Yamaha YZF-R25 is surely and interesting 250cc bike in its category. It features 35.5 horsepower at high-revving engine of 12,000RPM. The engine is using the offset cylinder to maximise the power delivery to the crankshaft as the connnecting rod will be in straight position when the piston hits BDC (bottom dead center). Also included is the proven DiASil alloy cylinder that minimises friction to the wall of the cylinder from the piston. Continue reading “2014 Yamaha YZF-R25: A new generation engine – 35.5hp at 12,000RPM”
MICHELIN, 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. Continue reading “Michelin City Pro motorcycle tyre at Motack, Penang – RM53-RM83 depends on sizes”
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).
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. Continue reading “HJC FG 17 Green Mamba – Green and Black awesomeness – estimated RM1,780”
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. Continue reading “Round 7 Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record – Rossi 2nd, Pedrosa 3rd”
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. Continue reading “Round 7 Catalan MotoGP 2014: Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix – Lorenzo on second”
I’m sharing you these set of pictures of the 2014 Kawasaki 250SL and the recently launched the Z250SL. As you can see from the picture above, the yellow 250SL is signed by Tom Sykes and thus making it rare and I think should only be for display at Kawasaki’s office. This indeed a very interesting bike as I have asked many media friends who are really liked the bike. It is slim since it is single-cylinder, but still got enough power to get it to 157km/h . Kawasaki 250SL are rated at 28hp at 9,700RPM. In my humble opinion, this could be a daily bike for any riders that are looking for a comfortable ride with more speed can kapchai but still retains the slim profile. For a commute of about 80-100km daily, it should be a good bike for it. You get to manouvre in traffic and at the same time still able to speed off on long highways.
The gallery is below the jump, so, see it and drool! Continue reading “Gallery: Pictures of 2014 Kawasaki 250SL and Z250SL at WSBK Sepang – 250SL RM17,689”
The first ever World Superbike Championship round at Sepang bore the Aprilia signature, dominator in both races. Marco Melandri’s double win and Sylvain Guintoli’s double second place confirmed the supremacy demonstrated from the first practice laps of the weekend where the RSV4, including the “satellite” bike ridden by Toni Elias, showed just how much they liked the Malaysian track.
Race 1 had the two RSV4s ridden by Marco Melandri and Sylvain Guintoli pulling away at the front from the very first lap to battle for the win. It was the rider from Ravenna who brought it home in the end, skilfully bridging the gap that had been created after a crashing pileup in the first few turns. Once he had caught up with his team mate, Marco overtook him in one of the braking sections on the tenth lap, holding onto the lead until the chequered flag. Continue reading “Aprilia Dominates at Sepang Two Wins by Marco Melandri, Two One-Two Finishes for the RSV4”