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. One of the lady turned around from her conversation
Hi. You are?
Oh rinaz! Hi! Glad that you can make it! I’m leonids. (points) This is beary, that is precious and this is un-sith.
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.
This reminds me of a time long long time ago …
Huh? What are you talking about?
Oh, are you talking about your cycling days?
We’re on a different convoy now 😉
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.
And we entered the area. There were so many different motorcycles, it was mind boggling.
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.
There was a loud roaring and vroom-ing that we went to investigate.
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 🙂