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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. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

2014 Subaru Levorg - 1.6-litre 168bhp boxer sports tourer concept

2014-Subaru-Levorg-003The all-new Subaru Levorg sports tourer concept made its world premiere this week at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, hinting at a new vehicle currently under development for market launch in Japan in 2014. The name 'Levorg' comes from a combination of the words 'Legacy', 'Revolution' and 'Touring', and the concept blends the practicality of a tourer with the stylish design and feel of a sports car. The front of the Levorg features Subaru's unified design motif, the hexagonal grille, while the shape of the new 'hawkeye' headlights helps emphasise the car's low, wide stance. Its sleek profile is optimised for high aerodynamic efficiency and conveys the Levorg's performance potential, yet also leaves no doubt about its practicality and touring credentials. The Levorg concept sees the introduction of an all-new 1.6-litre horizontally-opposed direct injection turbo (DIT) Boxer engine, which produces 168bhp and 184 lb ft torque, designed to offer smooth performance and greater environmental efficiency. The Levorg has also been engineered with a new high-performance 2.0-litre DIT Boxer engine in mind, producing 296bhp and 295 lb ft torque. 

Yamaha Tricity - 125cc three-wheeled concept

Yamaha-TriCity-concept This 3-wheeled concept model currently under development seeks to create a new market for commuter vehicles. It has a 125cc engine, a light and sporty ride, a feeling of stability and is easy-to-use. This is all wrapped into a beautifully designed exterior with new, playful appeal. As one of the models set to realize our long-term vision of "opening up a new frontier of personal mobility," this model adopts leaning multi-wheel (LMW) technology for its two front wheels. [Length×Width×Height]=1,905 mm×735 mm×1,215 mm [Engine type]=Liquid-cooled 4-stroke [Cylinder arrangement]=Single-cylinder [Displacement]=124 cm3 [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=V-belt automatic [Vehicle weight]=Approximately 150 kg

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2013 Yamaha PES1 and PED1 prototype - Passion Electric vehicle Street sport and Dirt

Yamaha-PES1-conceptIn addition to the characteristics unique to an electric motor, the Passion within the new riding experience these two EV (electric vehicle) motorcycle concept models offer is clear-cut, and they retain the same operational feeling that current motorcycle riders are used to. The Street sport "PES1" and Dirt sport "PED1" have a power unit (Yamaha Smart Power Module) with a monocoque structure that also functions as the frame. Supplementing the environmental performance inherent to an EV, both models are equipped with features like a transmission with manual and automatic modes, a removable battery for easy replacement and various types of smartphone information service functions. The design of the PES1 expresses an image of the electric motor's "quiet maturity" and the "burning passion of a rider" that knows the joy in controlling a motorcycle, both in a way reminiscent of Yamaha Corporation's "SILENT" line of musical instruments. 

Arrow Performance Exhaust for Yamaha 135LC - RM1,000

arrow-exhaust-135lc Yamaha 135LC modders are now having more performance exhausts to choose. Arrow also has made its offering for the 135LC in this particular for the 4-speed version. Priced at RM1,000.

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2015 Honda Civic Type R - 280PS of VTEC Turbo Earth Dreams power

2015-Honda-Civic-Turbo-003Ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has showcased the latest Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan. The currently camouflaged car is being put through its paces as part of an extensive testing process taking place in Europe and Japan, ahead of its much anticipated launch in 2015. 

Revealed: Nissan GT-R Nismo - the fastest production Godzilla

04-2014-Nissan-GTR-Nismo-004Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. This race-oriented model delivers "factory tuned" supercar dynamics with revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. The Nissan GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere, and now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience gathered by Nismo, the brand's motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R. The Nissan GT-R Nismo features exclusive styling that embraces the longstanding racing philosophy of form following function. It has numerous motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car's performance through optimised aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track. The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in Japan in late February 2014, U.S. and Europe later in 2014. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. "With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R Nismo* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement." 

