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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ - Qualifying Practice: Masterful Marquez marches to pole position at Mugello

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Marc Marquez's mission to dominate every MotoGP™ qualifying session continued unabated at Mugello today, as the Repsol Honda rider lapped the Italian circuit in a time of 1'47.270 to claim the top spot on the grid for tomorrow's Italian Grand Prix.
Marquez set the day's quickest time during his first time attack in Qualifying Practice Two, using the combination of the medium compound slicks front and rear. To the delight of the Italian fans, Pramac Racing's Andrea Iannone was second in QP2 with a best lap time of 1'47.450, while Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo qualified in third place with a time of 1'47.521. Today's QP2 session at Mugello was perhaps the most fiercely contested so far this season, with only half a second separating the top ten riders as the chequered flag was waved.

GPS Tracker to track your motorcycle for extra security - RM269

GPS-Tracker-Motorcycle-004 A small box that serves as a GPS Tracker that can be fitted stealthily to your motorcycle. This GPS Tracker can help you to locate your bike in the event of theft. Not just that, you can also monitor where is your bike is being taken if you were to borrow it to your friend, your kids, your brother etc. There is a SIM card slot in the box and also battery so that this GPS Tracker is actually self-powered and self-tracking (means that it doesn't not need to connect to specific server). It can uses GSM and GPS system for its tracking.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Honda XR150L - offroad agricultural essential bike

image In Australia, Honda line up this XR150L as the essential bike for any farm. The purpose of this bike is to make agricultural job easy but this bike makes it look stylish too. The squarish headlight looks aggressive and the high ground clearance makes it suit for the motard style. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 BMW "Concept Roadster" – BMW Roadster Revolution for the world to take notice

1-2014-BMW-Concept-Roadster-001 The aspirations of BMW Motorrad with regard to future generations of boxer-powered roadsters take concrete, emotionally charged shape at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2014 in the form of the BMW Concept Roadster. Last year BMW Motorrad presented the BMW Concept Ninety here - a modern interpretation of a classic BMW motorcycle with boxer engine that demonstrated just how emotional a retrospective on 90 years of BMW Motorrad can be. "By contrast, the contemporary emotional appeal of the BMW Concept Roadster shows that, as far as BMW is concerned, motorcycling is much more than just perfect function," explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design. 2-2014-BMW-Concept-Roadster-002 Classic values interpreted in modern style. The BMW Concept Roadster is a typical BMW roadster with a powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine, single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a light tubular space frame. It interprets these classic elements in the most state-of-the-art, dynamic form. "The BMW Concept Roadster is exciting to look and at least as exciting to ride," says Ola Stenegard, Head of Vehicle Design BMW Motorrad, of the BMW Concept Roadster. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Specs Comparison: 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL vs 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580"] 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL 1-cylinder[/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580"] 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder[/caption] A technical specs comparison of the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL 1-cylinder and 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder. Both are good bikes with different characteristic. Check out the comparison below.
Model / Comparison 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm  62.0 mm x 41.2 mm
Displacement 149.8 cc  249 cm³ cc
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 1 Cyl DOHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2 Cyl DOHC
CDI Keihin, Transistorized Ignition Digital
Power (kW) 20.6kW (28hp)(9,700rpm) 23.5 kW (32HP) / 11,000 rpm

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GE Honda Aero Engines Delivers First Shipset of HF120 Production Engines and Announces MRO Facility

[caption id="attachment_16660" align="aligncenter" width="580"]HF120-engine HF120[/caption] GE Honda Aero Engines accomplished a major milestone with the delivery of the first shipset of HF120 production engines to Honda Aircraft Company. "The delivery of these first set of engines is a significant milestone for the HF120 program and reinforces our continuous support for our customer." said Terry Sharp, president of GE Honda Aero Engines. "The HF120 is now in full production at GE's Lynn facility. Significant planning activity is underway to enable smooth transitioning to the Honda Aero facility in Burlington, North Carolina, before year end." With the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Part 33 certification of the GE Honda HF120 turbofan engine obtained on December 13, 2013, the team is now focusing on obtaining European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation by the end of the year. 

