Ra Rao, Operations Director, Biforst Logistics Sdn Bhd

“It all started when I was a young chap of 15, admiring my tuition teacher’s Suzuki GSX1100. Back then, regulations for the engine sound levels were quite lax and this was one bike that roared! Spurred by the thunderous growl of the bike, I told myself that I will have one of my own in this lifetime. It took many years of waiting but, in 2007, I finally procured my first superbike – the Kawasaki Versys 650-Japan CBU. Soon, I upgraded to the Ducati Multistrada 1200s in 2013 and acquired the Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic 1700cc as well.

“I am fond of Ducati and Harley-Davidson bikes because they are two extremely reliable brands that do one thing only and do it well – manufacturing the best bikes. With these dynamic machines, I get to enjoy speed, power and confidence when I’m on the road. Every few months, I embark on an adventure to Thailand with my Ducati Multistrada together with a band of riders. While riding for hours on end can get exhausting, all my pains and aches melt away once I hit the road with my bike. There’s an exhilarating rush that comes with roaring down the roads, the wind whipping against you as the scenes zoom by.

“During my rides, I have met so many riders who have become good friends and we often share our knowledge and love for the machine. The trust between fellow superbike riders is unwavering despite meeting for the first time and it’s a bond you cannot find easily with other hobbies. I find that the riders share a common understanding and love for superbikes that translates easily into building solid relationships that often bear fruit for professional pursuits as well.

“It is also important to note that riding such a powerful machine is a responsibility, to yourself as well as the lives of other road users. Safety should be the number one priority and, once you’ve taken care of that, you’ll have a fantastic time on the two-wheeler.”

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