The first Kawasaki Ninja Shop up north was officially opened on 19th May. Bikers Gallery Sdn. Bhd. is probably the largest Kawasaki Ninja Shop (single brand) in Malaysia and it is strategically located smack in the middle of Alor Setar just next the clock tower. The 33,000sq ft triple story building was previously occupied by a bank and it was taken over by Bikers Gallery last year.
The grand launch was officiated by the Chief Minister of Kedah, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato Seri Ahmad Bashah bin Md. Hanapiah together with En. Ahmad Faez Tan Sri Yahaya (Executive Chairman of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.), Mr. Hee Sze May (Director & Owner of Bikers Gallery Sdn. Bhd.), Mr. Wee Hong (Chairman of Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooters Dealers Association) and Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Jeffrey Lim (General Manager & Director of Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.).
Dato’ Jeffrey personally led a convoy of over a hundred Kawasaki bikes from Kuala Lumpur to the launch event. Hundreds of bikers from all over the northern region were present at the launch and celebrated the opening of a landmark location in Alor Setar.
Also present at the launch event were Dato’ Chester Ngo of Welly Advance Bikers along with his wife Datin Belle and a few other Kawasaki dealership owners from the Klang Valley. Top state JPJ and other governmental bodies made up a majority of the VIP guests that afternoon.
Biker Gallery has dedicated the entire ground floor for motorcycle displays while the KESC (Kawasaki Exclusive Service Centre) occupies what would have been the building carpark. Upstairs, there are more motorcycles on display and a massive parts and accessories center which houses products from almost all of the top motorcycling gear and equipment brands.
The helmets selection alone is already an awesome place to get carried away at. The latest products from Arai, Schuberth, HJC, Scorpion, GIVI, Shoei, KYT and Suomy is available in various size options. Riding gear by Taichi, Komine,TCX as well as other popular brands.
Distributors of all major brands available at Bikers Gallery were also present at the launch event. Proprietors and managers of KLCL Enterprise Sdn. Bhd (Arai, Schuberth, Macna Cardo), Hodaka Motoworld (Taichi, Komine, TCX, Scorpion), NKS Distributor (HJC Helmets, FIVE Advanced Gloves), GIVI Malaysia, Sinar Puncak (Alpinestars, SHOEI), Motorparts Asia (Suomy,KYT) extended their personal appreciation and pledged support for the brand new set up.
A cosy café serving great tasting Asian and Western food and beverage certainly sets the atmosphere right for the entire showroom. The stall style food catered during the launch also received praises from the bikers and invited guests. An assortment which included Nasi Kandar, Char Kuey Teow, Nasi Goreng, Cendol, Ais Kacang, Apam Balik, Satay and more, made a wonderful lunch feast for hundreds of hungry bikers.
Bikers Gallery is located less than 50kms from the Bukit Kayu Hitam border to Thailand which makes it a great place to hop on over to enroute to the border. A quick check for your motorcycle while you enjoy a coffee break seems like a good idea especially prior to long distance cross border rides.
Bikers Gallery is located at No. 380, Jalan Raya, 05000, Alor Setar, Kedah. You can also find them on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/bikersgallery.