Gallery: 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 - a superbike you can ride everyday

yzf-r25_main In 1998, Yamaha Motor launched its new flagship supersport model YZF-R1 (1,000cc), which won acclaim for its exciting performance on winding roads, thanks to the combination of its high-performance engine and lightweight frame. Since then, Yamaha Motor continued its expansion of the YZF-R series through the launch of YZF-R6 (600cc) and YZF-R7 (750cc). And in 2008, YZF-R15 (150cc) and YZF-R125 (125cc) were introduced to India and Europe respectively. The new YZF-R25 is developed not only for the Indonesian market where the popularity of sports models has been increasing, but also as a 250cc supersports model to cater for the global market. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 Officially Unveiled in Indonesia - 2-inline DOHC 8-valve 36PS 250cc power - Rp 53million (RM14,893.00)

YZF-R25-tmcblog1 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 has been unveiled officially in Indonesia for its world premiere. It is a very interesting bike and focuses on the performance which is exactly what Yamaha should do and they do deliver. It comes in 3 colour choices that is Red/White, Blue/White and Blue. That Blue/White version really reminds me of the livery of the YZR-M1 that is being used currently in MotoGP 2014. As I told you earlier this is an interesting bike. I love this bike as soon as I know the official specs. It delivers 36PS (35.5hp, 26.5kW) at 12,000RPM with torque rated at 22.1Nm at 10,000RPM. This is definitely one of the highest power rating for a 250cc bike compared to currently available in the market. As a comparison, look at these numbers: 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250 2-cylinder is at 32hp, 2011 Naza Blade 250 V-Twin 2-cylinder at 28.8hp and YZF-R25 only lower than 1998 Kawasaki ZX250R 4-inline at 45hp (this one higher la cause 4-inline, I put here to compare only la bro). 

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 NAZA N5 launched in Malaysia - entry-level 250cc single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled 6-speed bike at RM13,988 (OTR) for the first 500 customers

03-2014-NAZA-N5-252 NAZA Bikes Sdn Bhd introduced yet another new addition to its product range today, the brand new NAZA N5, in a launch event held today at NAZA Automall in Petaling Jaya. Present at the event were Datuk Wira HJ SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, NAZA Group of Companies Joint Group Executive Chairman; Mr. Oh Sei-young, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kolao Group; Mr. Bae Dong-Jun, Chief Executive Officer of KR Motors and Mr. Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of Naza Two Wheels & Four Wheels Division. [caption id="attachment_16597" align="aligncenter" width="640"]04-2014-NAZA-N5-253 NAZA N5 comes in black or white colour choices[/caption] This latest NAZA N5 was specifically designed to meet increasing market demands for more dynamic 250cc entry-level motorcycles. A bike of convenience for city dwellers and country goers alike, the NAZA N5 is user-friendly and thrilling to ride, it is ideal for entry-level riders, who wish to navigate the roads with ease, boost their confidence and enhance their riding ability. 2014-Hyosung-GD250N-EXIV-Engine This model comes with 6-speed transmission and is powered by a DOHC 4-valve single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. Power is rated at 28hp and 24Nm of torque. Being single-cylinder, 28hp is comparable to the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL which are said to be introduced in Malaysia this 22th May, but at the weight of 148kg curb mass, it is heavier that the 250SL at only 124.5kg. The lighter the bike, the easier it is to take corners.

Round 5: French MotoGP™ - Race Results: French victory makes it five in a row for Marquez

1-Marc-Marquez---Repsol-Honda---French-MotoGP-race-winner Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez continued his relentless push for a second MotoGP™ World Championship as the Spaniard won his fifth race in a row with victory at the French Grand Prix at Le Mans. Starting from pole position, Marquez had a poor start and as the riders completed their first lap, found himself in tenth position. The reigning champion then increased his pace and made his way through the field, setting a new Circuit Record Lap time of 1'33.548 on lap eight, and then taking the race lead on lap twelve. Marquez's constant pace led him to victory over Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi, who claimed his third second-place finish of the year. Taking third place was GO&FUN Honda Gresini's Alvaro Bautista, who rode brilliantly to claim his first podium since the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix. The track temperature today reached its highest level of the race weekend, with a figure of 46°C recorded in the final stages of the race. Race tyre choice amongst the riders was similar to that from yesterday's Free Practice 4 session, with the soft compound front and rear slicks proving to be most popular. Only one rider selected the medium compound front slick for the race, the other twenty-one riders selected the soft compound front. Fourteen of the twenty-two starters opted for the soft compound rear slick, while eight riders selected the extra-soft rear that was available only to the Ducati and Open-class entrants. Despite the warmer than usual temperatures at Le Mans, tyre performance during race was excellent, with today's French Grand Prix having the highest average speed ever recorded at this circuit. Marquez's latest victory sees his lead in the championship over his teammate Dani Pedrosa increase to forty-three points. Rossi remains in third place in the rider standings, but now sits just two points behind Pedrosa after five rounds. Shinji Aoki – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department "It's been a while since we had a completely dry race weekend at Le Mans, and the constant fine weather gave riders plenty of time to find a setup to get the best performance out of the tyres. The pace this year was a big step forward from last year, but the riders also commented that the warm-up performance and safety of our tyres at Le Mans has also improved, so I am pleased with this result. New Circuit Best Lap, Race Lap and overall race time records were set this weekend at Le Mans. This is a very positive outcome for Bridgestone and shows that our revised tyre allocation for this circuit worked well for the riders." Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda – Race Winner "I enjoyed today quite a lot, particularly the early part of the race. Maybe I was too calm in the early laps, I knew my rhythm was good so maybe I had too much confidence. Then when Lorenzo overtook me, I started to go quick and overtaking many riders which I enjoyed. When I was in second place I saw Rossi in front so I pushed 100% and when I reached Valentino I thought it would be a fight to pass him, but he made a mistake which allowed me to get through. I'm really happy for my fifth victory in a row, and I want to enjoy this moment as even though it looked easy, it was difficult go get the win." Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Extra-Soft, Soft & Medium; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric) Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative) Weather:  Dry. Ambient 24-25°C; Track 43-46°C (Bridgestone measurement)
French MotoGP™ Top Ten Race Classification
Pos
Rider
Team
Race Time
Gap
Front spec
Rear spec
Tyres
1
Marc MARQUEZ 
Repsol Honda Team
44'03.925 
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
2
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
44'05.411
1.486
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
3
Alvaro BAUTISTA
GO&FUN Honda Gresini
44'07.069
3.144
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
4
Pol ESPARGARO
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
44'07.642
3.717
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
5
Dani PEDROSA
Repsol Honda Team
44'08.002
4.077
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
6
Jorge LORENZO
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
44'11.013
7.088
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
7
Stefan BRADL
LCR Honda MotoGP
44'15.452
11.527
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
8
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
44'26.028
22.103
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
9
Aleix ESPARGARO
NGM Forward Racing
44'26.551
22.626
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone
10
Bradley SMITH
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
44'27.033
23.108
Soft
Soft
Bridgestone


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Round 5: French MotoGP™ - QP2 - Another outright lap record lands Marquez on pole in Le Mans

