First custom bikes show in Brunei
Forget about the hassle of scratching coupon-parking tickets to park your car in Bandar. The first custom bikes show in Brunei is now on and it would surely make your eyes and mind open. We are used to seeing others from around the world customising a bike either on Tv (aka Astro) or magazine (err, THE custom bike mag) or through the Internet and now, as a proud Bruneian, I present you Brunei’s very own. Give it up for QCB!
The show is on as from today until this Sunday the 19th and is being organised by the QCB (Qlap Custom Bikes) at the open space at Yayasan Complex in the heart of the capital.
I went there during my short lunch break, tagging my partner with me. He is not into custom bike but more to the fast and furious ones like the rider but because he loves me, he went along (hehe).
It’s a very hot day even now as I type so I did’t see many people at the show. Maybe, it’s a working day today. Lets see tomorrow and the weekend. Other than the QCB’s own crew members there are other exhibitors like the Brunei Toursim (supporting QCB) and a family pet show. So yes, apart from the beautiful and creative custom bikes, you also get to see worms and hamsters. Plus if you want to part your one dollar, you will be able to see other pets (of course live ones).
A bit of history of QCB: Established in September 2007, QCB pride itself in customizing a Kawasaki Vulcan 500cc bike by founders Sham and Harry to be a ‘custom bike’; imitating a design from Australia and was hence named ‘Predator Bike’. It took five months to fully customized the original bike and QCB said Predator Bike ‘has been tested by its resilience and strength and has not encounter any problems until today’.
With the success of Predator Bike, five more bikes came under the creative hands of QCB, each with their own unique designs. By the way, the ‘Q’ in QCB is Qlap, taken from the name of Sham’s residence in Kiulap. I tried to surf the QCB’s website given (http://www.qcbbikerz.com) but no results were found.
Anyway, go and show your support to anything ‘Bruneiana’. Maybe one day, we can see custome bikers riding in a convoy in Brunei roads – considering health and safety as always. That would be spectacular. Vroom! Vroom! (I dont think thats how custom bikes sound as ‘vroom-vroom’ is usually for riders).