Confirmed: 2014 Honda CBR250R will follow the double headlight design as of the CBR300R coming this 24th April to Japan – estimated RM18,254

April 20th, 2014 12:54 pm by

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Honda Japan has give a confirmation about the availability of the CBR250R that will use the double headlight design as of the recently introduced CBR300R in Thailand. This is logical and actually cost effective since the similar design will use similar parts hence minimizing the variety of the parts that the factory needs to prepare. I have read earlier that this CBR250R will be the global model along with the CBR300R. I’m thinking that for the country specific regulation, the country might get the CBR300R or CBR250R but not both. We have seen that Thailand got the CBR300R, so Malaysia and Indonesia might be getting the CBR250R.

2014-cbr250rThe design of the 2014 CBR250R is absolutely interesting which is sportier and much more race-like in terms of the appearance. The highlight of the design is the use of the double headlight that looks like the CBR1000RR (a.k.a The Rabbit). In my opinion, the double headlight looks much more modern and looks more ‘balanced’. The design is different than the 2011 CBR250R which follows the design cues of the VFR1200.  Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 arriving to Indonesia on 23rd April – Rp 28 million (RM7,952)

April 19th, 2014 1:48 pm by

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Our neighbouring country, Indonesia, will be getting the Yamaha YZF-R15 on 23rd April which is just few days away. YZF-R15 has been talked about for a very long time in Asean especially in Malaysia and Indonesia due to the resemblances of the engine and chassis, but differs in the fairing type of the Yamaha FZ150i or the Vixion in Indonesia. Many riders of FZ150i in Malaysia and Vixion riders in Indonesia are asking why the YZF-R15 are not marketed here since the engine and chassis are the same which should be no problem in terms of maintenance and parts availability. This dream has come true to Indonesian riders as they are getting the YZF-R15 soon, but not yet to Malaysian riders. Arrghhh!!! Yeah, I feel you.

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2014 Yamaha YZF R15 Indonesia version

YZF-R15 has been released earlier in India and known as the R15 Version 2.0, which means that this bike is already on its 2nd version in production. The Indian have included the sariguard (the rear tyre cover to prevent womens’ sari stuck to the rear tyre) but this one in Indonesia doesn’t include that item.

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AGV Sport Riding Jacket brought in by QBEE Motor

April 19th, 2014 12:05 pm by

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Founded in 1985, AGV sport sought to introduce more technical features into motorcycle apparels instead of relying on style alone as was the common practice. AGV sport products have consistently won best in class awards from numerous motorcycle publication around the world. A high tech “helmet” mentality drives the development of all AGV Sport’s products. AGV sport provides a motorcyclist with a line of both affordable entry level products hand crafted in Italy.

These line of AGV Sport Jackets that Qbee Motor Group bringing in is a high quality line that suits with asian warm and rainy climate (well vented and waterproof) with affordable pricetag.

More info can be obtained at: www.qbee.com.my

2014 MV Agusta F3 800 AGO – the 15 times World Champion legend continues in 300 units – estimated RM108k

April 19th, 2014 12:03 am by

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Tricolour, gold and that Number 1: the fairings of the champion evoke the exhilarating world of racing and the atmosphere of the tracks where the legend of the unbeatable MV Agusta Grand Prix bikes was born. These bikes made Giacomo Agostini a motorcycling legend and have now re-emerged from the past thanks to the most faithful replica ever: the F3 800 AGO, packed with unsurpassed technology that provides jaw-dropping performance and unparalleled riding pleasure.

Electronic engine and traction control play a pivotal role, ensuring the F3 800 AGO delivers tip-top performance at all times. Practical handlebar controls let the rider choose from among three different pre-set power delivery modes. And those hungry for more personalised performance will be delighted to hear that the F3 800 AGO allows configuration of the control parameters, including the traction control settings (8 levels, disengageable). Read the rest of this entry »

Yamaha Continue Partnership with TOYOTA Racing Through 2014

April 18th, 2014 11:24 pm by

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Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) will continue as an ‘Official Supplier of TOYOTA Racing’ for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. As part of the collaboration, YME will stimulate TOYOTA Racing’s team mobility by providing Yamaha EC-03 electric (2-wheeler) units for the rounds of Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans.

YME began providing TOYOTA Racing with EC-03 electric vehicles at the start of the team’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2012. The season resulted in an impressive three wins from six races, TOYOTA Racing receiving the Team Rookie of the Year Award from the FIA, and ultimately being named as the best new WEC team of 2012. The 2013 season also featured several highlights. TOYOTA Racing scored multiple podiums and ended the season on a high with a victory at the final round in Bahrain.

The EC-03 is Yamaha’s solution to pollution, noise, and high costs in petrol, making the vehicle ideal for short-distance, urban travel. The pure electric vehicle has zero emissions and can charge from any common wall socket through the use of a cable that can be found underneath the seat. The EC-03 is also equipped with a silent operation feature, but this does not mean it suffers in power: this environmentally friendly vehicle comes with a switch that allows riders to enhance the performance capabilities by changing from the Standard mode to the Power mode all with the press of a button on the digital screen.

For 2014 TOYOTA Racing has revealed the technologically-advanced TS040 HYBRID car that will compete in the championship. The four-wheel drive vehicle includes the new TOYOTA HYBRID System – Racing, specially developed in response to the revised WEC technical regulations that require a 25% reduction in fuel usage compared to 2013, with savings achieved through powertrain, aerodynamics and driving style efficiencies.  Read the rest of this entry »