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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How To Make A Motor Insurance Claim if Your Bike is Stolen

With the new Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit that is available for sale right now, many possible owners are concerned that their bike might get stolen because this bike is known for their 'hotness'. So, I have look into Kurnia Insurance website to see how to make a claim if your bike get stolen.
D Theft Claim 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 Yamaha 135LC ES 5-speed Live Pictures at GTMax Motors, Shah Alam

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I'm happy and very excited to see that GTMax Motors in Shah Alam already have the stock for the 2011 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit. I've spend a good time there to snap photos and checking details of the bike for you all loyal MM readers to see. 66 more photos and the details after the jump! 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Demak DMS110 - proArm!

20110528-085909.jpg Comes with proArm as standard for price at RM3,888. Speechless.

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Suzuki Belang R150 Now Available in White

20110528-040037.jpg Suzuki Malaysia have updated the colours for Suzuki Belang R150. Now it is available in white which is in my opinion a great colour for this Underbone King. The decals and stripe also has been changed for a new design. Check it out here: Suzuki Malaysia

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Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed is Now On Sale and Ready Stock!

Already available at Berjaya Mega Motors Enterprise in Selangor on 25th May. Check out your nearest bike shop now and take home the ES! Price is at RM7,265 - 7,580. Original link after the jump 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2011 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit Might Be Available This Weekend

It is not official, but the tip from MM reader, Hafiz Johar who got a call from Yamaha dealer in Nilai. It has been more than 2 month wait after the launch in 18th March. Hopefully this will get real soon.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2011 Yamaha XJ6 Open for Booking on

[caption id="attachment_4483" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Yamaha XJ6 Open for Booking on"][/caption] 2011 Yamaha XJ6 has been previewed on 18th March along with the launch of 2011 Yamaha 135LC. It is confirmed to be available on June( source) or July( source). This CKD version of 600cc bike are said to be the challenger for Kawasaki ER6n and ER6f which is priced below RM43k. XJ6 are said to be 4-in-1 bike like the Ducati Multistrada, means you can drive this bike anywhere there is a road. 2011 Yamaha XJ6 price is estimated at RM38,000 - 39,000 (as stated in advert). Check out the link here: and here:

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Full Throttle Honda NSR250R MC28 Motorcycle Battle [Video]

This is a definitely great video about Honda NSR250R MC28 battle in 1995 Full Throttle Hong Kong movie featuring the popular actor, Andy Lau. Thanks to Man Tupai showing me the link. The great video are viewable after the jump

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 The Ultimate Honda NSR Guide

After digging on the net for more information about Honda NSR, I've found this NSR World website that tells a lot of story about it. The information there are indeed priceless and the history there are well written. Let me show you one of its story about 1994 Honda NSR250R MC28. Below is the excerpt taken from NSR World.
1994~ NSR250R MC28 In November 1993 the first MC28 went on sale. The styling was only subtly changed, with the seat unit and nose fairing mimicing the factory NSR500 and NSR250 respectively. There was one major styling difference though... the Pro-Arm rear swingarm. This swingarm, originally designed and used on the RC30 for endurance racing, was the last word in styling!

NSR250 MC28 NSR250SE MC28 

Monday, May 23, 2011

1994 Honda NSR250R MC28

Honda NSR250R is the bigger brother for the Honda NSR150SP. 2-stroke. Fitted with pro-Arm suspension which is being co-developed with elf, France. Still looking nice after 17 years of age. This NSR250R is for sale at Rare Sportsbike For Sale

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 Modenas CTric Electric Bike

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Modenas CTRic (pronounced citric) has been made available for test ride at the Modenas Carnival last few week at GTMax Motor, Shah Alam. I have taken the opportunity to test ride since I have never ride an electric bike before. The test ride are great since it gives me a feel of how electric bike can deliver its power and how it is different than the normal internal combustion bike.

On the initial start up, after turning the key, there is a switch on the right hand side that we need to set to 'D' that refer to 'Drive' position. There 3 position of the switch that is D, N and R. Yes, R refer to 'Reverse'. I don't think the R function will be used regularly. After that has been done, the bike is now ready to go. The sound of the engine at this time is completely silent (as expected from an electric bike).  

