Saturday, May 23, 2015
Modenas has released a preview of a concept of a cafe racer style bike named the TTR200. As the name suggests, this bike comes with 200cc engine (or 213.4cc to be exact as in the specs sheet) in single-cylinder SOHC air-cooled configuration. The power can be estimated at 12.8kW at 8,500RPM with the torque at 14.7Nm at 7,500RPM.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hafizh Syahrin delivered another praiseworthy performance to finish Round 5 of the Moto2 World Championship ninth in the French Grand Prix at the Le Mans Circuit on Sunday. The PETRONAS Raceline Malaysia rider completed the grueling 26-lap battle in 42'46.542s, improving by five positions having started the race 13th after Saturday's qualifying. Similar to the previous rounds, Hafizh enjoyed a smooth start but was slowed down by heavy traffic entering Turn 1. Although he was unable to improve his position immediately, he got a clean exit and gradually made his way up the field.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Suzuki is not being left out in making a special model for the MotoGP series which has been the pinnacle of motor racing in the world. Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP team is the one who are piloted by Pol Espargaro and Maverick Vinales. Blue is the iconic colour for Suzuki and this one really stands out. The overall livery is in Suzuki blue colour and matched with a slight red on the bottom of the bike. There is also some attention given to the wheels with the application of the rim lining colour which we can relate to the Bridgestone style of differentiating the type of the tyre used in the race whether dry, intermediate or wet.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Awesome Podium for Khairul Idham Pawi - Honda Team Asia in FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship Round 2 - Le Mans, France
Khairul Idham Pawi gave Malaysians something to shout about when the Honda Team Asia rider secured his maiden Moto3 Junior World Championship podium at Le Mans, France on Saturday. The 16-year old put on a masterclass performance to improve his 10th place start position by eight spots to finish the 12-lap race second, wrapping it within 21'06.201s, half a second adrift a dominant Aron Canet from Spain who took the chequered flag. Completing the podium was Bo Bendsyneyder of Netherlands with 21'06.365s.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Shell Advance Contest (1May - 30 July 2015) - Grand Prize winners to fly to Zhuhai for Asia Talent Cup Round 4
Shell Advance, the leading motorcycle engine oil brand in Malaysia, is back with another edition of its exciting consumer promotion. The Shell Advance 2015 Asia Talent Cup (ATC) promotion will see five Grand Prize winners go on an all-expense paid trip to Zhuhai, China, in September to watch the fourth round of this season's ATC motorcycle racing championship. Three hundred Consolation Prize winners will also win an exciting day out on the tracks in October in conjunction with the 2015 Malaysian MotoGP. The SMS-based contest runs from 1 May till 30 July, 2015. It is open to customers who purchase any Shell Advance 4T motorcycle engine oil. Participants need to SMS a unique 5-digit code found on a scratch card along with the "Kedai Kod" and answer to a simple question to enter. Shell Lubricants General Manager Leslie Ng, said that the 2015 consumer contest is to reward passionate Malaysian bikers who have been supporting Shell Advance. Shell, whose fuels and lubricants has been at the forefront of international motorcycle racing for years, aims to drive higher awareness and public support for ATC, now into its second season. "Shell Advance is the title sponsor of this world-class competition, which unearths young talents and provides them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train and race at a very competitive level. This year, we have five very talented young Malaysians competing and we hope to rally the public behind them as they take on their peers from other Asian countries," he said.