RA RAO

Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor, Bi­forst Lo­gis­tics Sdn Bhd

The Peak (Malaysia) - - Collector’s Issue -

“It all started when I was a young chap of 15, ad­mir­ing my tu­ition teacher’s Suzuki GSX1100. Back then, reg­u­la­tions for the en­gine sound lev­els were quite lax and this was one bike that roared! Spurred by the thun­der­ous growl of the bike, I told my­self that I will have one of my own in this life­time. It took many years of wait­ing but, in 2007, I fi­nally pro­cured my first su­per­bike – the Kawasaki Ver­sys 650- Ja­pan CBU. Soon, I up­graded to the Du­cati Mul­tistrada 1200s in 2013 and ac­quired the Har­ley-David­son Ul­tra Clas­sic 1700cc as well.

“I am fond of Du­cati and Har­leyDavid­son bikes be­cause they are two ex­tremely re­li­able brands that do one thing only and do it well – man­u­fac­tur­ing the best bikes. With these dy­namic ma­chines, I get to en­joy speed, power and con­fi­dence when I’m on the road. Every few months, I em­bark on an ad­ven­ture to Thai­land with my Du­cati Mul­tistrada to­gether with a band of rid­ers. While rid­ing for hours on end can get ex­haust­ing, all my pains and aches melt away once I hit the road with my bike. There’s an ex­hil­a­rat­ing rush that comes with roar­ing down the roads, the wind whip­ping against you as the scenes zoom by.

“Dur­ing my rides, I have met so many rid­ers who have be­come good friends and we of­ten share our knowl­edge and love for the ma­chine. The trust be­tween fel­low su­per­bike rid­ers is un­wa­ver­ing de­spite meet­ing for the first time and it’s a bond you can­not find eas­ily with other hob­bies. I find that the rid­ers share a com­mon un­der­stand­ing and love for su­per­bikes that trans­lates eas­ily into build­ing solid re­la­tion­ships that of­ten bear fruit for pro­fes­sional pur­suits as well.

“It is also im­por­tant to note that rid­ing such a pow­er­ful ma­chine is a re­spon­si­bil­ity, to your­self as well as the lives of other road users. Safety should be the num­ber one pri­or­ity and, once you’ve taken care of that, you’ll have a fan­tas­tic time on the two-wheeler.”

Rao roar­ing with his Du­cati Mul­tistrada.

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