2015 Yamaha MT-03 now available in Thailand – 321cc Dark Knight of Street

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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”

Confirmed: 2014 Honda CBR250R will follow the double headlight design as of the CBR300R coming this 24th April to Japan – estimated RM18,254

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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.

2014-cbr250rThe design of the 2014 CBR250R is absolutely interesting which is sportier and much more race-like in terms of the appearance. The highlight of the design is the use of the double headlight that looks like the CBR1000RR (a.k.a The Rabbit). In my opinion, the double headlight looks much more modern and looks more ‘balanced’. The design is different than the 2011 CBR250R which follows the design cues of the VFR1200.  Continue reading “Confirmed: 2014 Honda CBR250R will follow the double headlight design as of the CBR300R coming this 24th April to Japan – estimated RM18,254”

2014 Yamaha YZF-R15 arriving to Indonesia on 23rd April – Rp 28 million (RM7,952)

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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.

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2014 Yamaha YZF R15 Indonesia version

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.

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2014 Kawasaki Z1000 – menacing Sugomi design

Z1000-2014-004Kawasaki Z1000 has finally shows up officially after numerous leaks about the image on the Internet. It has been revealed in EICMA, Italy which shows a new design direction, this time based on Sugomi design.
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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera – limited to 500 units of this superlight Italian performance [UPDATED: Gallery and Tech Specs included]

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2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera

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]”

2013 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X – the middleweight interesting trio

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2013 Honda CB500F

One of the interesting Honda releases this year. It comes in 3 variant that is CBR500R for sport concept, CB500F for naked concept and CB500X for crossover concept. I must say that one that interest me the most is the CB500F. This naked concept bike are made for daily use for road and some gravel action. Compared to the full-fairing sport concept CBR500R and all terrain CB500X, the CB500F is one of the most balanced.  Continue reading “2013 Honda CBR500R, CB500F and CB500X – the middleweight interesting trio”

2012 Modenas Ace 115 Official Pictures and Specs – RM4,598 (dual starter)


Engine
Type 4 stroke, SOHC, 1 cyclinder
Bore X Stroke 55.0 x 50.6 mm
Displacement 120 cc
Compression Ratio 9.8
Carburetor SPACO AV20
Ignition System Magneto – CDI
Starting System Electric Starter
Cooling System Air Cooled
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 litre
Fuel Consumption 46.1 km/litre @ 80km/hour

Transmission
Type 4-speed rotary
Clutch Centrifugal and wet mutiple disc
Primary Reduction Ratio 3.048 (64/21)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.786 (39/14)
Driving System Chain

Chassis
Type Square Pipe Backbone
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Trailing Swing
Front Brake Disc (220 mm) with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake Drum (110 mm)

Electrical System
Battery 12 V 5 Ah

Modenas Ace 115 price is RM4,598 (dual starter)

All pictures are from official Modenas press kit. Click on the image to EMBIGGEN!

2012 Honda Wave 110 MMC Official Studio Pictures – RM4,771(R), RM5,228 (RS)

2012 Honda Wave 110RS (Bright Orange)

Nice colour choices for the 2012 Honda Wave 110 Minor Model Change (MMC).

Price for 2012 Honda Wave 110R Minor Model Change (MMC) = RM4,771 OTR (single-rider insurance)

Price for 2012 Honda Wave 110RS Minor Model Change (MMC) = RM5,228 OTR (single-rider insurance)

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Official: Modenas Kriss MR1 100cc – RM2,948 (technical specs included)


Actually, the word MR1 refers to ‘Motosikal Rakyat 1Malaysia’ (1Malaysia People’s Bike). The price of the this is very aggressive at RM2,948 which puts it along the rank of Honda EX5 (RM3,998) and its own Modenas CT100. The CT100 is priced at RM3,398 with electric starter and both 100cc.  Continue reading “Official: Modenas Kriss MR1 100cc – RM2,948 (technical specs included)”