Young Thai rider fastest amongst all in Qatar

March 28th, 2015 3:31 pm by


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. Read the rest of this entry »

Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Honda NSF250R Specs

March 23rd, 2015 12:04 pm by


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:  Read the rest of this entry »

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

March 21st, 2015 11:06 pm by

Helmi Azman (MAS) breaks the 1.48min lap time, emerges to get the pole position and finished 8th

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.   Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Honda New Concept Model “BULLDOG” – 400cc 2-cylinder active outdoor bike

March 21st, 2015 10:02 am by


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.   Read the rest of this entry »

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

March 17th, 2015 10:37 pm by


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.  Read the rest of this entry »