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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Five Most Interesting Bikes of 2013 in Malaysia

2013 has been an exciting year in motorcycle arena and a good year to too. We have seen many product launches and we as a motorcycle blog has been awarded 2nd Best Automotive Blog by Blogrrr. Looking back to 2013, here are five most interesting bike in Malaysia, in my humble opinion, that we should recap. The list are after jump: 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea test 2014 Honda Fireblade SP at Losail, Qatar

Pata Honda's World Superbike pairing of Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea ended their riding year this week with a play on Honda's new-for-2014 Fireblade SP at the Losail circuit in Qatar. The lastest and sharpest version of the bike that Haslam and Rea race for the Pata Honda team in the World Superbike championship was being presented by Honda Motor Europe to motorcycle journalists from all over the world. Boasting front and rear adjustable Öhlins suspension and Brembo monoblock brakes, the new Fireblade SP also features a blueprinted engine and a single seat unit to offer owners even greater focus on trackday action. For Haslam and Rea the launch also offered an opportunity to re-acquaint themselves with the Losail circuit which returns to the World Superbike championship calendar in 2014 for the first time since 2009. 

Honda Begins Motorcycle Sales in Bangladesh

hondaBangladesh1 Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL), Honda's motorcycle business joint venture in Bangladesh, today began sales of Honda motorcycle products in Bangladesh. Prior to the start of sales, BHL began local production of the CD80 in this October. These motorcycle models are sold at authorized Honda motorcycle dealers. BHL newly opened two authorized Honda motorcycle dealers, one in Tangail and the other in Jamalpur. A total of six models went on sale today, including the CD80 produced locally by BHL and the Dream Neo imported from Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI). In addition to sales of motorcycles, BHL will offer a wide range of services including sales of service parts as well as the regular maintenance of motorcycles to accommodate the needs of local customers in Bangladesh. Honda will strive to increase the number of dealers in Bangladesh in the near future, and aims to expand joys by offering Honda motorcycle products through the newly established dealers. In December 2012, in order to deliver good products with speed, affordability and low CO2 emissions in Bangladesh, where the motorcycle market is expected to grow further, Honda established Bangladesh Honda Private Limited, a motorcycle production and sales joint venture with Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC). Setting the following "fundamental belief," BHL takes the basic approach of "start small, grow big," and strives to become a company with high expectation from the society. BHL's fundamental belief: "We, BHL associates are dedicated to increasing the satisfaction of Bangladeshi customers to the maximum level by manufacturing and supplying high value 2-wheelers and services far beyond the Bangladeshi customers' expectation." In Bangladesh, with a population of approximately 150 million people, industry-wide motorcycle sales reached 200,000 units in 2012*, and the steady growth of the market is expected to continue. Collaborating with other Honda operations among Southwest Asian countries including Pakistan and India, Honda will strengthen its competitiveness and strive to become a leading motorcycle company in the market.
*Honda internal research

About Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL)

Established: December 2012
Representative: Yoichi Mizutani, Managing Director
Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh
Capital investment: 610 million Bangladeshi taka
Capitalization ratio: 70% Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 30% Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation
Business: Import, production and sales of motorcycles and motorcycle parts
Employment: 32 associates including Japanese expatriates
Sales models: (Produced by BHL): CD80 (Produced by HMSI): Dream Neo, CB Shine, CB Trigger, CBR150R, Activa

About BHL production factory

Start of production: October 2013
Production capacity: 80,000 units a year
Factory size: 8,700m2 (lot size), 2,100m2 (factory floor size)
Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh

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HondaJet Achieves FAA Type Inspection Authorization - your Honda now flies

[caption id="attachment_14910" align="aligncenter" width="580"]hondaJet First (silver) and third (red) models of HondaJet for certification flight tests[/caption] Honda Aircraft Company announced two significant milestones in the development of the world's most advanced light jet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the first Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) certificate for the HondaJet and has certified Honda Aircraft Company's customer service facility as a Part 145 repair station.

