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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rok'n roll in the UK: KTM 125 Duke Tricks

[caption id="attachment_5809" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Rok Bagoros on his almost standard KTM 125 Duke"][/caption]
Radenci (Slovenia) 31.08.2011
Rok'n roll in the UK Spending the most of his free time in his van during this year, travelling from one show to another allover the Europe, Rok Bagoros is really starting to enjoy  living his dream, as a professional stunt rider. He recently hit the shores  of England for the first time, with clear purpose to entertain the masses at the famous NASS music and extreme sports festival. Using the new KTM 125 Duke street bike, Rok put on a number of high-octane performances throughout the weekend and turned out to be the real crowd pleaser. Rok is performing  his tricks on almost standard 125 Duke. The only diference between standard bike and his stunting machine is in details as wheelie bar, pegs and controls. Check out the movie where you can relive the atmosphere of adrenaline pumping weekend. Stay tuned for new upcoming video reports from all over Europe. Check out the video and more pictures after the jump  

2011 Yamaha YZF-R15 Launching 6 Sept in India

20110831-085812.jpg Bikers in India will get a new model of Yamaha YZF-R15 this 6 Sept 2011. Usually this means the bike is for 2012 model. In Malaysia, it is named Yamaha FZ150i whereby in Indonesia it is called Yamaha Vixion. In both countries, the bike came in naked version only. The one in India is the most sought after design that is the full-fairing superbike version. Many FZ150i in Malaysia have modified their bike to be like the YZF-R15 by importing the bodykits or coversets from India. For Indian bikers, enjoy your new ride! We in Malaysia just hope it will be launched here too.

Monday, August 29, 2011

KTM Motonation Manufacturer Factory in Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia

[caption id="attachment_5798" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Motonation Manufacturer for KTM Austria"][/caption] The factory for the KTM Duke 690 and KTM Duke 200 are in Jitra, Kedah. This factory are currently assembling the KTM Duke 690 and Duke 690R which makes it CKD so the price is lower than the CBU version at RM41k only.  

Sunday, August 28, 2011

MV Agusta F4 RR Ecole de Chasse

[caption id="attachment_5789" align="aligncenter" width="575" caption="MV Agusta F4 RR Ecole de Chasse"][/caption] MV Agusta F4 RR Ecole de Chasse is made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Fighter Pilots School (Ecole de Chasse) of the French Air Force. Only 11 unit will be made.  

Aprilia RS4 125: 4-stroke Euro 3 Engine

[caption id="attachment_5778" align="aligncenter" width="449" caption="Aprilia RS4 125"][/caption] Aprilia RS125 is my all time favourite of 2-stroke bike. It features a design that resembles it larger capacity brother with power of almost 30hp.  That's a huge amount of power for a 125cc engine. This time it is the moment for it the Aprilia RS4 125, which is a 4-stroke 125cc bike. The tech specs for the engine are as good as it can gets. It features DOHC, FI, Magneti Marelli ECU, 6-speed gearbox, 4-piston front caliper with 300mm and many more. Anyway, it is much less powerful than the 2-stroke RS125. Some says it is only at 15hp. Technical specification, official overview and 8 more pictures after the jump

KTM RedBull MotoGP Rookies: Hafiq Azmi KTM GP125 from Malaysia

  [caption id="attachment_5768" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="KTM RedBull MotoGP Rookies: Hafiq Azmi KTM GP125"][/caption] 16 more pictures after the jump  

Honda Wave Dash / Blade by Lent Automodified

[caption id="attachment_5746" align="aligncenter" width="388" caption="HRC Honda Wave Dash / Blade by Lent Automodified"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5747" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="White Honda Wave Dash / Blade by Lent Automodified"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5743" align="aligncenter" width="301" caption="Honda Wave Dash / Blade by Lent Automodified (the same bike earlier)"][/caption]

Lent Automodified work are simply superb. Please contact them for your modification needs.

Link and 4 more pictures after the jump  

YZF-R15 from Lent Automodified

[caption id="attachment_5718" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="YZF-R15 from Lent Automodified"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5719" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="YZF-R15 from Lent Automodified"][/caption] Lent Automodified is a well known modder in ASEAN. He is very popular in Malaysia. The work that is done by him exceptionally superb. This Vixion is a perfect example of his work. The Vixion has been modded to resemble the YZF-R15, but the colour choice and minimalist style makes this Vixion is far better than the original version of YZF-R15. Congratulation on the work well done bro! Check out more of his work here:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Honda Wave Dash 110R Full Fairing Bodykit

20110827-064103.jpg Honda Wave Dash will be a great rival to Yamaha 135LC soon in autoshow competition. This bodykit will make it appearance in Malaysia from Palex Motorpart.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Shinko Colour Smoke Bomb Tyre

20110826-050343.jpg Colourful smoke from the tyre will be produced when you are doing burnout with this Shinko Smoke Bomb Tyre. This tyre is for 2012 releases. And for now, it is for superbike only. Check out the Shinko burnout video after the jump.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

KTM Duke 200 Launching Tomorrow in Malaysia?

