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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Poll Result: What is your favourite Yamaha bike?

Yamaha RX-Z carburetor

48 (41%)
LC 135
33 (28%)
23 (19%)
13 (11%)

Total votes: 117

The poll have shown that Malaysian prefers Yamaha RX-Z more than 125Z, but LC135 is now the second choice after RX-Z. The least bike preferred is FZ-150i, this may due to the design of the bike that is not compelling and futuristic enough like the rest.

Keep voting for the new poll! Look for it at the right sidebar.

The Number 46 History [YZF-M1] The Doctor's Bike

The Doctor's bike that gives us the mean 125ZR 46 Limited Edition:

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Yamaha 125ZR (2007) Current Design

The current design of Yamaha 125ZR since 2007. The design of the bike is nice, simple and macho enough. It was debut in 1999 with the first generation of 125Z and later followed up with 125ZR, which better and meaner.

Technical Specification
Overall length x width x height
1,900 x 675 x 1,035 mm
Total Displacement
Seat Height
752 mm
Wheel base
1,250 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance
135 mm
Dry weight/ Curb weight
101 kg
Engine oil capacity
1.2 litre
Ignition system
Digital-advanced magneto type CDI
Constant mesh 6-speed
Brake front / rear
Single disc brake

At that time, there is no bike in the category that can compete with the bike. It was the era of Suzuki Best, Suzuki RG Sports, Yamaha SS, SS Two and Kawasaki K1, but none of the bike make a very deep impact like 125Z does. 125Z makes every other bike in the category seems like child plays. The technology offered by 125Z is far superior than what the people were thinking at that time and Yamaha was ahead in others in thinking of future of underbone bike.

I like this bike not because I want to rem pit, but I like what this bike has to offer.
You see, this is the only bike in the category that have monoshock suspension, front and rear disc brake, 6-speed gear, futuristic design and affordable!

Also, this bike is really fast. In standard condition, it can go up to 160km/h, tune the exhaust a bit, it'll go up to 180km/h, tune it a little bit more, then you can't measure the speed anymore since the meter is maxed at 180km/h!
I have heard that this bike can be tune to get 180 km/h just in the fourth gear.

Safety will become a thing to think here. Enjoy the speed only in the track. Not in public highway. Drive safely and be smart!

Also watch out for:

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Yamaha Motorcycles Colour Card by SAMURAI Paint

(Use colour #3 Silver or #39 Sparkling Silver as base coat for CANDYTONE colours to obtain best performance and shine.)

The colour here is just for guidelines only since the original colour might have been distorted due to different scanner colour rendering.

I would also like to thanks to SAMURAI paint for providing the colour card for this blogs. More info about how to paint motorcycles in future posts. Keep coming!

For more info about SAMURAI Paint, click here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Yamaha RX-Z Rear Disc Brake Modification Spotted!

I spotted this on YouTube. The modification of this RX-Z really amazes me because it have rear disc brake, but not an ordinary disc brake, this one is installed on the left side of the bike where sprocket and drive chain is also installed!
Wow, I was just thinking to change my RX-Z rear disc brake using 125Z brake, but then, it can be installed on the right side like original brake placement for 125Z.
So, how can this be possible to install rear disc brake on the left side of the RX-Z?
Tell me us how in the comments box.
For the original content of the video, click here.

UPDATE: Rear disc brake modification for Honda EX5. Maybe you can use the idea from here and transferred it to your RX-Z project.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yamaha 125Z 2006/07 Catalogue

Check out other Yamaha motor catalogue:
Yamaha FZ-150i 2008 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2007 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2002 Catalogue
Yamaha LC135 2007 Catalogue

Price for 125Z is RM6300 and 125ZR at RM6620. All price is OTR.
For more Yamaha motor prices, click here.

Yamaha LC135 2007 Catalogue

Yamaha LC135 (Auto Clutch) 2007. Price is estimated RM5800 (OTR).

Check out other Yamaha motor catalogue:
Yamaha FZ-150i 2008 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2007 Catalogue
Yamaha RX-Z 2002 Catalogue

Coming soon:
Yamaha LC135 Extreme Spirit 2007 Catalogue
Yamaha 125Z 2007 Catalogue. POSTED: Click here

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yamaha LC135 Parts Catalogue

Looking to tune your carburetor by yourself? Want to check how LC135 throttle sensor is assembled?
You can get it at but you need to register first.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yamaha YZ125S Parts Catalogue

Need this parts catalogue?
This is not for Yamaha 125Z, but for Yamaha YZ125S.