FAA grants HondaJet Type Inspection Authorization

"Achieving FAA Type Inspection Authorization is a tremendous milestone for the HondaJet program and a significant step toward type certification," said Michimasa Fujino, president and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company. "We have successfully demonstrated through ground and flight testing that the HondaJet will meet certification requirements. We are now ready to begin the final flight testing with FAA pilot participation." Type Inspection Authorization is a pivotal point in the development and certification of a new aircraft. It signifies that the HondaJet meets type design requirements and is ready for FAA pilots to perform onboard flight tests required for certification. Nose-to-tail FAA review during this final testing phase will pave the way for HondaJet type certification and the first deliveries to HondaJet customers. "We have been working closely with the FAA to finalize our certification schedule for the HondaJet," said Fujino. "Based on the recent FAA type certification of the HF120 turbofan engine and the TIA milestone achievement, we can expect HondaJet type certification in the first quarter of 2015 with deliveries following immediately after."

Customer Service Facility Receives FAA Part 145 Certification

"FAA certification of the customer service facility is a significant accomplishment and a key component of our goal to provide unsurpassed customer service and support from day one," said Fujino. "I am proud that we could achieve this additional milestone in 2013." The Honda Aircraft customer service facility is located at the company's world headquarters at the Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, N.C. Facility aircraft repair and service capabilities under the FAA Part 145 certificate will initially include component-level repairs and expand in 2014 to include heavy aircraft maintenance and major repair services to complement the HondaJet dealer network. The customer service facility opened in October 2013 as an expansion of the company's world headquarters that also includes state-of-the art R&D, headquarters and production facilities. The facility serves as a corporate base for the company's customer service organization. In addition to heavy aircraft maintenance and major repair and overhaul work, the customer service team will provide warranty administration; service programs sales and administration; provide 24/7 technical support and training; and develop technical publications from the facility. "The HondaJet program's momentum is quickly building as we continue to reach and achieve milestones in our dream to bring the world's most advanced light jet to market," said Fujino. "We are looking forward to an exciting and challenging 2014."

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Castrol ultimate precision rider - Flossie the robot rider

Flossie In 2009, Castrol has made this robot named Flossie, as a precision rider than can grip clutch, shift gear and twist the throttle repeatedly. Flossie can also 'learn' the bike character like a new rider would when getting a new bike. Flossie is used by Castrol to test their lubricants in variety of conditions with the precise gear shift and throttle twists. Check out the video embed after the jump: 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Live pictures of 2014 Yamaha Ego S YMJET_FI in Malaysia - RM4,918 basic price

2014-yamaha-ego-s-ymjet-fi-001 Sometimes, the official studio pictures doesn't justify the real look of the bike. Luckily, Syarikat Chong Motorcycles Sdn Bhd (SCM) has provide a good gallery of the 2014 Yamaha Ego S YMJET_FI which recently arrived at their shop. Priced at RM4,918 (basic), this could be the one automatic bike that many riders in Malaysia are looking for. Check out 7 more pictures after the jump: 

Nolan N63 full-face helmet - the affordable premium - estimated RM750

Nolan-N63-MELANDRI-651 After I bought my first full-face helmet, I been searching for more full-face helmets to compare with it. I've found this high quality, made in Italy Nolan N63 full-face helmet that are said to be the affordable premium helmet. This particular N63 is being painted with special livery of Marco Melandri replica of the WSBK championship helmet. It features new ventilation system, made up of an air intake located on the chin guard, a direct air intake on the front part and one on the upper part of the shell. This made more effective by the two rear extractors which facilitate the discharge of the hot and stale air. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Honda CBR250R Panigale Modified in Thailand

Honda-CBR250R-Panigale-mod-003 A creative modification by Thailand rider which turns this Honda CBR250R to have a style that mirrors the Ducati Panigale. Custom fibre works can be seen and the style looks right. This could the only Panigale on a budget. Few more pictures after the jump: 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

1991 Suzuki RGV 250 Gamma VJ22 from Argentina - still have the style

suzukiRGV250-gamma Great bike that have great design combined with great power. Fully loaded with parts are from TYGA Performance. The fairing is based from Aprilia RS250. Nicely done bro. 