78mm Cylinder Block for Suzuki Belang R150 by Palex

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Stock bore and stroke of Suzuki Belang R150 is 62mm x 48.8mm. This block has been bored up to 78mm that produces total of 235cc of displacement to be burn. Aftermarket and modding parts for Suzuki are known to be more expensive than the parts for Modenas, Honda and Yamaha bikes.

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Electric Mission R Race Bike at Infineon Raceway for TTXGP

The era of zero emission bikes has arrived. The Mission R by Mission Motor along with few other makers has entered the TTXGP (Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix). One more picture and link to original post after the jump 

2012 Honda HRC NSF250R Moto3 Race Bike

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Moto3 with 250cc 4-stroke engine are set to replacein 2012 the current 125GP 2-stroke engine. Honda has taken the step to unveil it 2012 HRC NSF250R Moto3 race bike to the world. Taking the cues from the RS125R, the design retain the sharp racy lines that looks fast even when standing still. Add little more line to the coverset, the faster it will look.

[caption id="attachment_4433" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Honda HRC RS125R 2-stroke GP125 Race Machine"][/caption] One more pictures, original links and official release after the jump 

Friday, May 20, 2011

1975 Honda CB200T Café Racer by Kevin White, Iowa, USA

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Stumbled upon this great Café Racer style bike by Kevin White in USA from Google Reader recommendation. Nice mod!

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LS2 Helmets: 1st ECE Standard Launching in Malaysia

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I like the fact that most of LS2 helmets features the double visor. There are two visor equipped for day and night riding. The sunvisor are placed inside the clear visor and can be instantly pop-up by using a manual switch on the bottom side of the helmet. The double visor not only appear on the full-face version but also for the open face version and motocross version. The price are also not too expensive as compared to AGV and other FF helmet. It is about RM250-500 depends on the model.

2 more pictures after the jump 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2011 Yamaha YZR-M1 WGP 50th Anniversary, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Yamaha has shown a new livery for the MotoGP machine, the YZF-M1 to commemorate its 50th anniversary in grand prix racing involvement.

Another great design idea for 135LC coverset. Check out more pictures, press release and original link after the jump 

Monday, May 16, 2011

2009 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Official Studio Pictures Gallery

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The machine that is the base for the making of RC212V MotoGP. Still looking nice and still highly desirable.

Price for Honda CBR1000RR is estimated at RM82,000.00.

52 more high resolution pictures for your viewing pleasure after the jump 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shinko Evo SR877 Motorcycle Tyre Review

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I have been riding my Lagenda 115ZR for about a month with Shinko Evo SR877 and the results is great.

In one sentence I can say; Shinko SR877 makes me drive faster because it grips and make stopping better.

This tyre has made me ride better since the tyre is grippy and this helps greatly in accelerating and stopping. There is one situation that I have encounter while I was riding my bike near the traffic light road that proven the grip of this tyre. A bus have stopped abruptly in front of me while I was following it closely to overtake it, at that time the space on the right can't be used since there is a car there so, what I can do is to brake as hard as I can and hope the bike will stop. And yes, the bike stops well without any skidding and the danger is aborted. I think this is due to the medium-soft compound used for this Shinko Evo SR877. With that in mind, I don't mean for you to do this while using Shinko tyre or any tyre that matter since that is the situation is not planned. Drive safely and always wear the helmet! 

2009 Honda CBR600RR Random Pictures

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One of my favourite superbike of all time. 58 more pictures and original link are after the jump 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Honda NSC110: New Standard Commuter

