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2014 Yamaha MT-09 now available in shops in Malaysia – RM54k basic

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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It has now arrived in shops and you can go there to get a closer look of the dark side of Japan, the Yamaha MT-09. I personally liked the pilot light on the side of the headlight that’s different that other pilot light style that we have seen in other bikes. The overall design of the bike is aggressive and makes sure that it will get noticed when it is on the road.   (more…)

Yamaha and Valentino Rossi Set to Continue with Two-Year Contract Extension

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd is delighted to announce that it has signed a new two-year agreement with Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion will continue to race with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP for the 2015 and 2016 MotoGP World Championship seasons.

The announcement comes midway through an excellent season for the MotoGP veteran. Rossi currently sits in second in the standings having taken four second place finishes and a total of five podiums from eight races so far this year.

Lin Jarvis – Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing

“I am very happy that we have concluded the agreement with Valentino for 2015 and 2016. Since his return to Yamaha in 2013 it’s been a very positive experience for everybody involved. After two difficult years ‘away from home’ Valentino returned last year, not only to us but also to his beloved YZR-M1. Fans of racing across the world were happy to see him rediscover his competitive performance and witness him take pleasure in riding and having fun again on two wheels. The “fun factor” is crucial to Valentino to get results – in fact when he first joined us in 2004 one of the most important motivations for his move to Yamaha was his desire to create an environment where he could enjoy racing. His enjoyment is obvious to all who meet him at the MotoGP events or who see him race on TV and is reflected in his excellent race results this year where he is currently in second position in the World Championship. We look forward to the next two and a half years together and it is our intention that Valentino will remain with Yamaha until the end of his sporting career and beyond.”
Valentino Rossi

“I am very happy to announce that I have signed a new contract with Yamaha to continue together in MotoGP for the next two years. I am very proud of this announcement. It’s very important to me because I really enjoy working with my crew and all the guys from the team, both the Japanese and European members that have been with me almost my entire career. It’s great because this was my target; I wanted to continue, I am feeling good and I’m motivated to keep giving my best. I am very happy that I can keep riding my YZR-M1, that has been my love for so many years and will still be my love this year and the following two seasons. A big ‘Thank You’ to everybody, I will try to keep giving the maximum to arrive in front and make good races. Enjoy!”

2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight now appears on Boon Siew Honda website

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Boon Siew Honda has updated their website to feature this 2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight that has been launched last week. I’m waiting for this update by them for me to check out the technical specs. What I’m looking for is the power rating. From what I’ve read from the brochure and the website, it is stated that the maximum output for this CBR250R is 20.2kW at 8,500RPM and torque at 23.3Nm at 7,500RPM. (more…)

Yamaha 135LC is going to be 150cc and named Jupiter MX King in Indonesia?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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A hot news from TMCBlog has shown this decals of the rumored Jupiter MX King which is said to feature Jupiter MX 135cc engine base but upgraded to 150cc. However, it is not known this bike will be a moped like the current Jupiter MX, or naked like the Suzuki Belang R. In my opinion, since this is named the same as the Jupiter MX, it should be made to be like the moped style. This has been rumored for a very long time since the Jupiter MX engine (also known as the 135LC in Malaysia) have the same engine base as the Vixion (FZ150i).  (more…)

Honda RC213V MotoGP Machine Joins Asama Hill Climb

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

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Asama Hill Climb is a popular event started in 2012 in Komoro City, Nagano, where visitors enjoy a city parade as well as demonstration performances of automobiles and motorcycles. As the third year of the event, thanks to the cooperation of parties related to this event, the public road was closed during the hill climb performance, and that made the racing machine performances possible, which can generally be seen only at circuits.

From Honda, the RC213V for FIM Road Racing World Championship Moto GP class joined this event, and performed an exhibition ride. The rider on the machine was Takumi Takahashi, who is now on the top of the ranking for the All Japan Road Race Championship this season.

A test riding with the CBR1000RR was scheduled on Friday, June 13, the day before the event, but, due to the bad weather with hail, Takahashi had no choice but to rehearse with an automobile. He first rode the bike on the course just on the day of the event.

On Saturday, June 14, the exhibition ride for the event was held twice. A cheer went up from the large audience for the RC213V riding on the public road, which you can not see anywhere else.  (more…)