Port Dickson, or PD to locals, is a coastal town in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. It takes just over an hour by car to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson along the North-South Expressway. What Port Dickson is usually well known for is it’s beach and watersports activities.
But many may not know that Port Dickson have more to offer than just it’s beach and water sport activities. While it still pale in comparison to Melaka in terms of liveliness and historical spots, Port Dickson still has things to offer to tourists and travelers alike. Some of Port Dickson’s must visit attraction is the Muzium Tentera Darat, The Upside Down House, Haunted House, The Ostrict Farm, Seashells Museum and of course, the lighthouse in Tanjung Tuan. These places are the common favourites among tourists, but if you are looking for something new and exhilarating to do, Port Dickson have something exciting to offer; the MAD scooter rides.
My family and I were invited by Maison Moment, an official MAD scooter dealer in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia to a 2D1N MAD Ride weekend escapade in Port Dickson recently and while I’m not much of a two wheel vehicle rider, I must say that it was a fantastic experience.
So, what’s a MAD scooter ride? Allow me to explain.
MAD is an acronym for Mobility Adventure Design scooter.
It is an exceptional cross between a mini-scooter and an electric bike. With very original styling: the bamboo footrest echoes the latest generation of skateboards.
The fat tyres give it a sporty look, the accessory kit and the range of colours make it a product with a strong personality. The basic version has a 500 watt 36 Volt brush motor while the top of the range model features a 1600 watt 48 Volt motor with generous torque and enviable performance, attributes that give it the power to tackle all types of terrain. This vehicle can go up to 40km/h and could accommodate a rider weighting up to 120kg. It is also foldable, making it great for leisurely travel. One does not need a motorcycle license to ride MAD scooter on the road in Malaysia as the speed does not go over 40km/h and it is classified as an electronic bicycle, so no fret about the legal boundaries and restrictions should you want to give this a go.
As of writing, there are 3 places where you can enjoy exhilarating MAD rides in Port Dickson; Thistle, Eagle Ranch Resort and The Ostrich Farm. All these places offers different kind of experience with MAD scooter as not only the background setting differs from one another, but the ride difficulty level is different too. I’ll be writing in detail on the experience in each of these places individually, but below is a brief breakdown on the MAD scooter rides offered in the 3 locations in Port Dickson.
MAD ride in Thistle Port Dickson is pretty easy and leisurely where they offers free and easy ride around the resort.
Difficulty level: Easy. Perfect for evening stroll with the family with a beach in the background. The pricing for MAD ride in Thistle is as below.
– Free & Easy (15 minutes) = RM 21.20
– MAD Tour = RM 31.80
For more detail write up on our riding experience in Thistle, click HERE
MAD ride in Eagle Ranch Resort is not as leisurely as the one in Thistle. There’s a few slopes and the ride over here can be quite bumpy, but nothing an ameteur rider couldn’t handle. The experience on Eagle Ranch Resort is pretty much something from a cowboy fantasy novel as the scenery in Eagle Ranch Resort is exactly just that.
Difficulty level: Medium. Great for those who wants a bit of challenge and the fantasy of escapism. The pricing for MAD ride in Eagle Ranch Resort is as below:
Eagle Ranch Resort
– 5 LAPS = RM 21.20
– 8 LAPS = RM 31.80
– MAD TOUR = RM 31.80
For more detail write up on our riding experience in Eagle Ranch Resort, click HERE.
MAD ride in Ostrich Farm is not quite for the faint hearted. With rocky and slippery slope, it takes some mad skill to go off-roading in the Ostrich Farm. Riding MAD scooter in the farm is like going on a rough ATV ride, minus automatic balance and stability from the ATV.
Difficulty level: Challenging. Great for adrenaline junkies.
The pricing for MAD ride in Ostrich Farm is as below:
– 10 minutes Ride = RM 20
– MAD Jungle Tour = RM 30
For more detail write up on our riding experience in Ostrich Farm, click HERE.
Like I mentioned earlier in my post, I’m not much a two-wheel vehicle rider. But I did had fun during our little randezvous in Port Dickson and I certainly wouldn’t mind a repeated experience. Be sure to click on the links above to read more on my family’s experience riding on MAD scooter at 3 different locations in Port Dickson.
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