The Honda group of companies in Asia & Oceania will organise the “Honda Asian Journey 2017,” a 600km Honda big bike caravan cruising through Peninsular Malaysia for four days, from October 26 to October 29, to the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) event.
Participants will have opportunities to experience and ride on various Honda big bikes while enjoying the scenery and cityscapes of Malaysia.
The journey was held for the first time last year with 50 participants from four countries – Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
This year’s edition of the event will see participants coming from two more countries, Philippines and India, making six overall participating countries.
The new route for this year’s caravan was chosen to be a more fun and challenging ride, and includes highways in Kuala Lumpur and Malacca and winding roads to and from the Genting Highlands, a hill resort located approximately 1,700m above sea level.
Honda plans to offer its various big models, such as the CB500, CBR1000RR, Africa Twin, and Goldwing, to enable participants to experience each model’s different characteristics, features, and performance during the touring event.
The caravan is scheduled to end at Sepang International Circuit on October 29, where participants will join other Honda customers.
The journey will begin from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca on October 26, moving on to Bukit Tinggi on October 27, and from Bukit Tinggi to Genting Highlands the next day, ending in a ride down from Genting Highlands to Sepang International Circuit on the final day for the MotoGP race.
The Honda Asian Journey 2017 will be hosted by Asian Honda Motor Co Ltd regional headquarters for the Honda Asia & Oceania region, Thailand’s A.P. Honda Co Ltd, Malaysia’s Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, Indonesia’s PT Astra Honda Motor, Honda Vietnam Co Ltd, Honda Philippines Inc and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd.