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Monday, March 31, 2014

Kawasaki ER-6n Black Edition by Bikers

Bikers-Kawasaki-ER6n Fully loaded with Bikers accessory that makes this ER-6n looking very mysterious and different from the rest. via: https://www.facebook.com/BikersOfficial

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Borrani Wheels M-Ray 9 Wire Spoke for Ducati Streetfighter 848

Borrani Wheels-600x600 Borrani Wheels is known as the wire wheel that is specially made for superbikes. Usually the wheels for superbikes are from Marchesini lightweight cast alloy type, but this one by Borrani Wheels have the classic look with the wire spoke wheel. This can be the unusual style that you can fit to your superbikes. via: http://italianmotostyles.com/borrani-wheels-m-ray-9-ducati-streetfighter-848.html

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Yamaha RX-Z Cafe Racer Style Mod by Art of Speed Malaysia

RX-Z-cafe-racer-modified.59 Unique style of cafe racer mod for this base model of Yamaha RX-Z. Looking good and nicely executed. via: Art of Speed Malaysia

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Yamaha RX-Z Cafe Racer Style Mod by Art of Speed Malaysia

RX-Z-cafe-racer-modified.59 Unique style of cafe racer mod for this base model of Yamaha RX-Z. Looking good and nicely executed. via: Art of Speed Malaysia

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

1995 Honda NSR 500 Mick Doohan GP Bike

image The days when 2-stroke 500cc tears the track in GP championship. The days when Michelin was one of the tyre supplier. The days when we really see a race replica bike is actually a superbly fast bikes (NSR 250 for example). The days that we wish were never gone. Image via racingcafe.blogspot.com

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Q&A: Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki, Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department

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Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez won the MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar's Losail International Circuit, as the reigning World Champion claimed victory ahead of Movistar Yamaha Racing's Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively.
Weather conditions for the race were cool and humid, with a peak track temperature of 20°C for the twenty-two lap contest.
Q&A with Shinji Aoki – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department
The first race of the season was the competitive debut for Bridgestone's 2014 specification MotoGP™ tyres. How do you feel the first race weekend at Qatar was for Bridgestone?
"The Qatar circuit is a difficult venue for tyre development due to its low grip, high abrasion levels and cool track temperatures. Considering the difficult track conditions, I felt it was a positive debut for our 2014 specification tyres and I think the inclusion of the soft compound rear slick added another dimension to the action, particularly in qualifying. The whole race weekend was extremely competitive, with the top half of the field separated by less than a second in almost every session and the race itself was also highly entertaining. In QP2 the lap time difference from first place to twelfth was only 0.65 seconds which was an unbelievable result, and this was a good indication that the riders have now worked out how to get maximum performance out of our 2014 specification tyres.
There is always an initial period during the pre-season when everyone has to adapt to the new tyres they will be using for the upcoming season, but I think the performances we saw in Qatar are evidence that the hard work put in by the teams and riders testing tyres in pre-season paid off."
The soft compound rear slick which was only available to the Ducati and Open-class riders at Qatar helped create exciting qualifying sessions, but did many riders use it for the race? 

Dainese Champions - Valentino Rossi, Guy Martin, Andrea Iannone And Nicky Hayden - Present The 2014 Collection Of Jackets Featuring Gore-Tex® Membranes

nickyhayden-dainese Discover the new Dainese GORE-TEX® jackets with Valentino Rossi, Guy Martin, Andrea Iannone and Nicky Hayden. With their claim of "I'm a racer..and I wanna be", the four Dainese riders invite you to discover the features of the GORE-TEX® jackets from the 2014 collection. The CARVE MASTER GORE-TEX® jacket has an aggressive look and was designed for those who use their bikes for sports and medium range touring, and for whom ergonomics, comfort and functionality are important. The sporting nature of the jacket is underlined by leather covered thermoplastic pads on the shoulders and by the design that resembles race suit tops. Made entirely from Mugello elasticised fabric and with plenty of scope for adjustment, the Carve Master jacket provides exceptional mobility. Reflective inserts are positioned in key locations to ensure high visibility and improved safety on the road.  

2014 Shark Vision-R Series 2 Full-face Touring Helmet - estimated RM1,500

2014-Shark-VisionR_s2smoke_001 Now available in UK SHARK dealers is the new Vision-R Series 2 helmet. Designed with touring riders in mind, the helmet sits in the brands Discovery division. Taking features from the original Vision-R, the Series 2 has received some upgrades to make it even better. The helmet as the name suggests, still benefits from the largest panoramic vision field available on the market. The visor aperture is 25% larger from top to bottom and 10% wider horizontally, compared to that of a standard visor aperture. The extra 10% given to peripheral vision increases lifesaver visibility, which makes the helmet ideal for learners or those new to motorcycling. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2014 Honda CB650F and CBR650F spotted in Malaysia - estimated RM38-42k

[caption id="attachment_15937" align="aligncenter" width="640"]cbr650f-malaysia 2014 Honda CB650F spotted in Malaysia[/caption] Sinar Turbo has spotted this 2014 Honda CB650F at JPJ somewhere in Malaysia ready for the test or registration (we don't know for sure). There are two variant of this 649cc bike that is the naked version CB650F and the full fairing sports version the CBR650F. The tagline for these series is 'entry-level to Honda inline-four' which translate to low price inline-four bike from Honda. Honda has been successful with the introduction of CB400 inline-four engine bike in the past that have the style and formidable presence. Being 400cc, the power is limited and this make the rider crave for more.  

