Kawasaki is one of the greatest name in motorcycle industries and it should be mention on this blog. Kawasaki small bikes lower than 150cc previously are hard to find in Malaysia since they have collaboration with Modenas to make the small bikes.
This 2011 Kawasaki D-Tracker X with 250cc and fuel injection has now come to Malaysia in CKD (completely knocked down). This should lowers the price but at RM23,799.00 for a single cylinder engine, that is not cheap. For comparison, Kawasaki Ninja 250R with parallel twin engine is at RM23,500.00.
Even with that kind of price, the specification of the D-Tracker X are good. You’ll get a dual purpose bike with 17″ wheels, large front and rear disc brake, fuel injected engines and great motocross styling from Kawasaki design house.
Dual purpose bike that have appearance like motocross and high ground clearance are now getting popular in Malaysia, due to the road condition here are not smooth. There are many pot holes all the way in federal road and some in city road. PLUS highway are good road, but it is not everyday the bikers use the road to get to work. One more reason for bikers to consider the off-road motocross bike is because there can be flash flood in just few minutes of rain especially in Shah Alam and Kuala Lumpur. When it happens, the normal moped tends to stall since the carburetor is placed lower than the one in off-road motocross bikes.
Another great modification to 2011 Honda CBR-250R from the land of modders paradise, Thailand. This one is by Kittisak Racing which is inspired from the Bumble Bee in the Transformers movie. It can bee seen from the usage of the yellow colour on the overall coverset of the bike down to the colour of the wheels. Headlight which is being changed to angel eyes version like the one from BMW headlight adds to Transformers-like look. The exhaust pipe has been upgraded to the one from Yoshimura which should adds more power to the bike. The tyre, is it Pirelli Supercorsa?
Thailand bikers have seen and ride the 2011 Honda CBR-250R earlier than us in Malaysia. As usual, they have it modified to extract more power from the engine and finished it up in nice colours compared from the stock condition.