The Harley Owners Group Kuala Lumpur Chapter, Malaysia (HOG KLCM) has announced a partnership with Petronas and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Cargo as official fuel partner and official logistics partner, respectively, for the Borneo International HOG Rally Malaysia (BIHRM) 2017 which will be held from September 30 to October 9.
“Organising this BIHRM 2017 is part of our commitment to the Harley-Davidson brand in providing the Harley-Davidson community the ownership experience that the brand is known for.
“We have in fact received an overwhelming response for the rally as there is a large number of Harley-Davidson motorcycle
owners and enthusiasts in Borneo, not to mention the participation from HOG KLCM and international Harley Owners Groups,” said Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman of Naza World Group of Companies.
HOG KLCM director TJ Roslan said BIHRM 2017 started with an idea to ride from the Kota Kinabalu International Bike Week to the Kuching International Bike Week, which turned into a collaboration with the local HOG members in Sabah and Sarawak.
The event will be gathering Harley-Davidson owners and enthusiasts from around the world for a 1,450km ride from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan, then down to Brunei before Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and ends in Kuching while experiencing the beauty and the culture of Borneo.
MASKargo will be providing rapid air freight to transport the motorcycles to Kota Kinabalu for the start of the rally and from Kuching at the end of the rally, while Petronas will be providing petrol for the entire convoy throughout the journey.
Along the way, the rally will visit several locations where Petronas Dagangan Berhad will hold its ‘Water for Life’ programme to provide local community access to clean water supply and its ‘Streetsmart’ programme to educate the public on basic road safety.
HOG has organised ride activities in Borneo since 2009 and has received overwhelming participation from both local and international Harley-Davidson enthusiasts.
BIHRM 2017 aspires to benefit both Harley-Davidson owners as well as the local tourism industries by making it a benchmark to inspire more motorcycling events in Borneo in the future.