[caption id="attachment_4276" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Honda NSC110 Sketch Drawing"][/caption] Honda has opened a comprehensive site for the New Standard Commuter NSC110, covering the scooter's concept, styling, engine, packaging, performance and technical specifications. At first this bike looks like Honda Icon 110 which is available in Malaysia with carburetted version. This NSC110 comes with PGM-FI for the European model for better fuel efficiency and lower emission to meet the standard that has become stricter everyday. Fuel efficiency is rated at 50.2km/l which is a good number considering this is a scooter. Scooter are known to consume much more fuel compare to moped which have normal chain and sprocket transmission as opposed to belt-drive system. The capacity of the tank also has been increased to 5.5 liter which can be considered gargantuan for this kind of bike. For comparison, Honda Wave Dash 110 only have 3.7 liter of fuel capacity and Honda Icon 110 only have 3.5 liter of fuel capacity. Large fuel tank are welcomed for this kind of scooter since it can provide longer distance riding with fewer fuel stops. Honda NSC110 retain the sharp styling with aerodynamic package for the overall look and make it look fast, even when standing still. Also can be seen in the sketch drawing is the headlamp visor which is a good addition to provide the sharp and fast look. I'm hoping this NSC110 will be a global model so that we in Malaysia will get the taste of PGM-FI equipped scooter! Original link after the jump 

2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 MotoGP Replica by Yamaha France

[caption id="attachment_4271" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Jorge Lorenzo Replica by Yamaha France"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4270" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Yamaha YZF-R1 Colin Edwards Replica by Yamaha France"][/caption] Already sold out in France. For French riders only. Not available elsewhere. Pfft! 2 more pictures of Cal Crutchlow and Ben Spies bike after the jump 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta Official Details and Photos

[caption id="attachment_4252" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta (Matt Pearl White)"][/caption] The Corsacorta short stroke engine has pushed the power to 200hp up from 180hp of the original F4 version. This F4 RR Corsacorta comes with new colour that is matt pearl white which is in my humble opinion, the perfect colour for this 200hp machine. Read the official release below: RR, the magical acronym that immediately brings to mind the world of competition. The bike for special individuals who demand the most exhilarating riding experience. Created using the most exotic materials, ultra-sophisticated suspension and the new 1000cc short-stroke engine make the MV Agusta F4 RR the most advanced and powerful superbike in the world. When the most sophisticated chassis design is joined with the new MV short stroke engine, the result can only be an extraordinary machine. The MV Agusta F4 RR is the perfect tool for riders who demand the utmost performance. Evolved, exotic, and even further refined, the F4 RR is currently the best that technology can offer to the motorcycling world. To already refined MV Agusta F4, you add even more exotic materials, reduced weight, and, above all, a 201 hp four-cylinder engine  which makes the F4 RR the most powerful superbike ever built. All "packaged" with the advanced design that makes the MV Agusta F4 RR unique and unmistakable. A project for  those who demand the ultimate riding experience. In detail, the highlights of the new MV Agusta F4 RR: 

2009 Kawasaki VN-II: The Big Small Bike

VN-II gives an impression that is much bigger than what it actually is and that is exactly what the designer want us to think when we look at it. The design and stance are carried from its larger siblings that is the Vulcan 750, while it itself is only fitted with 250cc of displacement. That's why I'm calling this bike 'the big small bike'. It looks big, but small in displacement. With the displacement is only at 250cc, we can get good fuel economy with great low-to-mid torque. Also, the maintainance it much lower compared to other big bikes. 2009 Kawasaki VN-II is price at RM25,989 (excluding road tax, insurance and registration) Technical specs, link to original post and three more pictures after the jump 

Modified Modenas GT128 Autoshow Bike

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This is actually the first bike that caught my attention while I was at the Modenas carnival at GTMax in Shah Alam. This GT128 a.k.a GT135 in Greece is draped a lot of carbon fibre coversets with black overall colour. The wheel are clever as it uses stainless steel wheel which is different that the stock GT128 which comes in COM* (Comstar) cast alloy wheel. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Modified Modenas CT100

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Modenas has organized a carnival at GTMax on Sat and Sun last week. I met with many Modenas supporter there from,, GT128-Xtreme and many more.

One of the most special thing about this mod is actually not from the engine, but the seat cover in diamond web fabric.

Modenas has setup this nice CT100 bike in orange with few yellow and black accent. My eyes are attracted the left clutch lever that mean this bike is equipped with manual clutch kit. Some of the coverset are replaced with the one in carbon fibre design which adds nice touch when viewed up close.

