Penang, July 14, 2017: Honda announced that the Honda group of companies in Asia & Oceania will organize the “Honda Asian Journey 2017,” a 600-km Honda big bike caravan cruising through Peninsular Malaysia for four days, from October 26 to October 29, 2017, to the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) event. The journey was held for the first time last year and achieved great success with 50 participants from four countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. This year, the journey will have participants from six countries, with the Philippines and India also joining.
This year, the Honda Asian Journey, as it did last year, will provide participants with opportunities to experience and ride on various Honda big bikes while enjoying the unforgettable scenery and cityscapes of Malaysia. 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 1,700 meters above sea level.
Honda plans to offer its various big models, such as the CB500, CBR1000RR, Africa Twin, and Goldwing, so that the participants will experience each model’s different characteristics, features, and performance during the 600-kilometer touring event. The caravan is scheduled to end at Sepang International Circuit on October 29, where all the participants will join other Honda customers who will be on hand to cheer Honda GP riders at the MotoGP Malaysia round.
The itinerary of the Honda Asian Journey 2017 is outlined below (subject to change):
October 26 Transfer from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca
October 27 Ride from Malacca to Bukit Tinggi
October 28 Ride from Bukit Tinggi to the Genting Highlands
October 29 Ride from the Genting Highlands to Sepang International Circuit for the
The Honda group of companies below in the Asia & Oceana region will host the Honda Asian Journey 2017:
– Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., regional headquarters for the Honda Asia & Oceania region
– A.P. Honda Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
– Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
– PT Astra Honda Motor (Indonesia)
– Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
– Honda Philippines Inc. (The Philippines)
– Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt., Ltd. (India)