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DGR 2014: A resounding success with 500 riders in KL



Last year it was just some 200 odd riders. This year, the number has doubled and the streets of Kuala Lumpur rumbled with the roar of exhausts as some 500 riders and their motorcycles turned up at the 2014 Kuala Lumpur Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Riders arrived at Stadium Merdeka as early as 7am with their machines. Continue reading



One of the oldest motorcycle brands in the world is being resurrected. A concept bike of the first Matchless since the 1960s will be on display at EICMA 2014 in Milan. The Matchless Model X Reloaded, is a totally new model that reinterprets the original Matchless of the same name from the 1930s. Continue reading

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) KL 2014


The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was first started in 2012. Mark Hawwa of Sydney Café Racers saw a picture of Don Draper (from the acclaimed TV series Mad Men) sitting on a classic Matchless. Hawwa thought about how bikers in general had such a bad rep and wondered what could make people view them as nicer people.  Continue reading