Arai Rebel Maxus - nice techno livery

Arai-Rebel-Maxus The Rebel series from Arai is made for the segment of Streetfighter riders. This one named Maxus is one of the nicest graphic scheme on the Rebel series. 

Acerbis Flash Handguard Promo - RM100 including shipping even to Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan [AD]

1528706_614243741964417_138638651_n QBEE Motor Group is celebrating end of 2013 with all MotoMalaya fans and is glad to present this holiday sale of Acerbis Flash Handguard at a great price for all of only RM100 including shipping! It is equipped with 6 bright LED daytime running light bulbs and can create brand new look towards your bike while enhancing safety by allowing other road users to know your presence. This would make a perfect gift for your friends who rides a bike during this festive season! For enquiries, call 016-721 1293 or (SMS or Call. They will reply to you. -Eddy)

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2013 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO special livery

2014-MV-Agusta-AGO-F3-800 Making its appearance for this holiday is this beautiful MV Agusta F3 800 AGO with great combination of gold, red and green theme. The Y-spoke wheel is nice in that gold and matched with gold exhaust and gold Trellis frame.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Riders head injury statistics shown on a picture - 34.6% injury are on chin area

Head injury statistics A study has been made by Diemar Otte, Hannover Medical University, Dept. of Traffic Accident Research, Germany about head injury statistics. The data has been collected on all collisions and the impact distribution of the injury to the helmet. As you can see in the picture above, there is 19.4% of injury occurs at right side of the chin area and another 15.2% on the left side of the chin area. Combining these two numbers, it measured at 34.6% which is a large number compared to the rest of the location of the impact. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) also have researched about the use of helmets can reduce the  risk of head injury by 69%. Without the helmet, riders are more prone to get brain injury which cost 13 times more to treat compared to the non-brain injury. Wearing helmets will not give negative to the health. Riders can still hears and see well. In fact, a good helmet can cut the noise from the surrounding for the extra care for the rider ear. AGV Sun and Moon I think that is a good introduction of head safety in riding that I think I should tell you all. I just got my AGV Sun and Moon full-face helmet for RM700. Yes, that is quite expensive, but your life is more than that. Now, it is time to get your first full-face if you haven't got one yet. via: notified by: MotoCorsa

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Gallery: 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R launched in Sepang, Malaysia - RM128,800 (basic), RM133,000 (on the road)

08-2014-KTM-1290-SuperDukeRMalaysia-007 Motonation Sdn Bhd has bring us this 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R in Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia for its second launch ever in Asean (the first one is in Thailand). This indeed is a good move since the rider can test the power and mainly the torque of this bike in proper way, that is the circuit where you can max everything out of this bike, only if you dare. In the morning, it was raining while I was driving there and thinking that this test ride might be a wet test ride. Luckily it turns out sunny and the track is dry. The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has managed to awakens the desire within the riders soul with its radical design and a big engine under its Trellis frame. Looking very beautiful on every side you see it, this is the bike worth waiting for and now it is already touches its feet to Malaysia. [caption id="attachment_14784" align="aligncenter" width="640"]36-Super_Duke_2005 2005 KTM Super Duke 990[/caption]

The 1290 Super Duke R was developed since 2002, that is 11 years ago and the first final product is the KTM Super Duke 990 (as pictured above). The KTM Super Duke 990 was introduced in 2005 and has become an interesting naked bike to look for. It is then refined with another replacement model with same name in 2008 and 2011

