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Monday, March 30, 2015

Asia Talent Cup: Indonesian Andi wins for first time


It was a day of celebration for Indonesian rider and his fan when rider Andi Izdihar took his first ever victory at the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup.

Andi beat Japanese rider Sasaki and Thai rider Chantra to take 1st place, but it did not come easy for the 17 year old Indonesian. It was a tough dice between the top two with both swapping places continuously throughout the 14 lap race. Ultimately the top two were separated by just 0.029 seconds at the finish line.

Race 2 of the second round in Losail Circuit in Qatar however was essentially a carbon copy of the first one, which took place on Saturday.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Asia Talent Cup: Malaysia crashes, Japan wins

KSD_9274 The 2015 installment of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup is proving to be one of the most exciting two wheel races. In Thailand we saw multiple riders battling out for a podium finish until the last lap.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Young Thai rider fastest amongst all in Qatar


It is a wonder why the qualifying times of nine riders from the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup were below the best lap time achieved in the same series at Losail Circuit last year.

However, raising above the rest was Thai rider Nakarin Atiratphuvapat, who set the fastest time in qualifying.

Nakarin also won Race 2 of the first race of the season in Buriram, Thailand last week.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Honda NSF250R Specs

SAATC-NSF-250R Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) uses homogenised Honda NSF250R Moto3™ bikes. All of the riders are riding the same bikes, so the factor that can differentiate between them is the skill. I remember quotes from a comic book "Machines can be bought, but skills are not for sale". Still, the machine of the SAATC intrigues me, so check out the technical data after the break: 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Round 1 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2015, Thailand: Strong start for Team Malaysia in Thailand

[caption id="attachment_18628" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2015-Shell-ATC-Rd1-Thailand-0011 Helmi Azman (MAS) breaks the 1.48min lap time, emerges to get the pole position and finished 8th[/caption]   The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2015 season gets off to a good start today in the new Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand. The day began on a good note for Team Malaysia during Qualifying. Despite the cooler yet humid weather, the biggest surprise came from Helmi Azman who snatched pole position. Helmi's improved pace saw him clock a laptime of 1:47.775 set in the last few minutes of the session, with Helmi standing as the only rider to break the 1:48.00 mark.  

2015 Honda New Concept Model "BULLDOG" - 400cc 2-cylinder active outdoor bike

2015-honda-bulldog Honda unveiled the world premiere of the BULLDOG as an exhibition model (concept model) at a press conference, at the 31st Osaka Motorcycle Show 2015. The BULLDOG promotes a new world of leisure with motorcycles. The model was developed with the concept "Lovable Touring Partner," and was designed to go beyond the boundaries of conventional leisure motorcycles, to actively enjoy outdoor life.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BMW F 800 R (RM46,888 ) and F 800 GS (RM59,888) now more affordable

1-2013-BMW-F800R-001 BMW Motorrad Malaysia has a couple of affordable 800cc bikes to be offered to the riders in Malaysia. The one that is very interesting is the BMW F 800 R that comes with liquid-cooled parallel twin with a capacity of 798 cc, 4-valve technology, DOHC engine that can maxes out 87bhp at low range of 8,000 RPM. The torque is rated at 86Nm @ 6,000 RPM. One particular distintive feature for a BMW naked/tourer bike is the use of dual size headlamp that looks different that other bike that we can see in the market but also a recognisable feature of the BMW bikes. The F 800 R is particularly interesting not because of the specs and quality of the bike only, but because this F 800 R is priced at RM46,888 (OTR excluding insurance). This level of price has never being thought of for a bike from BMW that is in 800cc category. Almost anyone in the market for a 700cc-800cc naked/tourer bike can fit this in their shopping list. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Honda Little Cub Special for Custom International Rose and Gardening Show in Tokorozawa city, Saitama

honda-little-cub-special Honda has prepared a special cub model for the Custom International Rose and Gardening Show in Tokorozawa city, Saitama. The name is Little Cub Special and this gives a very classic look of the popular Honda C70 (or Passport in other countries). As the theme is about roses and nature, I can see the implementation of rose red seat and blue/green base colour match the style nicely.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Five Malaysian youngsters competing in the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2015 introduced - Shafiq Rasol, Fakhrusy Rostam, Adam Norrodin, Helmi Azman and Azroy Anuar

1-2015-Shell_Advance-Talent-Cup-001 Asia's premier Moto3 racing series marks its second edition this year, following its successful inaugural running last year. The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup 2015 season will open next weekend at the Buriram Circuit, Thailand where it will be held as a support event to the second round of the World Superbikes Championship (WSBK).     This year, five Malaysians riders will form up the grid, with four them making a return form last year's roster, accompanied by one new rookie. A special introduction ceremony was held earlier today. Amongst the guests present included Sepang International Circuit (SIC) CEO Datuk Razlan Razali, as well as Troy Chapman, Cluster General Manager, Shell Lubricants SEA.     Returning to grid this year are non other than Shafiq Rasol, Fakhrusy Rostam, Adam Norrodin, and Helmi Azman. Joining the foursome is newbie Azroy Anuar who made the cut from the selection process held after last year Malaysian MotoGP race weekend. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

2015 Yamaha MX King 150 arriving to Indonesia - the 150LC or Exciter RC for the rest of us

image Yamaha Indonesia has moved forward to bring its most awaited 150cc moped that is the Yamaha MX King to its dealership earlier than the actual launching date which on next week. First, Yamaha has released the bike in Vietnam with the name of Exciter 150. The Exciter comes in two version with is the RC and the other one in the iconic Yamaha racing livery that is the GP version.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Kawasaki Ninja RR Special Edition in Indonesia - 28hp 2-stroke 150cc

ninja-rr-30th A great design for a great 2-stroke bike. This bike has been introduced in 2012 and is made only for Indonesian market. The RR has been improved to make it slimmer and follows the design language of the Ninja 250 with that headlight. It is one of the best looking 2-stroke ever. Also available in orange. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 Honda Civic Type-R officially unveiled - 310PS VTEC Turbo hot hatch

2015-Honda-Civic-Type-R-004After a five year wait, 2015 sees the arrival of the world's most keenly anticipated hot hatch, the Honda Civic Type R. Billed as a 'race car for the road', the all-new Civic Type R will set new standards in the high-performance front-wheel drive hatchback segment. The production version of Honda's latest hot hatch icon is revealed for the first time at the 85th Geneva Motor Show (5 to 15 March; Stand 4250, Hall 4), and more images of the car can be viewed at: Type R vehicles have garnered a cult following around the world and the new model more than lives up to the high expectations. A world-first application of Honda's new 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine, aggressive function-led styling, and pioneering new chassis technologies combine to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector. The new 2015 Civic Type R will be powered by the most extreme and high-performing engine in the 22-year history of the red 'H' badge, signalling the start of a new performance era for the Honda brand. 


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