2014 Husqvarna Moto3 250cc Bike for Danny Kent by KISKA - this is the proper way to design a livery

HusqvarnaMoto3DannyKent KISKA is the design house for this Husqvarna Moto3 250cc bike that is made for Danny Kent. You just need to look at it just for a glance to notice that the livery is properly done. Just look how the fluorescent yellow wheel contrast with the purplish blue accent on the tank. The white base colour make it simple with the big RedBull logo on the side panel. Notice the big Husqvarna logo on the side that makes it looks like it is ready to pounce its competitors. Well Husqvarna and KISKA, you won this time. At least in terms of properly designed livery.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Yamaha Tricity unveiled - new mobility to the world

2014-Yamaha-Tricity-001 Urban traffic congestion is a major problem in many European cities, and is set against a background of increased environmental awareness and the squeeze on many consumers' disposable incomes. The landscape of personal mobility is set to change drastically, and Yamaha is working to develop New Mobility solutions designed to facilitate and encourage the adoption of a new mindset amongst urban commuters. Despite the availability of a wide choice of scooters, a huge number of commuters continue to make their daily journey into the city using public transport or a car. In addition to these non-riding members of the public, there are also those riders who currently commute on 2-wheels - or may have done so in the past - and are attracted by the increased feeling of stability and riding confidence that are associated with a new 3-wheel concept. The all-new Tricity is the first model in Yamaha's New Mobility segment, and it represents a new solution to the issue of personal transportation. Unlike some other larger and heavier multi wheel scooter-style vehicles, the Tricity has been developed using a completely different approach in which lightness, sportiness, agility and ease of use are the key elements. 2014-Yamaha-Tricity-003New Yamaha Tricity An alternative approach Featuring twin front wheels that automatically lean when cornering, the new Tricity delivers scooter-like agility combined with enhanced confidence and an increased feeling of stability. With a strong focus on riding enjoyment, ease of use and affordability, Yamaha's Tricity is equipped to transform the daily lives of urban commuters throughout Europe. The Tricity development team in Yamaha Motor Corporation focused on creating a future-proof concept that offers an attractive and realistic alternative for today's urban commuters. The key targets for the Tricity were set as follows: *           Simple, easy and enjoyable to ride *           Light and agile handling *           Increased stability feeling *           Comfortable in different road conditions *           Functional and practical urban commuter *           Unique design with innovative and advanced technology *           Weight and overall dimensions in line with 125 class scooter   2014-Yamaha-Tricity-010New Leaning Multi Wheel Chassis Added riding confidence with a new kind of enjoyment The Tricity's exclusive new Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) mechanism has been developed specifically by Yamaha for our New Mobility vehicles, and it features a patented system that is designed to create a good feeling of stability, combined with a sporty and agile handling character. Hidden behind the lightweight front cowl, a lightweight parallelogram link gives the rider the ability to lean the Tricity in much the same way as a conventional 2-wheel scooter. The parallelogram link's component parts are connected to the forks and the frame's steering head, and when the Tricity rider enters a turn this system allows the twin front wheels to lean over in parallel. While leaning over, the track (distance between the twin front wheels) remains almost consistent, and this ensures a natural and intuitive feel during cornering. Another key element of Yamaha's new LMW mechanism is the use of special tandem-type cantilevered telescopic front forks that feature two separate tubes for each wheel. The rear fork tubes function as guides, while the front fork tubes handle the shock absorbing functions to deliver smooth cushioning throughout the 90mm stroke. The suspension system on each front wheel operates completely independently, and this gives a smooth and stable feel over bumpy road surfaces and in changing road conditions. 2014-Yamaha-Tricity-008 Lightweight cast alloy wheels For sure-footed roadholding and easy handling over a variety of road surfaces, the Tricity is equipped with twin 14-inch aluminium front wheels that are fitted with 90/80-14 tyres. Featuring 3 pairs of V-shaped cast spokes, these beautifully styled lightweight wheels complement the dynamic and elegant bodywork to give the Tricity a unique and enchanting image. At the rear the Tricity is equipped with a 12-inch diameter cast alloy wheel with a 110/90-12 tyre, and this 3-wheel layout delivers a smooth and comfortable ride together with good levels of cornering grip for confident roadholding.   Unified Brake System (UBS) The Tricity is equipped with a Unified Brake System (UBS) that is designed to enhance stopping efficiency and deliver smoother chassis characteristics during braking. The system incorporates twin 220m diameter front discs and a 230mm rear disc, and when only the left hand brake lever is applied, the braking force is applied to the rear wheel and also to the front wheels, giving balanced and effective stopping power. When the rider applies only the right hand lever, the front brakes are applied, and when the rider applies both the left and right levers at the same time the Unified Brake System distributes the braking force to the front and back brakes using input from both levers. The intelligent UBS technology not only makes the Tricity easy to use, it also ensures smoother stopping with minimal fluctuation in the handlebar motion. 2014-Yamaha-Tricity-009 Newly developed 125cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine Smooth, lively and economical Powering the Tricity is a newly developed 125cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine that has been designed to produce good acceleration from low speeds, together with smooth higher speed operation. The engine benefits from specially designed intake and exhaust systems that enhance performance in typical urban stop/start situations, making the Tricity a strong performer in congested city streets. This new engine is equipped with a special cylinder that has been developed using Yamaha's leading casting technology. Manufactured from aluminium alloy with specific silicon content, this lightweight cylinder has no steel sleeve, and the piston runs directly onto an aluminium bore. This unique design gives excellent heat distribution, which in turn contributes towards stable engine performance and improved lubricant life. For high levels of economy the new engine is equipped with Yamaha's exclusive YMJET-FI fuel injection system that ensures high combustion efficiency with smooth low speed acceleration, together with a responsive power feeling through the mid and high rpm ranges. The lively 125cc engine transmits its power to the rear wheel via an efficient CVT transmission for smooth and easy acceleration, making the Tricity an ideal means of transport for customers who have little or no scootering experience.   Light and compact The key element in New Mobility Weighing just 152 kg with fuel and oil, the defining characteristic of the new Tricity is its light, compact and agile handling feeling that sets Yamaha's New Mobility engineering philosophy apart from the larger and heavier multi-wheel models available in the market. With its confidence inspiring 3-wheel design - combined with a fun-to-ride character and a smart, modern image - this revolutionary new model is ready to win the hearts and minds of those non-riding commuters who are ready to make a change to their daily lives. Of course, the Tricity is also sure to find favour with many past and present scooter riders who value the additional benefits that this compact 3-wheel scooter has to offer. The lightweight bodywork is both strong and easy to clean, making it ideal for the rigours of city life - while the aluminium wheels keep unsprung weight low for agile steering feel together with smooth and responsive suspension characteristics. The strong new tubular frame design also offers a large flat footboard with plenty of space for the rider, while also contributing towards weight reduction. 2014-Yamaha-Tricity-002 50:50 weight distribution and centralized centre of gravity Weight distribution plays a major role in shaping the handling and character of every vehicle, and this lightweight urban commuter benefits from a 50:50 weight distribution. This philosophy of distributing the weight evenly between the front and rear wheels is the same as the approach used on Yamaha's MotoGP bikes, and it contributes greatly towards achieving the Tricity's easy manoeuvrability and natural and enjoyable handling character. Furthermore, the Tricity's centre of gravity has been set at a point just below the front of the seat, and together with the low overall weight and 50:50 weight distribution, this idealized centre of gravity is another key factor in achieving a light and responsive handling character.   Contemporary design Smart and practical bodywork Yamaha's designers have created a smart body design that accentuates the modern and aesthetic appeal of this New Mobility vehicle. Viewed from the side, the beautiful lines of the front cowl flow smoothly into the flat footboard area and through to the rear cowl. The contrasting colors of the body panels enhance the futuristic profile - while the combination of the aerodynamic front cowl together with an upswept tail and angular twin front fenders gives an overall impression of dynamic movement. The beautifully styled bodywork is functional as well as fashionable, and Tricity riders can look forward to experiencing a relaxed and comfortable ride on their journey to work. The stepped dual seat features a slip resistant material, and its generous length and substantial cushioning material ensures a comfortable journey for the rider and passenger. The upswept legshields and flat footboard area give a roomy riding position with easy accessibility, and the lightweight bodywork and sports screen also help to protect the rider from the wind and weather. There's plenty of storage space under the seat, which can accommodate full-face helmet designs, and a convenience hook in front of the rider gives useful carrying capacity.   Easy to read instruments and LED lights Just like the rest of this new urban commuter, the instruments are stylish, functional and easy to use. An animated sequence greets the rider when the Tricity is turned on, and the attractive full LCD instrument panel features a central digital speedometer flanked by a clock, air temperature gauge and odometer. The display also includes an array of indicator lights, and the easy to read design displays the relevant information in a clear manner. To enhance the futuristic styling the Tricity is equipped with dual front LED position lights, and there is also an LED taillight and LED license plate lamp. [gallery ids="15928,15927,15926,15925,15924,15923,15922,15921,15920,15919,15918,15917"] Affordable price and low running costs By ensuring that the company's entire design, development and production processes are operating at a high level of efficiency, Yamaha have been able to ensure that its new generation of models can be produced with reduced lead times and also at a highly competitive price. Available from Yamaha European dealers in summer 2014, the new Tricity will be priced at less than €4,000, confirming its aim to really create a new segment in the urban commuter market. With high fuel economy and low maintenance costs, this innovative New Mobility vehicle is poised to change the urban commuter market and introduce many new and existing riders to an affordable, easy and more enjoyable way to live every day.   Yamaha Tricity Highlights *           The first Yamaha 'New Mobility' urban commuter model *           A realistic, economical and fashionable urban transport solution *           Exclusive Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) engineering *           By far the lightest, most compact and most agile 3-wheeler *           3-wheel layout provides riding comfort and a good feeling of stability *           Closely spaced front wheels give scooter-like manoeuvrability *           Lightweight aluminium wheels, 14-inch front/12-inch rear *           Front and rear disc brakes for easy controllability *           Unified Brake System (UBS) *           Economical liquid-cooled 125cc 4-stroke engine *           Fully automatic transmission for smooth and easy operation *           Low weight of 152kg (with fuel and oil) *           Large flat footboard and natural upright seating position *           Full-face helmet space under the seat *           Double LED position lights and full LED taillight *           Low purchase price and ownership costs   Colour Options MDRM3 (Anodized Red) DBNM8 (Mistral Grey) BWC1 (Competition White) SMX (Midnight Black)

