Page 1

FOR EVERY BIKER! EVERYWHERE!

ISSUE#02 FEBRUARY’18

everything about two wheels

www.i-moto.my

MOTORSPORTS  POWERUP  GEARUP  ADVENTURE & TOURING  REVIEWS I-RIDECLINIC


i-moto.my

RC MOTO For its 40th edition, the 10th to be held in South America, the Dakar rally is revisiting the Pacific Ocean and the dunes of Peru and as always Dakar always has it dramas and incidents.


i-Moto Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce that Alberto Puig has been appointed as the new Team Manager at the Repsol Honda Team, beginning with the first MotoGP test of the year, at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, 28-30 January. Following a racing career that included a 500cc race win and a lengthy stint aboard Hondas, Puig established himself as one of the most respected managers in the motorcycling field. As HRC Advisor, his most recent role has been as Director of the Asia Talent Cup and British Talent Cup. In his new position as Team Manager for the Repsol Honda Team, Puig will report directly to HRC Director-General Manager Race Operations, Management Division Tetsuhiro Kuwata. He and Technical Manager Takeo Yokoyama will be responsible for racing operations.

HRC Director - General Manager Race Operations Management Division “We are happy for Alberto to assume a new role as Team Manager for the Repsol Honda Team. Alberto has already been a part of the HRC family for many years, first as a rider and then as an Advisor, ultimately managing the Asia Talent Cup, where he helped promising young riders to develop into the sport. We believe his skills and great expertise at the highest levels of international motorcycle racing, together with his long and successful relationship with HRC, will give a precious contribution to the Company and the Team, which is aiming to once again fight at the top of the MotoGP Championship. We give Alberto a warm ‘welcome aboard’ and wish him good luck in his work!” Repsol Honda Team - Team Manager “I’m very grateful to HRC for this opportunity they have given me with the Repsol Honda Team. I’ve been with Honda for the last 25 years of my professional career, first as a rider, then as a team manager in the smaller classes, and lately as a coach for many of the Asian riders Honda have around the world. To have the chance to be in this position in one of the most successful teams in the MotoGP championship is a very big honour for me, so I can only focus on giving my best back to Honda and on trying to help them to achieve their goals. I’m sure our riders will be ready when the time comes, and we as a team will also be ready to once again fight for the title, with humility but also with great determination.”


Media Partner


i-Moto For the upcoming official MotoGP test in Thailand, Buriram, Monster Yamaha Tech3 calls for the services of Hafizh Syahrin. With just 23 years of age, the Malaysian rider is already looking back on four years of Moto2 experience and now feels more than ready to make his first steps in the premier class of motorcycle racing. Following three exciting days of testing at the all-new venue for the MotoGP category, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team together with its partners will evaluate the performance of the new arrival in order to decide a possible permanent ride concerning the 2018 season.

“First of all, I want to thank Herve Poncharal for giving me this opportunity and of course the entire Monster Yamaha Tech3 team. I’ll try to do my very best during these three days in Thailand. For me, it’s a dream coming true to be able to ride a MotoGP machine. I have to admit, that I’m overly excited to get this chance. I hope I can be fast from the word go to show everybody what I’m capable of. In addition, I want to thank Razlan and all the people, who support me and made this possible. I’m incredibly happy and I’m looking forward to be in Buriram, because it will be the very first time ever I can ride a MotoGP bike. I know that I have to learn a lot abroad the Yamaha YZR-M1 and I’m eager to try to understand how the team works as I know that they are very experienced, so I want to make the most of their input. During this winter, I trained a lot, yet I hope this hard work pays off and I can’t wait to get this test started.”

“I’m really happy and honored to have the possibility to have Hafizh Syahrin with us for the test in Buriram. As everybody knows, since Jonas Folger decided that he couldn’t race in 2018, we’ve been looking for who could be the right replacement rider. Following the Sepang test, we had many meetings and it has been decided that Hafizh Syahrin would be a very good choice for the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team. Right now, it is only three days, but I am more than convinced that Hafizh is going to show us what he can do. He is young, only 23 years old, has already done some podiums in the Moto2 class, which is not easy. He ended inside the top 10 in the final ranking of Moto2 in 2017, which is a huge achievement, because I know how tough this category is. As I always said, to have a young rider is much more meaningful for the team than having an already established rider. Let’s do the test, I’m already full of excitement and optimism and really soon after Buriram we will take a final decision. Yet, I would like to thank Razlan Razali from Sepang International Circuit, who is the team manager of Hafizh Syahrin.”


i-Moto Former Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin is back at the MotoGP World Championship. Zulfahmi, who competed in the World Supersport Championship for the past two seasons, will be challenging for honours in Moto2; joining forces with his former associates at SIC Racing Team on board of a Kalex machine. Fahmi will have his first taste of the 600cc Moto2 machine on February 6 as the team participates in a three-day official test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.

