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.
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!
Continue reading “2014 Honda VTR Type LD 250 in Japan – the naked beauty Japs V-Twin machine – JPY598,320 (RM18,743.26)”
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)”
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”
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]”
This has come to a surprise to see the availability of the naked version of the CBR300R as it is similar to the CBR250R in Malaysia. It looks so good and the stance looks aggressive. In Malaysia, we just recently got the CBR250R dual headlight but in the USA, they got the naked CB300F.
It is lighter than CBR300R at 348 pounds since there is less fairing. Naked bike also have its advantages over its full-fairing version especially in the urban style of riding. The seating is more upright, but lower in seat height so you can flick your bike easier and look way above the traffic in front of you for easy manouvre to go back from work. Continue reading “2015 Honda CB300F unveiled in USA – naked version of similar CBR250R – USD3,999 (RM12k)”
Original brake caliper is expensive and they have been tested by the manufacturer to work in its best performance under extreme performance. The price of the brake caliper can goes from RM800 to RM2,000 per piece depends on the caliper configuration whether 1, 2 or 4-piston setup. It is also a prized item for thief. If it is being stolen, two things are going to happen; 1. You are going to ride home in the most unsafe riding mode and 2. You need to break your bank account to replace the caliper if the insurance doesn’t cover it.
You can minimise the chance of the brake caliper being stolen by using this safety bolt to replace the stock bolt to your caliper to the fork. Continue reading “Safety caliper bolt – keep your brake caliper away from theft – RM150”
Another Yamaha fans tipped us about this image of the upcoming Yamaha YZF-R25 in Malaysia. The YZF-R25 tested is in the stealth black colour to avoid people noticing it but it can’t stop those observant eyes to snap this pic of the beautiful machine. It has been rumored that the YZF-R25 is due to come to Malaysia for the first quarter of 2015. Price is expected at RM25k (estimation only). Continue reading “Spyshot: Closer look of the Yamaha YZF-R25 in Malaysia”
The base model of the Yamaha MT-09 has been given an upgrade in terms of the styling also on the chassis for the motard look. Few items are added that is longer fuel tank shrouds, side number plates and fork covers to make this bike shows more extreme style.
Seating position also rised and more flatter shape are made. This will give higher riding position and easier for you move back and forth on the flat seat.
The headlight are given covers for a great sharp look. The handlebar are also given a treatment with the use of the knuckle cover. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha MT-09 Street Rally in UK – the more radical version”
MotoGP 14 has come out for gamers out there and this game will surely test your skills about riding. It includes the champions from the past and also the current riders that races in MotoGP today. MotoGP 14 will be a great game for you know more about MotoGP history and in no time you’ll remember more details about MotoGP that your friend who are not playing the game. Available in PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and also PC. Continue reading “MotoGP 14 game now available – ride among the best – USD39.99”