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2014 Honda CBR300R unveiled at Thailand Motor Show

2014-Honda-CBR300R-Thailand-003 After being introduced in China last year, the refreshed design of Honda CBR300R has arrived to Thailand. This CBR300R are said to be the global model, so it might also comes to Malaysia. In Malaysia, we have the CBR250R and this 2014 model also have the 250cc variant with the same styling. The one in shown in the picture above is splashed with Honda Repsol team with the background of Marc Marquez on the Honda RC213V which should makes it appeal to any riders looking for style and performance. 

BMW M Safety Car “Official Car of MotoGP™”

BMW-M4-Coupe-MotoGp Last weekend, the 2014 season of the MotoGP World Championship went underway and long-term partner BMW M GmbH is once again on board. BMW M's 16th season as "Official Car of MotoGP" began with the Qatar Grand Prix in Doha. BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 and provides the fleet of official cars. BMW M GmbH presented its first highlight of the year at the season-opener at the "Losail International Circuit": the new BMW M4 Coupé made its debut as a safety car. The latest high-performance coupé from BMW M GmbH spearheads the safety car fleet in the 2014 MotoGP season. The new BMW M4 Coupé combines motorsport genes with unlimited road capability in a highly-emotional overall concept. The six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, which was developed from scratch, and high-rev concept offer a maximum torque of 550 Newton metres over a wide range of speeds, whilst generating a top output of 431 hp. The BMW M4 Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. This car was designed for the ultimate driving dynamics and to be used on the racetracks of this world. Proof of this comes in the innovative cooling system and reduced weight of the car, which is made possible by the consistent use of lightweight materials. As with all safety cars, the BMW M4 Coupé was further optimised in the BMW M factory, in order to ensure it is ideally suited to leading a field of racing motorcycles. To achieve this, the technicians at the BMW M factory dismantled the rear seat and fitted RECARO racing seats, including Schroth belts. In addition, BMW M Performance Parts are used extensively this season, including the titanium BMW M Performance exhaust system with carbon finishers, which is used for the first time. Further components, such as a BMW M Performance front splitter, a BMW M Performance rear diffusor and a BMW M Performance rear spoiler made of carbon optimise the aerodynamic properties of the BMW M4 Coupé Safety Car. LED lights on the front skirt, LED lights on the roof and the exclusive livery ensure that this high-performance car is clearly a safety car. The new BMW M3 Sedan also makes its debut as a safety car in the 2014 season. In total, this year's fleet of official MotoGP cars comprises five BMW M and M Performance models. The BMW M4 Coupé, BMW M3 and BMW M5 act as safety cars. The safety officer takes to the track in a BMW M6 Coupé, while two BMW M550d xDrive Tourings are used as medical cars. Furthermore, BMW Motorrad is also providing two new BMW HP4s as safety bikes. This year, a medical car will also be in action at overseas races, in order to guarantee even more safety for the MotoGP riders. You can find more information on the 2014 safety car fleet online at: www.bmw-m-safetycar.com "BMW M is proud to be part of the MotoGP success story for the 16th season running," said Thomas Schemera, Director of Sales and Marketing BMW M GmbH. "We are delighted that the BMW M4 Coupé experienced its baptism of fire as a safety car out on the racetrack. Four generations of the BMW M3 have combined motorsport genes and unlimited suitability for daily use into one highly emotional overall concept. The BMW M4 Coupé is a natural progression of these fundamental ideas. We are certain that this model will set new standards with regard to the overall concept, precision and agility. This year sees the introduction of a medical car for overseas races, increasing the level of protection offered to the riders. This is another important stepping stone in our continuously expanding commitment to MotoGP." Providing the BMW M fleet remains the focal point of the partnership with Dorna Sports, but there are many other important aspects to BMW M GmbH's involvement at Grands Prix. These include the BMW M Award, which will be presented for the twelfth time in 2014. At the end of each MotoGP season, this award is presented to the rider with the best qualifying results. The winner receives an exclusive BMW M car for his efforts. Last year, Spanish MotoGP rookie Marc Márquez became the youngest winner in the history of the BMW M Award. At the season finale in Valencia (ESP), he was presented with a BMW M6 Coupé in an exclusive "Frozen Black Metallic" livery in recognition of his success. This season's top qualifier can once again look forward to a genuine highlight – however, exactly which BMW M model is up for grabs will not be revealed until the start of the European MotoGP season in Jerez (ESP).