[caption id="attachment_5696" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="KTM Duke 200 with 1Malaysia Sticker"][/caption] KTM Duke 125 and 200 are most awaited by many Malaysian riders here. This time we just might get to see KTM Duke 200 launched tomorrow (26/08/2011) afternoon. I'm also waiting for the launch of this bike and I really eager to know about the pricing. Rumors said it is priced below RM20k. It means this can compete with Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Honda CBR250R.

SP Takegawa Twin Cam Desmodromic 4-Valve Head for Honda Monkey, Gorilla, CRF50F, XR50R, CRF70F and XR70R

[caption id="attachment_5679" align="aligncenter" width="557" caption="SP Takegawa Twin Cam Desmodromic 4-Valve Head"][/caption] It seems that this kit is the world's smallest twin cam desmodromic engine ever made. This kit can be fitted to Honda small cub bikes. Looks like this one can be fitted to Honda C70 here in Malaysia since the engine looks like the Honda CRF70F (picture below).  

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tyre Safety and Maintenance Tips for 'Balik Kampung' by MIROS

[caption id="attachment_5667" align="aligncenter" width="589" caption="Tyre Safety and Maintenance Tips"][/caption] For our international readers, 'balik kampung' means going back to hometown. This happens everytime when there is holiday, usually for Aidilfitri, which is coming this 30 or 31 August. This tyre safety and maintenance tips is compiled by MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research) specifically to motorcycle and scooter and being given away to me while I was driving for 'balik kampung'. Two-wheels rider are 15 times much more likely to involved in accident and I think this guide is a good thing by MIROS. It is written in Malay language, but lets just translate it to English for the sake of all readers. So, here goes: Tyre Maintenance Guide: 1. Always check the tyre pressure once a week or much more frequent if the tyre is used for long distance riding daily. 2. Use pressure gauge to check the tyre pressure on cold condition. 3. Do not use worn tyres. 4. Do not ride with excessive weight limit as stated by the tyre sidewall. (Refer to Table A). 5. Follow the speed limit on the road and apply safe riding skill. [caption id="attachment_5670" align="aligncenter" width="581" caption="How to Read Tyre Information on the Sidewall, Table A and Table B (click to enlarge)"][/caption] Tyre Buying Guide: 1. Make sure the tyre purchased have the MS or E label. 2. Change the tyre when the tread touched the warning zone 'Tread Wear Indicator'(TWI). [caption id="attachment_5673" align="aligncenter" width="423" caption="Tread Wear Indicator"][/caption]

3. Tyre need to be replaced if:

i) cracked

ii) uneven wear

iii) bump on the tread or sidewall

4. Good tyre choice are important for your safety, comfort, handling and economy. (size, load index and speed rating)

Note: I wish you all have a safe journey. Be careful and think of your loved ones!

Happy holidays and SELAMAT HARI RAYA!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yamaha 135LC 6-speed Modification

You have read the title right. Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit with 5-speed are able to be converted to 6-speed with minimal modification to the engine. This is due to the fact that the engine shared a lot of the component from its brother with 6-speed like the YZF-R15, FZ150i and Byson(Indonesia)., an Indonesia-based blog has revealed the modification for all us to see and many thanks to them for sharing the valuable information. I think this the beginning of 135LC 5-speed extreme modification. More and more modification will come out and that just means more fun will come through. Check out for more info after the jump  

Suzuki GSX-R by Blue Moon Studio Inc

[caption id="attachment_5644" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Suzuki GSX-R by Blue Moon Studio Inc."][/caption] Nice red overall paint with lots racy lines. 3 more pictures after the jump  

Monday, August 22, 2011

Boss Hoss BHC-3-LS3SS: 6,200cc Cruiser Bike

[caption id="attachment_5638" align="aligncenter" width="446" caption="Boss Hoss BHC-3-LS3SS"][/caption] Just when I thought Triumph Rocket III Roadster is the largest capacity bike, I was then introduced to this Boss Hoss machine which got 6.2 liter of displacement  by Muhammad Faiz Haibir. Thanks for the info, I just got my knowledge upgraded, but, is there any more larger capacity bike? Please stop, this is too much already.

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2011 Kawasaki Z750R: R makes it Better

[caption id="attachment_5624" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Kawasaki Z750R"][/caption] The Z750R are still styled with the great Japanese style and with the added R letter, it really do make the styling much more race-like. Prices and 3 more pictures after the jump  

2010 Kawasaki Z750: Japan Style at its Finest

[caption id="attachment_5609" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2010 Kawasaki Z750 (Black)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5611" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2010 Kawasaki Z750 (Orange)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5612" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2010 Kawasaki Z750 (White)"][/caption]

This is one of the most masculine bike I have ever seen. It looks real Japan-style too. The big fuel tank, aggressive forward stance and naked engine chassis makes this bike completely desirable. Available in 3 colours; black, orange and white. Whatever colour you choose, you have choosen wisely since all the colour are nice.