Thursday, December 19, 2013

2014 Yamaha Ego S 115 YMJET_FI Fuel Injection official brochure


HLYM has released the official brochure for the 2014 Yamaha Ego S 115 YMJET_FI. Look closely at the specs and you can see that the power is at 5.98kW/8,000RPM which is at 8.02hp if converted. Click on the image to embiggen and check out the full specs and fresh logo of the Ego S. Page 2 is after the jump: 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2014 Yamaha Ego S 115 YMJET_FI Fuel Injection in Malaysia revealed

yamahaEgoS-YM_JetFI A great info to wrap up your day with this launch of Yamaha Ego S YMJET_FI (image credit to Syarikat Chong Motorcycles Sdn Bhd (SCM)). Yes, that is FI that refers to Fuel Injection system. Recently, HLYM also introduced the Lagenda 115Z/ZR that is also powered by the FI system and now the FI family is expanding with this Ego S YMJET_FI along with the FZ150i. It is finally here, the era of fuel injection system for bikes under 150cc, which has been started with the Yamaha FZ150i, that remains in Malaysia's history as the first bike under 150cc ever to be equipped in Malaysia. There is four colours to choose for that blue, red, black and white. All of the bike gets a nicely designed simple livery with great body lines that exudes style. For a bike this advance, the price is stated at RM4,918 (basic price) which is a good price considering the lowest price AT scooter right now is priced at RM4,218 (Suzuki Nex (comparing the brand from Japan)).  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2014 Arai RX-7 GP Isle of Man 2014 special edition

RX-7GP-IOM14 Arai has introduced a special edition of the Isle of Man TT helmet; RX-7 GP IOMTT '14 that will be produced in limited numbers. Aldo Drudi is the livery designer for this special helmet the initial 'D-Perf' marks the brilliant work. The black base colour are matched with shades of grey and red theme at the chin area. The word 'ellan vannin' as can be seen on the top right of the helmet is the Manx name for Isle of Man. IOMTT-2014  Isle of Man TT is oldest racing series that are still alive today and has become the series to look for. It is a motorsport racing that takes place on the closed road in an island located in the Irish sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

2014 KTM Team Sky VR46 unveiled

SKY-VR46-001.11 Moto3 will get a new entry in 2014 with a team setup by Valentino Rossi. The KTM Team Sky VR46 will use the KTM Moto3 RC250GP 250cc single-cylinder engine bike with light blue and black livery. Riders who are going to pilot this bike is Fenati Romano and Francesco "Pecco" Bagnia where both are from Italy. It has been unveiled at the X-Factor 2013. As seen from the livery, one of the sponsors is 20th Century Fox. Also there is Dunlop. Will the KTM Team Sky VR46 be the team to watch in 2014? 

Evinrude 300 XP 2-stroke V8 Engine - this is music to my ear [Video]

ScreenShotSSD047 Stumble upon this nice sounding 2-stroke engine in V8 configuration that I never thought existed. The engine is from Evinrude 300 XP outboard motor with a beautiful exhaust pipes that comes with it. Play the video after the jump and don't forget to turn up the volume: 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

2011 KTM Duke 200 with BIKERS accessories line


BIKERS has comes up with accessories for the 2011 KTM Duke 200. At first look, you might see that the Duke looks like nothing has change, but on further inspection, you can see the BIKERS brake lever, BIKERS engine protector, BIKERS footpeg, BIKERS crash protectors and many more. This accessories can add the function and the style of your bike. For this particular accessories for the Duke 200, black colour are chosen to complements the orange base color. The wheel are also in black as opposed to more traditional KTM iconic orange.

BIKERS is the company from Thailand and there are already comes to Malaysia. So, riders in Malaysia can buy these parts. Check out your local magazine or shops for BIKERS accessories.


