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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Rossi 2011

[caption id="attachment_7872" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy rides during the second practice session of the Australian Grand Prix on Phillip Island near Melbourne October 14, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz"][/caption] From ProItalia FB page via National Post of Canada. 

2012 Honda Wave 110 MMC Official Studio Pictures - RM4,771(R), RM5,228 (RS)

[caption id="attachment_7865" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110RS (Metallic Red)"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7864" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110RS (Metallic Purple)"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7863" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110RS (Bright Orange)"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7862" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110R (Metallic Red)"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7861" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110R (Metallic Purple)"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_7860" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2012 Honda Wave 110R (Blue Metallic)"][/caption] Nice colour choices for the 2012 Honda Wave 110 Minor Model Change (MMC). Price for 2012 Honda Wave 110R Minor Model Change (MMC) = RM4,771 OTR (single-rider insurance) Price for 2012 Honda Wave 110RS Minor Model Change (MMC) = RM5,228 OTR (single-rider insurance) Check out for the technical specs after the jump 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rossi GP12 by Nicolas Ceroni [Concept]

This is not the actual design for the 2012 season, but just a concept from Nicolas Ceroni on how it could looks like in colours rather than the bland matte black paint job for the testing work. I think it looks great and looks almost race ready.  

Micheal Schumacher on Modenas GT128

[caption id="attachment_7844" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Micheal Schumacher on Modenas GT128"][/caption] Found this on IranTuner.com about Galaxy GT130 (a.k.a Modenas GT128 in Malaysia). GT128 got 1 level up in recognition by one of the F1 racing legend.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rok Bagoros KTM Duke 125 Stunt - Black Industry [Video]

Welcome to the 'ghost town', the place of burning metal and sounds of hammer slamming. In to this industrial and mysterious place, with thousands of hidden secret playgrounds something wild disturbed the calm. Roar of the KTM Duke 125 single cylinder engine. It's time to rock again and burn some rubber! Check out the video embed after the jump   

2012 CBR400R in Feb 2012 Young Machine Magazine Scoop

TMCblog, the Indonesian popular motorcycle blog, reported that the upcoming CBR400R has been scoop by Young Machine magazine in Japan. It has been a while since we have seen any 400 cc bikes being produced. Most of the manufacturer likes to make 250cc, 600cc and 1000cc bikes as their lineup. Previously 400cc bike are being made since there is restriction in license for those who wants to ride 500cc bikes and above in Europe, so, this 400cc bike are made as the loophole in the restriction.  

Revival of Toyota Supra?

20111227-043559 PTG.jpg The rendering above might be the new Toyota Supra in the future. Supra is known for is 3.0 liter engine driving the rear wheel with wide body styling and round tail lamp cluster. The production for has ceased and fans all around the world are stuck with old version of it. If this rendering refers to a real upcoming Supra, I'm sure many soul will be happy including me. I've forgot where this source comes from since I've found it in my storage. Sorry.

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Shinko SR877 Count & Win Contest

Thanks for those who have joined the contest! For those who still just reading this like it doesn't matter, you are going to miss out your chance of getting the prizes. Check out the details below:
Shinko Year End Contest by QBEE Motor Group S/B
1 – 'LIKE' QBEEmotor fan page. (http://www.facebook.com/QBEEmotor)
2 – Count how many Shinko logo on the default picture.
3 – Answer the question below in your own creativity.
     "Why do you think Shinko SR877 is the best motorcycle tyre for your bike?"
     (Your answer should not be more than 30 words)
*** Your answer/comment should be like this:
    "Hi QBEE, the total number of Shinko logos is ____." Followed by ( "Why do you think Shinko SR877 is the best motorcycle tyre for your bike?")
Everybody wins! We are not only giving prizes to the best comment, we are also judging by the creativity of your answer and most liked comment… There are no limits, you can keep the guesses coming in and as long as your answer impresses the judges you get to WIN!
10 Shinko SR877 T-Shirts and 1 set of Shinko Tires SR877 up for FREE! What are you waiting for? Hurry and join the contest NOW!
Contest Ends
31 December 2011 @ 23:59pm
Winners will be announced on Saturday, 7 Jan 2012.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Crankshaft Offset on 2012 Honda 125cc Global Engine

20111224-035631 PTG.jpg What is crankshaft offset? I have been reading about Honda technology online book and found this picture that explains about it.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MotoXpo KL 2012: MASAAM Photo Contest - "My Motorcycle, My Family"