History Of Yamaha Corporation (How Yamaha Started Making Good Motorcycles)

Yamaha was founded in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (日本楽器製造株式会社 Nippon Gakki Seizō Kabushiki Gaisha) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo — a trio of interlocking tuning forks.[3]

After World War II, company president Genichi Kawakami repurposed the remains of the company's war-time production machinery and the company's expertise in metallurgical technologies to the manufacture of motorcycles. The YA-1 (aka Akatombo, the "Red Dragonfly"), of which 125 were built in the first year of production (1954), was named in honor of the founder. It was a 125cc, single cylinder, two-stroke, streetbike patterned after the German DKW RT125 (which the British munitions firm, BSA, had also copied in the post-war era and manufactured as the Bantam and Harley-Davidson as the Hummer). In 1955, the success of the YA-1 resulted in the founding of the Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments (including Pianos,"silent" pianos, drums, guitars, violins, violas, celli, and vibraphones), as well as a leading manufacturer of semiconductors, Audio/Visual, computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and Industrial robots.

In October 1987, on its 100th anniversary, the name was changed to The Yamaha Corporation.

In 1989, Yamaha shipped the world's first CD recorder. Since then, Yamaha has purchased Sequential Circuits in 1988 and bought a significant share (51%) of competitor Korg in 19891993.

It acquired German Audio Software manufacturers Steinberg in 2004, from Pinnacle Systems.

In July, 2007, Yamaha bought out the minority shareholding of the Kemble family in Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd, Yamaha's UK import and musical instrument and professional audio equipment sales arm, the company being renamed Yamaha Music U.K. Ltd in autumn 2007.[1] Kemble & Co. Ltd, the UK piano sales & manufacturing arm was unaffected.[2]

On December 20, 2007, Yamaha made an agreement with the Austrian Bank BAWAG P.S.K. Group BAWAG to purchase all the shares of Bösendorfer[3], intended to take place in early 2008. Yamaha intends to continue manufacturing at the Bösendorfer facilities in Austria.[4]The acquisition of Bösendorfer was announced after the NAMM Show in Los Angeles, on 28 January 2008. As of February 1, 2008, Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Yamaha Corp.[5]

Yamaha Corporation is also widely known for their music program that began in the 1980s.

Other companies in the Yamaha group include:

  • Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH, Vienna, Austria.
  • Yamaha Motor Company
  • Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Livingtec Corporation
  • Yamaha Metanix Corporation
  • Yamaha Pro Audio

Yamaha Motor Company Limited (ヤマハ発動機株式会社 Yamaha Hatsudōki Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 7272), a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company (whose HQ is at 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Shizuoka), is part of the Yamaha Corporation. After expanding Yamaha Corporation into the world's biggest piano maker, then Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized vehicles on July 1, 1955. The company's intensive research into metal alloys for use in acoustic pianos had given Yamaha wide knowledge of the making of lightweight, yet sturdy and reliable metal constructions. This knowledge was easily applied to the making of metal frames and motor parts for motorcycles. Yamaha Motor is the world's second largest producer of motorcycles. It also produces many other motorized vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles, boats, snowmobiles, outboard motors, and personal watercraft.

In 2000, Toyota and Yamaha Corporation made a capital alliance where Toyota paid Yamaha Corporation 10.5 billion yen for a 5 per cent share in Yamaha Motor Company while Yamaha and Yamaha Motor each bought 500,000 shares of Toyota stock in return.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Yamaha FZ-150i, YZF R15 and YZF R125




FZ-150i = YZF-R15. If you look carefully, you can see that both have same frame and same engine. And look closer, you'll even the sports rim is the same design.
FZ-150i is what we get here in Malaysia, YZF-R15 is what Indians get in India and YZF-R125 is the 4-stroker the Brits got in UK.
See how they are matched up against each other with a lot of pictures after the jump.

The images below is YZF-R15 that is the same model as FZ-150i distributed in India.

Below is the other version of the bike. YZF-R125.
For more info about YZF-R125, click here.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Yamaha FZ-150i 2008 Catalogue

Yamaha FZ-150i was introduced in 16 January 2008.
Suggested retail price: RM 7,798(price excludes road tax, insurance & number plate).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Yamaha Motor Price List in Malaysia

Price updated. Click-->
Model Code Basic Price (RM) D/P (RM)
FZ150i (E)
7798.00 3906.30
Lagenda (K,D) 110Z(K) 4516.60 2149.48
Lagenda (E,D)
Lagenda ZR
135LC (E) 135LC 5786.80 2860.10
135LC (C) 135LC ES 6089.60 2968.15
Y125Z (K) Y125Z 6292.26 3255.26
Y125ZR (S) Y125ZR 6617.76 3387.76
RXZ (K) RXZ 6954.10 3646.65
Ego (E,S) Ego-115 4518.60 2151.85
Ego S (E,S) Ego-155 4578.00 2213.00
Nouvo S (E,S) Nouvo S 5198.40 2443.90
Nouvo LC 135 Nouvo LC
6028.40 2643.90


K=Kick starter, E=Electric starter, D=Front Disc Brake, S=Sport Rim, C=Clutch

For other motorcycle brand prices, click here.

The price is for estimation only. Price is OTR.

Give your update in the comments.

UPDATE: September 2009 Yamaha Malaysia Price List

UPDATE II: Latest and updated pricelist is here:


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