2014 Kawasaki Z250SL launched in Malaysia – RM15,739 (basic price)

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2014 Kawasaki Z250SL just launched today at eCity Hotel, Subang Jaya. The most important details that you all should know that the price is RM15,739 (basic price). That is lower than what we expect at RM16,700. Kawasaki Motors Malaysia really listens to you guys. So, get the bike before Hari Raya.

More news will be coming up soon and will update you guys about. UPDATED! Read below:

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Z250SL comes with the same chassis as the Ninja 250SL which is the beautiful Trellis-like frame (in the tech specs it is called diamond type, but I’ll call it Trellis anyway). Compared to the supersports Ninja 250SL, the frame are now much more visible to the eyes as the bike is naked type that shows the muscle and the chassis under it. At 148 kg (Non-ABS model), the Z250SL is almost 20 kg lighter than the Z250. The light weight is a significant factor in the bike’s nimble handling.  Compared to the Ninja 250SL, this Z250SL is even lighter with 3kg difference.   Continue reading “2014 Kawasaki Z250SL launched in Malaysia – RM15,739 (basic price)”

Honda Street Cub mods – the good made better

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Street Cub is a modified Honda C50/C70 made to look modern but at the same time holds it unique flair of the Honda design. This craze has been taking over Malaysia and it is easy to find Street Cub like this anywhere in Malaysia. In fact, I also got to see one at my place in Banting. It is sure looking good.

The mods include the use of wide front and rear tyre to make it look like a chopper stance. The rear mudguard is shortened to expose more of the wide tyre.   Continue reading “Honda Street Cub mods – the good made better”

2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Recruitment to Start on 1st August 2014

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Great news for aspiring MotoGP™ riders from 13 to 20 years of age! The ultimate talent contest for young Asian motorcycle riders is ready to recruit the stars of 2015.

The 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) application period will open soon and talented young riders are being invited to apply for selection, with candidates from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for participation for the second staging of the competition.

The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, currently in its inaugural season, will begin accepting applications for the 2015 season through its official website www.asiatalentcup.com from August 1 till September 5, 2014. Riders born between 1st January 1994 and 1st February 2002 are eligible to apply.

This was officially announced at a ‘buka puasa’ reception hosted by Shell Advance for the seven Malaysian riders participating in this year’s Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup and their families.  At the reception, Shell Malaysia handed out ‘duit raya’ and hampers to SAATC riders Muhammad Shafiq Rasol, Muhammad Helmi Azman, Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam, Muhammad Shafiq Ezzariq, Nazirul Izzat Muhammad Bahauddin and brothers Muhammad Adam and Muhammad Ibrahim bin Norrodin.

Also present at the reception was Sepang International Circuit Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Razlan Razali and Moto3 riders, Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Amirul Hafiq Azmi.  Datul Razlan took the opportunity to give a pep talk to the Malaysian riders ahead of the second half of the season that will resume on September 19 – 21, 2014 with Round 5 in Sepang.  Thereafter, three more races remain – Round 6 in Motegi, Japan, on October 10 – 12,  and Round 7 and 8 in Sepang on October 24 till 26 in conjunction with the 2014 Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP.   Continue reading “2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Recruitment to Start on 1st August 2014”

2014 Racing Boy Front Fork for Yamaha 135LC V1 and V2 – nice alloy style – RM800

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Yamaha 135LC is one the most tuned bike in Malaysia and maybe in the neighbouring countries too. Racing Boy knowing this has made a special alloy front fork to replace the stock fork that you have on your 135LC. So far, I don’t know how this front fork will help you to get better handling since there are no information about it yet, but in the mean time, it is sure looks good. Racing Boy is known for making high quality aftermarket parts and always improving their products if they got to know there are problem with it. Check out the image after the jump to see the look of it fitted to 135LC:  Continue reading “2014 Racing Boy Front Fork for Yamaha 135LC V1 and V2 – nice alloy style – RM800”

2014 Yamaha MT-09 official colour choices – Orange, Grey and Purple – RM54k (basic)

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CBU model of the Yamaha MT-09 has make its way to Malaysia. It is a street naked bike that is radical in design philosophy. Powered by 850cc inline-3 engine, it can maxes out 115PS at 10,000RPM and torque at 87.5Nm at 8,500RPM. There are three colour choices for the MT-09 and I think the one that stands out the most is this one in orange. Other than that, you can opt for grey or purple. Hits the jump for the 2 more colour:   Continue reading “2014 Yamaha MT-09 official colour choices – Orange, Grey and Purple – RM54k (basic)”

