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2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight launched and CB650F, CBR650F previewed in Malaysia – standard RM19,999, Repsol RM20,999, Trico and ABS RM22,999 (basic)

Friday, June 27th, 2014


That is a very long title that I have to write. Yes, the rumors are correct and indeed the 2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight has finally landed to Malaysia. Most of the changes are cosmetics like the obvious use of the dual headlight compared to the 2011 Honda CBR250R that use single headlight. This design follows the design of the headlight of the CBR1000RR. In Indonesia, the CBR250R gains few optimization on the intake airflow and new exhaust muffler design of the 1-cylinder 249cc DOHC MC41 engine with the bore and stroke dimension of 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm that maxes out 29ps at 9,000RPM with the torque rated at 23Nm at 7,300RPM. For Malaysia version, we can’t confirm about this changes since we are not able to get the official technical specification yet, but since this CBR250R is Asean CKD in Thailand, we think it should carry the same specs like the Indonesian and Thai version.

The price of the 2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight is RM19,999 for the standard version, RM20,999 for the Repsol and RM22,999 for the Trico and C-ABS version (all prices are basic not including tax, insurance and registration). This number is way above our estimation of RM16,500 because we thought maybe Honda wants to fight the price of the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL at RM17,689. For that, we’d say sorry.  (more…)

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 and Monster 1200 S unveiled in Malaysia by Next Bikes Sdn Bhd – 1200 RM106,888, 1200 S RM119,888

Thursday, June 26th, 2014


Ducati Malaysia (Next Bike Sdn Bhd) maintained its steady momentum with the second half of 2014 looming with the launch of its most performance-oriented Ducati Monster variant yet – the 1200 at an event held today at Monkey Garage Café, Bangsar. Present at the event were En Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of NAZA Two Wheels & Four Wheels Division and Mr. CW Juan, General Manager of Next Bike Sdn Bhd. Ducati Monster 1200 comes with 135hp at 8,750RPM and 116.6Nm at 7,250 RPM . The more powerful version of the Monster 1200 carry the S insignia that gives out 145hp and 124.7Nm for a rider who are hungry for more power.

The latest incarnation of the ever iconic Ducati Monster is a very important model to Ducati and Next Bike Sdn Bhd. To date, many have found homes in Malaysia. We aim to sell 100 – 120 units of this Monster 1200 family in 2014,” said Datuk Wira Hj SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.  (more…)

Yamaha YZF-R25 spotted at Exit Damansara, Malaysia

Thursday, June 26th, 2014


A spyshot of this Yamaha YZF-R25 has been posted to MM fb page by Mohd Adib and it shows that HLYM are actually testing this bike for the preparation for the Q1 2015 launch. It has been launched earlier in Indonesia as the world premiere and soon, it will be in our land. Price for the Yamaha YZF-R25 in Indonesia is Rp 53million or RM14,983 (direct conversion).

Thanks to Mohd Adib for the tip!

2014 Demak Skyline 200 – RM9,710 (basic)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014


Demak Motor has unveiled this 2014 model named Skyline. Based from my research on the net, it seems that this bike is powered by 200cc engine and enclosed in deltabox frame. At first, it looks like FZ150i but on closer inspection it looks very different. You’ll notice the tail light design on the picture after the jump:

2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight are coming this Friday 27th, Yamaha YZF-R25 are coming to Malaysia on Q1 2015

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014


A note from our friend, Mr Norick, has tipped us about the upcoming presence of the Yamaha YZF-R25 which is planned for CKD production on first quarter of 2015. This can be a great leap taken by HLYM since it has been a very long time we haven’t seen any 250cc bike from Yamaha in Malaysia. If this is true, YZF-R25 will fight against the popular Kawasaki Ninja 250 which is also a 250cc bike equipped with inline-two engine. Yamaha YZF-R25 is a very interesting bike since it features a powerful engine in its class for a 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine with a styling that looks Japanese enough. The bike can produce 35.5hp at 12,000RPM and 22.1Nm at 10,000RPM. Based on this information, we can see that this engine is a high-revving engine and because of that it can gives a nice growl when it get revs high.   (more…)