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Victory Motorcycles has make its entry to Malaysia

15-0001_Victory Motorcycles LineupHarmony Fabulous Sdn. Bhd, a company under the NAZA Group of Companies, today launched the stylish and innovative American motorcycle brand; Victory Motorcycles. Y.B. Datuk Haji Ahmad Haji Maslan, Deputy Minister of Finance graced the event to officially launch the Victory Motorcycles brand together with Datuk Maruan Mohd Said, NAZA World Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Investment Division and Mr. Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheels Division in a ceremony at the Victory Motorcycles showroom in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. Victory Motorcycles, a premium and international motorcycle brand boasts a range of easy-riders that presents the ultimate combination of modern style, handsome designs and a good amount of V-Twin muscle to deliver exceptional performance. 

1988 Kawasaki KR-1 - 55PS of 250cc 2-stroke 225km/h racer

1988-Kawasaki-KR-1 1988 sees a lot of 250cc 2-stroke performance bike on the market. One of the best bike are this one, Kawasaki KR-1. Fitted with liquid-cooled 2-stroke 250cc engine 180° firing parallel twin configuration, this engine are able to maxes out 55PS  of power at 11,000RPM and have been tested at the Bonneville Speedway to claim the World's Fastest Production 250cc as tested by Performance Bikes Magazine. The speed recorded is 225km/h. That is fast for a bike with just 123kg of weight. Kawasaki Integrated Powervalve System (KIPS) was incorporated in the engine design to widens the power delivery of the engine so that it feels smooth in almost every RPM range. KIPS are still used in the current bike in 2013 as used by the KRR-150ZX.

Is there any of this bike available in Malaysia? Or is it never touch the ground here? 

Bridgestone unveils second generation "Air Free Concept Tyre"

bridgestone-air-free-tyre Is this the future of tyre technology? Non-pneumatic tyre? Tyre that doesn't needs air? That is an interesting concept to think of. Without the need of air, there is no more possibility of tyre puncture which will definitely helps for worry-free ride. The spokes holding up the tyre in the inner part are from thermoresin plastic that is recyclable, that adds up to more parts that can be recycled other than the center hub. Along with the low rolling friction with the tyre, there will be lower needs to use the engine power to move the vehicle. There will be some more years before we can really see this kind of air-free tyre available for the masses. Further reading is provided by the official release by Bridgestone: 

Racing Boy Sport Rim RM100 rebate offer for Honda EX5 from 10th Dec until 31st Dec 2013

bsh ads A good offer from Boon Siew Honda that should appeals to the potential buyer of the Honda EX5 100. For the first 100 customer who buys the Honda EX5 from 10th Dec to 31st Dec 2013, they are able to get RM100 rebate voucher to buy the Racing Boy sports rim. That is a nice discount considering the RB sports is valued averagely at RM300, so a discount of RM100 already cuts 30% of the actual value. So, don't forget to register for the rebate if you bought the bike.

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2014 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive - four wheel comfort, two wheel practicality - est. RM68k

2014-Suzuki-Burgman-003 Commuting by motorcycle boasts a number of perks. Reduced journey times, typically better fuel economy, and ease of parking in city centres, which is often free, are just a few of them. But in the winter months those perks are often overshadowed by the numbing of extremities in the cold weather, rain and spray covering the visor, making visibility difficult, and if you do commute by motorcycle in the winter, chances are you'll want to wear more layers when you arrive but lack the storage space. Enter the Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive, which offers the same two-wheel practicality as other motorcycles, but with comfort levels more akin to four-wheeled vehicles. Heated grips and a heated rider and pillion seat as standard keep everyone warm, while an electronically adjustable windscreen, coupled with an ample fairing, keeps off the worst of the elements. Filtering through rush hour traffic to keep those journey times down is even easier too, with mirrors that fold in electrically at the push of a button. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Iconic Honda EX5 will cease out from the Malaysia market in 31st December 2013

Screenshot_2013-12-11-19-06-49-1Honda Malaysia has released an update the discontinuation of the iconic Honda Dream EX5 100 that has been in the market for the past 26 years. It has been a great 26 years really. The bike is being discontinued because it is not compliant with World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) tabled under the United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe (UNECE) regulations. It is going to be replaced with the newly launched model earlier, the Honda Dream EX5 110 that is already available since July 2013. The bike it replace comes with a new 110cc engine that is 11% more performance but what is important is that it is compliant the EURO 2 regulations. If anyone of you are still interested to buy the EX5 100, this is the time to buy it just before the 31st Dec.  

