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Monday, November 30, 2009

Yamaha Lexam 2010 Launched in Vietnam

Yamaha Lexam 2010

This is the official pictures from Yamaha Motor Japan. It has been launched on Nov 27, just a few days ago. Vietnam is the first country to have this bike since the moped market there is very big. Almost everyone in Vietnam owns a bike.
For us Malaysians, we need to wait few more months or few more years to get this bike on our shores.
Yamaha Lexam is a new breed of bike which combines the usual look of moped but, with automatic gearset (CVT) mated with roller chain and sprocket for the final drive.

Official details of the launching is here: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/news/2009/11/27/lexam.html


Rising body line

Rubber padded footrest
(no brake lever and no gear lever!)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Yamaha 125Z Racing Clutch Set (6 Spring)

Yamaha 125Z Racing Clutch Set (6 Spring)

This racing clutch set is made in Malaysia by Syscast Marketing Sdn. Bhd.
It is different that the stock clutch set fitted to Yamaha 125Z since this one have 6 clutch spring compared to only 4 clutch spring for the stock.
Additional clutch spring will better clutch grip distribution for better power delivery from the engine to the gearbox. You can also upgrade to harder clutch spring used in racing for much better grip of the clutch. You should also know that this will make the clutch lever harder to be pressed.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set for Yamaha 125Z/R

Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set for Yamaha 125Z/R

Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set for Yamaha 125Z/R
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I have posted earlier the Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set Teeth Count, but I forgot to post about the Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set itself. So, here it is.
This gear set has a better gear ratio for the great power that comes with the modified 125Z engine. Usually, this gear set is used in drag racing with the front and rear sprocket modified to have higher ratio for better pickup. You can also use this one for track racing with the front sprocket set to 15T and rear 37T. This is a good ratio to be used with this gear set.
Also, SKF high speed bearing is a good addition to be used with this item for better power delivery at high RPM.

Item are available for sale here

Related post:
IKK Racing Engine Gear Set for Yamaha 125Z

SKF Enduro High Speed Bearing for Yamaha 125Z/R

SKF Enduro High Speed Bearing for Yamaha 125Z/R

My mechanics tells me that this is one of the popular high speed bearing used by Yamaha 125Z/R owners to add more performance to their bike. Other than SKF, there are FAG and NSK high speed bearing. Usually SKF and FAG are more expensive than NSK due to their durability and ability to stand high strain and pressure of the high speed engine load.
This high speed bearing from SKF is a good addition to the new gearset that you have like the Yoshi Racing Engine Gear Set or IKK Racing Engine Gear Set.

The item is available for sale here

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shell Advance JASO MB Scooter Engine Oil

Shell Advance JASO MB Scooter Engine Oil Front Label

Shell Advance JASO MB Scooter Engine Oil Front Label Close Up

Shell Advance JASO MB Scooter Engine Oil Back Label

These pictures are blur because it is taken by handphone camera sorry about that.
I have found this Shell Advance Scooter engine at SCK Motor in Shah Alam. It is imported from Thailand because all the writings at the back label is in Thai language. You might not see it because the picture is blur anyway.
I wrote about this engine oil just to share that there are a lot of JASO MB oil out there.
Price is at RM25.00.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2010 Yamaha Lagenda or 135LC?

2010 Yamaha Lagenda or 135LC

Motorcycle-thai has released a spy shot for the Yamaha new bike for 2010.
I don't know whether this one is for Lagenda or 135LC. It is because the headlight is like Yamaha Lagenda but the pilot light is like Yamaha 135LC. After further observation, I saw that the rear suspension is not monoshock but normal double shock.
What do you think, readers? Yamaha Lagenda or 135LC?
The answer will be out on 2010.