[caption id="attachment_16582" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2014 MotoGP World  Championship, Round 5, Le Mans, 18th May 2014 2014 MotoGP World Championship, Round 5, Le Mans, 18th May 2014[/caption] There is no stopping Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez at the moment, as the Spanish star smashed the existing Le Mans outright circuit lap record by 0.605 seconds for his fifth pole position from the first five races of the season. While Marquez continued his stranglehold on the top qualifying position this year, starting second on the grid for tomorrow's French Grand Prix will be Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Pol Espargaro, with the MotoGP™ rookie claiming his first ever front-row start with a personal best lap time of 1'32.734. Andrea Dovizioso's successful record at the Le Mans circuit continued today, as the Ducati rider was third in Qualifying Practice 2 with a time of 1'32.755. In the time attack during Qualifying Practice 2, Marquez and Espargaro set their best time on the soft compound slicks front and rear, while Dovizioso used the soft compound front matched with the extra-soft rear slick. As was the case yesterday, weather conditions today were warm and dry, with the peak track temperature of 45°C recorded during QP2. In the earlier Free Practice sessions, riders assessed a wide range of tyres to see which options were more suitable in the warmer than usual temperatures at Le Mans. During race simulations in FP4, almost every rider preferred the soft compound front slick, matched with their softer rear slick option; extra-soft for the Ducati and Open-class riders, soft for the Factory Honda and Yamaha riders. Coincidentally, as well as being more consistent over longer runs, this same tyre combination yielded the best performance over a single lap, hence it was used by most riders during their qualifying runs. The twenty-eight lap French Grand Prix starts at 1400 local time tomorrow (GMT +1), with the next MotoGP™ session, the twenty-minute morning Warm Up commencing at 0940 local time. Shinji Aoki – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department "Another day with perfect conditions gave the riders ample opportunity to try out all the slick tyre options and decide on their race tyre combinations. Although temperatures are warmer than we usually experience at Le Mans, this circuit isn't demanding on tyres so most riders will opt for their softer rear slick option for the race. For the front tyre, the soft compound option seems to offer the best combination of cornering and braking performance, so I expect this to be widely used tomorrow. This year at Le Mans we've brought a new rear tyre allocation with a focus on improved warm-up and safety for the riders. However, it is plain to see that is also provided quite an improvement in performance which the riders, in particular Marc exploited to maximum effect. To beat the existing outright lap record by over half a second is an incredible achievement. Over longer runs, many riders are on a similar race pace so it should be a close contest tomorrow."
French MotoGP™ QP 2 times – Riders that qualified from QP1 shaded in gray
Pos
Rider
Team
QP2 Time
Gap
1
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
1'32.042 
2
Pol ESPARGARO
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
1'32.734
0.692
3
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
1'32.755
0.713
4
Stefan BRADL
LCR Honda MotoGP
1'32.846
0.804
5
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
1'32.873
0.831
6
Jorge LORENZO
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
1'32.899
0.857
7
Alvaro BAUTISTA
GO&FUN Honda Gresini
1'33.006
0.964
8
Aleix ESPARGARO
NGM Forward Racing
1'33.015
0.973
9
Dani PEDROSA
Repsol Honda Team
1'33.023
0.981
10
Bradley SMITH
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
1'33.058
1.016
11
Andrea IANNONE
Pramac Racing
1'33.102
1.060
12
Cal CRUTCHLOW
Ducati Team
1'33.315
1.273


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2014 Icon Airmada Colossal - nevermind Godzilla, this is Colossal Squid - estimated RM1,200

2014-icon-airmada-colossal-squid-001   Another great graphic for the popular Icon Airmada series of full face helmet. This time it features a comic graphic of giant squid as the monster from the ocean. The colour play is nice here with the blue and orange mix. There is also another Colossal colour that is black and white if you are a fan of monochrome and lo-fi stance. 5 more pictures after the jump: 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight unveiled in Indonesia - Rp 56,7 million (RM15,982)

HondaCBR250R_2014 Indonesia now has a newly designed Honda CBR250R available for riders to get their hands on the riding experience of the machine. The engine are still the same from the 2011 Honda CBR250R MC41 engine but few optimization has been made on the intake airflow and new exhaust muffler design. The 1-cylinder 249cc DOHC engine with the bore and stroke dimension of 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm are now able to maxes out 29ps at 9,000RPM with the torque rated at 23Nm at 7,300RPM. The one thing that can be noted here is that the fuel efficiency has also increased to 50.1km/l. Tank capacity is 13l, so, this means that you can go 651.3km with every fuel tank, theoritically. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

KTM Duke 200 Jalur Gemilang custom livery by Mirul

KTM-Duke-200-Jalur-Gemilang-002 A good way to show your patriotism with this classy and unique livery that features the Malaysian flag symbol and accents. The livery is a complete makeover with attention to details as we can see every parts of the bike including the belly pan, radiator guard and tail are all made to live up the red, green and blue colour of Malaysian flag. Can be fitted to Duke 125 and Duke 390. 5 more pictures after the jump:  

Friday, May 9, 2014

2015 Kawasaki ZX-6R 30th Anniversary Special Edition - estimated RM72k

2015-Kawasaki-Ninja-ZX6R-636-001 Another special edition from Kawasaki to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Ninja brand is this Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 636 special livery. The engine is still the same that has been upgraded from the 2009 599cc engine to bigger 636cc engine in 2012 for higher output. The engine configuration is 4-stroke 4-valve per cylinder inline-four liquid-cooled. Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 11.00.08 PM The advantage offered by the new Ninja ZX-6R's 37cc displacement increase is significant for real world riding exhilaration. Increased performance across the rpm range is welcome when sport riding, both in the hills and on the racetrack. But increased low and mid-range torque also offers increased usability in everyday street-riding situations, like riding in stop-and- go city traffic, or accelerating to pass another vehicle on the highway. A new race-inspired clutch offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a much lighter feel at the lever. The suspension also being revised with the use of SFF-BP.  

