Motors Running: Singapore’s easy riders celebrate biker culture (Photos)

Locals Rebels MC Singapore was one of the groups present at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts
Locals Rebels MC Singapore was one of the groups present at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts

Harleys, KTMs, Hondas, BMW Motorrads and more revved their engines this past weekend, marking the return of Singapore’s motorbike festival.

Hundreds of people showed up with their own rides at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore
Hundreds of people showed up with their own rides at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore

There was a lot of leather and denim on display Saturday when hundreds of bikers and fans converged on the Carros Centre to check out one of Asia’s most exquisite bike collections at the the Wicked Wallop motorbike festival.

“It is one of the major events where we can have all the bikers, motorsports enthusiasts to be around,” said a member of Kingz MG who identified himself only as Isyraf. 

Kingz MG was one of a number of local motorcycle clubs there, along with the likes Rebels MC Singapore. Isyraf, a Harley rider, said Singapore does have a motorcycle culture.

“There are a few motorcycle clubs in Singapore,” he said.

Motorbikes were not the only focus of the event with various vintage cars also on display. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts
Motorbikes were not the only focus of the event with various vintage cars also on display. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore

The festival’s fifth outing brought some of the finest bikes to dazzle visitors. Billed as a lifestyle festival, it also featured vintage cars including a Corvette Stingray and classic Mini Cooper.

An event for die-hard biker enthusiasts, Wicked Wallop was a chance to celebrate their love and passion for bikes as well promote the lifestyle, customization culture, and music.

SwingStation headlined among a variety of music acts. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts
SwingStation headlined among a variety of music acts. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore

Several bands including a Japanese rock outfit played biker-beloved rockabilly, country, blues and more.

Motorbike groups from throughout Asia were at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts
Motorbike groups from throughout Asia were at the event. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore

It is of course also very big business and a commercial opportunity for sellers to reach customers directly.

Motorcycle culture has taken root throughout Southeast Asia, and regional clubs such as Thailand’s Bangkok Hot Rod and Mooneyes, along with Kuala Lumpur Bike Week were on hand.

To feel like one belongs, the right look is important. Luckily, about 10 biker groups were selling clothes from their own stalls. This included fresh merchandise – and all the leather you’d need – from motor clothing companies Dinggo, Bangkok Hot Rod Custom, MF Moto, and others. Those needing the right ‘do could visit a hairdresser to ensure a slick look when out riding.

There were prizes for best motorbikes including best customization. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts
There were prizes for best motorbikes including best customization. Photo: Nafi Wernsing / Coconuts Singapore

People entered their bicycles, cars and motorcycles into a competition that saw the winner in each category walk away with a piston cup trophy. Elsewhere, those sporting ink competed for products in a tattoo competition.

More lifestyle news from the Little Red Dot at Coconuts.co/Singapore.

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