The image above is not actual helmet but a replica made for coin box. This could be a great item to add on your desk and at the same time instill the habit of saving money. Priced is around RM50-60, much cheaper than actual HJC RPHA-10 full-face helmet.
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Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd (HLYM) launched its 16th Yamaha Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign 2014. Jointly organised by HLYM and the Malaysia Motorcycle & Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA), the road safety campaign themed “Brek Cermat, Balik Selamat”, echoed the magnitude of understanding the motorcycle’s brake function, condition and limitations. It also highlighted how vital it is to take a break when on a long journey back to the kampung during the festive season of Hari Raya. Continue reading “HLYM 16th Yamaha Balik Kampung Road Safety Campaign 2014”
Ronax from Germany has relived the glory of 2-stroke 500cc machine in 2014 with this Ronax 500 beauty. Made only to 46 units, this 80 degree V4 2-stroke counter-rotating crankshaft engine can push out 160hp at 11,500RPM to its 6-speed gearbox. The bore and stroke are measured at 54 x 54.5cm that is almost squarish that makes it able to be balance in terms of torque and horsepower. Electronics are also added with two mappings for sport and rain.
This bike really brings back the memories of 2-stroke era in 1970s and all the way to 2000s where there are so many fast 2-stroke roaming anywhere in the world including in Malaysia with the presence of Yamaha TZM 150, Honda NSR150RR/SP, Kawasaki K1, Kawasaki RR, Suzuki Panther, Suzuki Gamma and RG Sports.
This Ronax 500 doesn’t cheap though. It is priced at EUR100,000 or directly converted to RM433,120. Check out the specs and more pictures after the jump: Continue reading “2014 Ronax 500 – 2-stroke machine racebike that ready for the road – EUR100k (MYR433,120) only 46 units”
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. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha MT-09 now available in shops in Malaysia – RM54k basic”
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.”
“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!”
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. Continue reading “2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight now appears on Boon Siew Honda website”
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). Continue reading “Yamaha 135LC is going to be 150cc and named Jupiter MX King in Indonesia?”
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. Continue reading “Honda RC213V MotoGP Machine Joins Asama Hill Climb”
Dutch TT at Assen was an eventful flag-to-flag contest, with a wet track at the start of the race rapidly drying over the twenty-six laps, but in the end there was no stopping Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez who adapted best to the changing conditions for his eighth consecutive victory in 2014.
Marquez traded the race lead with Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso in the early stages of the race while on wet tyres, before the leading pair swapped bikes on lap six and headed out of pit lane on slick tyres to resume their battle. Marquez made the race-winning pass on Dovizioso on the fifteenth lap and then upped the pace – almost setting a new race lap record on lap 19 – to eventually take the chequered flag 6.714 seconds ahead of Dovizioso who claimed an excellent second place. Dani Pedrosa ensured two Repsol Honda’s made the podium by seizing third place.
Rain fell leading up to, and for the first few laps of the race but once it stopped the track dried extremely quickly at which point the riders on slicks were able to lap much quicker than those still on wet tyres. By the eighth lap all the riders that started on wet tyres had changed to slicks to take advantage of the improving track surface. Twenty-one riders started the race on the soft compound wet tyres front and rear with only two riders; Pramac Racing’s Yonny Hernandez and Paul Bird Motorsport’s Broc Parkes starting the race on the soft compound slick tyres front and rear. The slick tyre options that were used on the riders’ spare bikes after they changed bikes for the dry conditions were the extra-soft and soft compound front slick, and the soft and medium compound rear.
Marquez has amassed 200 championship points courtesy of his flawless win record, while Pedrosa and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi are joint-second in the standings with 128 points each. Continue reading “Round 8 Assen MotoGP: Marquez blows away the field in fantastic flag-to-flag Dutch TT – 1st Marcquez, 2nd Dovizioso, 3rd Pedrosa”