1986 Suzuki Katana 1135R tuned by Yoshimura

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Black is beautiful and it shows on this 1986 Suzuki Katana 1135R tuned in Japan by Yoshimura.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Honda NSR250R by TYGA Performance

HondaNSR250R-MC28-TYGA-Performance-004 Just looking at this top clamp by TYGA Performance, I can already know much love TYGA has put to design and makes it suits the look of the aggressive NSR250R. You can also buy the parts from them if you follow them on FB. 3 more pictures after the jump:  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Yamaha MT-125 - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - learners street bike based from YZF-R125 platform

2014-Yamaha-MT-125-005 This has come as an absolute surprise. We never thought that Yamaha are keeping on its shed this 2014 Yamaha MT-125 with the tagline 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'. The MT-125 are targeted as the learners bike for those who are looking for a streetfighter style ride but easy to handle for beginners. It got all the aura of its bigger brother, the 2-inline 689cc MT-07 and 3-inline 850cc MT-09 for that street-cred that some might be looking for. If you still remember, the 'Dark' trend started with the MT-09 'Discover Your Dark Side' and then followed with MT-07 with 'Rise Up Your Darkness'. Now it is seemingly correct to tag this MT-125 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' that can be related to the easy handling and more manageable power of the 125cc engine.  

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Special Edition - estimated RM85k

[caption id="attachment_16482" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2015_Kawasaki-Ninja-ZX10R-ZX1000JK 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 30th Anniversary Special Edition Lime Green[/caption] Ninja ZX-10R, which has been sharpened in the area of "power" and "controllability". It has always been pursuing the best in circuit performance and this has proven with its involvement in WSBK.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL spotted in Malaysia in massive number



20140506-012542 pm.jpg A photo that said taken in Kawasaki Glenmarie in Shah Alam shows a massive number of the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL. This correlate nicely with the rumors of the availability of bike in May or Jun. Maybe it will be launched in WSBK Sepang? Via: Ahmad Amir Arshad Ahmad ▶️ Geng Ninja 250R Malaysia FB

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Monday, May 5, 2014

2014 BMW R nineT (RM115,000) and S 1000 R (RM95,800) has arrived to Malaysia - one retro and one roadster

bmw-s1000r-rninet-malaysia A little late to write about this news but here it is. BMW Motorrad has unveiled two interesting bike that has been talked about a lot in Internet sphere. Here comes the BMW R nineT and BMW S 1000 R. BMW R nineT is a new bike made to celebrates 90 years of BMW Motorrad. It is powered by the classic flat boxer twin engine like the one that has been fitted to 1932 BMW R 32. It is not the same engine, but the same engine configuration. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.  

2008 Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150 2-stroke - The Power to be The Leader of The Pack

2008-Kawasaki-Ninja-KRR-ZX150-Red-Action Powerful 2-stroke bikes proves to be the popular choices in 70s and all the way until now as of 2014. There are plentiful of legendary bikes that are still available in secondhand market like the aggressive Yamaha TZM-150, the iconic Honda NSR150 SP with the single-sided ProArm rear suspension, the naked Suzuki TXR 150 Gamma and the last 150cc 2-stroke to arrive, the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150. The sound these 2-stroke bikes are among the best sound you can hear on the road and track. In 2014, many 2-stroke bikes are going to be discontinued, so here, I copy the actual text and images so that it will always remain online for those who are looking to refer to it again. The official text and images are as below: The Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150 is a firm favourite amongst seasoned 150cc bikers as well as those moving up from smaller engine bikes. The Ninja KRR ZX150 with its cool and renowed Ninja styling has dominated the 150cc bike catagory for a long time and the 2008 model has continue to win over many fans and without doubt will further strengthens Kawasaki's domination. SUPER KIPS Enhanced Engine The high revving 2 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder with Kawasaki's patented SUPER KIPS (Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System), will ensure continuous and useable power delivery across the entire power band. For experienced rider, the Super Kips powered Ninja KRR ZX150 will not disappoint.  On paper, the engine provides massive power at 29.6ps for a bike that is only 124.5kg of curb weight.