14 more pictures for your viewing pleasure after the jump 

2011 KTM Duke 125: New King of 125s by MCN

Read the full review after the jump at MCN 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

HKS Power Banana Swing Arm for Yamaha 135LC and FZ150i

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More aftermarket parts for your Yamaha 135LC or FZ150i. Made in Indonesia.

Anyone have the pic of this parts fitted to 135LC? Please send the pic to me at info(a)

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Four Lamp Undertail and Rear Mudguard for Yamaha 135LC

[caption id="attachment_4186" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Four Lamp Undertail and Rear Mudguard for Yamaha 135LC"][/caption] Another great product for your Yamaha 135LC. Made from high quality fiber. Available from Syark

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2011 Honda CBR250R vs Kawasaki Ninja 250R vs ATK (Hyosung) GT250R

[caption id="attachment_4180" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Honda CBR250R vs Kawasaki Ninja 250R vs Hyosung GT250R"][/caption] I think this is the comparison that 250 riders are looking for and thankfully Motorcycle Consumer News have compiled this comprehensive comparison which is in my opinion is the best comparison ever written these 3 bikes. Let me spills the beans here, 2011 Honda CBR250R wins. Don't believe me and need to read more? Link to download the PDF is after the jump 

2012 MV Agusta F4 RR Corsacorta - 198hp Superbike [Video]

MV Agusta is getting better nowadays with great bike releases. Their design is as good as it can gets. Now, the 2012 MV Agusta F4 comes with new Corsacorta engine with short stroke to provide additional 18hp from the original F4 to 198hp. Expected to be released in US this summer with USD30,000+ price tag. Check out the video after the jump 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

1955 Yamaha YA-1: First Motorcycle from Yamaha

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Yamaha started as a precision musical instrument before it started to produce motorcycle. In early 50s, after the World War II, many machines with high precision that has been used for making aircraft like propellers for the Imperial Navy fleet such as the A6M-Zero war plane which is the one used in kamikaze attack at Pearl Harbour.

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The YA-1 is equipped with 2-stroke engine and 125cc of displacement. YA-1 is strongly inspired by the design of German's bike that is DKW RT125. Many bikes actually inspired by the DKW RT125 bikes like the BSA Bantam (Britain), M1A Moskwa (Russia) and WHM SHL125 or Sokol 125 (Poland). It is said that DKW RT125 is the most copied bike. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Microsite for 2011 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed is Live!

[caption id="attachment_4154" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Microsite Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit HC"][/caption] You can now check the official technical specifications, features and galleries as the microsite for the 2011 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit with 5-speed is now live at HLYM website. I think this means that the bike is ready for sale to customer. Links to the microsite after the jump

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2010 Kawasaki Z1000

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The image of Kawasaki Z1000 stills lingers in my mind after the visit to Kawasaki Fun Carnival on 24th April. The actual live view of this bike shows it is much more beautiful than what you see in pictures.

Kawasaki Z1000 is one of the most popular naked superbike other than the Aprilia Tuono 1000R, Ducati Monster, Triumph Street Triple and BMW K1200R. I personally like this Kawasaki Z1000 since it is just pure beauty, pure simple and pure Japanese style. The design looks sharp with nice beast looks from its headlamp.

Since I'm just moped rider, this Kawasaki Z1000 will just something that I can dream of since the price for it is at RM81,100 as I look in sales page.

Check out the technical specification below:

ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16 valves Displacement 1,043 cm³ Bore and Stroke 77.0 mm x 56.0 mm Compression ratio 11.8:1 Performance: 

2011 Honda Wave Dash 110RSR vs 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR


Model / Comparison 2011 Honda Wave Dash 110RSR 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR
Bore x stroke 50.0 x 55.6 mm 50.0 x 57.9 mm
Displacement 109.1 cc 113.7 cc
Cam system SOHC 2-valve, air-cooled SOHC 2-valve, air-cooled
CDI DC-CDI with single mapping DC-CDI with single mapping
Power (kW) 6.22kW (7,500rpm) 6.0 kW at 7500RPM


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