Round 15 – Australian MotoGP: Rossi wins at Phillip Island to lead Yamaha clean sweep – 1st Rossi, 2nd Lorenzo and 3rd Smith

October 19th, 2014 10:19 pm by


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race at Phillip Island in ten years as the Italian rider led a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three podium positions at the Australian Grand Prix.

Rossi started from eighth on the grid but was able to make up positions in the opening laps of the race and by the third lap was in third position. Rossi then got involved in an entertaining battle with teammate Jorge Lorenzo and after trading places a few times with his teammate, eventually seized second place from Lorenzo with ten laps remaining. Rossi then found himself in the lead of the race after Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez came unstuck at turn 10 on lap eighteen and the Italian rider went on to cross the finish line 10.836 seconds ahead of his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP stablemate Lorenzo. Finishing in third place for his first premier-class podium was Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith a further 1.5 seconds behind LorenzoRead the rest of this entry »

2015 Scrambler Ducati previewed in Malaysia – available in Q1 2015

October 19th, 2014 10:01 pm by


Next Bike Sdn Bhd (Ducati Malaysia) delighted members of the press and Ducati Club Malaysia with the exclusive preview of a renewed classic, the Ducati Scrambler, just ahead of the launch of Asia Ducati Week 2014. The reveal took place at the Beach Club in Kuala Lumpur and unofficially kicks off a sensational week of Ducati product launches, thrilling activities and celebrations that coincide with the Malaysian MotoGP weekend at the Sepang International Circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 unveiled – 320cc 2-cylinder 42PS power

October 17th, 2014 7:58 am by


Yamaha YZF-R3 has made its appearance in Yamaha UK. On the first impression, it looks very much like the YZF-R25 that has been released in Indonesia. This one carries bigger engine at 320cc with 2-cylinder DOHC configuration. Power maxes out at 42PS which is good for this bike in this category.  Check out the tech specs after the jump:  Read the rest of this entry »

Spyshot: 2015 Yamaha Exciter RC – the 150LC?

October 16th, 2014 2:42 pm by

yamaha-exciter-rc has updated this image of the rumored Yamaha Exciter RC which comes with 150cc engine. We are not sure whether this is the real thing or not, but the possibility of it is very high.

The tail light is different than the current Yamaha 135LC along with the long rear plate holder. The signal indicator are now separated as to follow the UNECE regulation. The exhaust are also different. The rear tyre remain the wide one and the it is still equipped with the disc brake system.



2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS – revival of Vulcan since 1985

October 16th, 2014 2:08 pm by


Kawasaki Vulcan has been a popular choice for riders who are looking for easy-rider bike in 1980s with the model VN750 produced from 1985 until 2006. In US, there is the availability of VN700, since there is the tariff restriction of bikes from Japan to be marketed there.

15_EN650AB_F_1-4Previously the VN750 is equipped with V-twin engine but this 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 is equipped with parallel twin engine with the displacement of 650cc. The power of the engine is not known since there is no specs released just yet. The rear shocks is adopted from the design like the one used in ER-6n with features a ‘sleeping’ shock. Read the rest of this entry »