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2014 Yamaha YZF-R25: A new generation engine – 35.5hp at 12,000RPM

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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Yamaha YZF-R25 is surely and interesting 250cc bike in its category. It features 35.5 horsepower at high-revving engine of 12,000RPM. The engine is using the offset cylinder to maximise the power delivery to the crankshaft as the connnecting rod will be in straight position when the piston hits BDC (bottom dead center). Also included is the proven DiASil alloy cylinder that minimises friction to the wall of the cylinder from the piston.   (more…)

Michelin City Pro motorcycle tyre at Motack, Penang – RM53-RM83 depends on sizes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

City Pro Diagonal ViewMICHELIN, the market leader in tyre technology has showcased its latest innovation in the
Asian market with the new MICHELIN City Pro in a launch event on June 15 in Padang Kota
Lama in Penang, held in conjunction with the MOTACK 2014 and the Penang Bike Week
2014.
MICHELIN City Pro is the latest generation of Michelin motorcycle tyres especially designed
for intensive urban use and subjected to the most demanding of impacts and stresses. It is
intended for small motorcycles of up to 150cc and big-wheeled scooters.
Whether it is used by a city-dweller commuting to and from work, a courier or a delivery rider
battling through inner-city traffic jams on poor roads, the MICHELIN City Pro is perfectly
adapted to the needs of its users.
The MICHELIN City Pro tyre offers three significant advances in comparison with its
predecessor and rivals, namely unprecedented robustness to substantially reduce
punctures, enhanced safety and longer life.  (more…)

2014 Arai Corsair-V Dunlop – 1985 Joey Dunlop Limited Edition Replica – est. RM3,200

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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Arai has released this limited edition Corsair-V Dunlop full-face helmet tribute to Joey Dunlop who is a great racer of IOMTT in 1985. The base colour is yellow with sponsor decals in black just like what Joey Dunlop used to have. Price is not cheap at USD1k or RM3,200 (estimation).

HJC FG 17 Green Mamba – Green and Black awesomeness – estimated RM1,780

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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Another awesome design of Green Mamba that differs than the one that we always see. This one shows a simpler shades of green with black base colour. And of course, that Green Mamba snake.  (more…)

Round 7 Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record – Rossi 2nd, Pedrosa 3rd

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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As dark clouds loomed over Montmeló, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez weathered a storm of challenges from his MotoGP™ rivals to win his seventh race from seven starts in 2014.

The rain that threatened to fall over the Spanish circuit failed to eventuate, allowing the riders to compete at a ferocious pace on slick tyres resulting in today’s Catalan Grand Prix being completed in record time, beating the old mark by over five seconds. The electric pace also created one of the most exciting race finales in recent history as Marquez, his teammate Dani Pedrosa, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi all battled for victory.

It was Marquez who ultimately prevailed from the three-way fight for the lead. He survived a late attack from Pedrosa on turn ten of the final lap which saw the riders touch, and went on to win the race from Rossi by 0.512 seconds. Pedrosa’s last gasp move on Marquez saw him run wide, but he recovered to claim third place, finishing just over a second behind Rossi. On his way to victory, Marquez set a time of 1’42.182 on the second lap of the race to break the six-year-old race lap record at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.   (more…)