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Power Pawi is the 2016 Best Rider of the Year

The Perak born who goes by the nickname #SuperKIP who will be going to Moto2 this year has won the inaugural MAM-SIC Best Rider Award 2016 . Khairul Idham Pawi also have a place in the Malaysia Motorsports Hall of Fame as being the first Malaysian to win not one but two Moto3 race in 2016, Argentina and Germany MotoGP round. The closes was Zulfahimi Khairuddin second on the podium in Sepang, Zufahmi was also in the Malaysia Motorsports Hall of Fame as being the first Malaysian to be on the podium by finishing 2nd and 3rd in 2012 in Sepang and Valencia respectively Whenever Pawi gets on the track now the whole Malaysian motorsport fans are definitely going to be glued on the television to see Power Pawi in action. Khairul Idham Pawi who will be riding with Idemitsu Honda Team Asia , will join Petronas’s Hafizh Syahrin in the Moto2 class. Hafizh Syahrin won the People Choice Award nickname #Pescao will be flying the national colours when they take to the grid for the whole 2017 season. Hopefully 2017 our riders get first win in Moto2. Good luck #89 & #55!


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TNT 135 Italian superbike brand Benelli announced that the company has officially appointed Mforce Bike Holdings Sdn Bhd as the new distributor of Benelli’s motorcycles in Malaysia effective on 1st February 2017. Under the agreement, Mforce Bike Holdings will be the assembler, distributor and providing after-sales service and spare parts for all Benelli’s products sold in Malaysian market.

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The National Sales Manager of Mforce Bike Holdings, Mr. Asri Ahmad assured that all existing Benelli’s owners will continue to enjoy all the benefits and value added services provided by the company. In addition, all nationwide Mforce service centers shall provide aftersales service to all Benelli’s motorcycles sold from March onwards. Mforce Bike Holdings plans to increase Benelli’s products range in Malaysia. There are a few new products launches in pipeline including Leoncino 500, 302R, TRK 502 and etc. Apart from the superbike series, Mforce Bike Holdings is looking forward to introducing Benelli’s first ever moped in April 2017. The 150cc super moped is equipped with 6 speed, water cooled, and fuel injection engine to comply with EURO standard. This newly developed model has been rigorously tested for 20,000km and definitely meeting Malaysian expectations for a super moped. Further information on the product shall be announced from time to time at Benelli’s official website www.benelli.my and Facebook page https://www.fb.com/malaysia.benelli

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Brisk is one of the largest spark plug auto parts manufacturers in the World, with 80 years experience in spark plug manufacturing. Brisk specializes in the use of silver center electrode technology in their high performance and racing spark plugs, but also offers wide assortment of iridium spark plugs, copper sparkplugs, platinum spark plugs and even yttrium spark plugs. For those who seek maximum spark plug efficiency and performance, Brisk offers several unique patented spark plug firing. Brisk plays a major role in some of the worlds record holding passes and builds in the Performance and Racing Industry, providing a spark plug that creates more horsepower and can fire under extreme cylinder pressures. Brisk spark plugs help Chia Motor Racing win races during the Malaysia Superbike Series in a variety of classes from 250cc to Superbike 1000cc which Rajini was 2015 overall SBK Champion


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A superior brand, remarkable quality and great variety. Rapido stands in a way that showcases a product brand for two wheeled machines, bringing exceptional convenience and comfort of riding to fans and enthusiasts while granting power dynamism to your biking experience! Rapido was first establish in 1985 by Mr Gan Eey Kee, whom has decades of experience and skills in the motorcycle treads. Rapido was then registered under Mr Kee’s company called Kee Kee Motor Sdb Bhd in Petaling Jaya. After some time, the company branched out to several locations in Jalan Klang Lama and Seri Kembangan, serving the needs and demand of motorcycles and

parts for the surrounding communities. Rapido has numerous dealer for many brands and models for motorcycle. Various of designs and product quality has been produced over the years. Excellent feedbacks and results received from customers and dealers. Every products comes in an unique designs and colours to match all brands and models. Rapido is also one of the major sponsor of SCK RAPIDO Hi-Rev Honda Racing Team for the Malaysian CubPrix 2017 For more information on the complete range of Rapido product, please go to http://rapido.com.my/


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road|TEST DUCATI PANIGALES 95 always have a feeling for Ducati, especially 1199 Panigale’s design and the 1199 was the bike that made my riding spirit back way back in 2012 and always will be one of my all-time favourite motorcycles. I first rode the 1199, way back in 2012 at Sepang International Circuit just right after the Malaysian round of the MotoGP during the Ducati Riding Experience at Ducati Asia Week. In 2014 Ducati Malaysia had a Media Test of the Panigale 899, now 2017 we got the Panigale 959 for a roadtest and here is our Panigale 959 review and comparison between the 899, 1199 and the 959. Most noticeable is a twin exhaust, and the 959 is the 2016 version of the 899 and there are only minimal changes, the main one of course being a capacity increase. However, these changes have made a big difference to the personality 959. The double-sided swingarm was kept. Mitsubishi EMS replaced the Marelli. The suspension and geometry were altered to make the 899 a brilliant road bike but it was never developed for track use at all. 899 was a perfect street and track day sportsbike that really should have ended up with a cult following but there are too many riders that crave capacity. A shame it kind of missed out on reaching what I feel could have been huge had more bums got on seats… Ducati have built the 959 Euro4 laws and the stroke length is now identical to the 1299 so production costs are reduced now that the 959 and 1299 share the same crank and conrods. In short summary, the capacity is up, power up by 6kW, torque up by 5Nm, ABS standard, weight up by 7kg and wheelbase reduced by 5mm. The swingarm pivot point is 4mm lower than that of the 899, there are now no pillion ‘pegs anymore so it is solo going bike, which is a good thing for a sportsbike. It also has EBC (Electronic Brake Control). So is the 959 better than the 899?


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THERIDE PANIGALE My first impression as I hop on the 959 is that I can’t tell any difference really to the 899. There are some small subtle frontal area changes and the seat height is the same but the overall height up. I’m happy that the bike feels familiar and the same. The 899, 1199, 1299, the Panigale has really good ergonomics. There are the three pre-set Riding Modes to choose from, Race, Sport, Wet, or you can individually set the DTC, DQS, EBC or ABS but I would not bother, I just set it on RACE Mode all the time! There is also Menu1 with ODO, Trip1, Trip2, Trip Fuel Res, Trip Time. Clock, Lap Time, plus Menu2 with Air Temp, Inst Fuel Cons, Av Fuel Cons, Av Speed (wipe the latter often). With the 959 Superquadro powerplant, the change is instantly noticeable. Off bottom end there is now a stronger surge in torque and that builds all the way to the very top end. The longer stroke has given a more urgent acceleration and stronger surge of power that is superbike-like. I spend my Valentine with an Italian hot babe! Looking around the 959 Panigale it’s clear that the bike is all class, as you’d expect from Ducati. The welds on the framework are immaculately finished, as is the beautiful blood red bodywork and fine components that you’d expect when buying an Italian thoroughbred. The ergonomics are better on the 959. The bike was left in Race mode the whole 3 days of the road test and the 959 sure got some grunt, the 959 may be the little brother of the 1299, but it seriously great ride.

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Launching through the gears is effortless with the quickshifter and there’s plenty of power and torque from the word go, but get the revs around 7,000rpm plus and it’s a whole new ball game, with fun not stopping until 11,500rpm. But for me, I choose to stay with Race mode, why? Because this mode is still smooth but offers full performance and can feel the Diablo Corsa doing its job sliding out the corners. Taking off from a standstill, zooming off the green light and using the super smooth quickshifter and the full use of the 959’s 157hp. The only problem with the bike is the heat that’s generated, especially under the seat, normally this is only a problem on bikes in slow moving traffic, but on the 959 my rear is toasty my butt. The Brembo brakes on this bike are awesome and with the combination of adjustable ABS, you have just about every situation covered. The feel at the lever is superb and the power is more than enough than I could ever use and with the aid of the slipper clutch the bike can really be pulled up fast and safely for slower corners. I just wish I’d had Naza had allow me more time with the beautiful Panigale. After clocking up almost 320km on the 959 I can honestly say that I had a blast and if I was in the market for a sportsbike then I’d be proud to make some space my garage for this piece of Italian artwork. Using the Superquadro engine as a stressed member of the chassis, the short and strong aluminium monocoque is die-cast and attaches to the cylinder-heads, protruding forward to house the steering head bearings and form the airbox. The airbox is sealed by the bottom of the 17L steel 0.8mm thick pressed fuel tank. With a front geometry of 24º rake and 96mm trail, a fully die-cast aluminium double-sided swingarm provides the wheelbase of 1431mm, 5mm longer than the 899, setting a weight distribution of 51%/48%. The 899 was 52/48.

Suspension is from Showa and Sachs. The forks are 43mm Showa BPF inverted units that are fully adjustable. A fully adjustable Sachs shock looks after the back end and is mounted to the rear-cylinder on the left-hand side making the shock very accessible for adjustment. The mounting point threw a challenge to engineers as some cylinder lining deflection was detected during suspension action, potentially causing ring blow-by. This was eliminated with cylinder design and mounting point design. The rear link is a progressive link. The chassis rolls on lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels helping with fast changes of direction. The standard tyres are Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 /17 and 180/60/17.


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ORANGE CATEGORY

THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR THE YOUNG RACER

The KTM RC 390 CUP race bike is available for pre-order by getting in touch with KTM Southeast Asia from February 2017. The bikes are due to arrive at Sepang International Circuit in March 2017. To request a KTM RC 390 CUP race bike, riders will need to provide an equivalent of EUR1,000 deposit and a copy of their valid license for road racing issued by the Automobile Association of Malaysia (for Malaysian nationals) or valid standard FIM

International Road Racing License (for riders from other countries). KTM RC 390 CUP race bike will be available on a first come, first served basis with limited availability.


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RACE SCHEDULE 2017* (PROVISIONAL) ROUND 1: 24 - 26 MARCH ROUND 2: 28 - 30 APRIL ROUND 3: 4 - 6AUGUST ROUND 4: 8 - 10 SEPTEMBER ROUND 5: 27 - 29 OCTOBER ROUND 6: 24 - 26 NOVEMBER

VENUE: SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT


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SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT – IDEAL KTM RC CUP ASIA VENUE TheSepang International Circuit, inaugurated in 1999, has since emerged as the region’s prime venue for motorcycle racing and frequently attracts near-capacity crowds for the annual MotoGPGrand Prix of Malaysia. Within easy reach of the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and its international airport, the venue offers a first class racing circuit and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Thecircuit, the workof noted German track designer HermannTilke is 5,543 kmin length, with 15 turns and eight straights and has ample opportunities for overtaking. Rider safety is a top priority and the track is electronically linked through a network of fiber optic cabling that links 27 closed circuit TVcameras monitoredby the race controlroom.Cameras record everyrace incident and these are carefully monitored bythe clerk of the course.

KTM RC CUP ASIA RACE SCHEDULE 2017* (PROVISIONAL)

ROUND 1: 24 - 26 MARCH ROUND 2: 28 - 30 APRIL ROUND 3: 4 - 6 AUGUST ROUND 4: 8 - 10 SEPTEMBER ROUND 5: 27 - 29 OCTOBER ROUND 6: 24 - 26 NOVEMBER

All rounds of the competition are tobe held at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Riders will be drawn from all over Asia. FormerMotoGPhero JeremyMcWilliams and established KTMtest rider will serve as the KTMRC CUP ASIA’s paddock expertand technical advisor. As the competition’sambassador, he is an ideal racing personality to advise and guide the young riders who take the nextstep in their racing careers. TheKTM RC CUP ASIA, following on from the RC CUP success in the US and Europe,is the perfectplatform forthe nextgeneration toprove themselves capable ofadvancing tonational competitionand beyond. It will also be a showcase for up-and-coming talent, a chance for riders born between 1995 and 2003 to display, and further perfecttheir race craft. All riders must purchase the KTM RC 390 CUP race bike and hold a valid FIM International Road Racing License (or valid AAMLicense for Malaysian riders). Riders will benefitfrom exclusive advantages including READY TORACE KTM PowerParts, KTM trackside technical support, guidance from KTM ambassador JeremyMcWilliams and the KTM result-based contingency. Above all, the championship offers young riders from Asia the opportunity tocompetein a high-level competition at an affordable cost. It could be an important step in following in the future footsteps of Malaysian riders Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Moto3 and now Supersport World Championship) and Adam Norrodin (Moto3).


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THE ADRENALINE PACKAGE FOR THE NEXT

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KTM understands the importance of catering to future riders of bigger displacement models by stimulating the market with smaller displacement sports bikes. With this in mind, the company is excited to announce the launch of the KTM RC CUP ASIA. The extension to the existing RC CUP competition in Europe and the Americas is a unique opportunity to support young riders from the region, and to equip them with the racing skills and confidence to advance to the next level of international competition. They will compete on the outstanding Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia on the proven KTM RC 390 CUP race bike.

NURTURINGYOUNGRACING TALENT True to KTM’s READY TO RACE philosophy and its commitment to develop more models for the asphalt, KTM offers the ideal race bike for the next generation of road racing talent, the KTM RC 390 CUP race bike. It is designed specifically for closed-course racing and has already proved its genuine KTM DNA in established RC CUP competitions in the US, in Mexico and a number of major European countries.

The KTM RC 390 CUP race bike is a unique model in the KTM product range, and it exemplifies KTM’s ongoing passion for producing true READY TO RACE motorcycles. The KTM RC CUP ASIA is poised to broaden the horizon for the future of the sport. By providing first class support for the youngest road racing generation, the series offers the perfect entry-level opportunity to follow in the footsteps of KTM’s finest racers, like the 2016 Moto3 World Champion Brad Binder. Based on the series model, the KTM RC 390 CUP race bike is a purpose-built race competition motorcycle that allows riders to learn all the fundamental skills on the track. Intended only for closed-course competition, the bike is fully enhanced and equipped with race performance KTM PowerParts. Parity is maintained throughout, and this allows for racers to prove themselves on the track. Ultimately, this program helps racers reach their goals of potentially advancing into Moto3 or even MotoGP.

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KTM RC CUP ASIA ORANGE CATEGORY KTM RC CUP ASIA HIGHLIGHTS (ORANGECATEGORY) Purchase of KTM RC CUP ASIA race bike EUR7,888 » Including full season’s entry fee » Bike mods not allowed: KTM RC CUP ASIA race bike only » Race clothing: package with the bike » Support: technical trackside support » Open to riders born between 1995 and 2003 » Guidance offered at each event by KTM racer » Two separate races for points toward the overall championship » Requirement for FIM International Road Racing License (or AAM Racing License) » Importation to the country of residence, tax, VAT, etc. are not included in the price

CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND PRIZE » 1st place – Rider receives a sponsored KTM ride for the world final of the KTM RC CUP series in Europe + EUR1,000 voucher for KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts Prize includes: – Travel and hotel expenses paid – Fully prepped KTM RC 390 CUP race bike for the race weekend – KTM trackside support » 2nd place: EUR500 + EUR500 voucher for KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts » 3rd place: EUR300 + EUR300 voucher for KTM PowerWear and KTM PowerParts

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KTM RC CUP ASIA BIKE WINDSHIELD

CONTROLS Handlebar levers are now span-adjustable for these still-growing pilots and the brake lever is also protectedforsafety,in case ofcontactwith otherriders applyingthe lever. Thefootpegs are also changed toallow the option for the traditional racing ‘upside down’(one up, five down) transmission pattern. The levers are also adjustable for a range of foot sizes.

Thebike’s windshield is also taller, allowing taller riders to get tucked in behind ‘the bubble’ easier.

FINAL DRIVE Thebike is fitted with the KTM PowerParts upgraded chain and lighter sprockets, with a choice of three different rear sprocket ratios.

BODYWORK

* Bike shown is illustration of RC CUP bike ofGermany.

The distinctive, sporty looks of the KTM RC CUP race bike comes standard with a one-piece fiberglass fairing and seat unit. This not only saves weight, but also allows for quicker removal when working on the machine. Thelower fairing features a catch can to prevent any oil from reaching thecircut.

LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH TECHNOLOGY EXHAUST: TAILOR-MADE SILENCER MANUFACTURED BY AKRAPOVIČ BRAKE SYSTEM Atrue race performing machine with high-spec KTM PowerParts, the KTM RC CUP race bike has an upgraded brake system. By removingthe standard ABS of the KTM RC 390, 2.6 lbs of weight has been saved to ensure fair game out on thetrack. TheKTM RC CUP race bike includes an oversized KTM PowerParts 320 mmfront rotor, specialty race brake pads and stainless steel braided brake lines toprevent lever-fade. Theupgraded systemwill allow for full control on the trackin even the mostintense situations.

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SILVER CATEGORY KTM RC CUP ASIA OPEN KTM RC 390 STANDARD

ENTRY FEE » Fullseason: EUR380 » PerRound: EUR80 – Open to all riders – no agelimit – Two separate races for points toward the overall championship – Requires FIM International Road Racing License (or AAM Racing License)

KTM CONTINGENCY (OVERALL COMBINED SCORE OF BOTH RACES) » 1st place EUR200 » 2nd place EUR150 » 3rd place EUR80

CHAMPIONSHIP GRANDPRIZE » 1st place EUR500 » 2nd place EUR400 » 3rd place EUR300

BASE KIT EURO 338 SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT

KTM RC 390 OWNERS RACING KIT EURO 998 SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON+ MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE

RACING PLUS KIT EURO 3288 SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON + MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE WP RC CUP FORK WP RC CUP SHOCK

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SILVER CATEGORY KTM RC CUP ASIA OPEN (SILVER CATEGORY) KTM RC 390 STANDARD ENTRY FEE » Fullseason: EUR380 » PerRound: EUR80 – Open to all riders – no agelimit – Twoseparate races for points toward the overall championship – Requires FIM International Road Racing License (or AAM Racing License)

KTM CONTINGENCY (OVERALL COMBINED SCORE OF BOTH RACES) EUR200 EUR150 EUR80

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CHAMPIONSHIP GRANDPRIZE » 1stplace » 2ndplace » 3rd place

EUR500 EUR400 EUR300

PLEASE NOTE: Twoextra race readybikes, prepared byKTMstaff will beavailable for either VIP guests ormembers of the media for every round of the KTMRC CUP ASIA OPEN class.

BRONZE CATEGORY KTM RC CUP ASIA OPEN (BRONZE CATEGORY) KTMRC 250/200 STANDARD ENTRY FEE » Fullseason: EUR380 » PerRound: EUR80 – Open to all riders – no agelimit – Twoseparate races for points toward the overall championship – Requires FIM International Road Racing License (or AAM Racing License)

KTM CONTINGENCY (OVERALL COMBINED SCORE OF BOTH RACES) » 1st » 2nd » 3rd

EUR200 EUR150 EUR80

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EUR500 EUR400 EUR300

BASE KIT EURO 338

RACING PLUS KIT EURO 3288

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC

RACING KIT EURO 998 SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON+ MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE

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KTM RC 390 OWNERS

BASE KIT EURO 338

RACING KIT EURO 998

RACING PLUS KIT EURO 3288

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON+ MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC

BREATHING HOSE ORANGE

KTM RC CUP ASIA BRONZE CATEGORY

REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON + MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE WP RC CUP FORK WP RC CUP SHOCK

KTM RC 250 OWNERS

BASE KIT EURO 338

RACING KIT EURO 998

RACING PLUS KIT EURO 3288

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON + MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE

SIDESTANDDISMOUNTING RC 390 BELLY PAN SPLIT PIN FOR BRAKE PEDAL REVERSE SHIFT ADJUSTABLE REARSET BRAKE LEVER GUARD KIT LEVER BRAKE FRONT RACING CRASHPADSFRONT BRAKE LINE FRONT BRAKE LINE REAR 320MM FRONT BRAKEDISC REAR FEARING SET WINDSCREENRACING AKRAVOIC SLIP ON + MAP EXHAUSTHOLDER QUICK THROTTLE BREAKPADSFRONT BREATHING HOSE ORANGE WPRC CUP FORK WP RC CUP SHOCK


review KYT HELMET has fast forwarded to become important brand benefiting from constant research and acquisition of latest technology to create premium motorcycle racing helmet. It has its Research and Development and Design facility based in Italy, Europe. KYT presents to customer selected models that start from entry level to highend professional racing helmet. Visors are completely different shape and for the Galaxy and Venom but made with Polycarbonate resin with UV 380 filter anti scratch treated, solar shied integrated in the shell, plus the Venom’s standard clear visor is 2mm thicker. Both comes with Quick Visor Change (QVC), KYT’s easy system to remove the visor without tools.

SHELL Outer shell made of Injection of Advance Thermoplastic resin and is E3 certified. Galaxy and Venom have are different front air design, with the Venom having the air ducts embedded in its shell, The Venom shell shape has been shaped sharper. Galaxy has a manual integrated solar slide button while the Venom has a one touch button. Padding is much more comfortable and fitting on the Venom, and comes with Asian Size & Fit. We have been wearing the KYT Galaxy for over a six months and had a crash when the bike we rode, the steering cone was a little loose and a tank slap that happen to throw me off the bike with head 1st to the tarmac. The Polycarbonate visor didn’t not cracked but had a massive scratching on the tarmac till the visor opened. Now we are testing the KYT Venom, the Venom has more comfortable Asian Fit inner cushion and we really like the new aerodynamics shape. Venom is available in solid colour, full graphic design and MotoGP/Moto2 rider replica design of Andrea Iannone and Simone designs. KYT Venom Helmet retails about RM350 at authorised KYT dealers nationwide. Super value openface helmet comparing to other brands in the market, KYT Helmets provide a value and safe gear comparing with other Italian or Japanese brands. Smoke/ Dark Smoke visor are retails at RM60RM70 compare to a AGV K5 Jet which will set you back RM250-280 for a dark smoke visor Distributed by:by:

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review I got this helmet MKA Motorparts Sdn Bhd, it fits very well on a round head. The replica graphics are amazing. The KYT Venom padding has improve from the previous Galaxy I got from Indonesia, I love the new padding on the helmet, no complaints on the front top air vent and the new rear air outlet. Switch from the standard clear visor to Iridium tinted , blue, orange or rainbow to match the replica design you choice and the KYT open face looks stunning. Noise level is a bit above average. We tested the KYT Venom during a few rides to Gotong Jaya and to Bukit Tinggi ECE3, SIRIM & JPJ approved helmet. Rider replica are #I29 Andre Innnone, #41 Aleix Espargaro, #10 Thitipong Warokorn and #19 Xavier Simeon KYT helmet is designed with several features, such as open-face double visor, flat visor (glass visor flat) , antitheft system (there is a hole to tie a helmet and lock to avoid theft) , removable and washable cheekpad and inner liner, double d-ring retention system (safety standard fastener system is best used in racing Moto GP) , automatic sun visor one-button release.

KYT Helmets are available at authorized MKA Motorsports Sdn Bhd dealers nation wide

KYT Helmets Blue, Orange & Rainbow Iridium are available at KYT Helmet dealers nation wide


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KYT HELMET has fast forwarded to become important brand benefiting from constant research and acquisition of latest technology to create premium motorcycle racing helmet. It has its Research and Development and Design facility based in Italy, Europe. KYT presents to customer models for daily riding, full-face helmets with new graphic the standard clear visor is 2mm thicker. Both comes with Quick Visor Change (QVC), KYT’s easy system to remove the visor without tools.

