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2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL spotted in Malaysia in massive number

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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A photo that said taken in Shah Alam shows a massive number of the 2014 Kawasaki Ninja 250SL. This correlate nicely with the rumors of the availability of bike in May or Jun. Maybe it will be launched in WSBK Sepang?

Via: Ahmad Amir Arshad Ahmad ▶️ Geng Ninja 250R Malaysia FB

2014 BMW R nineT (RM115,000) and S 1000 R (RM95,800) has arrived to Malaysia – one retro and one roadster

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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A little late to write about this news but here it is. BMW Motorrad has unveiled two interesting bike that has been talked about a lot in Internet sphere. Here comes the BMW R nineT and BMW S 1000 R.

BMW R nineT is a new bike made to celebrates 90 years of BMW Motorrad. It is powered by the classic flat boxer twin engine like the one that has been fitted to 1932 BMW R 32. It is not the same engine, but the same engine configuration. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7,750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6,000 rpm.   (more…)

2008 Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150 2-stroke – The Power to be The Leader of The Pack

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Powerful 2-stroke bikes proves to be the popular choices in 70s and all the way until now as of 2014. There are plentiful of legendary bikes that are still available in secondhand market like the aggressive Yamaha TZM-150, the iconic Honda NSR150 SP with the single-sided ProArm rear suspension, the naked Suzuki TXR 150 Gamma and the last 150cc 2-stroke to arrive, the 2008 Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150. The sound these 2-stroke bikes are among the best sound you can hear on the road and track. In 2014, many 2-stroke bikes are going to be discontinued, so here, I copy the actual text and images so that it will always remain online for those who are looking to refer to it again. The official text and images are as below:

The Kawasaki Ninja KRR ZX150 is a firm favourite amongst seasoned 150cc bikers as well as those moving up from smaller engine bikes. The Ninja KRR ZX150 with its cool and renowed Ninja styling has dominated the 150cc bike catagory for a long time and the 2008 model has continue to win over many fans and without doubt will further strengthens Kawasaki’s domination.

SUPER KIPS Enhanced Engine

The high revving 2 stroke, liquid cooled, single cylinder with Kawasaki’s patented SUPER KIPS (Kawasaki Integrated Power Valve System), will ensure continuous and useable power delivery across the entire power band. For experienced rider, the Super Kips powered Ninja KRR ZX150 will not disappoint.  On paper, the engine provides massive power at 29.6ps for a bike that is only 124.5kg of curb weight. (more…)

Round 4 Jerez, Spain: Fourth successive victory for Marquez after Spanish MotoGP™ triumph – 1st Marquez, 2nd Rossi, 3rd Pedrosa

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his first ever Grand Prix at Jerez and made it four victories from four starts to take a commanding position in the MotoGP championship standings.

Starting his one-hundredth Grand Prix, Marquez exchanged the race lead with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi during the opening laps, before increasing his pace – setting the fastest lap of the race on lap five – to build a comfortable gap over his challengers. Marquez then controlled the race to cross the finish line 1.431 seconds ahead of Rossi in second place. In third place was Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa, who stormed home in the final laps but ultimately crossed the finish line just 0.098 seconds behind Rossi. All riders on the podium opted for the medium compound rear slick, with Marquez and Pedrosa using the medium compound front, while Rossi selected the hard compound front slick for the race.

Hot and dry conditions were present for the twenty-seven lap Spanish Grand Prix and during the race the track temperature reached its highest level of the weekend at 55°C. Although conditions were extremely hot, all three asymmetric rear slick options supplied this weekend worked well on the greasy track surface and were used during the race. The extra-soft rear slick was the most popular choice with ten riders selecting this option for the race. The soft rear slick was selected by seven riders, with the remaining six riders opting for the medium compound rear. Front tyre choice showed a strong preference for the medium compound option, with twenty of the twenty-three entrants choosing this option.

Marquez’s flawless start to the season gives him a twenty-eight point lead in the MotoGP™ championship standings over teammate Pedrosa after just four rounds. Rossi remains in third place and a further eleven points adrift.

