Over 30 riders join basic skill training

Wani Roslan

Over 30 BMW riders participated in the first BMW Motorrad Basic Riding Skill Training organised by QAF Auto Sdn Bhd at the BMW showroom in Beribi yesterday.

According to BMW International Instructor Academy (IIA) Certified Instructor Tommy Lee, the basic training focussed on safety and proper control of the bike.

“The programme although seemed simple, is fundamental to riding a bike such as balancing the bike, slow bike control especially on the u-turn and in tricky situation on how to overcome it,” he said.

He shared that people tend to have misconception on riding a big and heavy bike, yet with the knowledge by balancing the bike on the centre of the gravity, and find a nice balance spot, it can be handled easily.

“This programme helps increase confidence on riding a bike and the confident helps the rider to focus on road safety such as traffic. The training today aimed to overcome those doubt that you have on the bike,” he added.

Lee said that BMW is an ultimate driving and riding machines and the best way to explain how great it is by visiting the showroom, get a demo bike and experience it which is the best way to know details on the bike itself.

Prior to the event, General Manager of QAF Auto Alisa Khoo briefed the participants, followed by a short presentation by Motorrad Sales Executive Shan Tong.

Participants convoyed to Penyurat Haji Abu Bakar bin Jambol Shell Filling Station in the Tutong District and later continued to Tungku Beach for another two exercises.

The event concluded with a certificate handover session.

BMW International Instructor Academy Certified Instructor Tommy Lee facilitates the session
ABOVE & BELOW: A rider during an exercise session; and participants during the training. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR