November 27th, 2012 1:08 pm by eddy
Honda is pleased to announce the launch of new special edition models, just in time for Christmas, to compliment the existing range of motorcycles and scooters.
The new NSC50R – launched only weeks ago at EICMA and making its UK public debut at Motorcycle Live – is also available in special edition Repsol and Samsung colour schemes; the former, a MotoGP replica and the latter highlighting the racing relationship between Samsung and Honda in the British Superbike Championship, with the Samsung Honda team. Read the rest of this entry »
November 26th, 2012 10:31 pm by eddy
Boon Siew Honda has silently updated their website with the newcomer in their lineup, the Honda Integra. This Integra is a maxi scooter with 670cc 2-cylinder engine that can provide 38.1kW at 6,250 RPM and 62Nm of pulling power at 4,750 RPM. This bike is absolutely larger than the recently launched Honda PCX 150. One of the interesting features that can be found on this maxi scooter is the 2nd generation of 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) from Honda. Previously, this type of DCT has been used on Honda DN-01, but that is the 1st generation. Based on the power of this bike, it can be a logical choice for executives who wants to escape from traffic but thinks that the Honda PCX 150 is not powerful enough. Anyway, at RM64,688, we need to think twice about it since that is almost 6 times the price of the PCX. Maybe you think 6 times, before buying this bike, but at least, you’ll have a choice. This kind of bikes reminds me of Yamaha T-Max which is very popular in Europe since the regulations there needs the scooter or bike to have more than 150cc engine to be legal to be taken to highway.
In Malaysia, this kind of maxi scooter is almost non-existant, only recently being introduced by Sym Maxsym 400i (UPDATE: There is the market for maxi scooter in Malaysia. There is BMW C600 and C650GT, Gilera GP500 and Nexus 50, Piaggio MP3 and Xevo 400. Yamaha T-Max, Suzuki Burgman and others are also available via parallel import. Thanks to reader JalanJalan for the info). For Honda to bring this bike to Malaysia is a brave action by itself and I know they are trying to wins the hearts of the riders again in Malaysia. Well, this makes me happy. 8 more pictures after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »
November 26th, 2012 4:18 pm by eddy
Chrome seems like the favourite style for Malaysia’s own designer, Zaki, which airbrushed this SHOEI X12 with the Red Bull livery. Many were asking is this for Zulfahmi, and the answer is not. That’s why you didn’t see the Malaysian element in there. Anyway, always a great job well done by Zaki Designs. 9 more pictures after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »
November 23rd, 2012 12:53 pm by eddy
Front and rear disc brake. AR wheels fitted that probably priced higher than the bike itself.
Update: The wheels is not GTO but AR as tipped by MM FB reader. Thanks guys!
Via: Peminat Arai & Shoei FB
November 22nd, 2012 9:42 pm by eddy
Yamaha Motors Thailand recently introduced new variant of the offroad style scooter the TTX named X-Force. The one in green is similar to the green that we usually in the army colours on the their clothes and vehicles. This adds more ‘serious’ offroader style to this scooter. Other than the army green colour, this TTX X-Force also comes with black/grey colour if you don’t like the green. TTX X-Force is included with the YMJET FI system which are good in terms of fuel economy and in this case, it can go for 55.75km/l. Even if that number is not met, if you got at least 50km/l, that should be considered fuel saving enough. Compared to a car (Honda Insight 1.3L), real number mileage is only at maximum 20km/l. Read the rest of this entry »