“It’s really great to have this opportunity. So, I would like to thank SIC, especially Dato’ Razlan for his continuous support and his belief in me. I’m really excited to return to the MotoGP paddock. In Valencia, the focus will be on improving my feeling on the Moto2 bike and getting up to speed quickly. I don’t think it’s that bigger step for me from Supersport to Moto2; but for sure the competition will be hard and I have to do a lot more laps. I hope to get some good data in Valencia before we test the following week in Malaysia.

“Zulfahmi Khairuddin will now join us in Moto2 for 2018, which was a bit of a surprise because we had planned for Hafizh to be riding, but nevertheless we are prepared. We have been working very hard for the last six months to prepare the Moto2 project and we have everything in place. We have very good people behind this project and this team. We will give Fahmi the best support and the best bike; I think he will be surprised how nice it is to ride a Moto2 bike. Of course it will be difficult too, it’s a tough Championship and it will require a lot of hard work from him but Fahmi feels confident and ready to take on this challenge. We will be there to help him prepare and support him throughout. Now we have nine days of testing before the first round at Qatar, so we have a lot of work to do and a lot of things to try and help Fahmi in his change from Supersport to Moto2 but I am sure he will like the bike and love the team, as he already knows many people here, so it will be an easy transition for him.”

“On behalf of SIC, we are ecstatic to witness Zulfahmi racing with us once again under the SIC Racing Team banner in 2018. With his previous achievements in 2012, we hope Zulfahmi would relive history once again for Malaysia. Upon our deliberation, we feel that Zulfahmi would be the prime candidate to be placed in Moto2 as he has already been exposed to World Supersport Racing for the past 2 years. That valuable experience has given him a foundation in racing with a higher cc machine against international riders. Yes, it will be relatively tough for Zulfahmi going into transition to Moto2. But, we have faith that with the collective experience of each crew member in his new team, Zulfahmi would be able to achieve his targets and bring glory to Malaysia along with Moto3 rider, Adam Norrodin, as Malaysians racing in the world championship.”


i-Moto A road safety campaign was held in conjunction with coming Chinese New Year celebration organised with Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association (MMSDA) with Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, It has become a tradition when approaching the Malaysian festive celebration, Kawasaki Motors with cooperation with Bridgestone Tyre, KHI Helmets and AEON hosted a safety campaign and with 16 part safety check-up for any motorcycle brand and model for free. The Transport Minster Y.B. Dato ‘ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, officiated the campaign and because express his concern for the motorcyclist which has the highest fatality figures, the number of deaths due to accident for 2016 is 7,152 fatality and of that amount, 4,485 fatality are motorcyclist and pillion riders. It clearly shows that motorcyclist are the most high risk road users.

The real reason for these statistics is from other road users of the highway itself, such as driving over the speed limit, changing paths without giving signals or passing signals, racing, fatigue, using mobile phones while driving and so on.

Old helmets are exchanged for new ones by KHI Helmets! Motorist all line up to register for the safety check


i-Moto Former Moto3 rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin is back at the MotoGP World Championship. Zulfahmi, who competed in the World Supersport Championship for the past two seasons, will be challenging for honours in Moto2; joining forces with his former associates at SIC Racing Team on board of a Kalex machine. Fahmi will have his first taste of the 600cc Moto2 machine on February 6 as the team participates in a three-day official test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.

“It’s really great to have this opportunity. So, I would like to thank SIC, especially Dato’ Razlan for his continuous support and his belief in me. I’m really excited to return to the MotoGP paddock. In Valencia, the focus will be on improving my feeling on the Moto2 bike and getting up to speed quickly. I don’t think it’s that bigger step for me from Supersport to Moto2; but for sure the competition will be hard and I have to do a lot more laps. I hope to get some good data in Valencia before we test the following week in Malaysia.

“Zulfahmi Khairuddin will now join us in Moto2 for 2018, which was a bit of a surprise because we had planned for Hafizh to be riding, but nevertheless we are prepared. We have been working very hard for the last six months to prepare the Moto2 project and we have everything in place. We have very good people behind this project and this team. We will give Fahmi the best support and the best bike; I think he will be surprised how nice it is to ride a Moto2 bike. Of course it will be difficult too, it’s a tough Championship and it will require a lot of hard work from him but Fahmi feels confident and ready to take on this challenge. We will be there to help him prepare and support him throughout. Now we have nine days of testing before the first round at Qatar, so we have a lot of work to do and a lot of things to try and help Fahmi in his change from Supersport to Moto2 but I am sure he will like the bike and love the team, as he already knows many people here, so it will be an easy transition for him.”

