Honda continues the new introductions to its 2015 motorcycle line with announcement of several cruiser, touring and dual-sport models. The 2015 model year marks the 40th anniversary of the Gold Wing® and are celebrating with a commemorative 40th Anniversary Edition. Other new introductions include the return of popular and iconic motorcycles from the 1300 Custom and Shadow lines, as well as the Fury and do-it-all XR650L.
Continue reading “2015 Honda Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition – 1,832cc flat-six”
The dealer that I follow on FB has unveiled the price of the inline-four 2014 Honda CB650F naked is at RM39,999 while the full-fairing CBR650F at RM41,999.
Continue reading “2014 Honda CB650F and CBR650F price unveiled by dealer – CB650F RM39,999, CBR650F RM41,999”
Another teaser from Kawasaki about their upcoming Ninja H2. As rumored earlier, this bike might feature the supercharged engine. Now, listen to the mysterious 40-sec of the sound of the engine howling and chirping. The video is after the jump: Continue reading “2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Video 2 – Howling and Chirping – supercharged engine!”
Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia is preparing for the launch of the GSR750 which is a naked bike with the engine derived from the supersports GSX-R750. The engine has been revised in cam profiles and also on the intake and exhaust tracts. The compression of 12.3:1 is high enough to keep the engine delivering maximum ‘kick’ to the crankshaft. The engine can revs all the way to the redline at 10,000RPM and churns out 105hp with 80Nm of pulling power at 9,000RPM.
Continue reading “2014 Suzuki GSR750 ABS is coming to Malaysia on October 2014 – RM53,888 (basic)”
Ducati Malaysia (Penang) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Han Chiang College. The partnership will enable undergraduates of Han Chiang College’s Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Programme (under the college’s Continuing Education Centre) to benefit from hands-on practical training at Ducati Penang Sheng Fatt Superbike Sdn Bhd (Sheng Fatt) and provide opportunities for employment at Ducati Penang upon completion of the programme.
Present at the MoU signing were Mr. Kheoh Hock Seng, Director of Ducati Penang Showroom and Owner of Sheng Fatt Superbike Sdn Bhd, Amrick Singh, Head of After Sales, Next Bike (Ducati Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Dr Wang Yoon Yah, Principal of Han Chiang College, and Dr James Beh Kok Hooi, Vice Principal of Han Chiang College.
Amrick Singh, Head of After Sales, Next Bike (Ducati Malaysia) Sdn Bhd stated, “We hope that through this collaboration we can encourage young Malaysians and nurture local talent. We are very confident that the well prepared HCC graduates will easily adapt to the new application programmes and technologies. During their time at Ducati Penang, the students will be trained to meet international standards of quality service plus be part of the Desmo Academy that has been created to enhance the skills each individual for opportunities that can span beyond Malaysia”. Continue reading “Ducati Malaysia Signs MoU with Han Chiang College – in fast pursuit of technical supremacy”
Honda CBR150R has been given life once again with this update for the 2015 model. Spied at Indonesia and reported by tmcblog, the CBR150R are available in at least 2 variant which is black and Repsol edition. Based on just the sole image of the spyshot, how can you know it is not CBR250R? Continue reading “Spyshot: 2015 Honda CBR150R dual headlight in Indonesia – black and Repsol edition”
The media and my FB timeline has been flooded with a teaser from Kawasaki with the tag Ninja H2. Ninja H2 has already been made earlier in 1972 configured with 3-cylinder 2-stroke 750cc engine. It produces 74hp at 6,800RPM and 7.9kgm of torque at 6,500RPM. That number is not impressive for today value, but in that era of 70s, it can be said to be the “king of the streets”. For comparison, the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 4-stroke inline-4 engine can produce 129.3hp at high 13,500RPM.
So, to be the “king of the street” again, the Ninja H2 must have a powerful engine but it can’t be from another 2-stroke engine. One option they have is to supercharge the engine. Why not turbocharged it? I think, the supercharged engine will have a more linear power delivery and this can eliminate ‘power shock’ after the rider exit a turn. Compared to turbocharger, the power can shock the rider after the engine hits certain RPM range and when the boost is sufficient. Will Kawasaki us a supercharged engine? Then, what will be the price? Oh, the dilemma and the thoughts…
Flip-up helmet from Acerbis now available in Malaysia. Priced at RM1,300. The shell is made from ABS. The Anti scratch visor ensures maximum driving visibility. Internal sunshade is easily moveable thanks to the left hand side cursor. Anti-allergic, removable, breathable and washable inner lining. VENTURI effect ventilation.
Good news! In conjunction with the upcoming Malaysia National Day, MotoMalaya and Acerbis Malaysia has embarked on this memorable day.
The Acerbis Sulby Flip-up Helmet is now sold at a promotion price of RM250 each (Normal RRP: RM1,300 each). This promotion is only available from 30th August 2014 until 10th September 2014.
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For the second consecutive year the British Grand Prix was the venue for a spectacular duel between Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, but this year it was Marquez who was the victor at Silverstone as the reigning World Champion beat his Spanish rival to the chequered flag.
The battle between Marquez and Lorenzo lasted almost the whole race and resulted in the winning race time being the quickest ever recorded at the Silverstone circuit. After trading the race lead a few times, Marquez managed to pull a small gap on the final lap to beat Lorenzo to the finish line by 0.732 seconds. On the other Movistar Yamaha MotoGP M1 Valentino Rossi was able to resist the challenge of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso to take third place. Continue reading “Round 12 British MotoGP: Marquez emerges victorious in spectacular Spanish duel at Silverstone – 1st Marquez, 2nd Lorenzo, 3rd Rossi”