Leaders of the pack
Bike events are not new to Thailand – indeed the Phuket and Chiang Mai Bike Shows have been drawing vast numbers of motorbike enthusiasts for years, as have smaller events in other cities all over the country.
Now downtown Bangkok gets to host an event, with Siam International Bike Week 2009 all set to rev its Harley-Davidson engines on November 28 in Siam Square.
“Motorcycle events have been organised for more than 10 years but they tend to be domestic affairs and sponsored by one or more motorcycle brands. This is the first time an entire event is being devoted to Harley-Davidson and its international image,” says Chaiyaphat “Aor” Chanvilai, founder and managing director of architectural company Jomsubhan and organiser of the Bike Week.
“If our event were to be included on the annual World Calendar of Motorcycle events, Harley-Davidson bikers from all over the world would automatically come along.