Published on December 18th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Auto Bavaria Takes Customers To Thailand For A Riding Event
Auto Bavaria recently organized its first ever exclusive riding event overseas – the Auto Bavaria Ride to Khao Yai. The ride covered approximately 3,000 km starting from the Auto Bavaria Glenmarie showroom to Khao Yai in North Thailand and back.
Held in conjunction with BMW Motorrad Day in Thailand, the 6-day bike expedition saw 20 invited participants show up on their rides that included the R 1200 GS, R 1250 GSA, S 1000 XR, R 1200 GSA, R 1200 RT and the R 1250 GSA.
On the first day, the Klang Valley convoy gathered as early as 4.30am and safely crossed the border by 11am. The convoy then gathered at the Vista Hotel in Danok, Thailand, where they met up with the Auto Bavaria Penang team.
The participants then flagged off again, with sightseeing stints along the way that included a stopover and photoshoot at the Route 41 Cowboy Town. The journey continued with refilling and rest at Nakhon Si Thammarat and Suratthani before finally settling in for the day at S22 Hotel in Suratthani.
The last few kilometres to Suratthani was challenged by heavy rain and flooded roadways, and these allowed the Motorrad owners a chance to put the BMW bikes through a durability test.
The second day started with a ride to Prachuap Khiri Khan for lunch, followed by a scenic ride through Ratchaburi and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya before reaching the destination point, Splendid Hotel in Khao Yai.
After a stopover at MF Motorrad Rama II in Bangkok, the riders got to enjoy the privilege of being escorted by Thai Traffic Police and a Thai Marshal as outriders for the continued ride to Khao Yai.
The following day was designed for touristic exploits with a ride to catch a glimpse of the monumental statue of the revered 16th century Thai monk, Luang Phor Thuad. The ride continued with a coffee break at MidWinter Green, followed by a ride to 8Speed at Khao Yai, where Motorrad Day was held.
After checking out the next day, the convoy continued with refilling and rest at Nonthaburi and Phetchaburi before stopping for lunch at Cha-am, Hua Hin. The ride commenced through Prachuap before reaching the final stop in Thailand, the Nana Beach Resort in Chumphom. A gala dinner was hosted at the resort by Auto Bavaria as an appreciation to its loyal customers.
The fifth day saw the convoy pushed on from Nana Beach Resort to Chumphon, followed by a stopover at the PTT Transformer, where a life sized “Bumble Bee” Transformer greets tourists at Suratthani. The ride continued through Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phattalung before halting for the day at Crystal Hotel in Hatyai.
The final day, 12th November 2019, marked the end of the expedition with breakfast at the hotel before safely crossing the Sadao border back into Malaysia.