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Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia 2014 Soft Launch – First Time In Malaysia

Monday, March 24th, 2014


The Tokyo Auto Salon the biggest show in the automotive
after-market is here in Malaysia. This inagural Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia
2014 is stage for the first time ever in Malaysia in the 30-year history. The Association
of Autoshow Malaysia together with My Events International will organise this
prestigious event on the 14-16 November 2014 at Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3.
Supported by Putrajaya Corporation, Putrajaya is the official venue for this event.
This event has attracted more than 300,000 people at the recent show in Japan. This
prominent event is regarded to also showcase not only Japan’s modified car scene, it will
also embrace the industry players from Malaysia and this region. This event will gather
the most creative minds from the automotive world diplaying more than 200 custom
built cars by after market parts manufacturers. Automotive professionals from this
region can use this valuable channel to deliberate upon the latest trends and innovations
from the automotive sector.
Today’s soft launch ceremony will also witness the signing of a Memorandum of
Agreement between San Ei Publishing Co Ltd and My Events International, marking
hand over to My Events International to be the official Organiser of “Tokyo Auto Salon
Putrajaya, Malaysia 2014”. This will also encourage new and emerging business
potential and to further grow in the automotive after-market industry in Malaysia as well
as in this region. Today’s event is officiated by Y.B Tuan Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister
of Youth and Sports, who will also witness the signing of the Memorandum of
San Ei Publishing Co Limited has committed 20 fully modified and the finest unique
cars from Japan to the show, committing their support towards the Tokyo Auto Salon,
Malaysia. We have gained respect from neighbouring countries like Singapore, Thailand
and Indonesia after we have acquired this reputable event in the automotive arena.
Tokyo Auto Salon Malaysia 2014 will comprise of a total space of 20,000 sq metres,
where we have the exhibition space of 280 booths and car display area for more than
180 cars. A string of activities have also been lined up for the event such as Drift
Competitions, Auto cross & Go cart. The Autostyling Competition will consist more
than 200 cars that will break the Malaysian Book of Records.
Speaking at the Official Soft Launch ceremony, Organising Chairman, Y.B. Senator
Datuk Megat Zulkarnain bin Tan Sri Omardin said “this event has been a dream come
true for all of us as this is a very renown and reputable world event . I’m both
encouraged and convinced that if anyone can make these dreams come true for all of
Tokyo Auto Salon Putrajaya, Malaysia will be held on the 14-16 November 2014 at the
Dataran Putrajaya, Presint 3. We are expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors
throughout the event that has a massive lined -up of interesting activities

Ducati Team for MotoGP 2014 – Desmosedici 14 unveiling

Monday, March 24th, 2014


The Ducati Team for the 2014 MotoGP World Championship was presented in an original location in Germany. Confirming the close ties and synergy between the Bologna-based manufacturer and the Audi Group, the official presentation of the Ducati Team was held at the Audi Forum inside Munich Airport.

In the presence of a carbon black Ducati Desmosedici GP14, which had just returned to Europe following the recent tests in Malaysia and Australia, Claudio Domenicali (Ducati Motor Holding CEO), personally introduced the team, represented on the stage by Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager), by Paolo Ciabatti (Ducati Corse Sporting Director) and by the two riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. The sporting activities for the new season and the technical details of the new Desmosedici GP14 were illustrated, in the light of the recent tests and the decision to take part in the championship in Open configuration (as announced last week in Sepang).  (more…)

Marquez takes victory in spectacular season opener in Qatar and Rossi on second position

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Marc Marquez got his MotoGP™ World Championship title defence off to the perfect start after the Repsol Honda rider emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi.
Starting from pole position, Marquez traded places with Rossi at the front of the field numerous times throughout the twenty-two lap race, before Marquez made the race-winning pass in the final stages to take the chequered flag by 0.259 seconds. In third place at the Qatar Grand Prix was Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who crossed the finish line 3.370 seconds after his teammate.
The track temperature for the race was the coolest recorded over the whole race weekend, with a peak recording of just 20°C which brought with it a spike in humidity levels. This resulted in many riders commenting after the race that grip levels were lower than the Warm Up session four hours earlier. Although conditions were quite cool, only two riders selected the soft compound front slick, with the rest of the grid opting for the hard compound front slick. For the rear tyre, only race-winner Marc Marquez selected the hard compound rear slick for the race, and the medium compound rear was by far the popular choice, with fifteen riders selecting this option. Seven of the eleven Open-class entrants selected the soft compound rear slick for the Qatar Grand Prix.  (more…)

2014 Suzuki Hayabusa (RM99,000), Suzuki GSX-R1000 (RM96,900), Suzuki GSX-1250FA (RM72,900) and Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (RM79,999) Officially Arrived to Malaysia

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014


Suzuki Malaysia has brings us officially four big bikes to their line-up. It is a good time to see Suzuki GSX-R1000 that has been one of the best sports bike available officially in Malaysia. The four bikes are Suzuki GSX-R1000, Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki GSX-1250FA and Suzuki V-Strom 100 ABS.  (more…)

Honda Exhibits World Premiere of New Concept Model “NM4″ 750cc Bike – a hint of a jet fighter styling

Friday, March 21st, 2014


Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 and unveiled the world premiere of two types of its new production model “NM4″ as an exhibition model (planned for production).

The NM4 was developed under the keywords of “the Neo-futuristic” and “COOL,” pursuing new, unique styling.

This NM4 was designed to realize two points; the design concept “the Front Massive Styling” and “the cockpit position” focusing on the sense of unity with the rider, that the rider can smoothly get into the vehicle. The low-setup cockpit position and adjustable backrest provide an enjoyable new riding feel. The instrument panel was designed to provide clear readability and the fun riding, as if the rider was experiencing part of a movie scene.

LED lamps are used on the headlight of the powerful-looking front fairing, the tail lamp and the turn signals. In addition, the utility boxes are set up on the right and left sides of the front fairing for small articles.

Two NM4 types were unveiled at the motorcycle show; the simply-configured “NM4-01″ which emphasizes its wide, dynamic rear tire and attractive low silhouette, and the “NM4-02” which emanates a unique presence and features a prominent rear design (containing utility boxes on each side of the rear body).

The NM4 will also be exhibited at the 41st Tokyo Motorcycle Show from Friday, March 28 to Sunday, March 30 at Tokyo Big Sight.  (more…)