Most of us already knew about the availability of the Yamaha MT-25 in Indonesia, but in Thailand, they just got a much more powerful version of it with the name Yamaha MT-03 ABS. This a predicted marketing by Yamaha since they already introduced the YZF-R3 in Thailand as opposed to the YZF-R25 in Indonesia and Malaysia. The YZF-R25 and YZF-R3 share the same frame and accessories, except the higher capacity engine at 321cc as compared to the 249cc and the addition of ABS. FYI, the R25 produces 35.5hp (26.5kW) at 12,000RPM with torque rated at 22.1Nm at 10,000RPM. While the R3 is pushing 30.9 kW (42.0PS) @ 10,750 rpm and 29.6 Nm (3.0 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm. This actually translates to 14.3% increase in power and 25.3% increase in torque! Continue reading “2015 Yamaha MT-03 now available in Thailand – 321cc Dark Knight of Street”
Honda Japan has give a confirmation about the availability of the CBR250R that will use the double headlight design as of the recently introduced CBR300R in Thailand. This is logical and actually cost effective since the similar design will use similar parts hence minimizing the variety of the parts that the factory needs to prepare. I have read earlier that this CBR250R will be the global model along with the CBR300R. I’m thinking that for the country specific regulation, the country might get the CBR300R or CBR250R but not both. We have seen that Thailand got the CBR300R, so Malaysia and Indonesia might be getting the CBR250R.
Our neighbouring country, Indonesia, will be getting the Yamaha YZF-R15 on 23rd April which is just few days away. YZF-R15 has been talked about for a very long time in Asean especially in Malaysia and Indonesia due to the resemblances of the engine and chassis, but differs in the fairing type of the Yamaha FZ150i or the Vixion in Indonesia. Many riders of FZ150i in Malaysia and Vixion riders in Indonesia are asking why the YZF-R15 are not marketed here since the engine and chassis are the same which should be no problem in terms of maintenance and parts availability. This dream has come true to Indonesian riders as they are getting the YZF-R15 soon, but not yet to Malaysian riders. Arrghhh!!! Yeah, I feel you.
YZF-R15 has been released earlier in India and known as the R15 Version 2.0, which means that this bike is already on its 2nd version in production. The Indian have included the sariguard (the rear tyre cover to prevent womens’ sari stuck to the rear tyre) but this one in Indonesia doesn’t include that item.
Celebrating the Italian manufacturer’s commitment to performance technology and lightweight construction, Ducati now proudly introduces its latest limited edition dream model, the highly exclusive 1199 Superleggera. The new machine combines a precious cocktail of materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre to set the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle in history. Producing more than 200hp and weighing-in at just 155kg* (341.7lb*), Ducati showcase their innovative engineering and stylish approach to design, while affirming the maxim: “Authentic Italian Performance”. The Superleggera follows in the successful wheel tracks of previous iconic limited editions, like the Desmosedici RR, with its exclusivity boldly underlined with just 500 examples of this extraordinary machine being assembled at Ducati’s headquarters in Bologna, Italy, each with its own individual number inscribed on the top clamp. Continue reading “2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera – limited to 500 units of this superlight Italian performance [UPDATED: Gallery and Tech Specs included]”