2014 Yamaha BOLT Café prototype - 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine modern Café Racer

yamaha-bolt With the "BOLT's" slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine as a base, the "BOLT Café" is a prototype showing an example of how owners can customize the bike to their own tastes. The BOLT's simplicity and high degree of freedom for many different styles of customization expands the boundaries of enjoyment to be found in garage modification. [Length×Width×Height]=2,210 mm×780 mm×1,190 mm [Engine type]=Air-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve [Cylinder arrangement]=V-twin [Displacement]=942 cm3 [Fuel tank capacity]=12 L [Fuel supply system]=Fuel injection [Transmission type]=Constant mesh 5-speed

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

2014 Honda VFR at 43rd Tokyo Motor Show

honda-VFR-2014-005 Honda VFR have a new design direction shown at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show. Now it features double headlight and slimmer design. Previously the VFR got the single headlight cluster and the design has been carried forward to the entry-level superbike that is the CBR250R. 

More Visitors Thronged KLIMS13 Commercial Vehicles Made Their Impact At Malaysia’s Largest Car Show

1-Isuzu D Max 3Kuala Lumpur, 21 November 2013 – The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2013 (KLIMS13) entered its 7th day with an entourage visit from the Polis Diraja Malaysia. YDH Dato' Pahlawan Zulkifli B. Abdullah, Pengarah Jabatan Logistik and the officials from his department were at KLIMS13 to evaluate alternative energy efficicent vehicles for the police force. KLIMS13 received another group of celebrities who were excited to see the country's motor show. Aqasha, Sein Ruffedge, Atilia Haron, Amanda Imani and Dynas Mokhtar had a blast at KLIMS13 with visitors rushing up to take photos of the celebrities with the cars on showcase. Sien Ruffedge who is a car enthusiat said that visiting KLIMS13 is like going to a toy store, it was an exciting experience for him. His favorite car at KLIMS13 is the Lexus LFA and the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Aqasha who is another car enthusiast said that KLIMS13 is very well organized. He commented that he shared Sein's excitement for KLIMS13 and he felt like a little boy in a toy store. Aqasha's favorite is the Subaru Impreza. They also commented that they were swooned by the concept cars at KLIMS13 but did not pick them as favorites because the cars are not available for them to drive on the road yet. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Selection of Arai helmets in Malaysia

1450698_571363266264246_1830893467_n(1) A selection of Arai helmets available via https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sop-LastStock-Helmets-Parts-Accessory/351199928280582. Delicious!

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2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 production version unofficial rendering

Versi_lampu2 We have seen the race version of the YZF-R25, but what about the production version. Again, tmcblog has shown this image as seen on Twitter  about the rendering of it. As we can see, there is double headlight separated in the middle with the air intake ram. The exhaust are now much standard located at the right. There is also the usual plate license holder and signal indicator lamp at the rear. Pillion footpeg can also be seen there. If this were the real offering, it still retain the goodness from the race version and very interesting. via: tmcblog.com/2013/11/21/perkiraan-gambar-yamaha-r2/

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Official 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 teaser: This bike really packs a punch by Rossi [Video]

r25 A good teaser that really evokes the emotion of desire. It shows the the YZR-M1 at first but then Valentino Rossi walks to the YZF-R25. Then he rides it. Oh, just watch it. The video is after the jump:  

2014 Yamaha R25 - the 250cc supersports from Yamaha really exists

image It is true. Yamaha is really preparing a 250cc bike. Taufik from tmcblog.com has updated us about the Yamaha YZF-R25 (not R4 as rumored) 250cc bike with this delicious YZR-M1 livery. The chassis features a twin spar which provide lightness and rigidity. The concept shows the Akrapovic exhaust setup and air intake on the headlight which comes out like the one in  MotoGP M1. The race version of this machine might not be a production but should take the design cues heavily. Interesting and absolutely machine of dream. You can drool now. Via: http://tmcblog.com/2013/11/20/ini-dia-yamaha-r25-250-cc/

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hopes for WSBK in Sepang Circuit?

ScreenShotSSD040 Sepang Circuit FB page has conducted a survey to see the interest if WSBK coming to Malaysia. I have voted 10 and many has voted 1000000000. Yeah, I love this if it comes to Malaysia.

