KTM Malaysia CKD recently invited us, and our colleagues at BikesRepublic.com to join in on its special ride to Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. The ride took place on Saturday and was organised especially by the Austrian brand’s Kedah-based local assembly arm together with the KTM CKD Owners Club.
Up to 120 bikes took part in the mass convoy ride, comprised mostly of the Austrian brand’s two most popular CKD models – the Duke nakeds and RC supersport series. The firm had previously hosted plenty of group rides over the last few years, with this latest one to Port Dickson being its third for this year. Also present in this ride were the KTM Dukers club and its various chapters hailing from all parts of peninsula.
After speaking with KTM Malaysia CKD’s customer care unit representative and KTM CKD Owners Club head, Nurul Fazura Binti Ahmad, she stated that these special activities were organised as part of its lifestyle experience offer for its customers. Notably, this recent group ride to Port Dickson was also the first time the firm’s saw high number of its new RC200 and RC390 models and their owners participating, signalling the entry-level supersport’s popularity in numbers as their Duke 200 and Duke 390 counterparts.
The ride on Saturday began with a flag-off in the ride starting point, which happens to be the newly opened KTM Malaysia CKD Kota Damansara Lifestyle Showroom. Part of the ride included stops and visits to some of the brand’s authorised dealers. These included stops in Kajang (Cycle Advance Sdn Bhd), Port Dickson itself (P.D. Ban Hin Motor Sdn Bhd), as well as Nilai (Sendayan Motor Sdn Bhd).
KTM Malaysia CKD also took the initiative to ensure everyone’s safety during this ride. In fact, the firm deployed a high number of its staff, tasking them as group marshals, whilst several others were assigned into a support truck that provided participants with the necessary assistance along the way. What is really noteworthy here is their prompt and efficient management of the group safely through traffic and highways without an official Police escort, constantly reminding participants to be as safe as possible as well.
Even the owners and club members themselves deserved some credit with their display of safe and disciplined riding through the searing heat and heavy downpour. Despite their high numbers, we are glad to report that this ride was free of incidents and foul ups – a feat that should be taken as example by other groups and convoys.
Though the ride concluded on Sautrday evening, KTM Malaysia CKD’s Fazura also shared a few more group rides are being planned by the for the coming months. One of which happens to be a charity ride up into the East Coast that is scheduled early next month. More information on KTM Malaysia CKD’s upcoming activities can be obtained by following the firm’s official Facebook page.
Article originally written by Thoriq of BikesRepublic.com and published with permission.