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800 - RM94,500


MV Agusta widens their bikes lineup with this Rivale 800 which will come soon to Malaysia with the price tag of RM94,500 basic price (that means without roadtax and insurance). This bike is presented as the most versatile roadster that offers ergonomics that specifically developed to ensure comfort and full control under every conditions. 2-2014-MV-Agusta-Rivale-800-002 It is powered by 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that provides 125bhp at 12,000RPM which is a little bit lower than the three-cylinder engine that is fitted to the F3 800 supersports machine at 148bhp. Torque is 84Nm at 8,600RPM. The size for the cylinder is oversquare that measures 79.0 mm bore with 54.3 mm stroke that ensures that this engine revs high. 

2014 Yamaha YBR125 in Europe - easy-going reliable performance bike

2014-Yamaha-YBR125-EU-Competition-White-Studio-001 Yamaha Europe has bring in this beautiful machine of YBR125 which suits the easy-going rider who prefer simple bike with high reliability and low maintainance. It follows the naked style that adds the ease of maintainance since the engine is easily accessible without the fairing. 2014-Yamaha-YBR125-EU-Midnight-Black-Studio-002The engine is 125cc 4-stroke, air-cooled SOHC forward-inclined single cylinder engine with 2-valve. Bore and stroke is measured at 54.0 mm x 54.0 mm that makes this engine a square engine that can give a balance of speed and torque. Compression ratio is at 10.0:1. At 7.5kW (10.0PS) / 7,800RPM, this engine is moderately powered for the engine of its size, but this is due to the design that keeps the reliability high. Torque is at 9.6Nm / 6,000RPM. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

1988 Suzuki RGV250 - the closest thing you could get to a GP bike on the road in 80's

1988_rgv250 Suzuki RGV250 is one of the most popular 250cc 2-stroke bike in the world. It is staged with other interesting machines like the Honda NSR250R and Yamaha TZR250SPR. This particular bike is RGV250K-L VJ21 that gives out 58PS at 11,000RPM. Made from the 1988 and all the way to 1990. It comes in iconic Suzuki blue and white colour that sets it apart from the competing bikes. rgv250brochure1 The engine fitted to this bike is a 2-cylinder 90-degree V-configuration in 2-stroke mode cycle. It is forward inclined at 20-degree for lower center of gravity. The crankshaft is 180-degree and made to be strong and compact. To reduce the friction from the piston to the wall of the cylinder block, SBC cylinder plating is applied to replace the conventional cast iron sleeves. SBC stands for Suzuki Boron Composite that plates the aluminium cylinder inner walls with a special alloy plating that consists of nickel and phosphor alloy carrying boron bromide. This reduces the friction and increases the durability of the piston rings. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

2014 Kawasaki J300 - innovative urban transport solution

2014-Kawasaki-J300-008 Kawasaki has revealed its first maxi-scooter for the urban market with the tag line - innovative urban transport solution. Motorcycle are known to be the one to be used to beat the gridlock of traffic in the rush hour that is between 7.30-8.30am and 4.30-5.30pm. By using scooter, it would be easier to ride it since 'everything' is almost automatic. No clutch lever to press, no gear to change. Just start and go. Kawasaki shown this J300 at EICMA, Italy that comes with 4-stroke liquid-cooled 299cc engine that provides 28PS at 7,750RPM and 28.7Nm of pulling power at 6,250RPM. Braking is checked with the use of single 260 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper for the front and single 240 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper for the rear. Seat height is low at 775mm and this could mean an easier ride for Asian people too. Fuel tank is big at 13 liter and this can provide long distance travel comfort by having less fuel station stops. The rear suspension is adjustable for single or two person riding setup. This can provide comfortable and stable ride. The front suspension gets the 37mm  telescopic forks for precise control and sporty feel. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Suzuki UK now offering vintage parts - now you can buy original 1988 RGV 250 gasket officially from Suzuki in 2013

