2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS – revival of Vulcan since 1985 – below RM30,000

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Kawasaki Vulcan has been a popular choice for riders who are looking for easy-rider bike in 1980s with the model VN750 produced from 1985 until 2006. In US, there is the availability of VN700, since there is the tariff restriction of bikes from Japan to be marketed there.

15_EN650AB_F_1-4Previously the VN750 is equipped with V-twin engine but this 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 is equipped with parallel twin engine with the displacement of 650cc. The power of the engine is not known since there is no specs released just yet. The rear shocks is adopted from the design like the one used in ER-6n with features a ‘sleeping’ shock. Continue reading “2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 ABS – revival of Vulcan since 1985 – below RM30,000”

2015 Honda CBR650F powers up the PATA European Junior Cup

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2015 Honda CBR650F PATA European Junior Cup

The Pata European Junior Cup, powered by Honda, will use Honda’s impressive CBR650F for the 2015 season and continue its successful partnership with title sponsor, Pata, it has been announced.

The eight-round, one-make championship for 14-19-year-olds has proven to be a great success in providing a fantastic racing experience and honing the skills of young riders from around the world as the entry level class to the eni FIM Superbike World Championship.  Continue reading “2015 Honda CBR650F powers up the PATA European Junior Cup”

Seven bikes unveiled by Suzuki at Intermot 2014 – GSX-S1000 ABS, GSX-S1000F ABS, Address 110, V-Strom 650XT ABS, Bandit 1250S ABS, Inazuma 250F and GSX-R1000 ABS

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2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS

Suzuki pulled the wraps off its new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models at the opening of this year’s International Motorcycle Show in Cologne, Germany, as the Japanese manufacturer unveiled several new models and updates that will form part of its 2015 model range.

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The product concept behind Suzuki’s new super-naked was to provide the spirit of GSX-R in a naked streetbike chassis. Designed for nimble and agile handling, the GSX-S1000 features an all-new frame and utilises engine design and characteristics from the iconic GSX-R1000 K5, famed for its low-down torque and mid-range power.

With knowhow from MotoGP development, the GSX-S1000 benefits from a traction control system boasting three-modes as well as the option to switch the system off completely. ABS is also available, with the bike expected in dealership showrooms in late spring next year.  Continue reading “Seven bikes unveiled by Suzuki at Intermot 2014 – GSX-S1000 ABS, GSX-S1000F ABS, Address 110, V-Strom 650XT ABS, Bandit 1250S ABS, Inazuma 250F and GSX-R1000 ABS”

2014 Honda CB650F already available in dealers shop – RM39,999 basic

wpid-wp-1411363081720.jpegKok Cheng Motor already gets the stock of the Honda’s entry-level to inline-four, the CB650F.  There are two colours available at the moment,  grey and white. CB650F is one of the interesting bike from Honda since it features inline-four engine at the time where many manufacturers are looking for downsizing their bike lineup to less number of cylinders to keep the price low. Honda are able to produce inline-four bike and the same time, makes its available for the masses with a very competitive pricing. Continue reading “2014 Honda CB650F already available in dealers shop – RM39,999 basic”

IXRACE Double-pipe Z7 exhaust system for 2014 Honda CB650F – EUR790

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IXRACE already prepare this double exhaust for the 2014 Honda CBR650F.  The design is very different with the use of squarish design of the end tip. Included in the package is 2 x dB killer so you can still follow the road regulations but at the same time able to feel the performance.
Continue reading “IXRACE Double-pipe Z7 exhaust system for 2014 Honda CB650F – EUR790”

2014 Honda CB650F and CBR650F price unveiled by dealer – CB650F RM39,999, CBR650F RM41,999

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2014 Honda CB650F RM39,999

The dealer that I follow on FB has unveiled the price of the inline-four 2014 Honda CB650F naked is at RM39,999 while the full-fairing CBR650F at RM41,999.
Continue reading “2014 Honda CB650F and CBR650F price unveiled by dealer – CB650F RM39,999, CBR650F RM41,999”

Kawasaki Versys Strada modified accessories – more parts for more touring ability

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A sample modified by Jason Yang in Malaysia, named Versys Strada. Accessories includes beak fairing, side LED spotlight and switches. All for RM1k including postage. Also seen there is the Acerbis handguard with LED to protect your hand on cold situation and giving more visibility.  Continue reading “Kawasaki Versys Strada modified accessories – more parts for more touring ability”

2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight launched and CB650F, CBR650F previewed in Malaysia – standard RM19,999, Repsol RM20,999, Trico and ABS RM22,999 (basic)

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That is a very long title that I have to write. Yes, the rumors are correct and indeed the 2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight has finally landed to Malaysia. Most of the changes are cosmetics like the obvious use of the dual headlight compared to the 2011 Honda CBR250R that use single headlight. This design follows the design of the headlight of the CBR1000RR. In Indonesia, the CBR250R gains few optimization on the intake airflow and new exhaust muffler design of the 1-cylinder 249cc DOHC MC41 engine with the bore and stroke dimension of 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm that maxes out 29ps at 9,000RPM with the torque rated at 23Nm at 7,300RPM. For Malaysia version, we can’t confirm about this changes since we are not able to get the official technical specification yet, but since this CBR250R is Asean CKD in Thailand, we think it should carry the same specs like the Indonesian and Thai version.

The price of the 2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight is RM19,999 for the standard version, RM20,999 for the Repsol and RM22,999 for the Trico and C-ABS version (all prices are basic not including tax, insurance and registration). This number is way above our estimation of RM16,500 because we thought maybe Honda wants to fight the price of the Kawasaki Ninja 250SL at RM17,689. For that, we’d say sorry.  Continue reading “2014 Honda CBR250R dual headlight launched and CB650F, CBR650F previewed in Malaysia – standard RM19,999, Repsol RM20,999, Trico and ABS RM22,999 (basic)”

2014 Honda CB650F, CBR650F and CBR250R are coming to Malaysia very soon – 2 days before Ramadhan?

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We have been waiting for the CBR250R for a while now since it has been launched earlier in Thailand and Indonesia. It is just about time that we are going to get this. The engine are still the same from the 2011 Honda CBR250R MC41 engine but few optimization has been made on the intake airflow and new exhaust muffler design. The 1-cylinder 249cc DOHC engine with the bore and stroke dimension of 76.0 mm x 55.0 mm are now able to maxes out 29ps at 9,000RPM with the torque rated at 23Nm at 7,300RPM. The one thing that can be noted here is that the fuel efficiency has also increased to 50.1km/l. Tank capacity is 13l, so, this means that you can go 651.3km with every fuel tank, theoritically.   Continue reading “2014 Honda CB650F, CBR650F and CBR250R are coming to Malaysia very soon – 2 days before Ramadhan?”