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Gallery: 2014 Yamaha 135LC Super Sport (RM6,318) and 135LC Extreme Spirit (RM6,988) Official Pictures, Brochure and Technical Specs

5-2014-Yamaha135LCES-black-goldHong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd introduced a new colour range for their best-selling model the Yamaha 135LC. True to the spirit of a leader and a familiar sight on Malaysian roads, this king of the road needs no elaborate introduction, but this 4-stroke liquid-cooled 135cc performance moped has now been pumped up with exciting new colours and graphics together with a new pilot and flasher light design. The Yamaha 135LC is the flagship moped model from the Yamaha range that was first launched in February 2006 with a 135cc liquid cooled engine. The bike comes with proven performance and is equipped with reliable features such as front and rear disc brakes, cast wheels, tubeless tyres, 5-speed transmission, DiASil cylinder, Throttle positioning sensor, a sporty retractable rear footstep, monocross suspension, and stylish speedometer with an anti-theft switch. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Benelli TNT600 belly pan from Ottimo Motorworks

bellypan-TnT600-benelli The popular Benelli TNT600 has got some lovin from Ottimo Motorworks with this custom belly pan to protect the bike from stone and chips hitting the exhaust and the engine. Still under testing by Ottimo Motorworks and estimated to be priced at RM190. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/OttimoMotorworks

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Another wins for Hafizh Syahrin at CEV Repsol Valencia - No. 1

1400468_695818210429063_1134683883_o Hafizh Syahrin just finish the Moto2 race at CEV Repsol Valencia for the No.1 podium finish. A great performance by a great rider. Image credit to Team Stylobike

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

2014 Yamaha SR400 - 35 years of heritage

2014-Yamaha-400-SR-EU-Matt-Grey-Studio-001Anyone who was old enough to ride a motorcycle in the 1970s will remember the fanfare that greeted the launch of the original Yamaha SR models. Inspired by the dual purpose XT500 which was launched a few years earlier, the single cylinder SR400 and SR500 were announced in 1978, and went on to become some of Yamaha's most popular and enduring models. With their relaxed torque output, slim and agile chassis design and classic styling, the Japanese-market SR400 and European-market SR500 became firm favourites with enthusiasts who were looking for a simple machine that captured the very spirit of sports motorcycling. In many European countries including Germany, Austria and Belgium, groups of SR500 owners formed enthusiasts' clubs, many of which still run to this day. To underline its appeal, the SR500 went on to win consecutive 'Moto of the Year' awards from Germany's Motorrad magazine - one of the highest circulation motorcycle titles in Europe. During the same period the bike was establishing a cult following in Europe and Japan, with many SR models being handed down from father to son. 

