2014 KTM RC390 Review – lightweight and track-ready -RM27,500

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Supersports is one of the popular bike category for so long. The category exudes speed and performance. This has been to the factor that supersports styling is the style used in professional racing namely in MotoGP and WSBK.
The particular supersports from KTM, the RC390, embodies the statement of speed and performance really well. It got all the packages to be a great supersports bike. Great chassis, great engine, high performance and of course great design.

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Looks
KTM RC390 is an interesting bike in terms of design. When I see the concept first by KTM, it looks very sharp and carry the silhoutte of the KTM RC250GP which is being used in Moto3 racing series. What’s even better is that, the concept has been taken into the production with minimal changes in the overall design. It is still sharp, and most important, it is different than the rest of the supersports in its category. The iconic double front headlamp with double J LED fairing light is distinguishable from far to be a KTM. The rear lights also very interesting with a strong presence of the red light bar. This has to be one of my favourite rear light design so far. It looks different, creative and feels like it is designed by someone who knows bikes and love it very much.  Continue reading “2014 KTM RC390 Review – lightweight and track-ready -RM27,500”

Shop Review: Berjaya Mega Motors, Kapar

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Berjaya Mega Motors is one of the prominent motorcycle shop in Kapar, Klang. Headed by Mr Hua Heng, the company has grown to big shop since its inception in 1996. What is great about this shop is that they offer the latest and greatest bike whether in terms of superbike or underbones. For example, they have this Yamaha YZF-R6 WGP 50th Anniversary limited edition number 1350 out of 1500 production.  Continue reading “Shop Review: Berjaya Mega Motors, Kapar”

Review: Shinko K3 iTrack Motorcycle Tyre – premium tyres at its best

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I have riding with the Shinko K3 iTrack for some time now and I got to say that this one is definitely better than the stock tyre that I have before. K3 iTrack is designed in Seoul and made in Jeju, doesn’t that make you feel a bit K-pop? Hehe. After installing the tyre, the feeling of the ride is very different (in a good way, of course). The bike are vibrating less and the straight line stability is superb, it is almost better than what I remember when riding it as new bike. The size of the tyre that I’ve been using is 80/90-17 (stock size is 70/90-17) for the front and 100/70-17 for the rear (same as stock size). The tread pattern of this K3 iTrack is beautiful and designed like that for the balance of dry and wet riding. The groove on the center moves all the way to side and then placed with another tread block alternatingly for optimum grip on dry condition and having aqua channel enough for the wet condition riding.On the very side of the K3 iTrack, there is a triangle pattern for grips when taking extreme angle cornering. 
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My Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed Review (UPDATED)

I have been using Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed for almost for 4 month now. I have made a wish to myself that I will buy a new first model of this Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed, and now my wish has been granted. My review will focus on my experience and knowledge about this popular bike starting from the first day I get it out from the shop to this day. Previously, I have been writing about Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed, whether it is a good buy or not here. For me, the answer is both yes and no. Why?   Continue reading “My Yamaha 135LC Extreme Spirit 5-speed Review (UPDATED)”

Shinko Evo SR877 Motorcycle Tyre Review (UPDATED!)

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I have been riding my Lagenda 115ZR for about a month with Shinko Evo SR877 and the results is great.

In one sentence I can say; Shinko SR877 makes me drive faster because it grips and make stopping better.

This tyre has made me ride better since the tyre is grippy and this helps greatly in accelerating and stopping. There is one situation that I have encounter while I was riding my bike near the traffic light road that proven the grip of this tyre. A bus have stopped abruptly in front of me while I was following it closely to overtake it, at that time the space on the right can’t be used since there is a car there so, what I can do is to brake as hard as I can and hope the bike will stop. And yes, the bike stops well without any skidding and the danger is aborted. I think this is due to the medium-soft compound used for this Shinko Evo SR877. With that in mind, I don’t mean for you to do this while using Shinko tyre or any tyre that matter since that is the situation is not planned. Drive safely and always wear the helmet!  Continue reading “Shinko Evo SR877 Motorcycle Tyre Review (UPDATED!)”

Preview: Shinko EVO SR877 70/90-17 and 80/90-17 Motorcycle Tyre

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I’m calling this a preview since this is a new tyre I just got but it is not installed to my bike yet. So, I’ll share about the features, background and my first impression about this Shinko EVO SR877 motorcycle in the size of 70/90-17 and 80/90-17. After installing it to my ride, then I can write about test drive review. So, lets start after the jump with 21 more pictures Continue reading “Preview: Shinko EVO SR877 70/90-17 and 80/90-17 Motorcycle Tyre”

Yamaha TZM 150 Test Drive Review on Roda-Roda Magazine October 1994

Yamaha TZM 150 Test Drive Review on Roda-Roda Magazine October 1994

Another freaking great 150cc 2-stroker that is among the elit class of Honda NSR150SP, Suzuki Gamma and Kawasaki KRR-150, is the formidable and futurist Yamaha TZM150 which is being launched in Malaysia in 1994. At that time, the technology used by TZM150 are far advanced that what is usually available. The introduction of Deltabox chassis, two-piston caliper, monoshock and YPVS, makes it the best bike to choose at the showroom. The full-fairing body are much more race like compared to Suzuki Gamma and Kawasaki KRR150, with the exception of Honda NSR150RR which, I think already race ready looks.

I personally thank to those who have uploaded the test drive originally that gives the opportunity for me to read it, since I have checked the Roda-Roda magazine subscription for previous issue and found out the Oct 1994 edition has already sold out.

The test drive are in Malay language (sorry international readers).

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My Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR 55-1406km Review

This review has been long due. I actually need to update my previous review when my bike reach 1,000km, but it is now at 1,406km. Many readers has asked to update the review after they have read my first review, so, here goes. Let me get this review done first by reviewing some problems that I have encountered with this bike all along. Continue reading “My Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR 55-1406km Review”

My 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR 0-55km Review

My 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR
My 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR

I have promised myself few years ago that someday I’ll buy any first model new bike that are going to be introduced by Yamaha Malaysia. It was a very long wait and now, I have bought myself a first model 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR. Even though this is a first model bike, it has less specialty than the first model Yamaha 125Z and first model Yamaha 135LC since both have many parts made in Japan. For example, the first model Yamaha 135LC engine is fully made in Japan, whereby now it is being made in countries like Indonesia, Vietnam or Thailand. It is not that the second model or the newer is not good, just that it is not as special as owning the first model with parts made in Japan. This holds true also for Yamaha 125Z and ZR whereby we can see the CDI for the first model have no cut-off and have Yamaha logo on it, but now is the M logo and CDI has been RPM/speed limited. First model Yamaha 125ZR also features the most sought out item that is the three-spoke Enkei-1 sport rim. Enkei-1 sport rim is definitely durable and can withstand strong impact from the road and much more lighter. Also after that, there are Enkei-1 samurai 6-spoke sport rim which is also durable and lightweight. I have interviewed many 125Z/ZR riders and mechanics about this and they agreed that Enkei-1 wheels are really that good. Now, there is no more Enkei-1 production wheels and most of the owner of this wheels have lost the wheels due to theft. It is common to see that Enkei-1 3-spoke and 5-spoke sport rim to reach MYR1000+ in Malaysia most popular online store that is Mudah.my. So, in my deepest thought, I know that I’m making a good decision to buy this first model Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR, even though it is not fully made in Japan. Now, let’s start my Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR review. Continue reading “My 2010 Yamaha Lagenda 115ZR 0-55km Review”