2014 Honda VTR Type LD 250 in Japan – the naked beauty Japs V-Twin machine – JPY598,320 (RM18,743.26)

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Honda Japan released this beautiful naked machine based on the V-Twin VTR-F 250. The style of the fairingless VTR shows the beautiful red Trellis frame that is usually associated with the Italian bikes. Considering this is a high performance 250cc with liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, the naked setup here really looks interesting and different that the most bike chassis/engine setup that usually uses diamond frame with 1 or 2-cylinder parallel engine only.

There are very few details about the engine other than the 250cc V-Twin that we already know, but luckily we know the power generated by the engine. It is measured at 30ps (29hp) which is a healthy power from a 250cc engine. As a comparison, the CBR250R 1-cylinder engine can provide 27hp at its crank.

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This one in red might confuses you with popular Italian model, the Ducati Monster M600. It got all that Italian flair that relates to V-Twin engine, short and stubby look and also the red Trellis frame. There are one great benefit from the Japanese machine as we always knows that is reliability, low-maintainance and cheaper that its Italian counterpart. Anyway, this Honda VTR Type LD have no competition from the Italian since there are no 250cc naked bike with this kind of style from there! 
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2014 Yamaha X-Max 125, 250 and 400 in Europe – the smaller brother of T-Max – starts from £3,999 (RM21,734.90)

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Yamaha T-Max 530 is a maxi-scooter most riders knows on their head. Some are thinking what if the design of the T-Max trickle down to a smaller capacity scooter. You have your question answered with this Yamaha X-Max 125  that packs the iconic maxi-scooter look of the T-Max.

The scooter is equipped with 124cc of 1-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine that can provide healthy power at 10.55kW (14.15hp) at 9,000RPM and torque at 11.94Nm at 6,750RPM. The fuel delivery system is fuel-injection so fuel efficiency are now taken care of.

Since this is a scooter as we know it, it features automatic transmission that is carried out by V-Belt drive.

Not just that, the X-Max 125 also features 267mm front disc brake with 2-piston caliper and at the rear 240mm disc brake with 1-caliper system (or 245mm for ABS version).   Continue reading “2014 Yamaha X-Max 125, 250 and 400 in Europe – the smaller brother of T-Max – starts from £3,999 (RM21,734.90)”

Round 9 German: Marquez maintains his momentum with stunning Sachsenring victory

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Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to the summer break with a perfect win record after mastering mixed track conditions at Sachsenring to claim his ninth victory of the 2014 MotoGP season.

Memories from the last round at Assen came flooding back for the riders as the heavens opened just before the thirty-lap German Grand Prix was due to commence, resulting in sections of the circuit being wet at the start of the race. The mixed conditions left the riders having to face a decision on whether to start with slick or wet tyres, with nine riders starting from the grid on slick tyres, and the remaining fourteen starters starting from pit lane on slick tyres after pitting-in on wet tyres during the warm up lap.

After a chaotic start to the race, Marquez adapted to the drying track best and by the fifth lap had taken the race lead. Despite the less than ideal track conditions, Marquez was able to lap faster than he did in completely dry conditions last year and his quickest lap of the race near the end of the Grand Prix was just two-tenths shy of the Circuit Record Lap. On the other Repsol Honda, Dani Pedrosa also lapped at a fearsome pace to take second place just 1.466 seconds behind his teammate, while Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo made a fine return to form by finishing in third place for his third podium of the year.  Continue reading “Round 9 German: Marquez maintains his momentum with stunning Sachsenring victory”

Spyshot: Another Yamaha YZF-R25 spotted at Sg Buloh [Video]

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Another shot, this time in video, of the elusive Yamaha YZF-R25 has been spotted at Petron Bandar Baru Sg Buloh. This stream of spyshots that has been sent byour readers just show that there are many who are interested about this YZF-R25. In fact, they recognized the shape and silhouette of the bike even it is being painted black without any decals. The video is not very good since it is taken in secret, but you can at least listen to the engine for the first in Malaysian road. Video is after the jump:   Continue reading “Spyshot: Another Yamaha YZF-R25 spotted at Sg Buloh [Video]”