  MASAAM (Motorcycle & Scooter Assemblers And Distributors Association of Malaysia) in conjuction with  MotoXpo KL has launched a photo contest for all Malaysian bikers with great prizes to be won. The main theme for the contest is about riding safely, enjoy life and be friendly to our environment. The prizes offered is RM3500 - First Prize, RM2500 - Second Prize, RM1500 - Third Prize with 10 consolation prize at RM250. All prizes are in cash. In my humble opinion, that is a great prize to be chased considering you only need to snap a picture of your bike, follow the theme stated and submit it to MotoXpo. The due date for the entry is on 15th February 2012. So, you all got a lot time to think of the photos. MotoMalaya.net the one the most advance motorcycle blog in Malaysia* and here, MotoXpo like to have more exposure to bikers like you whether you ride kapcai or superbike. This is your opportunity readers. Grab it! Read the full rules & regulation after the jump 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Toyota Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Collaborate on Communications-linked Next-generation Vehicles

[caption id="attachment_7807" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Electrically power assisted bicycle "PAS WITH""][/caption] The PAS WITH electrically power assisted bicycle are the product of the collaboration of Toyota and Yamaha which I think look beautiful and properly done. From the concepts, it look it can easily be adapted for commercial production. The wheel are definitely nice with 5-spoke in the gold colour that reminds me to Racing Boy SP522. Check out the press release after the jump 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

2012 Yamaha YZF-R125 WGP 50th Anniversary

Riders in UK are supposedly happy right now to know that there is YZF-R125 in special edition livery which the WGP 50th Anniversary. The combination of the white, red and a little black are nicely done to make this bike looks better in time. Read the official statement about the Yamaha YZF-R125 WGP 50th Anniversary after the jump 

Shinko SR877 Contest: WIN Shinko SR877 MC Tyre or Shinko T-shirts!

Hi Readers, I just spotted this comment on my blog which was posted by another Shinko fan (fellow Shinkodian). Further, we will run one more contest with our facebook page.
Am already having this tyre on my 2011 Yamaha LC135ES. Sizes are 80/80-17 front and 100/80-17 rear. Recommended by Mr. Chua at Ah Hong Motor. Please see Mr. Chua (Kok Sing) for great Shinko tyre deals. Tell him Crazy Wahid sent you. I apologize for my worded (read: long-winded) review below, but when people say "it's grippy" I'll always ask in return "what exactly do you mean by grippy?" 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Motocross Suspension Setup Guide from MotorcycleGear.com

Motocross Suspension Setup Guide

Aldo Baker sent me an email containing this infographic about motocross suspension setup guide which I think a good and simple read for you all.  If you got the setup correct and suits your usage, you'll smooth ride all the way.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Randy de Puniet's Deus Australia Kawasaki W650 Custom

Randy de Puniet has asked Deus Australia - a popular custom bike modders there to make a middleweight twin with orange, black and white colour scheme. Deus Australia comes up with the Kawasaki W650 and start working on it by replacing the stock tank with custom fitted SR500 fuel tank and speedometer on the center top of it. The headlight takes the cues vintage style along with tachometer to support the overall theme. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Yamaha YZF-R1 Giacomo Agostini 'Ago' Special Edition

Giacomo Agostini, the 15 time World Champion motorcycle legend has signed the special edition Yamaha YZF-R1 'Ago' for an auction for Papageno Foundation in Netherlands to help the autistic children in needs. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MotoMalaya Limited Edition Black T-shirt (RM19.90) and Sticker (RM2.00)

I had once wished that I could have MotoMalaya's own merchandise such as stickers and t-shirts. I like to see few great t-shirt on the market which is nicely designed like the one from Shinko SR877 and Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit. I'm not sure how you, the readers, might have responded. Maybe you'll buy, maybe you'll not. 

Official: Modenas Kriss MR1 100cc - RM2,948 (technical specs included)

Actually, the word MR1 refers to 'Motosikal Rakyat 1Malaysia' (1Malaysia People's Bike). The price of the this is very aggressive at RM2,948 which puts it along the rank of Honda EX5 and its own Modenas CT100. The CT100 is priced at RM3,398 with electric starter and both 100cc. 

Modenas MR1 100cc Unveiled - The Bike for The Rakyat (People)

[caption id="attachment_7725" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Modenas MR1"][/caption] I'm guessing the acronym MR1 refers to 'Motosikal Rakyat 1' that literally means 'the bike for the people'. It is indeed. The price is superbly affordable for a Modenas bike at RM2,948 which is the average money we need to put down for a down payment for a new bike. You'll have no problem to get a new ride for your first job after you graduated from university. Then, you might be thinking, what about the reliability? Modenas has extended the durability test from 200 hours to 300 hours for 20,000km. That's a good number for this cheap bike. Here in Malaysia, we use to have problem with cheap likes the one with the brand from China. So, this cheap bike coming from Modenas Malaysia is a good timing. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1967 Honda Dream - Electric Motorcycle Conversion [Video]

