Floods in Malaysia: Manufacturers react… – MotoGP


Although accustomed to the effects of the monsoon, Malaysia suffered its worst flooding in decades between October and March last week.

The authorities even called it “the flood of the century” and tens of thousands of people had to evacuate their homes, mainly in Selangor state, the richest and most populous state in the country, which surrounds the capital Kuala Lumpur and thus the Sepang and Shah circuits. alam. The natural disaster caused the loss of about 50 people after three days of heavy rain.

While this is disproportionate to the loss of life, there are also tens of thousands of vehicles flooded, and two-wheelers, which are abundant in Southeast Asia, are no exception.

That is why a real chain of solidarity has been set up, with manufacturers and their representatives committed to making motorcycles and scooters operational again in the worst affected areas.

So, according to our local partner iMotorbike, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor provides free service, engine oil and auxiliary oils and greases, the oil filter, air filter and spark plugs, as well as Mforce Bicycle which supports SYM, Benelli, Wmoto, SM Sport, Keeway and Brixton.

Modenas, meanwhile, offers labor and discounts of 15 to 70% on parts.

These support campaigns all end on December 31, and the list is not exhaustive. The MotoGP testing in Sepang in early February, whose health measures have just been tightened, should not be affected, but all our thoughts are with these people who are fighting on different fronts …

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