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia 2014 Soft Launch - First Time In Malaysia

TokyoAutoSalon The Tokyo Auto Salon the biggest show in the automotive after-market is here in Malaysia. This inagural Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia 2014 is stage for the first time ever in Malaysia in the 30-year history. The Association of Autoshow Malaysia together with My Events International will organise this prestigious event on the 14-16 November 2014 at Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3. Supported by Putrajaya Corporation, Putrajaya is the official venue for this event. This event has attracted more than 300,000 people at the recent show in Japan. This prominent event is regarded to also showcase not only Japan's modified car scene, it will also embrace the industry players from Malaysia and this region. This event will gather the most creative minds from the automotive world diplaying more than 200 custom built cars by after market parts manufacturers. Automotive professionals from this region can use this valuable channel to deliberate upon the latest trends and innovations from the automotive sector. Today's soft launch ceremony will also witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between San Ei Publishing Co Ltd and My Events International, marking hand over to My Events International to be the official Organiser of "Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia 2014". This will also encourage new and emerging business potential and to further grow in the automotive after-market industry in Malaysia as well as in this region. Today's event is officiated by Y.B Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of Youth and Sports, who will also witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement. San Ei Publishing Co Limited has committed 20 fully modified and the finest unique cars from Japan to the show, committing their support towards the Tokyo Auto Salon, Malaysia. We have gained respect from neighbouring countries like Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia after we have acquired this reputable event in the automotive arena. Tokyo Auto Salon Malaysia 2014 will comprise of a total space of 20,000 sq metres, where we have the exhibition space of 280 booths and car display area for more than 180 cars. A string of activities have also been lined up for the event such as Drift Competitions, Auto cross & Go cart. The Autostyling Competition will consist more than 200 cars that will break the Malaysian Book of Records. Speaking at the Official Soft Launch ceremony, Organising Chairman, Y.B. Senator Datuk Megat Zulkarnain bin Tan Sri Omardin said "this event has been a dream come true for all of us as this is a very renown and reputable world event . I'm both encouraged and convinced that if anyone can make these dreams come true for all of us" Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia will be held on the 14-16 November 2014 at the Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3. We are expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors throughout the event that has a massive lined -up of interesting activities

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Ducati Team for MotoGP 2014 - Desmosedici 14 unveiling

30-29-003_Ducati_GP14 The Ducati Team for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship was presented in an original location in Germany. Confirming the close ties and synergy between the Bologna-based manufacturer and the Audi Group, the official presentation of the Ducati Team was held at the Audi Forum inside Munich Airport.
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In the presence of a carbon black Ducati Desmosedici GP14, which had just returned to Europe following the recent tests in Malaysia and Australia, Claudio Domenicali (Ducati Motor Holding CEO), personally introduced the team, represented on the stage by Luigi Dall'Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager), by Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director) and by the two riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. The sporting activities for the new season and the technical details of the new Desmosedici GP14 were illustrated, in the light of the recent tests and the decision to take part in the championship in Open configuration (as announced last week in Sepang). 

Marquez takes victory in spectacular season opener in Qatar and Rossi on second position

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Marc Marquez got his MotoGP™ World Championship title defence off to the perfect start after the Repsol Honda rider emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi.
Starting from pole position, Marquez traded places with Rossi at the front of the field numerous times throughout the twenty-two lap race, before Marquez made the race-winning pass in the final stages to take the chequered flag by 0.259 seconds. In third place at the Qatar Grand Prix was Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa who crossed the finish line 3.370 seconds after his teammate.
The track temperature for the race was the coolest recorded over the whole race weekend, with a peak recording of just 20°C which brought with it a spike in humidity levels. This resulted in many riders commenting after the race that grip levels were lower than the Warm Up session four hours earlier. Although conditions were quite cool, only two riders selected the soft compound front slick, with the rest of the grid opting for the hard compound front slick. For the rear tyre, only race-winner Marc Marquez selected the hard compound rear slick for the race, and the medium compound rear was by far the popular choice, with fifteen riders selecting this option. Seven of the eleven Open-class entrants selected the soft compound rear slick for the Qatar Grand Prix. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014 Suzuki Hayabusa (RM99,000), Suzuki GSX-R1000 (RM96,900), Suzuki GSX-1250FA (RM72,900) and Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (RM79,999) Official Arrived to Malaysia