2014 Yamaha MT-07 - Masters of Torque 689cc 2-cylinder engine - Rise Up Your Dark Side

2014-Yamaha-MT-07-EU-Deep-Armor-Studio-001 ALL-NEW YAMAHA MT-07 The MT story continues for 2014 as Yamaha announce the launch of the all-new MT-07, an agile roadster with exciting torque levels that reinforces Yamaha's expanding MT line-up. Its overall style, emotional engine character and engaging qualities fit perfectly into the 'Dark Side of Japan' MT family. Featuring an all-new 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine producing strong torque, and equipped with a light and compact backbone-type tubular frame, the MT-07 is a sporty motorcycle that is clearly aimed at inspiring many riders throughout Europe by bringing fun, passion and excitement back to motorcycling at an affordable level. Yamaha's new MT-07 is one motorcycle that cannot be defined or classified by its specification figures alone. For the record, the figures for this new model that everybody wants to look at straightaway are 74.8PS, 68Nm@6,500 RPM, and 179kg wet weight (Dry weight 164kg). But in reality, these figures only tell a very small part of the MT story, because the MT-07 has not been designed only to be the fastest, most powerful, quickest or most sophisticated. Simply put, this new motorcycle has been created to offer the mid-class category a new kind of riding excitement that is generated by the MT-07's exciting torque output, and its chassis design's ability to accentuate the passion that first attracted each one of us to motorcycling. The MT-07 is designed to bring a new passion to the mid-class segment. With its high levels of excitement and easy handling nature, this is an incredible package offering exceptional value for money, making it an attractive proposition from many different points of view. The new Yamaha MT-07 is aimed at anyone who is looking for an alternative approach to biking. Newer riders who are entering the two-wheeled world and are looking for a different kind of sports bike will discover that the MT-07 looks good, feels good and is easy to use and fun to ride. Yamaha also believe that those more experienced bikers who are looking for fun will also find that the MT-07 is a machine that's built to exceed their expectations. ENGINE New 689cc in-line 2 cylinder engine When designing the basic architecture of the new engine, our engineers' aim was to build a responsive and exciting powerplant that would accentuate the emotions experienced by the rider in a variety of situations. This machine is all about highlighting and focusing the pure enjoyment that comes with everyday riding. So rather than simply focusing on achieving maximum power and maximum torque figures, we set out to create an engine which would deliver strong emotion while being very easy and intuitive to ride. The crucial ingredient that makes the new inline 2-cylinder MT-07 engine stand out is the fact that it has been developed using Yamaha "Crossplane philosophy". This is an engineering concept that seeks to enhance power output characteristics, thus providing more predictable and instantaneous engine response, making this compact and lightweight sports bike more accessible and more enjoyable for a wider range of riders. Powerful and compact inline 2 cylinder with a wide usable powerband The all-new 689cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke inline 2-cylinder DOHC engine features a 270-degree crank layout and includes an exceptionally compact single-axis balancer. The engine has been designed to deliver a power output of 55kw/75 PS, while being very compact and lightweight at the same time. So in terms of performance and specifications the engine positions itself at the top of its class. On the other hand, with its focus on low and mid rpm torque, its offers a very wide range of usability from exciting sports riding through to casual cruising and efficient commuting. "Crossplane philosophy" for enhanced torque output characteristics The MT-07's new inline 2-cylinder engine has been designed to deliver class leading performance while also having a strong focus on delivering exceptional but easy to control torque output in the low and mid rpm range. The target of 'easy to control torque' is mainly achieved by implementing the Yamaha "Crossplane Philosophy" layout. It is all about the best harmonization of the engine's internal forces - the combustion torque (created by the igniting fuel) and the inertial torque (created by the rotating crank and the up and down movement of the pistons). Once these two torque forces are aligned well (called 'clean torque'), the rider gets a more clear feedback on the power delivery and therefore can control the power output and the rear wheel traction in a more precise and intuitive way. For inline 2-cylinder engines the most efficient layout to achieve 'clean torque' is to use a 270-degree crank with uneven firing intervals. While the 270-degree crank layout has proven its great rideability already in the TDM900 and the XT1200Z 2-cylinder engines, the MT-07 twin adds a lot of excitement by combining its easy to control power delivery with great riding dynamics - such as its class leading power output and low weight - and a great twin cylinder engine character including 'good vibes' and a unique deep sound. Lightweight single-axis balancer Yamaha's design team have gone to great lengths towards minimizing the MT-07's overall weight by significantly reducing the weight of every component. For