suzuki-vintage Suzuki UK now have recognised their interesting bikes from the past by offering original parts for previous years model. This include the iconic 1988 Suzuki RGV250, GSX-R750 and many more. These vintage parts are available in the UK. This is an interesting move from Suzuki and I hope it can be followed by other manufacturers. Anyway, some of the riders in the UK are complaining about the price of the parts are a little bit on the high side. [gallery ids="14550,14551,14552"] For Malaysian riders, they might think that this is not related to them, but you should know that now, Suzuki UK are offering good website with lots of thing to download. You can now download RGV brochure, GSX-R1000 parts catalogue, GT750 poster and many more from there. Head on to:

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1994 Yamaha TZM 150 - legendary 36PS machine

yamaha_tzm150_ads A legendary bike based on the outgoing TZR 250 that can churns out 36PS at 10,500RPM. This is powerful due the engine that is 2-stroker. It is liquid-cooled with 59.0mm x 54.0mm bore and stroke setup, that make that this engine is oversquare so that it can revs higher. The carburetor is 30mm from Mikuni 30SS for the engine to burn the fuel with 6.0:1 compression ratio. Enough to propel this bike up to 200km/h (and beyond). [caption id="attachment_14543" align="aligncenter" width="640"]TZR-SPR Yamaha TZR 250 SPR[/caption]

Also equipped is the controversial YPVS mechanical electric valve control that can makes this engine delivers power more linear so that it is easier to control the bike's output. Controversial because this valve needs to be change frequently and adds up to its maintenance cost.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2013 Suzuki Recursion Concept - 588cc turbo parallel-twin engine

Suzuki-recursion-concept Suzuki revealed this beauty at the 43rd Tokyo Motorshow and makes us drooling for it. The concept named Recursion, comes with an unusual engine configuration for this time of the year that includes a forced induction. The engine is 588cc parallel-twin with intercooler turbo that should provides massive power from it. There was many turbo bikes earlier like the Honda CX650 Turbo, but the idea does not last long and forgotten years after its introduction. The problem lies in the way turbo works, for car it is okay but for motorcycle, it is not as easy what we think. More power means more enjoyment, but this is not the case for motorcycle. Turbo works at certain RPM after the turbocharger gets enough inertia to force the air to the engine cylinder. 

Racing Boy Modified Honda Wave Dash S

modded-honda-wave-dash-s-001 Great mix of red and white of this Honda Wave Dash S. Equipped with lots of Racing Boy parts and Leo Vince exhaust pipe. A good idea to take for your bike too, but different people have different taste. For me, I think, this works!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Micro LED Indicator Light by Apido

LED-light My FZ150i has finally broke the indicator light. It was a big indicator for a FZ150i that need to withstand the vibration from the bike riding on pothole and this make it easy to break. I'm thinking that this micro LED indicator light might help me to replace the light and finally not being broken again. via: (check the product here, I'm not selling, just sharing yo)

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Modded Kawasaki GPz1100

kawasakiGPZ1100-modded Beautiful bike from the past that still relevant today. Modded with bigger carbs, lighter wheels and new suspensions. Rainbow coloured exhaust system makes it looks proper too. Nice! via:

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Honda CX500 Cafè Racer

HondaCX500CafeRacer Classic lines with all that nice radical V configuration. Also notice that there is the Turbo version. via:

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sepang is on 2014 WSBK provisional calendar

image WSBK has released a provisional calendar for 2014 and surprisingly there is Sepang circuit there for 8 June 2014 race. But it is noted with STC that refers to Subject to Contract. I don't what that means but it give us hope to see WSBK in Malaysia.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Suzuki Inazuma might come to Malaysia in April 2014

2-inazuma250 Suzuki Inazuma 250 might be coming to Malaysia this April 250. Price are not known yet but I expect it to be around RM20-23k as Suzuki want it to fight with other bikes in that 250cc category. You should know that this is 2-cylinder bike with the design style carried from B-King. Also heard from rumors is that this is CKD. If CKD, then, the expected price might be around 18-20k. Yummy...

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2014 Yamaha MOTIV.e EV City Car Concept

1MOTIVe_Front_LowIn the current era of urban traffic and environmental problems there is increasing demand for downsizing and fuel efficient cars.  MOTIV.e satisfies these demands by utilising ground breaking manufacturing and materials technology while delivering a new level of driver experience which emanates from the Yamaha Motor Company DNA. 

2014 Yamaha XVS1300 - cruiser chopper style

2014-Yamaha-XVS1300-Custom-EU-Liquid-Copper-Studio-001Radically styled 1304cc V-twin The handsome new Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is a new breed of cruiser that combines a classic raked-out 'chopper' style chassis with a gutsy liquid-cooled V-twin engine to create something very special. Attention to detail on the XVS1300 Custom is outstanding, with features such as the steel fenders, 21-inch front wheel and cooling fins accentuating its timeless good looks and reinforcing its authentic appeal. ENGINE High-torque V-twin engine At the heart of this beautifully crafted new cruiser there's a 1304cc liquid-cooled 60-degree SOHC V-twin engine that blends classic cruiser looks with modern technology. Big V-twins are all about torque, and the XVS1300 Custom excels in this area. With 4 valves per cylinder combined with a 9.5:1 compression ratio and performance-oriented camshaft designs, this 1304cc engine pushes out a pulsating wave of torque for thrilling acceleration and easy cruising. Performance design and technology The XVS1300 Custom's V-twin engine may be a classic looking design, but behind the black and silver exterior this high-torque engine is packed with high-tech design features that optimize its performance and strength. The massive 100mm diameter pistons run in ceramic composite cylinder sleeves, and the rocker arms are equipped with roller bearings for reduced frictional losses. For that charismatic V-twin sound and feel the XVS1300 Custom runs with a single crankpin, while forged con rods ensure high levels of durability. Rider comfort is assured thanks to the fitment of dual counterbalancers, and for stable and efficient engine running performance over a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, the 1304cc engine is fed by a sophisticated fuel injection system. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Yamaha EVINO Concept

yamaha-Evino This electric scooter concept model proposes a convenient commuter vehicle with all the necessary functions for short-distance trips while remaining in an affordable price range that makes purchasing easier for consumers. With the "Vino" scooter model popular for its retro-pop styling as a base, this model features environmentally friendly performance supplemented by smooth acceleration from the precisely controlled motor and optimized front-rear weight balance to ensure excellent handling performance even at low speeds. Also, consideration for recharging the vehicle is present with the removable battery and built-in regenerative charging system. [Length×Width×Height]=1,675 mm×645 mm×1,005 mm [Motor type]=DC brushless motor [Battery type]=Lithium-ion

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Caterham Group Launches Motorcycle Division

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Caterham Group has launched its first ever motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan.

Three prototype products – the Brutus 750 (dubbed the 'SUV of motorcycles'), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric, bike with retro styling) and the Carbon E-Bike (a premium electric bike inspired by F1 technology) – have been unveiled for launch throughout 2014 as part of the Group's strategy of growth through intelligent partnerships. The arrival of Caterham Bikes is a natural extension to the expanding Caterham Group since the purchase of the historic Caterham Cars brand in April 2011 by Tony Fernandes and Dato' Kamarudin Meranun. 


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