[caption id="attachment_7720" align="aligncenter" width="637" caption="1967 Honda Dream - Electric Motorcycle Conversion"][/caption] If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I think that is the perfect sentence to explain about this built. BuildElectricMotorcycle.com has uploaded an 'as you build' video of this 1967 Honda Dream which has been operated to give modern interpretation by installing 48 volt electric powered motor. The conversion is nice to see since it combines old skool bike with modern technology that is available today. I wish I could do this to my bicycle too. The problem is I don't have the tool to do it or even a bicycle yet. Check out the 'as you build' video embed after the jump 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Installing BMC Air Filter FM624/04 and NGK G-Power CPR8EAGP-9 Platinum Alloy Spark Plug for my Yamaha 135LC ES 5-speed

[caption id="attachment_7700" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="BMC Air Filter inside the air filter box"][/caption]

I have installed the BMC Air Filter for my 135LC ES with the code FM624/04. I have wrote a preview of the BMC Air Filter here. BMC Air Filter is a superflow air filter which can maintain 98% of air flowing to your engine. The normal paper air filter can only provide 60-70% air flow to the engine. You can imagine this if you try to breathe with a mask covered with paper. I think you won't be comfortable inside it. I also have changed the spark plug to NGK G-Power CPR8EAGP-9 Platinum Alloy which have smaller center electrode that provide better spark. Usually the changes of air filter should came with the change of spark plug for better performance.  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Supermoto Luc1 Team OUT OF CONTROL Superb Video

Good music + good bike + good videography + good sponsors = SUPERB Video! I like this video very much. It features a very thrilling and exciting ride of Luc1 Supermoto rider Sylvain Bidart (who has won French, Spanish and AMA Supermoto championships) on Honda CRF450. The angle of the 8:59m video are amazing and sometimes I wonder where is the camera being attached. Also notice the line up of great cars at Honda headquarters like the CR-Z. Check out the video embed after the jump 

Drift Mountain - Bring Your AE86 Here

Where is this actually? There's a car there on the 6th turn.

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Stiff Ring - Correct Your Car Body Geometry

Stiff Ring is a washer like ring that is being used to correct the position of the actual washer when it is attached to subframe. Stiff Ring made of special formula aluminium which used in aircraft frame building. It used to correct the car body basic geometry by filling the gap between the sub frame bolts, sub frame and the car body bolt hole. Car engine, transmission, suspension and the body shelf are mounted on the sub frame. Thus, correcting the geometry setup with Stiff Ring, the car handling will be improved significantly.  

Scion FR-S Drifting in the Rain at Sodegaura Forest Raceway

After this there will FR-S, BRZ or GT86 in every drifting session in any circuit. It got so many positive feedback from drifters mainly about the superb handling. Check out the video embed after the jump 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X vs Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Another great comparison and battle between the Evo X and Impreza WRX from Top Gear. Check out the video embed after the jump 

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR FQ 400 vs Lamborghini Murcielargo Part II [Video]



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How Turbocharger is Made [Video]

I'm thinking the turbo are made from highly advanced machinery, but after watching this video, I'm amazed to see the amount of human touch involved in it. Considering the turbo spins more than 10,000RPM when it is in action, highly detailed measurement and low amount of tolerance are needed to make it the best possible. At 200 miles per hour, I think you don't want your turbo to be second class. Check out the video embed after the jump 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Boxx Scooter

[caption id="attachment_7637" align="aligncenter" width="586" caption="Boxx Scooter"][/caption] With the advancement of electric vehicles, many designers and manufacturers have tried different option and styling of the electric vehicle since there are many benefit from it. For instance, electric motor doesn't many moving parts and it actually doesn't have many parts. Other than that, it is easier to be packaged in chassis since it doesn't require cooling system like internal combustion engine. It does not need cooling fin or liquid-cooling for a moderate use vehicle. 

James Stewart on Yamaha YZ450F for AMA-SX

[caption id="attachment_7633" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="James Stewart on Yamaha YZ450F for AMA-SX"][/caption] I just love this picture of the YZ450F jumps by James Stewart for the upcoming AMA-Supercross event. White background that fits the overall theme of MM blog. It just looks like it is hovering there! 

BMW Side Touring Box Carbon Fiber Wrapper by Creative MakeOver, Malaysia

[caption id="attachment_7628" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="BMW Side Box Carbon Fiber Style by Creative MakeOver, Malaysia"][/caption] If you got a BMW touring bike like the F800GS and intending to do some long distance riding, you should consider this side box by Creative MakeOver in Malaysia. The side is nicely covered with carbon fiber sticker and designed with new decals to style to boring box. Now it looks ready for the long ride. 