Round 4 Jerez, Spain: Fourth successive victory for Marquez after Spanish MotoGP™ triumph - 1st Marquez, 2nd Rossi, 3rd Pedrosa

Marc-Marquez---Repsol-Honda---Spanish-MotoGP-race-winner Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez won his first ever Grand Prix at Jerez and made it four victories from four starts to take a commanding position in the MotoGP championship standings. Starting his one-hundredth Grand Prix, Marquez exchanged the race lead with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi during the opening laps, before increasing his pace – setting the fastest lap of the race on lap five – to build a comfortable gap over his challengers. Marquez then controlled the race to cross the finish line 1.431 seconds ahead of Rossi in second place. In third place was Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa, who stormed home in the final laps but ultimately crossed the finish line just 0.098 seconds behind Rossi. All riders on the podium opted for the medium compound rear slick, with Marquez and Pedrosa using the medium compound front, while Rossi selected the hard compound front slick for the race. Hot and dry conditions were present for the twenty-seven lap Spanish Grand Prix and during the race the track temperature reached its highest level of the weekend at 55°C. Although conditions were extremely hot, all three asymmetric rear slick options supplied this weekend worked well on the greasy track surface and were used during the race. The extra-soft rear slick was the most popular choice with ten riders selecting this option for the race. The soft rear slick was selected by seven riders, with the remaining six riders opting for the medium compound rear. Front tyre choice showed a strong preference for the medium compound option, with twenty of the twenty-three entrants choosing this option. Marquez's flawless start to the season gives him a twenty-eight point lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings over teammate Pedrosa after just four rounds. Rossi remains in third place and a further eleven points adrift. Kyota Futami – General Manager, Global Motorsport Department, Bridgestone Corporation "Repsol Honda and Marc dominated another race weekend and I'd like to congratulate Marc on winning his first ever Grand Prix at Jerez. This is such a fantastic venue for racing and this weekend was no exception, with the largest crowd in the last few years coming out to support the MotoGP riders. Both our front and rear tyre allocation for this race was changed from last year, and I am happy that it was received well by the riders. It was unfortunate to hear Danilo broke his wrist in his accident during Warm Up and I hope that he makes a quick recovery and is back on his bike soon. The next round is at Le Mans which in terms of layout is very different from Jerez, so it will be interesting to see if this will enable another rider to make a strong challenge for the race victory." Masao Azuma – Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department "It was very hot all weekend but the conditions were consistent each day which meant the teams and riders had a lot of opportunities to evaluate their tyre options for the race. Jerez can be a difficult circuit when the temperatures are high, but our new expanded front tyre allocation ensured the riders had options to manage the challenging conditions. It was good to see that all three rear slick options we brought to Jerez performed well in the race and I hope we see similar variation in race tyre choice for the next round at Le Mans. For now our technical team will be on hand to assist the MotoGP test at Jerez tomorrow and once again it looks like it will be very hot here." Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda – Race Winner "Of course I'm really happy. It was a different kind of victory as at this circuit I struggled a little bit during the weekend. Everyone was so close in the race but at the beginning on the new tyres I felt good so I could push hard to create a gap as I knew at the end of the race Dani and Valentino would be strong. It was a special victory and we are in a good moment, so now we need to try and keep our advantage." Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric) Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Hard (Main), Soft (Alternative – front), Extra-hard (Alternative – rear) Weather:  Dry. Ambient 28-29°C; Track 54-55°C (Bridgestone measurement)
Spanish MotoGP™ Top Ten Race Classification
Pos
Rider
Team
Race Time
Gap
Front spec
Rear spec
Tyres
1
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
45'24.134
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
2
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
45'25.565
1.431
Hard
Medium
Bridgestone
3
Dani PEDROSA
Repsol Honda Team
45'25.663
1.529
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
4
Jorge LORENZO
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
45'32.675
8.541
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
5
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
45'51.628
27.494
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
6
Alvaro BAUTISTA
GO&FUN Honda Gresini
45'51.740
27.606
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
7
Aleix ESPARGARO
NGM Forward Racing
45'52.051
27.917
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
8
Bradley SMITH
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
45'52.081
27.947
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
9
Pol ESPARGARO
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
45'53.553
29.419
Hard
Medium
Bridgestone
10
Stefan BRADL
LCR Honda MotoGP
45'57.006
32.872
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone


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