Subang Jaya, 18 December 2014 - It was the fifth day of the motorsports development program by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia (KBS) alongside PB2R Racing, Pitrides and Malaysian Riders under the flagship of PADU (Program Angkat dan Upaya); which was an initiative by none other than Yang Berhormat Tuan Haji Khairy Jamaluddin. The program which was created with the focus of bringing out the potential of some selected "high risk" youths is now coming to the end of it's stage following from the program launch in November this year.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
2015 Yamaha Exciter RC 150 Officially Unveiled in Vietnam - 15.4PS 150cc FI King of Street - VND45,450,00 (about RM7,354.90)
Yamaha Vietnam has unwraps the cover of the Exciter RC that comes with 150cc fuel-injection SOHC liquid-cooled engine that is the successor of the Yamaha Exciter 135 (135LC in Malaysia, Jupiter MX in Indonesia or T135 everywhere else). There is also a rumor that Indonesia will get this bike with the name Jupiter MX King. There are a lot of improvement of this Exciter RC 150 compared to the Exciter 135. The first objective of this machine is to 'boost the feeling of power' and with that in mind the 135cc engine has been increased to 150cc in capacity to enables it to harness more power. It is also said that the project leader for this Exciter RC 150 is the same project leader who handles the Vixion (FZ150i) development project. Reducing power loss also taken into consideration here with the proven technology that is the DiASil cylinder use to minimise the friction. Also here to minimise the friction is the use of the roller rocker arm that are now being extensively in many small bikes. Not suprising to us, is the use of FI system to make sure fuel-efficiency and accurate fuel delivery in high speed for more mileage and more power when in need.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A top-end model in the product range of Aprilia - one of the most successful brands in world motorcycle racing – is to be assembled in Malaysia as the result of a cooperation agreement between the Piaggio Group and NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor for Aprilia bikes in Malaysia. NAZA Premira launched the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) edition of the Aprilia Shiver 750 this morning, as it also announced that it would soon begin local assembly of the model at the NAZA manufacturing facility in Shah Alam in early 2015. Malaysia will be the first country in which Aprilia has Shiver 750 assembly operations outside of Italy, however these units shall only be made available to the Malaysian market at this point in time. The assembly of the motorcycles will be carried out by NAZA Bikes Sdn Bhd whilst the distribution will be managed by NAZA Premira. NAZA Premira is optimistic of the market response towards the Aprilia Shiver 750 CKD Edition and estimated to sell at least 600 units in 2015. In fact, the facility in Shah Alam is capable of producing 1,200 units in the initial year of operation. NAZA Premira is looking to expand the production capacity in between 3,000 to 5,000 units in the long run if it needs to cater to the ASEAN region.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
A Robotech (Macross) themed helmet from Japan with DOT certified criteria. Coming this 1st January 2015. I remember the anime when I was a kid. Now we all can relive the childhood memories with this helmet. Price is USD359 (RM1,255) including worldwide shipping.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Made for aggressive long distance riding, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is ready as the action tourer for your needs. It is still equipped with the same 3-cylinder 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valves per cylinder engine that provides 115PS @ 10,000RPM. Torque rating also the same at 87.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm. For longer distance riding, there is one changes to the MT-09 Tracer that is bigger fuel tank. MT-09 carries 14L capacity while this MT-09 Tracer brings it up to 18L, that is 4L extra fuel to makes you rides for longer distances.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A clearer photo of the alleged 150LC (135LC in 150cc form) in yellow here is looking just a little different that the 135LC. We can easily recognise the wide fairing light and the wide body it have.