Kyota Futami – General Manager, Global Motorsport Department, Bridgestone Corporation

“Repsol Honda and Marc dominated another race weekend and I’d like to congratulate Marc on winning his first ever Grand Prix at Jerez. This is such a fantastic venue for racing and this weekend was no exception, with the largest crowd in the last few years coming out to support the MotoGP riders. Both our front and rear tyre allocation for this race was changed from last year, and I am happy that it was received well by the riders. It was unfortunate to hear Danilo broke his wrist in his accident during Warm Up and I hope that he makes a quick recovery and is back on his bike soon. The next round is at Le Mans which in terms of layout is very different from Jerez, so it will be interesting to see if this will enable another rider to make a strong challenge for the race victory.”

Masao Azuma – Chief Engineer, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Department

“It was very hot all weekend but the conditions were consistent each day which meant the teams and riders had a lot of opportunities to evaluate their tyre options for the race. Jerez can be a difficult circuit when the temperatures are high, but our new expanded front tyre allocation ensured the riders had options to manage the challenging conditions. It was good to see that all three rear slick options we brought to Jerez performed well in the race and I hope we see similar variation in race tyre choice for the next round at Le Mans. For now our technical team will be on hand to assist the MotoGP test at Jerez tomorrow and once again it looks like it will be very hot here.”

Marc Marquez – Repsol Honda – Race Winner

“Of course I’m really happy. It was a different kind of victory as at this circuit I struggled a little bit during the weekend. Everyone was so close in the race but at the beginning on the new tyres I felt good so I could push hard to create a gap as I knew at the end of the race Dani and Valentino would be strong. It was a special victory and we are in a good moment, so now we need to try and keep our advantage.”

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Hard (Main), Soft (Alternative – front), Extra-hard (Alternative – rear)
Weather:  Dry. Ambient 28-29°C; Track 54-55°C (Bridgestone measurement)

Spanish MotoGP™ Top Ten Race Classification
Pos
Rider
Team
Race Time
Gap
Front spec
Rear spec
Tyres
1
Marc MARQUEZ
Repsol Honda Team
45’24.134
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
2
Valentino ROSSI
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
45’25.565
1.431
Hard
Medium
Bridgestone
3
Dani PEDROSA
Repsol Honda Team
45’25.663
1.529
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
4
Jorge LORENZO
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
45’32.675
8.541
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone
5
Andrea DOVIZIOSO
Ducati Team
45’51.628
27.494
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
6
Alvaro BAUTISTA
GO&FUN Honda Gresini
45’51.740
27.606
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
7
Aleix ESPARGARO
NGM Forward Racing
45’52.051
27.917
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
8
Bradley SMITH
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
45’52.081
27.947
Medium
Soft
Bridgestone
9
Pol ESPARGARO
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
45’53.553
29.419
Hard
Medium
Bridgestone
10
Stefan BRADL
LCR Honda MotoGP
45’57.006
32.872
Medium
Medium
Bridgestone

2014 BMW C evolution Electric Maxi Scooter has arrived – top speed 120km/h, range 100km

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BMW C Evolution, International Media Launch, Barcelona 2014

Dynamic riding fun with zero emissions.
The arrival of the new C evolution marks the start of a new chapter in the urban mobility segment for BMW Motorrad. The two conventionally powered maxi scooter models – the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT – already succeed in combining the superb ride qualities of a motorcycle with the specific agility of a scooter and the design’s inherent comfort. The new electrically powered C evolution now goes even further by fusing riding fun and dynamism with the benefits of zero-emission performance to create a whole new experience on two wheels.

In keeping with the BMW Group’s sustainability strategy, BMW Motorrad is taking a fully committed approach to electric mobility. As with BMW i, development of the C evolution revolved around creating a visionary vehicle concept offering maximum everyday practicality and an inspirational design.

Powerful drive unit with liquid-cooled electric motor and air-cooled high-voltage battery. Range of 100 kilometres (62 miles) under practical conditions.
The C evolution is powered by a drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor via a toothed belt and ring gearing. The rated power output is 11 kW (15 hp), with a peak output of 35 kW (47 hp). This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.

The generous 8 kWh capacity of the air-cooled lithium-ion high-voltage battery allows the two-wheeler to cover a range of up to 100 kilometres (62 miles) before it needs to be charged from any domestic mains supply. When plugged in to a standard 220V domestic socket with a 12A charge current, recharging fully from empty takes around 4 hours (with 220V / 16A = 3 h).  (more…)