Suzuki-big-bike Suzuki Malaysia has brings us officially four big bikes to their line-up. It is a good time to see Suzuki GSX-R1000 that has been one of the best sports bike available officially in Malaysia. The four bikes are Suzuki GSX-R1000, Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki GSX-1250FA and Suzuki V-Strom 100 ABS. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model "NM4" 750cc Bike - a hint of a jet fighter styling

2014-Honda-NM4-001 Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 and unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model "NM4" as an exhibition model (planned for production). The NM4 was developed under the keywords of "the Neo-futuristic" and "COOL," pursuing new, unique styling. This NM4 was designed to realize two points; the design concept "the Front Massive Styling" and "the cockpit position" focusing on the sense of unity with the rider, that the rider can smoothly get into the vehicle. The low-setup cockpit position and adjustable backrest provide an enjoyable new riding feel. The instrument panel was designed to provide clear readability and the fun riding, as if the rider was experiencing part of a movie scene. LED lamps are used on the headlight of the powerful-looking front fairing, the tail lamp and the turn signals. In addition, the utility boxes are set up on the right and left sides of the front fairing for small articles. Two NM4 types were unveiled at the motorcycle show; the simply-configured "NM4-01" which emphasizes its wide, dynamic rear tire and attractive low silhouette, and the "NM4-02" which emanates a unique presence and features a prominent rear design (containing utility boxes on each side of the rear body). The NM4 will also be exhibited at the 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show from Friday, March 28 to Sunday, March 30 at Tokyo Big Sight. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 unveiled

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP kick started the Qatar MotoGP weekend this afternoon by taking the covers off the 2014 YZR-M1 in front of the world's key motorcycle media. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were joined on the Losail circuit start grid by Kouichi Tsuji, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Co.'s Motorsports Division, Yamaha Motor Racing's Managing Director Lin Jarvis and Telefónica Spain's Director of Media, Luis Velo to reveal the new livery. The first two months of the year have seen a flurry of activity for the team, highlighted by the recent ground breaking five-year title sponsorship agreement that launches the team Yamaha Movistar MotoGP ahead of the 2014 season. The new year has also seen the announcement of other new sponsors to the Team including EURASIAN BANK and FIAT PROFESSIONAL along with renewals and continued partnerships with ENEOS, SEMAKIN DI DEPAN (Yamaha Motor Indonesia), MONSTER ENERGY, SUISSEGAS, YAMALUBE AND TW STEEL.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GPR Grand Prix Evolution exhaust system for Yamaha XJ6

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This full system uses a version of the GPR best selling Grand Prix Evolution silencer. The pipework is all hand welded 304 stainless steel.
Yamaha XJ6 has what Yamaha call a "mid ship" silencer. Basically the silencer is within the same unit as the catalytic converter underneath the bike which in turn is a welded part of the exhausts system. Therefore if you wish to improve the sound of the bike you have to replace the whole system. This system is road legal and has a removable db reducer. By removing the catalyzer and the rather large silencer box underneath, the weight can be saved up to an incredible 7kg less. The power is increased by approx 6hp.
GPE is cutting edge modern but with classic good looks and performance that bring a guaranteed improvement to any bike. Road legal.
A removable db reducer and in line cone baffle offer the option when removed of full un-restricted race performance when used on the track. Either Jekyl or Hide you choose. Visit https://www.facebook.com/QBEEmotor for more information


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Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview - Round 1: Qatar, Losail

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The 2014 MotoGP™ season is set to start this weekend amidst a huge buzz of excitement at Qatar's Losail International Circuit, as Bridgestone embarks on its sixth season as Official Tyre Supplier to the world's premier class of motorcycle road racing.
Twenty-three riders will take part in MotoGP™ for the 2014 season, which will span eighteen races across thirteen countries. Adding to the anticipation for the 2014 season opener, Bridgestone's new tyre classification system will make its debut in Qatar, with Green (Extra-soft), White (Soft), Black (Medium) and Red (Hard) coloured markings to be utilised throughout the season, making it easier for fans to see which tyre options the riders are using.
Three factors make the Losail circuit one of the most slippery on the MotoGP™ calendar; cool track temperatures, the potential for wind-blown sand on the track, and high humidity levels after the sun sets. The sand on track can also be quite abrasive, so Bridgestone's tyre allocation must ensure high levels of grip and warm-up performance, together with good durability. 
The circuit features ten right-hand corners and just six left-handers, so asymmetric rear slicks with harder rubber on the right shoulders are provided here. Open-class riders at Qatar will be allocated the soft and medium compound asymmetric rear slicks, while Factory-class riders will be able to use the medium and hard asymmetric rears. Front slick tyre options for the season opener are the soft and hard compounds to ensure the riders can manage the changeable grip and abrasion levels that occur at this circuit.
Hiroshi Yamada - Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Department
"The 2014 season is Bridgestone's sixth campaign as Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP, and during this time Qatar has been the venue for the season opener. This weekend we will debut our new tyre colour marking system and I believe this will be a welcome change for fans, and will make the sport more attractive to the millions of people watching the action around the globe. After a busy pre-season, everyone at Bridgestone is excited to start the season, and I look forward to our range of 2014 specification tyres getting their first taste of competitive action this weekend. We've made a large effort to push the boundaries of motorcycle tyre development with our latest range of tyres, and it is thanks to the efforts of the riders and teams over the past couple months of testing that we arrive at the first race of Qatar fully prepared for the season ahead.
"This weekend also sees the first round of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup take place, and Bridgestone is proud to be supporting this series which gives young Asian riders a great opportunity to take their first steps towards a MotoGP ride. I'd like to extend my best wishes for a safe and successful campaign to all the riders competing in this year's MotoGP and Asia Talent Cup championships."
Shinji Aoki - Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Division
"Qatar is the only night race on the calendar and as a result, track temperatures are usually quite low. These low temperatures would suggest using softer rubber compounds, but often there is abrasive sand on the track surface which makes durability a priority. This combination of low temperature and high abrasion makes it very tough for tyres, especially on the right shoulders, as they have to be soft enough to provide grip in the low track temperature but hard enough to resist wear. The front tyres also need sufficient stability for the heavy braking points at this circuit.
"Although the layout of the Losail circuit is only moderately severe on tyres, the combination of low temperatures, on-track sand and the elevated humidity levels that can occur mean that overall, this is quite a challenging circuit for tyre development. This weekend will be the first time our 2014 MotoGP tyres will be used in a race situation, and following a large development programme over the past few months I am confident that our 2014 specification slicks are well suited to the performance demands of both the factory and open-class machines."


