WSBK Malaysia 2016:Sykes rules Saturday Superpole and Race

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Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes sets new lap record in Superpole before winning Race 1 in WSBK Malaysia 2016.

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2013 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia – from RM80,588 – RM95,388

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Boon Siew Honda is leading the industry with a revolutionary way to ride through the introduction of the new CBR600RR series.

According to Mr. Satoshi Okada, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, the CBR600RR series, which consists of CBR600RR and CBR600RR C-ABS, reflect the company’s continued effort to introduce new riding excitement to the local market.

CBR600RR

CBR600RR represents a big step forward for the 600cc Supersport class when it was initially launched in 2003. Thanks to the input from the MotoGP race bike of the time, the RC211V, the CBR600RR not only redefined performance parameters on the road with its flexible, yet high-revving engine and pin-sharp handling, it also went on to win FIM World Supersports Championship from splendor 2003 to 2008, six years in a row.

In 2010 Honda also became the official engine supplier for the ultra-competitive Moto2 class, supplying a power unit based on that of the CBR600RR, testament to the engine’s potential and reliability. Constant development over the last decade has seen the CBR600RR evolve into one of the most polished packages ever produced in the Supersports arena.

Focus was placed upon the chassis, with the goal being creation of a bike that offered control and handling far beyond its class. The CBR600RR’s new inverted Showa 41mm Big Piston Forks deliver an incredibly smooth ride on the road, while offering great connection to the front tyre when on the limit at the racetrack. Lightweight, 12-spoke cast aluminium wheels – similar to those on the CBR1000RR Fireblade – are also used, for greater feedback.

The CBR600RR’s extremely compact 599cc, liquid cooled DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder power plant makes a great contribution to the bike’s superb handling. Featuring a compression ratio of 12.2:1, it produces 88kW @ 13,500rpm, with torque of 66Nm @ 11,250rpm. Its 599cc four-cylinder engine’s sophisticated PGM-DSFI fuel injection system – fed a large volume of air by the Direct Air Induction System – and its ECU have been re-mapped for improved throttle response and feel throughout the rev-range. The Intake Air Control Valve also now operates through all rpm ranges. These improvements make the bike easier to ride at ‘normal’ speed, with increased performance under sports or racetrack conditions.

The CBR600RR’s Unit Pro-Link rear suspension uses no shock top mount on the frame, and is a system unique to Honda. The shock mounts to the upper part of the swingarm and the lower link, effectively operating independently of swingarm movement. This stabilises behaviour under hard cornering and delivers superb traction and turning ability, plus improved shock absorption and much more consistent damping.

Three CBR600RR colour options will be available: Tricolour (red, white and blue), Graphite Black and Repsol Colour.  Continue reading “2013 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia – from RM80,588 – RM95,388”