example, the compact single-axis balancer is one of the lightest of its kind in the market. By reducing the distance between the crank and balancer axis, this new design helps to keep engine dimensions low. Together with the use of rubber engine mounts, the single-axis balancer reduces vibrations for a more enjoyable experience. Offset cylinder design for increased fuel efficiency At the press launch of the MT-09 in September, many participants commented on the impressive fuel economy of this flagship MT model. Increasing overall engine efficiency is crucially important for environmental, economic and practical reasons, and Yamaha's designers have been successful in achieving outstanding levels of fuel efficiency with the new MT-07. One of the key factors in being able to attain good fuel economy is the reduction in frictional loss within the engine. Compared to a conventional design in which the con rod is slanted when combustion occurs, the offset cylinder design reduces frictional losses between the piston and cylinder, and transmits power more efficiently. Harmonized transmission and engine design Strong and impressive torque is a key feature on all MT models, and the MT-07 has been designed in such a way that riders can accelerate and decelerate with minimal gear changing, especially in the middle to high gears (4th to 6th). Eliminating the need for frequent gear changes makes for a more enjoyable, rewarding and relaxing ride, and it may come as something of a pleasant surprise for riders of mid-capacity inline 4-cylinder motorcycles. In order to optimize the potential of the MT-07's linear torque, features such as the 6-speed transmission's gear ratios, as well as the fuel injection settings and the mass of the crank have been developed in harmony to create an exciting engine which is very easy to control. Efficient fuel injection system A new fuel injection system with a compact fuel pump design makes a significant contribution towards shaping the overall character and rideability of the MT-07. As well as delivering strong all-round performance, this highly efficient design also gives high fuel efficiency for reduced running costs. Other significant features that contribute towards increased fuel efficiency include lightweight forged pistons and lens shaped combustion chambers, as well as the offset cylinder design. Lightweight and compact 2-into1 exhaust The MT-07's one-piece exhaust system takes its cue from the design seen on the MT-09, and features a stubby muffler fed by gracefully curving offset pipes that merge with the short upswept muffler beneath the engine. The sculpted pipes give a feeling of dynamism from every angle, and the compact muffler features a 3-way honeycomb catalyser. The system also features an oxygen feedback control that achieves environmental standards and exceeds EU3 requirements. The compact exhaust system is true to the MT-series theme of mass centralization which enhances the light and neutral handling character. Ideal for A2 licence riders The MT-07 is the perfect starting point for European riders with an A2 licence, and a 35kW version will be available at Yamaha dealers across Europe. Engine Technical Highlights
  • All-new liquid-cooled 689cc in-line 2-cylinder DOHC 4-stroke
  • Lightweight and compact engine
  • 74.8PS, 68Nm@6,500 RPM
  • Exciting torque at low & mid rpm range
  • 270-degree crank
  • "Crossplane philosophy" based on 270-degree crank
  • Also available in 35kW A2 licence version
  • Outstanding fuel efficiency
  • Newly designed 6-speed transmission
  • 4-valve design with forged pistons and direct plated cylinders
  • Offset cylinder design for increased fuel efficiency
  • Designed to deliver optimum riding enjoyment
  • Compact clutch design
  • Highly efficient and compact fuel injection system
  • Lightweight single axis balancer
  • Lightweight and compact 2-into1 exhaust
  • 3-way catalyser with oxygen feedback control
CHASSIS Light and slim backbone-type frame For outstanding ride quality together with easy manoeuvrability and remarkable agility, the new MT-07 runs with a light and slim steel backbone-type chassis which utilizes the new engine as a stressed member. The new frame is constructed using high tensile steel tubing, and in order to achieve a precise balance of rigidity, the tubing has different wall thicknesses and different tensile strengths in strategically located positions. The frame's relatively simple design together with the use of thinner tubes also contributes towards the frame's low weight. This new lightweight tubular chassis perfectly complements the smooth and torque-rich character of the new engine, and gives light and agile handling together with confidence-inspiring controllability. Optimum dimensions for easy controllability and riding excitement 'Character' is a key theme running throughout the new MT-07, and a great deal of development work has been put into achieving a chassis that delivers high levels of riding excitement. Close attention has been paid to a wide variety of chassis features including wheelbase, weight distribution, trail, and suspension characteristics, and as a result the MT-07 rider can expect a uniquely rewarding, involving and fulfilling riding experience that brings out the very essence of motorcycling. For example, at only 530mm long, the relatively short swinging arm on the MT-07 is responsible for giving the rider a very enjoyable feeling of the engine's driving force and acceleration. Asymmetrical swinging arm with link-type Monocross rear suspension One of the focal points of the new MT-07 is an asymmetrical swinging arm, whose stylish design emphasizes the uncompromising looks of this naked all-rounder, and underlines its class-leading specification. The swinging arm operates a link-type Monocross suspension system which features a horizontally mounted adjustable, preload shock absorber that is mounted directly to the engine's crankcase. As well as being a compact design, this layout contributes to achieving a desirable balance of rigidity in the frame. 