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1983 Honda MBX80 - you'll recognized the wheel

HondaMBX80 You always see the wheel roaming around in Malaysia but this is the original wheel that is placed to its original bike, the 1983 Honda MBX80. Only 80cc and aircooled, but easily gets into our mind for that iconic Japan style of 2-stroke 80s era. via: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dunia-Permotoran-Malaysia/471856769595421

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Akrapovic Carbon and Titanium Slip-on Exhaust Muffler for 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250/300 - estimated RM2,200

akrapovic-ninja-250-exhaust-001 One of the popular high performance exhaust brands that is available in the market has come with two model of slip-on exhaust muffler for the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 or Ninja 300 in Europe. It comes in Carbon variant or the Titanium variant for you to pick which one is the best looking for your Ninja 250. [caption id="attachment_15807" align="aligncenter" width="640"]akrapovic-ninja-250-exhaust-003 Akrapovic Titanium Slip-on Exhaust Muffler[/caption] The Titanium metal works well to make your bike look stealthy but you can't hide the fact that the sound will be much louder that might awakens the police or RTD (Road and Transport Department: JPJ la ni bro) in their slumber. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Honda CBR650F has arrived to Thailand

2014-Honda-CB650F-003 An update from Mityon Honda Big Wing, a FB page from Thailand has shown us this beautiful Honda CBR650F that is ready to go to hit the roads. Honda CBR650F also have its similar sibling the CB650F which is the naked variant of it. The interesting part about this bike is about the slogan that Honda said 'entry level to Honda inline-four'. This means that this bike will have low price to make it easy to enter the world of Honda inline-four engine. 

Ducati 899 Panigale stolen in London, recovered 1,000 miles away by Bike Trac

899PanigaleDucati Bike Trac made one of the most significant recoveries in the history of vehicle tracking this week, successfully recovering a British owned Ducati 899 Panigale over 1,000 miles away from where it was stolen, with the assistance of Interpol. Stolen on Monday evening from South London, the £12,000 Ducati was quickly confirmed as a stolen machine thanks to the equipped Bike Trac unit communicating with its owner and the Secure Operating Centre (SOC). With the firm's standard stolen vehicle process enabled, tracking of the Ducati commenced with a team dispatched from Bike Trac's headquarters to assess the initial tracked location in London. Bike Trac's Bill Taylor picked up the story,"SOC quickly tracked the bike to a known location not far away in London, but due to this area being densely populated, local police could not offer us a search warrant even with our Radio Frequency technology showing a strong signal. From this point on we had to wait, but several hours later the Bike Trac unit showed the Ducati was on the move again and unfortunately crossed the English Channel before UK police could reach it. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Security Camera Honda P25 1966 by Chicara Nagata - one of the world's best custom bike builder that you probably never heard before

chicara-nagata-honda-p25-camera1 A challenge by one of the security company to Chicara Nagata to produce a security camera that never seen in the past. The combination of the black colour scheme works to makes it low profile but the frame exudes style and simplicity at the same time. The Honda P25 49cc engine there is not just for the show as the bike is actually rideable. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 KTM Super Duke R 1290 Malaysia Edition - estimated RM133k

KTM-SuperDukeR1290-MalaysiaEdition If this image were true, this could be an honour to Malaysia to receive this special edition of the KTM Super Duke R 1290. We already know that KTM expanding its market to Asian and we can see that Malaysia is chosen as the first country to receive The Beast - Super Duke R 1290.  2 more pictures after the jump: 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

1999 Aprilia RS250 Challenge - the 2-stroke racer

apriliaRS250-1999 A beautiful 2-stroke machine by Aprilia with the given name of RS250 Challenge. Reminds me the time of MotoGP era where we still can see 2-stroke bikes on the race with 125cc and 250cc class. It was a great time and the sound the 2-stroke machine is nice. This particular Aprilia RS250 share the same engine with the lovable Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 but tuned for higher power output and styling that is so Italian. This could be a bike that you can even park it in your living room and stare at it all day when you are not riding it. via: https://www.facebook.com/raresportbikes

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Yamaha 135LC V2 Full Fairing modification by PMP Speedshop, Malaysia - RM1,200

135lc-full-fairing PMP Speedshop has shown us this beautiful picture of full fairing style Yamaha 135LC V2. The front headlight resemble a little bit of the YZF-R15. Fitted with flourescent yellow wheel, that is just looking nice. The price of the full-fairing conversion parts is RM1,200. You can buy this at: https://www.facebook.com/PMPSpeedshop?ref=stream

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TT Legends Documentary – Episode 8 (Final Episode): Le Mans 24hr Race [Video]

24hrLeMans It comes to an end with this final episode with the race taking place in France for the Le Mans 24hr Endurance race. This will be the ultimate test for the machine reliability and the endurance of the riders who piloted the bike. Check out the video after the embed: 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bridgestone introduces new tyre markings so the fans can know what type of the tyre the rider is using in MotoGP 2014

