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First custom bikes show in Brunei

April 16, 2009

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).

You dream (about it) and we make it. This is the Brunei custom chopper.

You dream (about it) and we make it. This is the Brunei custom chopper.

 

I over-heard this little boy asking his dad to take a picture of him with the bikes as a background. Awww...boys will be boys?

I over-heard this little boy asking his dad to take a picture of him with the bikes as a background. Awww...boys will be boys?

QCB Gallery with pictures of w-i-p (work in progress) in customizing a bike. The Predator Bike pic is framed and sitting pretty under the flat screen.

QCB Gallery with pictures of w-i-p (work in progress) in customizing a bike. The Predator Bike pic is framed and sitting pretty under the flat screen.

 

8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2009 10:08 am

    Salam,

    Went to the show on Sunday evening (the last day) & saw a few scattered group. Thou, I’m proud that the bikes are custom-made in Brunei (Bravo & Syabas Brunei) but I noticed that the bikes are designed mostly for caucasian size adults (especially the red chopper) and not for Asian built like the Bruneians, who have shorter arms & legs.
    One important feature that is lacking in the design is the safety considerations for the rider, especially the main attraction bike on display. When one places the leg on the leg-rest, the thigh is in direct contact with the ‘triangle designed metallic’ placed in parallel with the thigh..looks like the thigh might just get heated/burned once the engine runs ‘hot’.
    Well, its just my opinion & fully supported by my spouse who is a bike enthusiastic eversince younger days..anyway, well-done once again Brunei!

    • Brunei Lifestyler permalink
      April 20, 2009 12:01 pm

      Salam bizzy. Thanks. Yes not that many visitors even on the Friday when I was (again) there :)…maybe they should hold the event at the, where else, The Mall. Hmm… on the designs, I have no further comment. Nice blog of yours btw…

  2. chopper permalink
    April 20, 2009 3:08 pm

    Hello. Do you know if they accept order? Their website is not working.

  3. Bikerz permalink
    June 30, 2009 9:08 am

    Salam … I want to know is it approve by JPD ?

    • Brunei Lifestyler permalink
      July 1, 2009 6:50 am

      Hi Bikerz. Maybe you can check with the QBC but I heard it is as confirmed with the President when he was interviewed in Rampai Pagi… but pls do check ah.

  4. August 30, 2009 12:12 am

    Salam, as a rep of QCB, our website is still hvg technical difficulties thus we are now using http://www.qcbbikerz.blogspot.com temporarily. Please feel free to drop your comments there.

    Thx 4 d show of support from everyone.

    Regards
    Sue69, QCB

    • Eva Wanda permalink
      August 31, 2009 8:44 am

      Salam Sue…so I noticed. Thanks for the temp link. I have one earlier enquiry from the UK on Brunei’s custom bikes scene and has given QCB’s contact details🙂

  5. August 31, 2009 7:17 pm

    W’kumslm Eva, thx svm, appreciate it very much…:)

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