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2014 Icon Airframe Statistic – a good way to present the idea of safety

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Icon has unveiled a unique way to present the idea of safety with its Airframe Statistic full-face helmet. The helmets shows the part of the helmet the injury can happen to the riders’ head. As we can see the lower area that is the chin area is the area where it shows the highest statistic of injury when accident to happens to the head. That should be a good reason to wear a good quality full-face helmet. (more…)

2014 Naza Blade 250i Naked SE unveiled – the most affordable in its category at RM13,988 (basic)

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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NAZA Bikes Sdn Bhd has launched the latest edition of the widely popular NAZA Bikes Blade, the Blade 250i Naked SE. The locally made model is expected to be yet another Malaysian favourite.

Present at the official launch were En. Abdul Hamid Ismail, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Special Assignment NAZA World and En. Nik Danial Nik Mahmood, Vice President of Naza Two Wheels NAZA World, joined by 30 NAZA Bikes dealers nationwide.  (more…)

2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 Officially Unveiled in Indonesia – the R series for the mass – Rp 28 million (RM7,890)

Friday, April 25th, 2014
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2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 Supernova Red Indonesia

Yamaha YZF-R15 has officially landed in Indonesia. Will not be coming to Malaysia soon. That’s all we need to know right know.  (more…)

Rumors: 2014 Kawasaki 250SL (RR Mono) are coming to Malaysia this year – successor of KRR-ZX150?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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A replacement for the Kawasaki Ninja KRR-ZX150 is needed as the UNECE regulation in 2014 has been implemented in Malaysia that makes the 2-stroke is no longer being able to be produced. A logical step that we can see is to replace the identical bike that can give about the same power of the 150cc 2-stroke bike. Kawasaki Ninja KRR-ZX150 can produce 29.6 hp which is a strong number for the 150cc lightweight 2-stroke bike.  (more…)

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 3: Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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2014 sees MotoGP™ return to South America for the first time since 2004, as Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo hosts round three of the season.

Measuring 4806 metres in length, the Termas de Río Hondo circuit is characterised by numerous fast, long-radius corners that are expected to result in one of the highest average speeds of the year. The high speeds, hard braking zones and high camber angles of some corners results in this circuit being one of the more severe for tyres on the MotoGP™ calendar.

The Rio Hondo circuit has an unbalanced layout with nine right-hand corners compared to just five left-handers. However, the left-hand corners tend to be more severein nature than the right-handers and in particular corners such as turn six and eleven generate high tyre temperatures, so the overall loads placed on the left and right shoulders of the tyres are similar. This means the rear tyre allocation for this circuit will be symmetric.

The overall severity of the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo means the rear tyre allocation features rubber compounds from the harder end of the scale. Rear slick tyre options for the Factory Honda and Yamaha riders are the medium and hard compound rear slick, while the Ducati and open-class riders have access to the soft and medium compound rear slicks. As the Rio Termas Hondo circuit is a new addition to the World Championship, Bridgestone’s dataset for this circuit is limited, while a wide range of weather conditions could also be encountered. As a result, a special front slick tyre allocation will be offered for this weekend’s Argentina Grand Prix to ensure riders have enough options to deal with the potentially variable track conditions. The riders will be able to choose from three front slick options – the soft, medium and hard compound front slicks – instead of the usual two front options offered per race weekend.

Hiroshi Yamada – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Department

“I am happy to see MotoGP return to South America after almost a decade as it such a passionate region for motorcycle racing. This is an important market for Bridgestone and it pleases me that we will be able to showcase our advanced technology to a whole new audience. The large number of fans present at last year’s test at Termas de Río Hondo was a good indication of the reception we can expect this weekend, and I hope to see a huge crowd welcome the sport back to Argentina. From a racing perspective, none of the factory teams tested at this circuit last year so it will be interesting to see which riders are able to adapt themselves to the demands of this very fast circuit. This weekend will be a busy one for our engineers as they will be tasked with helping the teams get the best out of the tyres at this new circuit.”

Shinji Aoki – Manager, Bridgestone Motorsport Tyre Development Division

“The Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo is a new addition to the MotoGP in 2014, and our test at the circuit last year shows it is one of the harshest circuits on the calendar for tyres. This circuit has a high average speed with some sections featuring high-camber angles, while corners like turn six are large radius, high-speed corners that generate very high tyre loads. The circuit is interesting in that although there are nine right-handed corners compared to five left-handed corners, the left shoulder of the tyre experiences higher temperatures than the right shoulder, due to the left-handers generally being faster, more demanding corners. As we have limited data for this track, we have decided to have a special allocation for the front tyres this weekend to ensure maximum safety for the riders. Both our front and rear tyre allocation for this race has to provide high levels of durability, stability and resistance to overheating, so we will provide tyres formulated from our harder rubber compounds for the Argentina Grand Prix.”