[caption id="attachment_15762" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Bridgestone_introduces_new_slick_tyre_marking_system_for_2014_MotoGPg Extra-soft compound: Green
Soft compound: White
Medium compound: Black (no stripe)
Hard compound: Red[/caption]
From the first race of the 2014 season, Bridgestone will employ a new colour marking system for its MotoGP™ tyres to make it easier for spectators to see which front and rear tyre options each rider is using at a given time.
The change in the tyre marking system has been devised in response to the Factory and Open-class machines having access to different rear slick options over a race weekend. The old marking system denoted the softer option tyre at each race with a white stripe, regardless of the compound specification of that tyre. The new system means that each of the four slick tyre compounds - Extra-soft, Soft, Medium and Hard – will have its own particular colour for the whole race season.
This change will make it easier for fans to distinguish between the Factory and Open-class tyre allocation, and also distinguish the different front and rear tyre combinations available to riders over a race weekend.
The colour scheme for the 2014 Bridgestone MotoGP slick tyres is as follows:
  • Extra-soft compound: Green
  • Soft compound: White
  • Medium compound: Black (no stripe)
  • Hard compound: Red
As only two options of wet tyre will be offered for each MotoGP round; wet tyres will still adopt the previous marking system with the plain, black tyre denoting the harder option, while the softer option will be marked with a white stripe.
Hiroshi Yamada – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Department
"The new tyre marking scheme is designed to make it easier for fans to see which tyre compound each rider is using on the front and rear of the bike. Before last year when the whole grid was on the same tyre compounds, our old marking system worked perfectly. Since the introduction of the CRT class, and now the grid being split between the Factory and Open-class machines, we've decided to change the marking system to suit. Last year, when our marking system used the white stripe to denote the softer option for each class, the audience needed to know if a rider was a Factory or CRT bike to know which compound was being used. Now, even if our audience doesn't necessarily know the difference between a Factory and Open class bike, by matching distinct colours to each of our tyre compounds they will be able to tell the exact tyre choice of each rider.
 
"We must also consider that the growing popularity of MotoGP means more and more new fans are tuning in to watch races, and we feel that this new system will make it easier to understand the riders' tyre choice and add an extra dimension to the MotoGP coverage."


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TT Legends Documentary – Episode 7: Oschersleben 8hr Race [Video]

oschersleben Germany is the next race for the TT Legends team to fight in Oschersleben 8hr race. There are now at position number 2, with Suzuki leading the race. Suzuki has been a great endurance team since the past 10 years and proved to be competitive. The Honda of the TT Legends needs to be quicker and more reliable. Check out the video embed after the jump: 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bridgestone completes successful MotoGP™ tyre test at Phillip Island

2014 MotoGP World Championship Winter Test Phillip Island 3~5 March 2014
Wednesday, March 5 2014
Phillip Island Circuit, Australia
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Extra-soft & Soft. Rear: Hard (various test compounds - asymmetric)
Weather: Dry. Ambient 17-33°C; Track 22-52°C (Bridgestone measurement)
Bridgestone completed a successful three-day tyre test at Phillip Island, as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ met its objective of testing a range of new rear slick tyres to deliver safety, performance and durability for a full race-distance at the Australian Grand Prix in October.
Bridgestone brought two front and eight rear specifications of slick tyre to the test, with six of the rear slick specifications being brand new test tyres developed specifically for the Phillip Island circuit. Five riders; Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, and Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi took part in the three-day test, completing a total of 861 laps.
The experimental rear slicks provided for the tyre test featured developments in compound, construction and profile technology in order to find the optimum solution for a circuit that is the toughest on rear tyres on the whole MotoGP™ calendar. The first day of the test was used for initial testing of all six experimental tyres; the second and third days of the test were dedicated to race simulations on the tyres that were more found to be more suitable following analysis of tyre data and rider feedback. Out of the six experimental rear slicks provided, three specifications proved to be more promising both in terms of durability, performance, and rider feedback. These three rear slick options were tested extensively over the final two days of the test and the further positive rider feedback and data analysis acquired on these three options on the final two days means that they will form the basis of tyre development for the Australian Grand Prix in October.
The weather at Phillip Island was changeable over the three days, allowing Bridgestone to acquire tyre performance data in a wide variety of conditions. Track temperatures ranged from 22°C to 52°C and brief periods of rain were recorded on the final day of the test. The lower ambient and track temperatures on the final day of the test were a welcome change, as they allowed the riders to test the tyres in similar conditions to what can be expected for the Australian Grand Prix in October.
Bridgestone now heads to Qatar to support the final MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2014 at the Losail International Circuit from March 7-9.
Shinji Aoki – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department
"This was a very positive test for Bridgestone as we achieved all our objectives. I would like to thank the riders and teams for all their hard work over the three days, as without them we couldn't have achieved what we set out to do. Our primary focus was to find some suitable rear tyre options for this circuit, and out of the six experimental rear slicks we provided for the test, three options yielded some very encouraging results. These three rear slick options will now steer development for the race tyres we will provide for October's Australian Grand Prix and following a successful three days, we are confident of delivering an allocation of tyres that will last the full-race distance while maintaining very high levels of safety and performance."
Phillip Island MotoGP™ tyre test – combined lap times
Pos
Rider
Team
Fastest lap
Gap
Total laps
1
Jorge LORENZO
Yamaha Factory Racing
1'29.068
165
2
Dani PEDROSA
Repsol Honda Team
1'29.381
0.313
178
3
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
1'29.387
0.319
136
4
Valentino ROSSI
Yamaha Factory Racing
1'29.516
0.448
216
5
Cal CRUTCHLOW
Ducati Team
1'29.576
0.508
166


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Yoshimura Trioval Exhaust system for Honda Wave 125X Promo - RM500

yoshimura-honda-wave-125x A high performance exhaust by Yoshimura in the shape of trioval muffler for Honda Wave 125X is now on promotion until 14 March 2014. You can buy this for RM500 which could a great entry for you to enjoy premium exhaust from premium manufacturers. You can contact Mr Taufik to book the exhaust at https://www.facebook.com/Genuinemotorsport, and pay in full after you can the salary at the end of the month.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2015 Ducati Diavel - sharper styling and new Testastretta 11° DS 162hp engine - estimated RM120k

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The new Ducati Diavel – Make a bold statement

Ducati's latest Diavel introduces many new features to the highly awarded sport cruiser, including a new engine and exhaust system and styling refinements that combine the model's muscular and assertive look with an elegance and sophistication now synonymous with the premium Italian brand. The new Diavel now makes a bold statement and strengthens Ducati's Performance Redefined mantra by using latest technologies to produce super-smooth performance with enhanced comfort and usability.

Custom shop beauty, state-of-the-art technology, innovative design and extraordinary riding pleasure remain masterfully blended into the Diavel, a motorcycle that has firmly set a benchmark in the sport cruiser segment, just reward for the innovative designers and engineers that created it. Built to have a commanding presence, though lightweight and agile like all Ducatis, the Diavel takes the man-motorcycle relationship to another level in absolute comfort. For connoisseurs of technology, the latest generation Testastretta 11° Dual Spark engine combines with full LED illumination, ABS, Ducati Traction Control and Ducati Riding Modes to deliver a confidence-inspiring superiority, while new styling, 162hp and 205kg* (452lb) of pure Ducati drives a comfortable sport lifestyle previously only dreamt of.

