Author Archive

2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636 with Scorpion RP-1 GP – make your bike sounds closer to the MotoGP bike – RM3,400

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

scorpion-rp-1gp-ZX6R

Rafi Superbike has uploaded a test about this Scorpion RP-1 GP slip-on exhaust on his YT channel. I was amazed to hear the sound of the Kawasaki ZX6R 636 fitted with Scorpion RP-1 GP that really feels like the acceleration sound of a MotoGP bike. It got that nice top end scream just before you hit the gear level that pumps out the adrenalin to make you go faster. You can go fast, but please do it on track! Check out the video embed after the jump:  (more…)

Spyshots: Hyosung (Naza) Exiv 250 spotted – rumored RM13-14k

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

naza-exiv-250-002

Hyosung Exiv 250 has been spotted on the road probably for testing before going to be launched.  The overall look of the bike is quite ‘edgy’ as of there is many edges of the bike’s body. The tank and the front shroud shows a cyber-like design with that sharp styling. On my first observation, it also looks a little bit like the KTM RC8 styling.

naza-exiv-250-007

Rear suspension is handled by the monoshock system but at acute angle like the one as used in Kawasaki ER-6. This kind of rear monoshock setup are popular in naked bike category as it is exposed and shows the street-cred it is looking for. The exhaust system is the short and stubby type like the one we have seen in Yamaha XJ-6. This will give a good kind of style that naked bike should be. The chassis is unmistakenly Trellis Frame in the color white that complements the overall ‘purity’ looks of the bike.  (more…)

MotoGP Round 2: Marquez smashes lap record in qualifying at Circuit of The Americas

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
1-Marc-Marquez---Repsol-Honda---Americas-MotoGP-QP
Marc Marquez’s dominance at Circuit of The Americas continued as the Repsol Honda rider set a new Circuit Best Lap record of 2’02.773 in qualifying, beating the record he set last year by a third of a second to take pole position.
Marquez out-qualified his teammate Dani Pedrosa by 0.289 seconds, while LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl completed an all-Honda front row by finishing third quickest with a best lap time a tenth of a second slower than Pedrosa. All riders on the front row used the combination of the medium compound front and rear slicks during their time attack in Qualifying Practice 2.
Conditions today were similar to yesterday, with cool and windy conditions in the morning session followed by warmer temperatures in the afternoon, with a peak track temperature of 43°C recorded during Qualifying Practice 2. The thirty-minute FP4 session was used to assess race tyre options and all three rear slick options brought to this circuit were utilised. For the Factory Honda and Yamaha riders, both the medium and hard compound rear slicks were used to good effect today and should figure on the grid for tomorrow’s race. For the Ducati and Open-class riders, the medium compound rear is the preferred option, although some riders will elect to use the soft compound rear for the race. Front-end stability while cornering and braking is extremely important at Circuit of The Americas and this is evident with the harder, medium compound front slick being the most popular option.
The weather forecast predicts a slight chance of rain for tomorrow’s twenty-one lap Americas Grand Prix which starts at 1400 local time (GMT -5). The riders will have one last chance to confirm their race setup during the twenty minute Warm Up session at 0940. 
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft & Medium; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)
Weather:  FP3 – Dry. Ambient 22-23°C; Track 27-28°C (Bridgestone measurement)
                 FP4/QP – Dry. Ambient 27-28°C; Track 42-43°C (Bridgestone measurement)

(more…)

Honda CB1100 R by Takahiro Yositomi, Japan

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Honda-CB1100R-takahiro-004

One of the most colourful CB1100 R that I have ever seen. Colourful but nicely executed. The front headlight that is square makes it retro. The inline-four cylinder engine at 1,100cc makes it enjoyable to ride. The exhaust is seen modded that shows this bike is ready for the track. Owned by Takahiro Yositomi from Japan.  (more…)

KTM 200 Duke Radiator Guard – the better guard for your radiator – RM80

Friday, April 11th, 2014

KTM-Radiator-Guard-200-Duke

Available in Malaysia, you can now fit this standard parts for India’s KTM Duke radiator guard. The material is made from plastic but by the way it looks, it is thick enough and can withstand the weather elements. The price is also affordable at less than RM80. For me, this is a better radiator guard as compared to the ones made by aluminium or even steel since this one doesn’t restrict airflow and the ducts are angled for better air to go through it.    (more…)