41mm front forks In keeping with the easy-handling nature of the chassis, the MT-07 runs with telescopic front forks that deliver sporty suspension characteristics, and are designed to handle difficult road conditions such as cobbles and uneven surfaces. The forks are equipped with 41mm tubes and give a total of 130mm wheel movement for comfortable suspension performance together with neutral and natural feeling steering. These forks have a relatively narrow pitch of 190mm, and this feature gives an optimum balance to the steering feeling. 17-inch 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels/180 rear tyre The high specification wheels underline the cutting edge design of the MT-07, and are the same as those used on the MT-09. The sophisticated and lightweight 10-spoke design is the most advanced in the mid-class, and as well as being the best looking in the category, these cast aluminium wheels reduce unsprung weight to give responsive front and rear suspension action. The wide 180/55-ZR17 radial rear tyre is unique in the mid-class, and reinforces the machine's strong and powerful image - while also delivering plenty of traction as well as class-leading agility. At the front end there is a 120/70-ZR17 that gives high levels of grip together with confident cornering performance. Sculpted body design with multi-reflector headlight and LED tail light This all-new 2-cylinder MT has a character all of its own that is sure to stand out in any crowd. The sculpted body design gives this naked roadster a slim and athletic appearance, while the seat gives a compact riding position and yet offers the possibility of adopting a range of riding positions to suit different situations, from urban through to highway use. A significant feature on the new MT-07 is its low and slim seat, which as just 805 high gives good ground access. The slimline fuel tank allows the rider to grip it with their knees, and a tank pad accentuates the compact and sporty looks of the bike. Lightweight tank-mounted scoops enhance the bike's sporty image, and an aluminium side cover on the chassis adds to the MT-07's overall image of strength and durability. The multi-reflector headlight and LED tail light emphasize the ultra-modern design of this competitively priced machine, and add to its impressive specification. Floating front discs / front and rear wave discs The new MT-07 is designed to continue with the policy of offering a high overall specification at the right price, and features such as the dual 282mm floating front discs and high end monocoque 4-piston front calipers clearly demonstrate that this new all-rounder offers vibrant design combined a class-leading specification. Wave type discs are used at both the front and rear, and this state-of-the-art braking system gives powerful and controllable stopping performance. Handlebar-mounted digital instruments MT-07 riders will be able to see clearly displayed information at a glance, thanks to the compact new digital instrument panel. In addition to the speedometer and tachometer, the full LED display includes a gear position indicator and fuel gauge. The instruments are mounted directly on top of the handlebars, and this location gives a clear and uncluttered view ahead for the rider. Characteristic MT-family design features MT bikes are known for their unique look and special engine and riding character. With its own unique appearance, distinctive feel and strong character, this agile new kind of naked bike fits perfectly into the growing MT line up. In particular the mass-forward body and upright riding position accentuate its strong MT family image, as does the 'Z-shape' formed by the air inlet-type scoops and the short exhaust downpipes - confirming its strong MT heritage. Chassis Technical Highlights
  • 179kg wet weight (164kg dry weight)
  • Slim frame with 805mm seat height
  • Slim and compact chassis dimensions for easy agility andmanoeuvrability
  • Compact and upright riding style with freedom to adopt differentpositions
  • Class-leading 180 wide rear tyre
  • Wave discs front and rear
  • Newly designed backbone-type lightweight tubular frame
  • Chassis geometry, weight distribution and dimensions designed foroptimal riding excitement and controllability
  • Best in class, high end asymmetrical swinging arm
  • Link-type Monocross rear suspension with horizontal adjustableshock mounted directly to the crankcase
  • 41mm front forks with 130mm of stroke and narrow 190mm pitch
  • 17-inch radial tyres and best in class lightweight 10-spoke castaluminium wheels
  • Dual 282mm wave front discs with monocoque 4-pot opposedpiston calipers
  • Characteristic MT-series style Z-shape exhaust/air inlet-type scoops
  • Handlebar-mounted digital instruments with full LED display
  • Sculpted body design with slim fuel tank for easy knee grip
  • Multi-reflector headlight with LED tail light


