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.
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.
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.
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”. (more…)