Singapore Big Bike Fest 2006

Clark Quay was alive with the the roarings of motorcyles as it saw the ‘Singapore Big Bike Fest’ yesterday. There were so many bikes to see that it can be quite overwhelming.

After much contemplation, I finally decided to join the Vesporean Club October outing just to satisfy my curiosity on how it would be like.

I brought my brother, Nazry along. I thought he would be interested as he was currently trying to get his motorcycle license too.

We took the AYE highway to get to our destination. While we were riding along, there was a guy riding a green GT. He noticed us, gave us the thumb up. I flashed him the peace sign and he rode away in the traffic.

We reached Maxwell Food Centre and looked for the Vespa club members. It was hard to miss them. They were prominent, standing around an array of scooters in all shapes and colours. It was like a mini convention.

We walked up to the group and I said hello.ย One of the lady turned around from her conversation

Hi. You are?

I’m rinaz.

Oh rinaz! Hi! Glad that you can make it! I’m leonids. (points) This is beary, that is precious and this is un-sith.ย 

Would you like a tee shirt?

Hey, aren’t you the one I passed by on the AYE?

I looked around to see the different types of Vespa scooters. There were so many colourful display. There were some modified ones – Different paint-jobs, different cover seating …

I noticed a purple lx scooter with embellishments. A lady told me that it was said to be designed by Britney Spears. But how true it was, we both weren’t sure.

Another scooter that caught my eye was an et8 which had a flowery sticker. The lady tells me that it was a winning scooter sponsored by coke.

Soon after we were told about our itinerary and we got ready to move off together.

There we were, in two rows riding off on the roadside.

Nazry quipped:

This reminds me of a time long long time ago …

Huh? What are you talking about?

Sigh …

Oh, are you talking about your cycling days?

Yesssss …

We’re on a different convoy now ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was so nice riding together. I’m sure that we were a lovely sight to see. Then I noticed a lady and was transfixed at her footwear. It was high heels! Never did I thought that I’d ever see a lady rider wearing heels in real life.

We reached Clark Quay and rode one by one through the display area letting everyone admire our beautiful procession.

We parked our scooters together in a row. There were so many different group of bikers parking together. (Nazry called them clans) The Honda Waves, the Hayabusas, The Harley Davidsons, The Ducatis and others.


Thank goodness the white shirts weren’t around!


I want this band-aid sticker!


Hayabusa


Interesting paint job, but not for me.


This isn’t for me either

And we entered the area. There were so many different motorcycles, it was mind boggling.





This was an interesting bike as we didn’t see the speedometer, or fuel or any display at all.

Many of these bikes had extremely powerful cc’s – This Ducati went to 992cc. (My GT was already a powerful machine at 198cc)


This Harley went to 1548 cc. I started to wonder why anyone would get such an extremely powerful machine for the Singaporean road since the maximum speed on the highway was 90 km/h – definitely it was more for the image than for practicalities.


And this Triumph Harley Davidson was 2200 ccs! That’s faster than a car! I was perplexed. Nazry on the other hand, was transfixed at how its engine vibrated showing off its power.


2200 cc! That’s crazy!

There was a loud roaring and vroom-ing that we went to investigate.



Babe-alicious babe on a bike.

It was the Harley Davidson convoy arriving and we went to see their procession. Harleys are possible a chick magnet, aren’t they? All of their pillions were females.

But the person standing next to me did tell me that there was a female Harley biker which I missed.

We left about two hours later. It was an interesting event with loads of cool looking motorcycles see. I still prefer my scooter though ๐Ÿ™‚


Not mine, but I vote this the best looking Vespa, ever.

20 thoughts on “Singapore Big Bike Fest 2006”

  1. Well done. Enjoy reading it. I think we need someone like you in the Vespa Club Singapore to write newsletter for us. Hope to see you at next outing.

    Rdgs
    leonids

  2. Hi Rina…chanced upon your cutie blog when I was scouring for Vesparians (heehee…is there such a word)..anyways…I just turned 27 yesterday & my darling fiance bought me a Vespa! BUT..I have yet to get my license yet *weak smile*…but anyways, hope we can link up cos you RIDE *yeahh*

    Tag me & we’ll link up yeah?

    ==> Anis – The Very-Late-Then-Wanna-Ride < === http://matchmadeinheaven.blogspot.com

  3. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for the comment ๐Ÿ™‚ Writing for the Vespa Club Newsletter? I’ve never thought about that! Hehe … Would love to go for the next outing ๐Ÿ™‚ Its an awesome feeling going together on the road like that

    Diana : Isn’t it? It even has cow print seats and grass floor.

    Red : Aww … When will it be out of the workshop? What happened to it?

    Hiya ydk! Welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks! I drew the cartoon myself ๐Ÿ™‚ *proud*

    You might want to check this link out. It links to the vespa club, like what moon star said.

    And yeah! I hope you get your license soon! Minah Moto-hood awaits ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks moon star for dropping by and your comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Hiya aidil, welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ What say you if the vesporeans and the ajscooterians have an outing together? ๐Ÿ˜€

    The more the merrier!

  5. hi bro

    i’m looking for addres to buy part for performance vespa px, in singapore.
    can u’r bring me the adrees store in singapore

  6. hi der, came aross ur blog while surfing the net abt vespa. i alwyz wanted a vespa but ma father strongly opposed of the idea. he said dat i can easily fall of the bike and it is unsafe during rainy season. i would like to know frm you abt vespa. can email me at sakuraconfuse@yahoo.com.sg. tq.

  7. Hi Dear
    quote by chance visited your site.
    Interesting write up … I was at the Spore Bike Fest 08 at Kallang but i was not aware that there was one in CQuay..

    Rgds

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