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2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup Recruitment to Start on 1st August 2014

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

SATC

Great news for aspiring MotoGP™ riders from 13 to 20 years of age! The ultimate talent contest for young Asian motorcycle riders is ready to recruit the stars of 2015.

The 2015 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup (SAATC) application period will open soon and talented young riders are being invited to apply for selection, with candidates from Australia and New Zealand also eligible for participation for the second staging of the competition.

The Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, currently in its inaugural season, will begin accepting applications for the 2015 season through its official website www.asiatalentcup.com from August 1 till September 5, 2014. Riders born between 1st January 1994 and 1st February 2002 are eligible to apply.

This was officially announced at a ‘buka puasa’ reception hosted by Shell Advance for the seven Malaysian riders participating in this year’s Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup and their families.  At the reception, Shell Malaysia handed out ‘duit raya’ and hampers to SAATC riders Muhammad Shafiq Rasol, Muhammad Helmi Azman, Fakhrusy Syakirin Rostam, Muhammad Shafiq Ezzariq, Nazirul Izzat Muhammad Bahauddin and brothers Muhammad Adam and Muhammad Ibrahim bin Norrodin.

Also present at the reception was Sepang International Circuit Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Razlan Razali and Moto3 riders, Zulfahmi Khairuddin and Amirul Hafiq Azmi.  Datul Razlan took the opportunity to give a pep talk to the Malaysian riders ahead of the second half of the season that will resume on September 19 – 21, 2014 with Round 5 in Sepang.  Thereafter, three more races remain – Round 6 in Motegi, Japan, on October 10 – 12,  and Round 7 and 8 in Sepang on October 24 till 26 in conjunction with the 2014 Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP.   (more…)

2014 Racing Boy Front Fork for Yamaha 135LC V1 and V2 – nice alloy style – RM800

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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Yamaha 135LC is one the most tuned bike in Malaysia and maybe in the neighbouring countries too. Racing Boy knowing this has made a special alloy front fork to replace the stock fork that you have on your 135LC. So far, I don’t know how this front fork will help you to get better handling since there are no information about it yet, but in the mean time, it is sure looks good. Racing Boy is known for making high quality aftermarket parts and always improving their products if they got to know there are problem with it. Check out the image after the jump to see the look of it fitted to 135LC:  (more…)

2014 Yamaha MT-09 official colour choices – Orange, Grey and Purple – RM54k (basic)

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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CBU model of the Yamaha MT-09 has make its way to Malaysia. It is a street naked bike that is radical in design philosophy. Powered by 850cc inline-3 engine, it can maxes out 115PS at 10,000RPM and torque at 87.5Nm at 8,500RPM. There are three colour choices for the MT-09 and I think the one that stands out the most is this one in orange. Other than that, you can opt for grey or purple. Hits the jump for the 2 more colour:   (more…)

2014 Honda VTR Type LD 250 in Japan – the naked beauty Japs V-Twin machine – JPY598,320 (RM18,743.26)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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Honda Japan released this beautiful naked machine based on the V-Twin VTR-F 250. The style of the fairingless VTR shows the beautiful red Trellis frame that is usually associated with the Italian bikes. Considering this is a high performance 250cc with liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, the naked setup here really looks interesting and different that the most bike chassis/engine setup that usually uses diamond frame with 1 or 2-cylinder parallel engine only.

There are very few details about the engine other than the 250cc V-Twin that we already know, but luckily we know the power generated by the engine. It is measured at 30ps (29hp) which is a healthy power from a 250cc engine. As a comparison, the CBR250R 1-cylinder engine can provide 27hp at its crank.

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This one in red might confuses you with popular Italian model, the Ducati Monster M600. It got all that Italian flair that relates to V-Twin engine, short and stubby look and also the red Trellis frame. There are one great benefit from the Japanese machine as we always knows that is reliability, low-maintainance and cheaper that its Italian counterpart. Anyway, this Honda VTR Type LD have no competition from the Italian since there are no 250cc naked bike with this kind of style from there! 
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2014 Yamaha X-Max 125, 250 and 400 in Europe – the smaller brother of T-Max – starts from £3,999 (RM21,734.90)

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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Yamaha T-Max 530 is a maxi-scooter most riders knows on their head. Some are thinking what if the design of the T-Max trickle down to a smaller capacity scooter. You have your question answered with this Yamaha X-Max 125  that packs the iconic maxi-scooter look of the T-Max.

The scooter is equipped with 124cc of 1-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-stroke SOHC engine that can provide healthy power at 10.55kW (14.15hp) at 9,000RPM and torque at 11.94Nm at 6,750RPM. The fuel delivery system is fuel-injection so fuel efficiency are now taken care of.

Since this is a scooter as we know it, it features automatic transmission that is carried out by V-Belt drive.

Not just that, the X-Max 125 also features 267mm front disc brake with 2-piston caliper and at the rear 240mm disc brake with 1-caliper system (or 245mm for ABS version).   (more…)