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Friday, November 15, 2013

2014 Yamaha 135LC ES 5-speed livery - now in 3 colours Grey, Black and Silver/Blue

996062_610315795701657_597316484_n Always a good update from BLH Motor in Melaka. You guys in Melaka should try to check out their shop. This time they have update us about the 2014 livery for 135LC and 135LC ES. A good look on the brochure shows 3 colour variant for both of the bike. The 135LC got Red, White and Blue/Black colour. The 135LC ES 5-speed got Grey, Black and Silver/Blue colour to choose for. I'm waiting for a higher resolution picture of this bike soon. If you got one, send it to our FB fan page!

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2014 Yamaha 135LC 4-speed livery - estimated RM7,500 OTR

2014-135LC-livery-002 Yamaha 135LC 4-speed is getting a fresh livery for 2014. Shared by Syarikat Chong Motorcycles Sdn Bhd (SCM) on their FB page, two colours are available that is in red and black.: 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2014 Arai PRO Shade - a different type of sun visor system

arai-pro-shade -002 Arai Helmet Europe released a 2014 helmet with features this sun visor which is different type that what we always see. The name is PRO Shade. This would be a great thing to see in country in South East Asia which have a hot sun shining almost everyday. There is a usual style that is use by another manufacturer that placed the visor between the outer shell and inner padding. This new Arai PRO Shade is different since it is installed outside on the outer shell, so, the safety of the shell is not compromised. Even though it is on the outer shell, the visor can still be flip down easily. It is also all-weather system that ensures the durability. Can be removed for easy cleaning. Check out the official words from Arai Helmet Europe: 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hafizh Syahrin officially to go full season Moto2 2014 with Petronas Raceline Malaysia

image Good news to racing fan in Malaysia as Petronas Raceline Malaysia will be entering Moto2 series next year for full season with their champ rider, Hafizh Syahrin. Hafizh has shown a great work by winning the CEV Repsol race in Navarra and always being consistent in the race. All the best to Hafizh and see you at Sepang in 2014! Via: http://www.asiaroadracing.com/index.php/2011-06-30-23-44-4/600cc/item/528-petronas-raceline-malaysia

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2014 KTM RC200 and RC390 might be coming soon to Malaysia in Q2 2014

image A recent update by Sinar Turbo (a FB page by Sinar Harian) has gives us hope to see the KTM super sport machine for young rider, the RC200 and RC390 which might makes it presence in second quarter of 2014. Quarter 2 is a period from May-August. This can be true since there is a large rider support for KTM bikes. I can see lots of 200 Duke and 690 Duke roaming in Malaysia. The introduction of the RC will be a very welcomed move by KTM from the riders as I can see it. Anyway, the RC125 will not make it to Malaysia officially since there is already RC200 which is closely specced. Via: Sinar Turbo FB

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

2014 BMW S 1000 R - high-performance roadster based on the S 1000 RR

18-BMW-S1000R-naked-017The BMW S 1000 R – new high-performance roadster based on the S 1000 RR. Superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive roadster styling – these are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. The new naked bike from BMW Motorrad is directly derived from the S 1000 RR superbike and uses the same innovative technology. The close family resemblance to the "RR" is instantly obvious. The pared down appearance of the new S 1000 R exudes an aggressive, dynamic energy. Based on a well-thought-out overall concept, with 160 hp maximum power and a weight of 207 kg, as well as Race ABS, ASC and a choice of two riding modes as standard, the BMW S 1000 R sets new standards in the sports roadster segment. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Rainbow headlamp for 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 by Kittisak Racing, Thailand

image Very nice rainbow colour reflected by this headlamp visor for 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250. Price at 1900 Baht.

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2014 Benelli BN302 - 300cc two-cylinder and double front disc brake

benelli-bn302-2014 Benelli has been so aggresive in preparing bike for the world to get a taste of it. Now, we can see the revelation of this Benelli BN302. Featuring a double front disc brake and a naked style that looks nice. The rear suspension is similar setup like the Kawasaki ER-6. The engine is at 300cc 2-cylinder and this, for Malaysia will make it require B full license. Anyway, good effort from Benelli. via: http://tmcblog.com/2013/11/01/pra-eicma-2013-benelli-pun-siap-merilis-sport-302cc-dua-silinder/

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Friday, November 1, 2013

2014 SHARK Speed-R Sykes Replica full-face helmet - estimated RM1,600

2014-SHARK-sykes2SHARK-supported Tom Sykes was crowned the 2013 World Superbike Champion at Jerez, Spain on 20 October. To celebrate this, and by popular demand, SHARK Helmets has launched a very special new design - the Speed-R Sykes Replica. The model is a replica of the Race-R Pro helmet worn by the SBK champion and is a welcome addition to the existing SHARK racing replicas. The helmet features Sykes's unique design with chrome detailing and inspirational words in Japanese script including 'power', 'success', 'courage', 'belief' and 'karma'.: 

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