with their convoy Ride Sakan KTM Malaysia to Gopeng.
In our coverage of the convoy called Ride Sakan KTM Malaysia to Gopeng, we mentioned Mr. John Chong, the winner of a contest born through the collaboration of KTM Malaysia and iMotorbike.com.
The winner of the contest was slated to experience a KTM motorcycle, but KTM Malaysia went one better and included John during the aforementioned ride. So, John had not only experienced the joys of riding a KTM but also came away a very happy man as that ride featured the best activities of any KTM Malaysia ride thus far.
They included shooting down a river rapid in tyre-tube floats, hiking and [...]
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Shooting down river rapids
Caving in Gua Tempurung
Charity call at an orphanage
6th and 7th May 2017, Gopeng, Perak – KTM Malaysia has been organizing convoys for the enjoyment of KTM owners for many years now and these rides are what many look forward to.
Although Gopeng isn’t synonymous with other tourist destinations such as Penang, Melaka or Genting Highlands, to name a few, modern-day Gopeng does offer some beautiful attractions for eco-tourism and extreme sports. By the way, Gopeng was the most important tin-ore mining town in the Kinta Valley up to 1890.
Hence, that was why KTM Malaysia chose the sleepy town of Gopeng during the 6th and 7th May weekend for this ride.
6hb.–7hb. Mei 2017, Gopeng, Perak – Seperti biasa, KTM Malaysia CKD telah mengelolakan konvoi bermotosikal untuk dinikmati oleh pemilik-pemilik motosikal KTM dan kali ini kami berkonvoi pula ke pekan Gopeng, Perak.
Nama Gopeng mungkin tidak menyerlah seperti destinasi-destinasi pelancongan yang lain di Malaysia seperti Pulau Pinang, Genting Highlands, Melaka, dan lain-lain, akan tetapi Gopeng merupakan sebuah bandar perlombongan bijih timah yang paling penting di Lembah Kinta sehingga tahun 1890.
Namun, Gopeng menjadi pilihan KTM Malaysia kali ini kerana destinasi ini menawarkan aktiviti-aktiviti yang sungguh menyeronokkan seperti pelancongan eco dan sukan-sukan ekstrim.
Malah, pemenang peraduan hasil kerjasama di antara KTM Malaysia dan iMotorbike.com, En. John [...]
Find out about our first ride impressions of the super awesome KTM 1290 Super Adventure S. You can also read about the launch event. Please contact KTM Malaysia for more details.
ENGINE TYPE 2-cylinder, 75o V-Twin, 4 valve per cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled DISPLACEMENT 1,301cc BORE X STROKE 108 mm X 71 mm POWER 160 bhp (118 kW) @ 8,750 RPM TORQUE 140 Nm @ 6,750 RPM COMPRESSION RATIO 13.1 : 1 FUEL SYSTEM Keihin EFI with 52 mm throttle bodies RIDER AID MTC (4-mode, disengageable) incl. MSR FRAME Chrome-Molybdenum-steel trellis FRONT SUSPENSION WP Semi-Active, 48 mm USD forks, 200 mm travel REAR SUSPENSION WP Semi-Active single shock, 200 mm travel FRONT BRAKES 2 x 4-piston Brembo calipers, 2 x 320 mm discs REAR BRAKE 1 x 2-piston Brembo caliper, 1 x 267 mm disc ABS Bosch SME Combined-ABS incl. C-ABS and offroad, disengageable FRONT / [...]