For more pictures, get to: http://motorcycle-thai.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-yamaha-spark-135-year-2010.html

UPDATE: Confirmed, this is 2010 Yamaha Lagenda Z (Jupiter Z in Indonesia) with 113cc and 4-speed rotary gear. Click here for more info: http://triatmono.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/kupaz-tuntazzz-technical-aspect-new-yamaha-jupiter-z/

Yamaha Jupiter Z launch in Indonesia

Yamaha Jupiter Z in Kompas.com

National newspaper of Indonesia (Kompas) also released a news about the 2010 Yamaha Lagenda/Jupiter Z here: http://otomotif.kompas.com/read/xml/2009/11/16/12034552/berita.foto.yamaha.bocorkan.sosok.jupiter.z.baru

Official launch is on late December 2009 in Indonesia.
UPDATE II: Many images of the Jupiter Z can be found at Detik.com
Read it at source: http://oto.detik.com/readfoto/2009/11/16/171455/1242789/647/1/

My only concerns is; when is this thing is coming to Malaysia?

UPDATE III: The official name for this bike is Yamaha Jupiter Z 115cc.
Official launch date is rumored to be on 22th November 2009 in Indonesia in conjunction with the visit of Jorge Lorenzo to Yamaha PT Kencana Indonesia.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Racing Boy Racing Parts for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing Footrest Left for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing Footrest Right for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing Rear Disc Plate for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing Rear 4-piston Brake Caliper for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing 4-piston Caliper and 300mm Disc Plate for Modenas GT128

Racing Boy Racing 4-piston Caliper and 300mm Disc Plate for Modenas GT128 Close Up


I got this from gt128riders.com forum. You might be asking for the price of these item, so just click the link below.
For more info, click to: http://www.gt128riders.com/forum/index.php?topic=296.45

Racing Boy 4-piston Caliper fitment to Harian Metro Suzuki SCK Motor Racing bike

Racing Boy 4-piston Caliper
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Racing Boy 4-piston Caliper

This 4-piston brake caliper from Racing Boy has been fitted to Suzuki Shogun bike which is featured in Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. This fitting means that 4-piston caliper is already enough for racing.

Racing Boy 4-piston Caliper and Racing Boy 300mm Disc Plate

Racing Boy 4-piston Caliper fits very nicely with this Racing Boy 300mm disc plate. As you can see from the picture above, the brake pad of the 4-piston caliper grip the 300mm disc plate and gives a nice brake line feature on the disc plate. Usually, the wrong fitment of the caliper and disc plate will make the disc plate only being gripped on the outer side by the brake pad.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Modenas GT128 Marathon Racing Exhaust Pipe

Modenas GT128 Marathon Racing Exhaust Pipe

I saw this exhaust hanging from the rack at SCK Motor in Shah Alam. This one is a performance pipe for Modenas GT128.

Modenas GT128 Marathon Racing Exhaust Pipe Label

This pipe is in standard cutting but tuned for racing performance. Many people have asked for Modenas GT128 performance such as racing camshafts, racing engine block and many more. For now, I can just see this racing exhaust pipe. AHM and YYPang are still not available at this time of writing, but I think they must have working hard to prepare one for you.

Price is about RM200.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Faito 15-37T Sprocket Set with Roller Chain 415 for Yamaha 135LC

Faito 15-37T Sprocket Set with Roller Chain 415

Faito 15-37T Sprocket Set with Roller Chain 415 Label

Front Sprocket in 15T size

Faito 15-37T Sprocket Set with Roller Chain 415 Original Hologram

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MOTUL YAMAHA Gold/Black Coverset for Yamaha 135LC

MOTUL YAMAHA Gold/Black Coverset for Yamaha 135LC

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Rev Up with Faito Contest

Rev Up with Faito Contest
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These are the locations for Faito 40' Container will be at, for the Faito Road Shows this month:
1. 5th, 6th & 7th Nov. 2009 Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh.
2. 14th & 15th Nov. 2009 Petronas Cub Prix, Johor.(Cancelled due deferment of the Petronas Cub Prix race dates).
3. 20th, 21st & 22nd Nov. 2009 Pontian, Kluang & Paloh, Johor.
4. 27th, 28th &29th Nov. 2009 Kelang Jaya, Kelang, Sentul, Selangor.
Be alert and be there!

