2016 Yamaha XSR700 – this is the Japanese modern retro you are looking for

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Made from the base model of the MT-07, Yamaha engineers proves that they can still have the idea of interesting retro styled bike. Yamaha introduces the XSR700 fitted with the 270-degree crankshaft crossplane philosophy. It burns 698cc of fuel in the configuration of 2-inline 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine. The power is rated at 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm and 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm.  Why retro? For me, the design is timeless. It will always looks good in any era. Continue reading “2016 Yamaha XSR700 – this is the Japanese modern retro you are looking for”

2015 Yamaha MT-07 now available in CKD in Malaysia – RM35,296 (basic price inclusive of 6% GST)

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Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (“HLYM”) today, introduced the Yamaha MT-07 locally assembled model, a 4 stroke, 689 cc liquid cooled, 2-cylinder engine with fuel injection motorcycle. The MT-07 motorcycle, priced at RM35,296 (inclusive of 6% GST, excluding road tax, insurance and number plate), is the third locally big bike model assembled at the Sg. Buloh factory after the XJ series (XJ6, XJ6 Diversion, XJ6 Diversion F) and its predecessor, the MT-09.  Continue reading “2015 Yamaha MT-07 now available in CKD in Malaysia – RM35,296 (basic price inclusive of 6% GST)”

2015 Yamaha MT-07 unveiled in Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP – RM42k basic CBU

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Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia introduces the awaited Yamaha MT-07 at Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP with the special appearance of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. The Yamaha MT-07 will be priced for RM42k (basic) for the CBU version. CKD version will soon follow on mid 2015 and the price is expected to be cheaper.

Yamaha MT-07 is tagged as the ‘Rise Up Your Darkness’ to show that this bike is different than the rest of the competitor. It is one of the ‘Dark’ family that include the MT-09 and MT-125. The Yamaha MT-07 is equipped with parallel twin 689cc engine , producing 74.8PS, 68Nm@6,500 RPM. It weighs at 179kg wet weight (Dry weight 164kg).   Continue reading “2015 Yamaha MT-07 unveiled in Shell Advance Malaysian MotoGP – RM42k basic CBU”

2014 Honda NM4 Vultus has arrived to Malaysia – RM84,000 basic

Honda NM4 MalaysiaSome say that this bike reminds them to the Akira bike in the Japan manga. I’d think it looks like that too. Honda says that bike is actually inspired from a style called Neo-futuristic. Whatever it is, this Honda NM4 Vultus that is powered by 745cc inline twin engine paired with Dual Clutch Transmission is one of the most interesting styling coming Japan so far.
Luckily, Ah Hong Motor has shown that this bike is already available in Malaysia and the price is at RM84,000 (basic). Will you be interested to buy it if you have the dough?

Picture are from Ah Hong Motor FB.

2014 Yamaha MT-07 – Masters of Torque 689cc 2-cylinder engine – Rise Up Your Darkness

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ALL-NEW YAMAHA MT-07
The MT story continues for 2014 as Yamaha announce the launch of the all-new MT-07, an agile roadster with exciting torque levels that reinforces Yamaha’s expanding MT line-up. Its overall style, emotional engine character and engaging qualities fit perfectly into the ‘Dark Side of Japan’ MT family.

Featuring an all-new 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine producing strong torque, and equipped with a light and compact backbone-type tubular frame, the MT-07 is a sporty motorcycle that is clearly aimed at inspiring many riders throughout Europe by bringing fun, passion and excitement back to motorcycling at an affordable level.

Yamaha’s new MT-07 is one motorcycle that cannot be defined or classified by its specification figures alone. For the record, the figures for this new model that everybody wants to look at straightaway are 74.8PS, 68Nm@6,500 RPM, and 179kg wet weight (Dry weight 164kg).  Continue reading “2014 Yamaha MT-07 – Masters of Torque 689cc 2-cylinder engine – Rise Up Your Darkness”