Prices and 1 more pictures are after the jump  

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2004 Kenny Roberts Proton KRV5 XM2 Ex Kurtis Roberts by RMDMotors

[caption id="attachment_4506" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2004 Kenny Roberts Proton KRV5"][/caption] Do you still remember this bike? I can't remember where is the original link, so, sorry, I can't link back to the original post. Just check 19 more marvelous pictures of this bike after jump  

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Y-Teq Chain Lube

20110820-025846.jpg Chain lube are much better than the normal engine oil that we usually use to lubricate the chain and sprocket of our bike. It is much better because chain lube have the all important 'anti-fling' properties. Anti-fling means that the lubricant oil applied to the chain will not fly or splatter to the surrounding. If not, you'll get a lot mess at the wheel and to the swing arm. Y-Teq chain lube works by providing a thin anti-fling film after you spray it to the chain. The application is easy as the long spray nozzle is provided. After that, you need to wait about 30 minutes before you can start riding. This is to ensure the chain lube adheres properly to the chain. This one I bought at RM10 for 200ml at the time of promotion. I also seen one chain lube with the brand of Repsol at RM55.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kawasaki Factory Auto Racing Car

[caption id="attachment_5576" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Kawasaki Race Car"][/caption] We have seen earlier that Yamaha is tuning Toyota and Lotus car. To my surprise, Kawasaki also has it own 4-wheel history in 1970s with the green machine equipped with 440cc 2-stroke 2-cylinder sourced from its snowmobile engine with 13-inch wheel. You must it read the original post for full story after the jump  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gallery: BMC Air Filter FM624/04 for Yamaha 135LC (All Model)

BMC is a premium air filter brand that involved in many races around the world whether in 4 wheel or two wheel races. It also involved in F1 racing. I have written a post about BMC here. The price for the BMC Air Filter for Yamaha 135LC (FM624/04) is not cheap at RM248, but the official Malaysia distributor, QBEE Motor Group S/B (previously known as Yoshi Marketing) in collaboration with MotoMalaya are offering this at a discounted price for only –> RM218! Until 31st August 2011 only. The previous offer price is RM198. You can order this directly by sms/call 016-7211291 or email to purchase the air filter. Please put in this quote: "I read" to get this special price. Check out more pictures here:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Racing Bee 1.5mm Stroker Pin for Yamaha 125Z

[caption id="attachment_5473" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Observe the 1.5mm engraving on the stroker pin"][/caption] Stroker pin provides longer stroke for your bike from the original bore at 53.8mm and stroke at 54.7mm. This 1.5mm stroker pin will raise the stroke to 56.2mm. Longer stroke are said to provides higher torque that gives better pick-up. 8 more pictures after the jump 

Husqvarna Nuda 900R

20110805-070017.jpg Nuda mean naked in Italian. Husky has released official photos for their upcoming supermoto which is equipped with modified BMW's F800 parallel twin engine. The engine is now able to burn 900cc of fuel and air mixture in every power stroke.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Convert Your Bicycle into 80cc Motorized Cycle with Bike Motor Kits

[caption id="attachment_5454" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Normal bicycle fitted with Bike Motor Kits"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5455" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="80cc/66cc SD STINGER Bike Engine Kit"][/caption]

This 2-stroke 80cc/66cc SD STINGER Bike Engine Kit will convert almost any normal bicycle into a motorized engine bike. The engine produces 3.5hp and propel the bike to 30-40km/h. It is easy to install and all of the item for the modification is included. The company said that it only takes about 2-3 hour to install it to any bike. Also, the kit is affordable enough at USD179.99 (MYR537) so that almost anyone can have this modification done to their bike.

I like to this modification to my bike at home, but as far as I checked their website, the shipping is not available internationally. I have emailed them about it and I hope they can send this kit to Malaysia.

3 more pictures and links to the sales page after the jump 

Monday, August 1, 2011

2011 Suzuki Axelo S (Auto Clutch) and Axelo R (Manual Hand Clutch) 125 in Malaysia

[caption id="attachment_5436" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="2011 Suzuki Axelo R 125 Blue (manual hand clutch)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_5437" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="2011 Suzuki Axelo R 125 Black (auto clutch)"][/caption] Suzuki Malaysia has recently launched a new bike for their line-up that is the Suzuki Axelo. This bike is equipped with 4-stroke 125cc engine that is said to focus for power and fuel efficiency. The compression ratio for this bike is quite high at 9.6:1, compared to Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR at 9.3:1 and Honda Wave RS at 9.0:1. Higher compression ratio can give higher power without the additional displacement needed. Simply said, it means it gives more powerful kick at each of the power stroke. Suzuki Axelo comes in two model Axelo S and Axelo R. The latter (Axelo R) features manual hand clutch version which is a great addition to this line-up since it provides better traction control for sportier riding style. The Axelo S comes in automatic clutch for easier operation in city driving. One more great features available from this Axelo is the usage of rear disc brake for both models. This will add more safety for riders as disc brake are definitely better than drum brakes in terms of power and maintenance. The Axelo R as I can see is only available in blue colour, while the Axelo S version has three colours to choose from that is red, blue and black. Check out more specs and price of the Suzuki Axelo after the jump 


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