Official Details of Yamaha Y.C.A.T

Structure of Y.C.A.T fitted to Yamaha Lexam

Drive belt for the Y.C.A.T

Y.C.A.T Airflow Mechanism

Yamaha has released their own compact automatic transmission after Honda has announced their CV-Matic compact automatic transmission.
I won't discussed in details about the Y.C.A.T here since Yamaha have officially released announcement and explaination on their global website.
To read in details about the Y.C.A.T, get to: http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/news/2009/10/19/ycat.html

Special page dedicated to Yamaha Lexam 115cc: http://www.yamahalexam.com/

Related Posts:
Yamaha LEXAM in Vietnam Yamaha Motor Website
Yamaha LEXAM First Pictures from AutoPRO
Honda CV-Matic

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Honda CV-Matic: 2010 Cub-style Scooter Automatic Transmission

Honda CV-Matic Transmission Cut-Out

Honda CV-Matic Air Flow

If Yamaha has come with YCAT, Honda also has developed its own next generation compact automatic transmission named CV-Matic.
Compact automatic transmission will get use to final drive using chain and sprocket like normal moped. This mean that you have modify your AT bike to be torquey (more pickup) or speedy just by changing the ratio of the front and rear sprocket.
The airflow of the CV-Matic is important to keep the heat away from the drive belt for good normal operating temperature.
There are many name for this kind of transmission using belt drive namely Ultra V-Matic by Honda, Super CVT by Suzuki or Xtronic by Nissan (for car usage) which actually refer to the same basic concept of Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) using belt driven shaft fitted with cone shaped wheel. There's a great article for you to read at HowStuffWorks about CVT here: http://www.howstuffworks.com/cvt.htm
Honda CV-Matic will only be available on 2010, but Yamaha YCAT already teased in Yamaha Motor Vietnam in Yamaha LEXAM.
For more info, get to: http://www.fareastgizmos.com/transport/honda_cvmatic_new_automatic_transmission_for_cubstyle_scooters.php

Related Posts:
Yamaha LEXAM in Vietnam Yamaha Motor Website
Yamaha LEXAM First Pictures from AutoPRO
Official Details of Yamaha Y.C.A.T

Yamaha LEXAM First Pictures at AutoPRO

Yamaha LEXAM Side Profile is very much like normal moped

Yamaha LEXAM tail light is 3-piece setup

Yamaha LEXAM meter is quite radical

Yamaha LEXAM headlight also get a radical styling and resemble Yamaha Lagenda ZR a bit

MotoMalaya's reader Vietnam has given me a link to a series of images of Yamaha LEXAM YCAT moter (moped + scooter?). Thanks.
I'm not able to read in Vietnamese (I tried to use Google Translate), so I can't give you details about the story on AutoPRO.
From my POI, the shot here is a spy-shot for the Yamaha LEXAM since the bike has not being given any sticker or decals on its body. Design-wise, this bike very radical for Asean market, but we in Asean always looking for something new and out-of-the-ordinary things, and this bike suites the statement well.
For more information, click here: http://autopro.com.vn/2009110512151732ca0047/yamaha-lexam-ycat-lo-anh-nong.chn
These first pictures is actually taken by H Racing here: http://www.trieudo.com/tan-gau-ve-o-xe-may/16434-hinh-xe-yamaha-lexam.html?language=id

Special page dedicated to Yamaha Lexam 115cc: http://www.yamahalexam.com/

Related post:
Yamaha LEXAM in Vietnam Yamaha Motor Website
Honda CV-Matic
Official Details of Yamaha Y.C.A.T

Yamaha LEXAM in Vietnam Yamaha Motor Website


Yamaha LEXAM in Vietnam

Yamaha Motor of Vietnam has released a teaser for their new upcoming automatic motorcycle named LEXAM. I got to know that this is an automatic bike because it features a new acronym for Yamaha that is; YCAT. YCAT is referred to Yamaha Compact Automatic Transmission.
UPDATE: This bike is designed like a moped.
Even though this is an automatic transmission bike, I don't whether this one is half-moped-half-scooter like the Nouvo S, Nouvo MX or Nouvo LC or fully scooter bike like the Ego, Ego-S.
Of course, we in Malaysia needs to wait for few months or few years before we can get this bike on our soil. Or perhaps, we never get to see it at all here.


Yamaha LEXAM design is very much like normal moped


Yamaha LEXAM automatic transmission is fitted near the engine compared to Yamaha Nouvo which is placed at the back


Yamaha YCAT transmission setup


Coming soon boys!

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