Published on March 11th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Record Breaking 902 Harley-Davidson Bikes Gather
This is largest Harley-Davidson gathering to date with the backing of DiDi Group.
Last weekend Velocity Motorshow (VMS) together with the DiDi Group hosted the largest Harley-Davidson Gathering at the Bukit Jalil stadium car park.
Despite the dark clouds looming ahead and the possibility of heavy rain hitting hard, a new Malaysian Book of Records was set when a total of 902 units of Harley-Davidson motorcycles rode into the event and gathered with attending crowd of curious and excited onlookers on the 6th of March 2022.
“The event and record was made possible with the collaboration between VMS, Didi Group (official distributor in Malaysia for Harley-Davidson), Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific and its official Harley-davidson dealers in Malaysia” mentioned Jason Tan, Founder of VMS.
“Aligning to the vision of VMS, we hitch the plan in 2020 to work together to converge the lifestyle of two wheels thus allowing us to not only set a new record but create a platform to showcase everything two wheels during the show. It has also attracted other biker groups such as Royal Enfield, Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, BMW and Ducati to join together in celebration” mentioned Juan, General Manager, DiDi Group.
Harley Davidson Malaysia Malaysia also took the opportunity to showcase their latest model, the Harley-Davidson Sportster S which was launched October 2021 for RM92,900 and also the Pan America which was launched in June 2021 with prices starting from RM99,900 and moving upwards to RM115,900.
At the heart of the Harley Davidson Pan America is the all-new Revolution Max 1250 engine. This is a liquid-cooled, 1,252cc, 60-degree V-twin with DOHC and four valves per cylinder engine that produces 150hp and 127Nm of torque with a 9,500 rpm redline.
Following in the footsteps of the Pan America, the Sportster S utilizes the new Revolution Max 1250T liquid-cooled V-twin engine that generates 121hp and 125Nm of torque. According to Harley-Davidson, the engine is tuned to produce ample torque at low RPM, with a torque curve that stays flat through the power-band, all the way to its 9,500 rpm redline.
In case you were wondering, VMS is not a new show to Klang Valley. This is their 4th show and the last two years the shows could not be held due to Covid-19 issues.
VMS is known for its exciting adrenaline packed events that showcase tuned cars, tuned girls and tuned accessories. The organizers aim to provided non-stop entertainment with burning rubber from the drift events and also the smell of fuel from the large cubic capacity motorcycles that gather to make records.