SPECIFICATION ◦ SHELL ◦ Outer shell made of Injection of Advance Thermoplastic resin ◦ VISOR ◦ Visor in Polycarbonate resin with UV 380 filter anti scratch treated ◦ Solar shied integrated in the shell ◦ The visor can adopt the PINLOCK anti fog shied ◦ Quick Visor Change (QVC): Easy System to remove the visor without tools ◦ CHEEKPAD ◦ Removable and washable Cheek pads and inner comfort liners

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The Art Of Cornering


Founded by the legendary Keith Code in 1980, the California Superbike School (CSS) offers a step-by-step method of technique oriented rider training in the art of cornering motorcycles. The four California Superbike School Malaysia training levels led by Steve Brouggy, who holds Level 4 (Master) coaching status at the CSS and the only authorized trainer of the CSS without Code in attendance, the Australian team will share the true technical elements of motorcycle riding on different skill levels for all riders. Each of the first three levels presenting precise technical riding skills, taught the old fashioned way – one step at a time. Each skill builds upon the last to create a complete package of control and confidence.


LEVEL 1 Level 1 addresses the six most common errors that riders make and why. You will realize exactly how they have stopped or slowed your own improvement as a rider. There will be a technical briefing for each one, including on and off track drills that put you in control of them and your assigned coach for the day will observe and correct any difficulties you are having with each drill. You will be coached as an individual according to your skill level and you will improve. Confidence and control are shattered when riders experience vague fears about turn entry speed, finding good lines, bike stability and their own rider-induced errors. These fears and uncertainties are addressed and replaced with confident and precise bike control. Level 1 addresses the six most common errors that riders make and why.


The California Superbike School (CSS) has a system that has worked over 30 years, and CSS are the number one on-track training School with a team of dedicated professionals from US, UK, Australia and New Zealand which guarantee effectiveness by drills, and the ability to demonstrate and communicate to riders with drills that will surely learn and improve. Each of CSS’s drills cleanly and effectively targets riding barrier or the uncertainty of riders by experience in their cornering. It doesn’t matter what bike you ride, it doesn’t matter whether you ride on the road or track and it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you ride – if you ride a motorcycle, you can improve, that’s what we experience today in the first module, even without using brakes.


LeveL 2 Once an understanding is achieved of what a motorcycle can and should do for you from the Level 1 drills, CSS move on step-by-step to sharpen the visual skills. Level 2 is all about solutions to problems we face with our eyes. The school’s visual drills put you in control of the road. This module defines our visual enemies and how to overcome them. Everyone knows that target fixation is dangerous and with CSS’s logical procedures, your eyes become precision instruments. The results of Level 2 are amazing. Riders lose their claustrophobia in corners and gain the freedom and time to really use the roads they ride. As with Level 1, there are five technical briefings and five track sessions during the day.

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LeveL 3 Level 3 addresses how you interface with the bike, your body position choices and how these can affect the cornering process. All five of the drills completed in Level 3 are indispensable tools and once rider position and stability are completely understood it paves the way for line selection options that are applicable (and beneficial) to both track and road riding. Using our body weight we can influence what the bike can do and its stability but we have to move correctly. Jumping around all over the bike will only cause problems that you will find yourself fighting to overcome. You and your bike should be working together and Level 3 shows you how this is done. The final drill is called Attack Angles will give you a whole new approach to cornering because you will have a plan. www.i-moto..my


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LeveL4 Level 4 takes a completely different turn and is custom designed for each rider. CSS will ask you what needs to be improved. Now that a rider has spent at least three levels with CSS and discussed and practiced over fifteen different riding skills, CSS will design a program uniquely for that rider. At Level 4, CSS takes a very focused look at the riders skills and tie up the loose ends. Aside from the assigned on-track coach, CSS also provide a highly trained off-track consultant and throughout the day he will coordinate with the rider with on-track coach and gives a one-on-one attention. Riding will also be videoed and analysed and depending on track circumstances, CSS aim to provide Level 4 students with an extra riding session to work on their individual program. www.i-moto..my


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