Trackers on Superbikes Used by Malaysia Book of Records to Validate 5,000km Ride
KUALA LUMPUR, 10 APRIL 2014 – Renowned superbikers, T. Ganasan, known in the biking circles as ‘Captain Adventure’ and P. Nadarajan, known as ‘Success P. Nada’, will for the first time, attempt a record in the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Longest Distance Motorcycle Ride by a Duo’. Over the next five days, the duo will cover a combined distance of 5000km or more.
ABN Media Group, Executive Chairman YBhg Tan Sri K. K. Eswaran, who flagged-off the riders at the ABN Media Group office in Puchong Gateway today, said the event is not a race but a national ride to promote safe riding amongst bikers. The event is designed to encourage the younger generation to participate in healthy activities and feats of similar nature in a safe manner.
“The ride will also be a benchmark for the younger generation to participate in similar challenges in the future,” added K. K. Eswaran.
Malaysia’s certification board, the Malaysia Book of Records (“MBR”), will monitor the entire ride using trackers. The trackers, installed on each of the superbikes are the first of its kind in the country. It will assist the MBR in monitoring and validating the travel routes taken by the riders as they cover various checkpoints throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
Tan Sri K. K. Esawaran, Group Executive Chairman of ABN Media Group with Leona Paul, Head, Research Department, Malaysia Book of Records, and superbikers, P. Nadarajan and T. Ganasan.
The device records all information – the route/road, stops and duration of stops, and also when the engines are switched off. There can be no room for any unsafe riding as the trackers record every detail of the machines’ and riders’ behavior.
Tan Sri K. K. Esawaran, Group Executive Chairman of ABN Media Group with the riders before the flag-off.
Tan Sri K. K. Esawaran, Group Executive Chairman of ABN Media Group giving words of encouragement to the riders.
Riders together with the staff of ABN Media Group at the flag-off ceremony.
Superbikers P. Nadarajan and T. Ganasan presenting plaque to Tan Sri K. K. Esawaran, Group Executive Chairman of ABN Media Group.
Tan Sri K. K. Esawaran, Group Executive Chairman of ABN Media Group flagging off the riders.
This is the first time both ‘Captain Adventure’ and ‘Success P. Nada’ are participating as a team in the MBR challenge. Both ride the Honda Goldwing 1800cc superbikes.