55,000 moto-enthusiasts packed the grounds of MAEPS, Serdang, over 27th and 28th July, to marvel at Malaysia’s largest annual collection of automotive oddities. I counted among the crowd at Art Of Speed 2019 (AOS) – my first time at the two-day event in its eight year running.
To get into the spirit of things, I loaned a Harley-Davidson Roadster for the weekend. 1200cc of tarmac crunching torque to get me in the mood, all the way from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
It was my first long ride on a hog, and my first experience at any sort of large automotive custom convention. It seemed like nearly every motorcycling club this side of Asia was congregating in KL, and I was counting on a weekend of immersive lifestyle experiences in the capital.
If you’re a biker in the Petaling Jaya area, you just can’t miss out on Gasket Alley, a buzzing enclave of moto-themed lifestyle offerings. From art shows to handicrafts and cult-status riding apparel, it’s a feast for the senses and a real threat to the wallet.
From Gasket Alley, it’s a 30km ride to the Art Of Speed festival grounds. Two experiences for the price of one trip!
Even if you can’t tell your spanners from your spark plugs, Art Of Speed is one moto-custom festival that will still leave you thoroughly entertained. Here’s looking forward to the next round of fantastic metal beasts in 2020.
Richard finds that riding a motorcycle is less nerve-wracking than navigating around the potholes of art world politics. He is just as happy gripping a paintbrush as a throttle.