KOTA KINABALU, 3 December 2019: Twenty superbike riders are touring Sabah and Labuan this week, and tourism officials believe it could start a new travel trend.
According to a report in Malaysia’s Daily Express, the bikers will ride 2,000 km covering 35 towns and districts.
Organised with the help of the Sabah Big Bikers Association, the marathon trip will cover 100 tourism attractions across Sabah and Labuan.
Usually associated with treks up Mount Kinabalu and dive holidays, Sabah is opening up to new travel opportunities, and with the right incentives for motorcycle owners to bring in their bikes or rent them on arrival, big bike adventures are viewed as a high-profile activity that could create more awareness for the state.
“The Sabah Government has always supported non-governmental organisations (and) I believe both organisers are able to promote tourism sector in the State,” said Chief Minister Datuk Seri ShafieApdal when launching the event last Saturday.
The organising chairman HosinBayani of the big bike event added that it was part of initiatives to promote Visit Malaysia Year 2020.
“We are promoting Borneo through Sabah as a premier big bike or motorsports tourism destination,” he said.