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Michelin City Pro motorcycle tyre at Motack, Penang – RM53-RM83 depends on sizes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

City Pro Diagonal ViewMICHELIN, the market leader in tyre technology has showcased its latest innovation in the
Asian market with the new MICHELIN City Pro in a launch event on June 15 in Padang Kota
Lama in Penang, held in conjunction with the MOTACK 2014 and the Penang Bike Week
MICHELIN City Pro is the latest generation of Michelin motorcycle tyres especially designed
for intensive urban use and subjected to the most demanding of impacts and stresses. It is
intended for small motorcycles of up to 150cc and big-wheeled scooters.
Whether it is used by a city-dweller commuting to and from work, a courier or a delivery rider
battling through inner-city traffic jams on poor roads, the MICHELIN City Pro is perfectly
adapted to the needs of its users.
The MICHELIN City Pro tyre offers three significant advances in comparison with its
predecessor and rivals, namely unprecedented robustness to substantially reduce
punctures, enhanced safety and longer life.  (more…)

2014 Arai Corsair-V Dunlop – 1985 Joey Dunlop Limited Edition Replica – est. RM3,200

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014


Arai has released this limited edition Corsair-V Dunlop full-face helmet tribute to Joey Dunlop who is a great racer of IOMTT in 1985. The base colour is yellow with sponsor decals in black just like what Joey Dunlop used to have. Price is not cheap at USD1k or RM3,200 (estimation).

HJC FG 17 Green Mamba – Green and Black awesomeness – estimated RM1,780

Monday, June 16th, 2014


Another awesome design of Green Mamba that differs than the one that we always see. This one shows a simpler shades of green with black base colour. And of course, that Green Mamba snake.  (more…)

Round 7 Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record – Rossi 2nd, Pedrosa 3rd

Monday, June 16th, 2014


As dark clouds loomed over Montmeló, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez weathered a storm of challenges from his MotoGP™ rivals to win his seventh race from seven starts in 2014.

The rain that threatened to fall over the Spanish circuit failed to eventuate, allowing the riders to compete at a ferocious pace on slick tyres resulting in today’s Catalan Grand Prix being completed in record time, beating the old mark by over five seconds. The electric pace also created one of the most exciting race finales in recent history as Marquez, his teammate Dani Pedrosa, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi all battled for victory.

It was Marquez who ultimately prevailed from the three-way fight for the lead. He survived a late attack from Pedrosa on turn ten of the final lap which saw the riders touch, and went on to win the race from Rossi by 0.512 seconds. Pedrosa’s last gasp move on Marquez saw him run wide, but he recovered to claim third place, finishing just over a second behind Rossi. On his way to victory, Marquez set a time of 1’42.182 on the second lap of the race to break the six-year-old race lap record at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.   (more…)

Round 7 Catalan MotoGP 2014: Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix – Lorenzo on second

Sunday, June 15th, 2014


Dani Pedrosa claimed pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second year running, after the Repsol Honda rider set a time of 1’40.985 to lead an all-Spanish front row at the Catalan Grand Prix.

On another hot day where track temperatures reached over 50°C, Pedrosa kept his cool to claim the front slot on the grid from Yamaha Movistar MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.115 seconds. Completing the front row was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez, who crashed while chasing his seventh-straight pole position but still managed to clock the third quickest time of 1’41.135. All riders on the front row used the medium compound slicks front and rear during their time attack in Qualifying Practice 2.

The peak track temperature today of 54°C was recorded during Free Practice 4, with today’s objective for the teams being to find a tyre combination that could tame the greasy track conditions brought on by the scorching temperatures. With grip hard to come by from the track surface, the riders looked for maximum grip and stability from their tyres, and as a result, the medium compound front slick was preferred by almost every rider. Rear tyre choice for the race also became clearer after today’s practice sessions, with the Factory Honda and Yamaha riders, and the majority of the Ducati riders almost certain to race the medium compound rear slick. Most of the Open-class riders look set to choose the soft compound rear slick for the twenty-five lap Catalan Grand Prix.  (more…)