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Round 10: Indianapolis MotoGP™ victory makes it ten out of ten for Marquez in 2014

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez made it ten wins from ten starts in the 2014 MotoGP™ season as the reigning world champion stormed to victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Starting from pole position, Marquez had a poor start off the line and as the field completed the first lap he found himself in fourth place before he began his fight-back. Following an exciting battle for the lead, Marquez made the race-winning pass on the eleventh lap and was able to increase his pace to ultimately take the chequered flag by 1.803 seconds ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second place. Third place went to Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi who led the first ten laps of the race after a brilliant start.

Conditions were dry today, with ambient and track temperatures reaching their highest level of the race weekend, with a peak track temperature of 48°C recorded at the start of the race. The higher track temperatures didn’t have an effect on race tyre choice, with riders selecting the same tyre combinations they used in yesterday’s practice sessions. All except two riders selected the medium compound front slick, with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa andOcto IodaRacing Team’s Danilo Petrucci opting instead for the hard compound front slick. Rear tyre choice saw almost every rider select their harder rear slick option; hard compound for the Factory Honda and Yamaha, and medium compound for the Ducati and open-class riders, with only GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista breaking the trend by selecting his softer, medium compound rear slick for the race. Tyre performance at this year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix which featured a revised track layout and new tarmac was exemplary, with ten of the fifteen riders that finished the race setting their fastest lap in the second half of the race.

Marquez’s perfect win record means he has amassed 250 championship points to lead teammate Dani Pedrosa by 89 points, while Rossi remains four points behind Pedrosa and in third place in the standings.  (more…)

The affordable premium superbike – 899 Panigale starts production in ASEAN – RM93,888 basic

Thursday, August 7th, 2014


Malaysians first saw the 899 Panigale during its first Asian appearance at the Sepang MotoGP 2013, where the bike was launched by the Ducati Corse riders and the Joint Group Executive Chairman of the NAZA Group of Companies, Datuk Wira HJ SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin. At the time of the 899 Panigale’s introduction, Ducati announced that it would start assembling the bike in ASEAN by mid-2014, allowing Malaysians to enjoy better pricing in the form of tax savings.

The 899 Panigale has been very well received by the local market, Ducati is confident that the sales will continue to soar. The 899 Panigale is now offered at the sensational price of RM93,888 and an exclusive offer of RM89,888 is available to the first 50 buyers.  (more…)

Modified Coast Cycles from Singapore – perfect companion for your Streetcub

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


In the midst of the Streetcub craze happening in Malaysia, a friend of mine, Pejal JB from R ENGINEERING has posted this image of Coast Cycles with that iconic big wide tyres just like to Streetcub. This could be the perfect companion for you to exercise your muscle and still have that Streetcub style. The one in black body is fitted with white alloy wheel that gives a great contrast to show the big wide tyre. The one in red is looking good to as it reminds me the red Ducati Trellis frame style.  (more…)

2014 HJC FG-17 Banshee – the race-ready helmet tested at Wind Tunnel Laboratory – est. RM1,780

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014


Another great full-face helmet with a great graphics from HJC. Tested at Wind Tunnel Laboratory to make it race-ready and able to cheat the wind. Coming is 3 separate shell size; 1st. shell for XS-S sizing, 2nd. for M-L sizing, and 3rd. for XL-3XL sizing. This will ensure perfect fit for your head and fulfill the maximum safety requirements you need.  Silvercool Interior is fitted to make sure the padding stay bacteria-free and comfortable. Crwon and cheek padding are removable and easily washable. (more…)

Clearer picture of the 2014 Yamaha 135LC ES 5-speed by BLH Motor – RM6,899 basic

Monday, August 4th, 2014


A clearer picture of the 2014 Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed in orange/black livery. Already available in shops near you.
2014 Yamaha 135LC ES 5-Speed Orange/Black is RM6,899 basic excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

Via: BLH Motor FB