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Specs Comparison: 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL vs 2014 KTM 200 Duke Non ABS

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

2014 Kawasaki Z250SL



2014 KTM 200 Duke Non ABS

Model / Comparison 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL
2014 KTM 200 Duke Non ABS
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm 72 mm x 49 mm
Displacement 249 cm³ 199.5 cm³
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 1 Cyl DOHC Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
CDI Keihin, Transistorized Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment (BOSCH EMS)
Power (kW) 20.6kW (28hp)(9,700rpm) 19 kW (25HP) /10,000 rpm


Specs Comparison: 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL vs 2013 Kawasaki Z250

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014


2014 Kawasaki Z250SL 1-cylinder


2014 Kawasaki Z250 2-cylinder

A technical specs comparison of the 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL 1-cylinder and 2013 Kawasaki Z250 2-cylinder. Both are good bikes with different characteristic. Check out the comparison below.

Model / Comparison 2014 Kawasaki Z250SL
2013 Kawasaki Z250
Bore x stroke 72.0 x 61.2 mm 62.0 mm x 41.2 mm
Displacement 249 cm³ 249 cm³
Engine Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 1 Cyl DOHC Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2 Cyl DOHC
CDI Keihin, Transistorized Ignition Digital
Power (kW) 20.6kW (28hp)(9,700rpm) 23.5 kW (32HP) / 11,000 rpm


2014 Kawasaki Z250SL launched in Malaysia – RM15,739 (basic price)

Monday, July 21st, 2014



2014 Kawasaki Z250SL just launched today at eCity Hotel, Subang Jaya. The most important details that you all should know that the price is RM15,739 (basic price). That is lower than what we expect at RM16,700. Kawasaki Motors Malaysia really listens to you guys. So, get the bike before Hari Raya.

More news will be coming up soon and will update you guys about. UPDATED! Read below:


Z250SL comes with the same chassis as the Ninja 250SL which is the beautiful Trellis-like frame (in the tech specs it is called diamond type, but I’ll call it Trellis anyway). Compared to the supersports Ninja 250SL, the frame are now much more visible to the eyes as the bike is naked type that shows the muscle and the chassis under it. At 148 kg (Non-ABS model), the Z250SL is almost 20 kg lighter than the Z250. The light weight is a significant factor in the bike’s nimble handling.  Compared to the Ninja 250SL, this Z250SL is even lighter with 3kg difference.   (more…)

Honda Street Cub mods – the good made better

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Street Cub is a modified Honda C50/C70 made to look modern but at the same time holds it unique flair of the Honda design. This craze has been taking over Malaysia and it is easy to find Street Cub like this anywhere in Malaysia. In fact, I also got to see one at my place in Banting. It is sure looking good.

The mods include the use of wide front and rear tyre to make it look like a chopper stance. The rear mudguard is shortened to expose more of the wide tyre.   (more…)

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

Sunday, July 20th, 2014


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 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…)