In the 70’s, Singapore was infested by
many groups of young people roaming the streets
on their 2-strokes. With the availability of big
touring models in the 80’s, some of these
young men experimented with the bigger machines
and discovered that they could see more of the
world when sitting upright then hunched over their
handlebars. One group in particular were so enthralled
by the experience when they rode north on these
tourers that they shifted their focus to touring.
To facilitate the rides, this band of men got
themselves organised and formed a club. Thus,
on 27 May 1985, Team 27 Motorcycle Club was born.
Team 27 was founded upon a foundation of friendship
and shared-experience. The founders were
good friends already, having spent the late 70’s
together chasing skirts, having fun and riding.
The club’s name was derived from their hangout
at Lorong 27, a little enclave in the perpetually-controversial
and ever-colourful Geylang area.
Members of the club toured Thailand & Malaysia
and made a lot of friends in both countries. As
the club gained confidence and became more adventurous,
the trips went further & further into Malaysia
and Thailand. It was during one of these trips
to Thailand that the 3 Nation Charity Ride was
In 1994, the club successfully organised a
ride in China. A convoy of 43 big bikes rode from
Beijing to Shanghai. This campaign beat a
similar French attempt by a narrow margin, and
became the first organized bike rally in China.
Through the years, Team 27 has been involved
in numerous bike events both at home and abroad.
Of notable success are the annual 3 Nation Charity
Ride abroad and the Chingay Parade at home in
Singapore. The club is intimately involved and
highly influential in these campaigns. However,
other events and rides too received as much support
& enthusiasm from the club. As long as the
event involves bikes and have a worthy cause,
Team 27 will continue to offer support.
Team 27 is also an official International Ticket
Outlet for MotoGP races at Sepang International
The club has gone through three changes of
leaderships. The first club president was Pang,
followed by Eddie Keng and since 2005, Team 27 has been helmed
by Peter Poh.
This club has evolved over the years, in tune
with time & technology. However, the principles
& rules set by the founders years ago are
still held sacred. Membership to the club is still
by invitation only, and certain criteria have
to be met before induction.
Team 27 now houses itself at Woody Green, No.
1230, Upper Thomson Road, Singapore.
The club strives to bring quality to the rides
and events for its members and friends. Team 27
aspires to bring touring on bikes to a higher
level, and to offer another facet to the alternative
lifestyle. So, let’s hit the road.
Life is a journey.
Team 27 Committee 2006