2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen

[caption id="attachment_7623" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="2011 Honda CR-Z Equipped with MUGEN Accessories"][/caption] Sorry, I can't help it. This CR-Z by Mugen is too nice not to be posted here. The 2011 Honda CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories debuted at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas (November 2, 2010). 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chassis Design by James Parker for Mission R Electric Superbike

I found the article from Mission Motors about their bike, the Mission R, is very interesting. The chassis design explanation by James Parker, the expert in chassis design, valid for any bike not just for electric bikes as being written in the article below. Check it out after the jump 

193hp BMW S 1000RR vs 415hp Porsche 997 GT3 RS [Video]

BMW and Porsche two big names from Germany. It may seem like a unfair fight, but taking the lightness of the bike into the equation, it just seems right. The S1000RR is equipped with 193hp and 83 lb-ft of torque with the top speed of 189mph, while the 997 GT3 RS comes with 415hp and 300 lb-ft and maxes at 193mph. Which is going to win? Check out the video embed after the jump 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Honda Announces Overview of Display for the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 -Seven Next-Generation Electromotive Concept Models on Display

[caption id="attachment_7593" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Honda CRF250L"][/caption] November 10, 2011 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its lineup of production and concept-model automobiles, motorcycles, power products, and other highlights for its display at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 11, 2011. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Honda New Dream 110i in Thailand - PGM-FI Fuel Injection EX5!

[caption id="attachment_7567" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Honda New Dream 110i"][/caption] Thailand just got their another FI bike from Honda that is the New Dream 110i. The code for this bike is ND110K and ND110M, which I think the variant of this bike that refers to kick starter and the other one that is electric starter. It is better just to get one variant that is the electric starter. The design of this New Dream 110i tells us that Honda engineers still able to revive their popular cub, the Dream a.k.a EX5 in Malaysia, to the new futuristic design along with new technology such the advanced programmed fuel injection system, the PGM-FI which is proprietary for Honda. 

Kawasaki Motor Indonesia will produce 30,000 New Ninja 150RR Facelift

[caption id="attachment_7557" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="Kawasaki New Ninja 150RR Facelift"][/caption] This is good news for Indonesian bikers as they are going to get the upcoming facelift of the popular Kawasaki Ninja 150RR which is also known as Kawasaki KRR-ZX150 in Malaysia. I'm hoping this news also mean that we, the bikers in Malaysia are able to get to see this bike too brought here by Kawasaki Malaysia. 

Jensen Steam Turbine Mini Power Plant Model 95G

[caption id="attachment_7550" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Jensen Steam Turbine Mini Power Plant"][/caption] If you like bikes, probable you might like engines too. Then, what about this one, Jensen Steam Turbine Mini Power Plant? It features the basic construction of steam powered motor drive the generator to provide electricity to the lamp. Check the official statement from the manufacturer after the jump 

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Yamaha Nouvo LX FI in Vietnam?

I got just a read from tmcblog about this new FI Yamaha Nouvo LX in Vietnam. It seem that this is a very new bike or it is a spy shot since there are no information about it on Yamaha Vietnam website. This is what I love about Japanese bike manufacturers. Even  they manage to sell a lot of their products, they also have the passion to upgrade it to better version or even just introduce a small facelift to their popular products. This new Yamaha Nouvo LX a.k.a Nouvo LC in Malaysia has shown that you can make good thing to become better. I love how the meter cluster looks in this new Nouvo LX. It looks much more superbike meter cluster that usually have the RPM meter and digital speedometer display (but I'm not sure whether that is RPM meter on the Nouvo LX). 

Toyota GT 86 Boxer Logo USB Stick

[caption id="attachment_7538" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Toyota GT 86 Boxer Logo USB Stick"][/caption] If you can't get the car, get this instead. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dean Benstead's "02 Pursuit" Bike - Not Gas, Not Battery, but Air Powered!

[caption id="attachment_7531" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Dean Benstead's "02 Pursuit" Compressed Air Bike"][/caption] The internal combustion engine works by the combustion of the gas inside the cylinder that expands to move the piston and therefore, the crankshaft. The compressed air bike works the same way, the differences is that the highly compressed (pressurized) inside the chamber that expands to a lower pressure air and move the parts inside the engine. 

Two-stroke Magazine Japan featuring the Honda NSR250R

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Honda Dax 110 with CBR150R Engine - Mini Monster!

[caption id="attachment_7521" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Black: Stock Honda Dax 110, Orange: The Dax with LC CBR150R engine"][/caption] This Honda Dax is one of the rare bikes that is not easy to find on the road everyday. You need to look hard and you'll be rewarded. This time, my friend, Charles from USA, has send me the link of this mini monster with CBR150R engine fitted.  I'm seeing one of the cleanest execution made for this Dax to install a new heart for it. It looks like it mean to be there.

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