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Iconic Honda EX5 Dream 100 will cease out from the Malaysia market from 31st December 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Honda Malaysia has released an update the discontinuation of the iconic Honda Dream EX5 100 that has been in the market for the past 26 years. It has been a great 26 years really.

The bike is being discontinued because it is not compliant with World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) tabled under the United Nations Economic Commissions for Europe (UNECE) regulations.

It is going to be replaced with the newly launched model earlier, the Honda Dream EX5 110 that is already available since July 2013. The bike it replace comes with a new 110cc engine that is 11% more performance but what is important is that it is compliant the EURO 2 regulations.

If anyone of you are still interested to buy the EX5 100, this is the time to buy it just before the 31st Dec.

 

2014 MV Agusta Rivale 800 – RM94,500

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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MV Agusta widens their bikes lineup with this Rivale 800 which will come soon to Malaysia with the price tag of RM94,500 basic price (that means without roadtax and insurance). This bike is presented as the most versatile roadster that offers ergonomics that specifically developed to ensure comfort and full control under every conditions.

It is powered by 798cc inline three-cylinder engine that provides 125bhp at 12,000RPM which is a little bit lower than the three-cylinder engine that is fitted to the F3 800 supersports machine at 148bhp. Torque is 84Nm at 8,600RPM. The size for the cylinder is oversquare that measures 79.0 mm bore with 54.3 mm stroke that ensures that this engine revs high.  (more…)

1988 Suzuki RGV250 – the closest thing you could get to a GP bike on the road in 80′s

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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Suzuki RGV250 is one of the most popular 250cc 2-stroke bike in the world. It is staged with other interesting machines like the Honda NSR250R and Yamaha TZR250SPR. This particular bike is RGV250K-L VJ21 that gives out 58PS at 11,000RPM. Made from the 1988 and all the way to 1990. It comes in iconic Suzuki blue and white colour that sets it apart from the competing bikes.

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The engine fitted to this bike is a 2-cylinder 90-degree V-configuration in 2-stroke mode cycle. It is forward inclined at 20-degree for lower center of gravity. The crankshaft is 180-degree and made to be strong and compact. To reduce the friction from the piston to the wall of the cylinder block, SBC cylinder plating is applied to replace the conventional cast iron sleeves. SBC stands for Suzuki Boron Composite that plates the aluminium cylinder inner walls with a special alloy plating that consists of nickel and phosphor alloy carrying boron bromide. This reduces the friction and increases the durability of the piston rings.  (more…)

2014 Kawasaki J300 – innovative urban transport solution

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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Kawasaki has revealed its first maxi-scooter for the urban market with the tag line – innovative urban transport solution. Motorcycle are known to be the one to be used to beat the gridlock of traffic in the rush hour that is between 7.30-8.30am and 4.30-5.30pm. By using scooter, it would be easier to ride it since ‘everything’ is almost automatic. No clutch lever to press, no gear to change. Just start and go.

Kawasaki shown this J300 at EICMA, Italy that comes with 4-stroke liquid-cooled 299cc engine that provides 28PS at 7,750RPM and 28.7Nm of pulling power at 6,250RPM. Braking is checked with the use of single 260 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper for the front and single 240 mm petal disc with dual-piston caliper for the rear. Seat height is low at 775mm and this could mean an easier ride for Asian people too. Fuel tank is big at 13 liter and this can provide long distance travel comfort by having less fuel station stops. The rear suspension is adjustable for single or two person riding setup. This can provide comfortable and stable ride. The front suspension gets the 37mm  telescopic forks for precise control and sporty feel.  (more…)

1994 Yamaha TZM 150 – legendary 36PS machine

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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A legendary bike based on the outgoing TZR 250 that can churns out 36PS at 10,500RPM. This is powerful due the engine that is 2-stroker. It is liquid-cooled with 59.0mm x 54.0mm bore and stroke setup, that make that this engine is oversquare so that it can revs higher. The carburetor is 30mm from Mikuni 30SS for the engine to burn the fuel with 6.0:1 compression ratio. Enough to propel this bike up to 208km/h.

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Also equipped is the controversial YPVS mechanical electric valve control that can makes this engine delivers power more linear so that it is easier to control the bike’s output. Controversial because this valve needs to be change frequently and adds up to its maintenance cost.   (more…)