Jakarta: The highly anticipated Honda Bikers Day (HBD) Regional 2023 took place in Sumatra and Kalimantan in September of that year. Thousands of people and Honda motorcycle enthusiasts gathered to be a part of this exciting event.
The Regional HBD 2023 kicked off on September 23rd at PKOR Way Halim in Sumatra, Bandar Lampung. The event then moved to Qubu Resort Pontianak in West Kalimantan on September 30th.
The event was a resounding success, receiving a standing ovation from the attendees. Over 7,500 community members and Honda motorcycle riders participated in the event across the two islands.
The Regional HBD series is a collaboration between PT Astra Honda Motor and Honda’s main dealer network throughout Indonesia. It aims to foster togetherness, unity, and strong brotherhood among thousands of motorcyclists from various Honda communities on each island.
Following the Sumatra and Kalimantan events, the Regional HBD 2023 will move to the eastern region of Indonesia. It will be held at Dataran Merdeka Rindam XIII, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, on October 7th, 2023.
After the Regional HBD, Honda will then hold the 2023 National HBD at the Rampal field in Malang, East Java. An interesting aspect of the National HBD is that it coincides with Youth Pledge Day on October 28th, 2023.
Now let’s take a closer look at the excitement of the regional HBD activities in Sumatra and Kalimantan from last September.
HBD Sumatra Province:
The Sumatra Regional Honda Bikers Day (HBD) brought together a total of 5,030 community members and Honda motorcycle enthusiasts at PKOR Way Halim on September 23rd, 2023. This event celebrated the unity and camaraderie of Honda riders, who showcased various types of Honda motorcycles as their riding partners. The theme of “Together with Meaning” added vibrancy to the HBD event, with a series of activities that united fellow Honda motorcycle users.
The HBD Sumatra Region was supported by Utama Honda motor dealers from various parts of Sumatra, such as PT. Capella Dinamik Nusantara Aceh, Indako Trading Coy – North Sumatra, Menara Agung – West Sumatra, Hayati – West Sumatra, Sinar Sentosa Primatama – Jambi, Capella Dinamik Nusantara Riau, Capella Dinamik Nusantara Riau Islands, Astra Motor Bengkulu, Astra Motor Palembang – South Sumatra, PT Asia Surya Perkasa – Bangka Belitung, and PT Tunas Dwipa Matra – Lampung. The event featured various activities, including Gathering & Community Declaration, Honda Modification & Product Exhibition, Music Festival, Band Competition, Games Challenge, Cheap Service, Food & Drink Party, Exhibition Booth, and Door Prize.
Dony Ronaldo, the General Manager of TDM Marketing, stated that Honda motorcycle enthusiasts from communities across Indonesia had the opportunity to come together at the HBD 2023 Sumatra Region event. He invited motorcyclists and Honda motorcycle lovers from all over Sumatra to attend and strengthen solidarity, togetherness, and unity.
HBD Kalimantan Province:
In Kalimantan, Honda motorcycle enthusiasts from various communities gathered at the Qubu Resort field in Pontianak on September 30th, 2023. This motorcycle rider activity was led by the West Borneo Honda Community and attended by three other Honda Community Members: the Kalselteng Honda Motorcycle Association, the Samarinda Motoring Association, and the Balikpapan Honda Association. The Kalimantan Region Honda Bikers Day Series 2023 was made possible through a collaboration between PT Astra Honda Motor and Honda’s main dealer network in the Kalimantan region, which includes Astra Motor West Kalimantan, Astra Motor East Kalimantan 1, Astra Motor East Kalimantan 2, Trio Motor – South Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan.
The HBD activities in Kalimantan aimed to strengthen solidarity and brotherhood among bikers through various engaging activities. These included Mobile SIM Services, Blood Donation activities, Zumba, RC Competition, and capturing memorable moments together at the HBD 2023 event through photos and reels. Booth Corners were set up to cater to visitors with special promotions for Honda motorcycle models, finance games, riding test booths, cheap service options, oil change services, clothing and accessories booths, and a Genuine Honda Parts Bazaar.
Lukas Ferinata, the West Kalimantan Astra Motor Region Head, expressed that HBD is a highly anticipated event for Honda motorcycle lovers, serving as a platform to strengthen togetherness and solidarity, while also benefiting others and contributing positively to society, particularly in terms of driving safety.
To participate in HBD 2023, all community bikers and Honda motorcycle club representatives were required to register on the Honda Bikers Day microsite before August 12th, 2023. Detailed registration methods and procedures were provided on the website.
This event serves as a source of inspiration and a “home” for togetherness, where Honda riders can come together to foster a sense of nationalism and contribute to society through various actions. From cultural art performances to social activities, meetings between communities, upholding the spirit of the Youth Pledge, and engaging in driving safety campaigns, HBD 2023 aims to create a strong sense of unity.
Q: When and where was the Regional HBD 2023 held?
A: The Regional HBD 2023 was held in Sumatra at PKOR Way Halim on September 23rd, 2023, and in Kalimantan at Qubu Resort Pontianak on September 30th, 2023.
Q: How many community members and Honda motorcycle riders participated in the event?
A: Over 7,500 community members and Honda motorcycle riders participated in the event across the two islands.
Q: What is the purpose of the Regional HBD series?
A: The Regional HBD series aims to facilitate togetherness, unity, and strong brotherhood among thousands of motorcyclists from various Honda communities on each island.
Q: Will there be more HBD events in other regions of Indonesia?
A: Yes, after Sumatra and Kalimantan, the Regional HBD 2023 will move to the eastern region of Indonesia, specifically at Dataran Merdeka Rindam XIII, Tomohon, North Sulawesi, on October 7th, 2023.
Q: When and where will the National HBD 2023 be held?
A: The National HBD 2023 will be held at the Rampal field in Malang, East Java, and will coincide with Youth Pledge Day on October 28th, 2023.