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.
BIKE RALLY 1994:
1994, we organised our most challenging
event. This was the first successful foreign
bike group to be given permission by the
Chinese Interior Ministry to ride as a group
in China. In all 43 motorcycles in 11 twenty
foot containers were shipped to Tianjin
China for a 16 days ride from Beijing to
Shanghai. The actual planning and sponsorship
took almost a year. Nearly 2000 police and
army personnel were deployed to assist in
this rally to ensure safety and security
of the participants and machines through
the many villages and cities. Many major
international sponsors supported this event.
NATION CHARITY RIDE:
successful 3 Nation Charity Ride has been
held annually since 1994. This event is
jointly organised by co-founders Team Hanuman,
Thailand, Penang Motor Sports Club, Super
Bikers Club Malaysia and Team 27, Singapore.
Each year, one of the founders will take
charge of the event the other three will
assist in the preparation. The four founders
take turns heading the event, choosing the
venue and charity homes.
here to visit 3 Nation Charity Ride website
1999 & 2005:
were invited by the People's Association
to perform at this prestigious annual event.
It was the first time that bikers were invited
to perform at this event. Altogether 30
of our members and associate bikers were
gathered for this event. Dancers from Australia
participated with the bikers. The program
was well received by the audience. The event
was telecast live over national television.
We were again invited to perform in 2005,
this time with fifty motorcycles. It was
also hugely successful.
|BIG BIKES @ MILLENIA WALK - 2007
In 2007, Team 27 organised a
motorcycle exhibition called Big Bikes @ Millenia Walk, or BBMW for short. Millenia
Walk was, and still is, an up-market shopping mall in downtown Singapore’s Suntec City.
Although none of the club’s members were professional Event Organiser, the club
felt that the collective quality, expertise and passion (plus lots of guts
& gumption) of the members were good enough to see the challenge. Various
big brands from the industry came to participate in what turn out to be a
highly successful and well-organised motorcycle exhibition at the time. The
Singapore Motor Cycle Trade Association (or SMCTA), an organisation of
motorcycle traders in Singapore, with close working link with the Transport
Authority, was impressed by the organisation & execution of this event, and
gave due accolade. And more importantly, so did the bikers, and others who
visited the exhibition. It was not commercial gains that Team 27 was looking
for, but the challenge to break new grounds. A door has been opened for other
bikers to venture. To date, in Singapore,
no motorcycle club has repeated this performance. It was an event organised FOR
BIKERS, BY BIKERS.
The Team27.org domain had expired in early 2011 and was subsequently restored from the GoDaddy Auctions. While the domain was being re-acquired, the team27 club website was not available for a few months.
is held on the 27th of every month for
members and their friends. All are welcome
to visit. We are located at No. 1230, Upper
Thomson Road. Please feel free to drop by
after 9pm and have a chat. Do send us an
email first, though.