Merging the worlds of power and style is now achieved with convincing precision. A specially engineered 240 section rear tyre combined with Ducati chassis technology serves up mind-blowing handling and lean angles which defy the laws of physics, whether carving through curves on your favourite road or simply cruising the boulevards.

With its laid-back street ergonomics, blistering performance and commanding style, the new Diavel now rolls out dressed in stylish Dark Stealth livery, a black trellis frame and black wheels. The Diavel Carbon offers the choice of traditional Ducati Red over Matte Carbon with red frame or the stunning new Star White over Matte Carbon with white frame, both with black, forged wheels by Marchesini, turned and milled to expose the natural aluminium. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Super big box for Honda EX-5

box-ex5-besar A monstrous big box for Honda EX-5. This is the next level of bike practicality. Available in Malaysia. Price unknown. via: https://www.facebook.com/ahhongmotor

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AD: Acerbis Clearance Sale

Acerbis Promo For Motomalaya Good news to all Motocross and Supermoto fans in Malaysia!
QBEE and Acerbis Malaysia has launched a platform to sell original Acerbis products to customers.! And as a sign of their commitment, they have also promised the best prices in the world for the general user.!
How genuine is this offer?
Acerbis Price Beat Guarantee:
If you find a published internet price on another Acerbis product that is lower than the lowest available comparable Acerbis product on the Acerbis Mudah page, call us to book with Acerbis Malaysia and we will beat the other website's price by 10% (provided we can verify the lower fare when you call to book). The comparable product must be for the same product after the exchange rate has been compared.
For example, the Acerbis Scotch boots is now on offer at 62% off and now it is only RM380! For example, the nearest comparable price is http://www.fc-moto.de/Acerbis-Scotch-Boot on the internet where they are priced at GBP131 or RM720.!
--> You can therefore see that Acerbis Malaysia products are more than half priced off from the other parts of the world.
Check out the offer here: FB/AcerbisMalaysia or Mudah.my/AcerbisMalaysia


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AR80 brochure from the past

ar80 A beautiful and enjoyable bike even if it is only 80cc. But it is 2-stroke, so the power can exceed those 110cc 4-stroke bike. AR80 have the iconic wheel set that are sought after by many riders here. There are 2 version of the seating as you can see in the above picture. One is the normal two-seater as in the Polar White and Lime Green, but the Ebony and Sunbeam Red is single-seater. Small, slim and fun. It is all that you need for a great ride. via: https://www.facebook.com/yas.kawa.3

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Rossi Wraps Up Second Sepang Two Day Three Test on Top

rossi-sepang Yamaha Factory Racing's Valentino Rossi has completed the second official test of the 2014 MotoGP season as the fastest rider. Rossi wrapped up the three days of riding at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia with a fastest time of 1'59.999, one of only two riders to drop under the two minute mark after an impressive fastest lap today. Whilst still struggling to find a perfect solution to the new Bridgestone tyres, Jorge Lorenzo was able to find a change to make some improvement to set up today. The Mallorcan was still less than satisfied overall with the grip levels on offer from the 2014 rubber. Lorenzo was able to step a little closer to the front than yesterday, wrapping up in seventh, just over 0.6 of a second from his teammate in first. The Team now move directly to Phillip Island in Australia for a further test before the season kicks off under the floodlights of Qatar on the 23rd March. Monster Yamaha Tech3's Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro completed the final day of testing with many positives to conclude, for the beginning of the MotoGP season at the end of March. Both Monster Yamaha Tech3 riders experimented with various aspects of their Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bikes in order to find the most suitable set ups which would suit their riding styles. British rider Bradley Smith ended the test with an overall feeling of satisfaction regarding his performances over the past three days, as he prepares for his second season in MotoGP. Having spent a large quantity of time on refining the front and rear sections of the Yamaha YZR-M1, as well as accustoming himself to the seamless shift gearbox and the new Bridgestone tyres, Smith was content with the developments made. He completed a full race simulation today, which was successfully undertaken and confirmed that all of the changes made during this test were in the right direction. Undertaking a colossal 185 laps over all three days, the young British rider finished the second Sepang test with a best time of 2:00.804 in 9th place. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

KTM Supersprox 40T for KTM Duke 200 - estimated RM199

KTM-SUPERSPROX-40T-DUKE-200-003 Upgrade to a higher top speed of your bike using this KTM Supersprox 40T which is 2 teeth lower than the  stock rear sprocket size that is that 42. There are many sizes available that is 39, 38 and 37.  Using smaller size rear sprocket will increase the top speed, but at the same time decrease the pick-up of your Duke 200. For your information, the stock sprocket size for KTM Duke 200 is 14T front and 42T rear.  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 Yamaha MT-09 official brochure leaked - 850cc 3-cylinder 115PS power - estimated below RM50k

2014-Yamaha-MT-09-Malaysia-brochure-003 Confirmed! The 2014 Yamaha MT-09 will be coming to dealers in Malaysia soon. As this official brochure shows, there is the words of 'www.yamaha-motor.com.my' and at the back of the page 'Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia' that confirms it availability. 2014-Yamaha-MT-09-Malaysia-brochure-001One of the interesting aspect that people is talking about this bike is about the price. It is said that the price will be below RM50k and some even says that the price  might be even RM45k, which can be considered super cheap if it is true. 2014-Yamaha-MT-09-Malaysia-brochureOther than that, there is also rumors about the availability of its smaller brother with 698cc 2-cylinder engine that is the Yamaha MT-07 that is going to be priced at estimated price of RM35k. That is low considering the competitors price like the ER-6. 2014-Yamaha-MT-09-Malaysia-brochure-002 The 2014 Yamaha MT-09 are said to be available at the end of the year and it will be available in CKD form along with MT-07 which is also going to be CKD. This could a very good news to Yamaha fans who are waiting for more choices for superbikes by HLYM. Images credit to: http://gearjahat.blogspot.com/2014/02/yamaha-mt-09-sudah-tiba.html

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