Aveta all-terrain motorbikes donated to Cikgu offroad Ben Zaid

KUALA LUMPUR: Aveta Malaysia – a local motorcycle manufacturer, assembler, and distributor of the Aveta-brand motorcycles – have presented three of their Aveta Ranger Max Explorer all-terrain motorbikes to assist Cikgu Ben Zaid and two of his teaching colleagues in their effort to educate children in a remote Orang Asli community in Kelantan during the “Off-Road Education Outreach: Teachers Rally with Aveta” handover ceremony at a prominent hotel in Mutiara Damansara today.

Each weekend, Cikgu Ben Zaid and his colleagues traverse 60km of rough timber roads and jungle trails to reach and teach children of the Orang Asli community in Pos Balar, Kelantan. With favourable weather, their journey into the interior takes around 3 hours.

However, during the rainy season, when the trails become treacherous, the journey can take up to 10 hours riding time.

Cikgu Ben, known as ‘Cikgu Offroad’ on social media, records, and shares videos of the teachers’ epic roundtrips to and from remote Orang Asli communities.

This is why, when Aveta launched their Ranger Max Explorer motorbike in November 2023, many Malaysian netizens contacted the company to highlight Cikgu Ben and his colleagues’ efforts, suggesting that the company’s new motorbike, with its off-road capabilities, would greatly help the teachers in their trailblazing educational journeys into the jungle.

“Teaching my students in Pos Balar is a privilege which I gladly accept. No doubt there are challenges which we face in our teaching travels. However, education is crucial to enable everyone to participate in our country’s progress and this fuels me for my journeys. I am grateful to my channel subscribers who highlighted my mission to Aveta Malaysia and thankful to Aveta for the support that they are giving. There is no doubt that this donation will really help us to focus on our teaching responsibilities,” said Cikgu Ben Zaid at the handover ceremony at the Royale Chulan in Damansara.

Cikgu Ben added, “The Ranger Max Explorer’s off-road features, including the double piston disc brake, dual-purpose tires, and high ground clearance, make our journeys to and from school a lot smoother. The patented double T-bone design ensures excellent stability and easy handling. Plus, the impressive loading capacity lets my colleagues and me carry more equipment and supplies for the children on each trip.”

Steven Lim, managing director of Aveta Malaysia, said “When we unveiled our Ranger Max Explorer, we received an outpouring of messages and comments from netizens, all highlighting the admirable dedication of Cikgu Ben and his fellow educators. Venturing off-road is a daunting feat, with only a select few motorcycles possessing the versatility for such endeavours.
Amidst challenging terrain that tests both vehicle and driver, the perseverance of these teachers in educating Orang Asli children is truly inspiring. Their noble efforts moved us deeply, compelling us to lend a hand. With these three specially-equipped bikes, tailored precisely for this rugged terrain, we aim to alleviate the burdens of Cikgu Ben and his team, allowing them to focus wholeheartedly on their educational mission. Additionally, we are providing them with a 2-year warranty giving them peace of mind as they embark on their important educational trips. We hope this donation will make a valuable contribution to the education of the Orang Asli children in Pos Balar.”

Lim continued, “The Malay saying goes ‘guru bagaikan pelita’. Teachers like Cikgu Ben and many across the country do their best to educate the next generation of Malaysian talents and prepare them for the future. As a Malaysian company through and through, we feel it is important to support them in their nation-building effort.”

The Aveta Ranger Max Explorer motorbikes excel in off-road performance thanks to their impressive ground clearance and versatile dual-purpose tires.

These bikes embody multi-spoke rims, and a sturdy, partially-exposed, patented double T-bone frame, along with an extra-large fuel tank.

Comfort is enhanced with a suspension system comprising a telescopic fork at the front and dual gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear, ensuring superior comfort, visibility, and a greater cargo capacity for the teachers' journeys into the interior regions.
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