“On behalf of SIC, we are ecstatic to witness Zulfahmi racing with us once again under the SIC Racing Team banner in 2018. With his previous achievements in 2012, we hope Zulfahmi would relive history once again for Malaysia. Upon our deliberation, we feel that Zulfahmi would be the prime candidate to be placed in Moto2 as he has already been exposed to World Supersport Racing for the past 2 years. That valuable experience has given him a foundation in racing with a higher cc machine against international riders. Yes, it will be relatively tough for Zulfahmi going into transition to Moto2. But, we have faith that with the collective experience of each crew member in his new team, Zulfahmi would be able to achieve his targets and bring glory to Malaysia along with Moto3 rider, Adam Norrodin, as Malaysians racing in the world championship.”


i-Moto

The Dakar Rally is the toughest motorsport race on the planet. Two weeks of competition covering a gruelling 9,000 kilometres across South America requires machinery and riders that can go the distance. With 2017 Champion Sam Sunderland out while leading during stage 4, Sam’s Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Matthias Walkner takes his first Dakar Rally title, marking phenomenal 17th consecutive Dakar title for KTM racing. Riding KTM’s new rally weapon for Dakar 2018, which Walkner deliver their 17th consecutive victory in the race. After two years of development it’s most certainly a visual step forward in the evolution of rally bikes, with the new 450 Rally looking sleeker, slimmer and trimmer than its predecessor. It looks closer to an enduro bike than we’ve seen before. Under that new bodywork features an all-new engine with higher peak performance balanced by a new engine management system with a better throttle body to improve response. It’s also rocking a hefty set of 52mm Cone Valve forks up front. KTM field Sam Sunderland, Matthias Walkner, Toby Price and Antoine Meo.


i-Moto

Argentine Kevin Benavides, who won the final stage on his Honda, was second overall. Walkner completed the 14th and final stage of the event in eighth place, more than enough to ensure a hard-fought overall victory – the first for an Austrian in the Dakar Rally. Walkner’s victory gave KTM a 17th consecutive motorcycle class win as he found the right balance between raw speed and error-freed navigation. Stage 10 was the game-changer, for Walkner ending the day with an almost 30-minute advantage over his nearest competitor.


i-Moto 4th February 2018 marks an auspicious day for Boon Siew Honda (BSH) and Ee Tiong Motorsports Sdn. Bhd as they opened the first Honda BigWing, exclusive one-stop sales and service centre for all Honda Big Bikes with models ranging from 250cc and above. Set to meet the diversified market demands in Malaysia, Honda BigWing adopted the most advanced design among Honda global operation, which is known as �The Destination for Riders�. Honda BigWing consists of a state-of-the-art showroom, service centre, parts and accessories corner and customer lounge. The overall distinctive concept was designed to provide a cool, sophisticated and premium atmosphere, offering a unique customer experience. This year, 3 more Honda BigWing is set to open in Penang, Selangor and Johor. The opening saw the announcement and preview of the much anticipated X-ADV, 2018 Honda CRFlOOOL Africa Twin and CBlOOOR, which are targeted to be available to Malaysian customers from May 2018 onwards. With this new network and new models, BSH is targeting a 30% increase of Big Bike sales,

translating to target more than 1600 units for the 2018.


i-Moto ”Last week, we celebrated the launching of Honda BigWing with more than 100 customers in conjunction with the MotoGP Winter Test. They were really excited with track experience in Sepang circuit and meet with world champion MotoGP riders. To BigWing customers, we will provide variety of extraordinary activities.” said Mr Nobuhide Nagata, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BSH. ”We are focusing on providing exceptional user experience which is beyond customer’s expectation. We are ready to excite the world.” added by Mr. Nagata. The opening of Honda BigWing Setpak was officiated by Mr Wee Hong, President of the Malaysia Motorcycle and Scooter Dealers Association, together with Mr Nobuhide Nagata, Managing Director and CEO of Boon Siew Honda and Dato’ Seri Datuk Wira Tan Hui ling, Deputy Chairman and Deputy CEO of Boon Siew Honda. Setapak was chosen for the first Honda BigWing sales and service centre in Malaysia based on its central location and large customer base, and BSH’s confidence in the ability of Ee Tiong Motorsports Sdn. Bhd. to exceed the expectations of consumers. The 5,5355qft Honda BigWing is aimed at providing more space and comfort for customers. Honda BigWing Setapak will also be holding frequent activities such as international convoy events and bikers gathering, which allow customers more opportunities to

experience world-class events and exclusive privileges. Honda big bike owners in Kuala Lumpur should check out Honda Big Wing Setapak at 384, 386, 388, 390, Jalan Pahang Setapak Kuala Lumpur or give them a call at 03-40236192 for more information. Each owners of Honda Big Bike will receive a Honda BigWing membership which they can enjoy a minimum of 10% on Honda genuine parts & accessories and many more activities all year round.


i-Moto


i-Moto

The new Modenas RS200 Pulsar gave Modenas a significant boast with its collaboration with Bajaj from India. This actually our second ride on the Pulasr RS after testing on the Elite Speedway Circuit. The road test was conducted mainly in the wet, and around Klang Valley. This review we will combine both road & track test. While the road test bike was fitted with Givi side pannier, it was actually fitting as we use RS200 as a daily city communing and used it as our prop buying daily bike during the

road test period. Since the RS is Modenas first full faring bike, ironically also Bajaj’s first full faring bike. The ABS, fuel-injected, 199.5cc liquid-cooled with Bosch ECU for optimum combustion and tri-spark 24.4hp with 18.6Nm of torque seems a value for money starter bike. Not many 200cc models are available in Malaysia, other than KTM Duke & RC 200, which Bajaj also own 49% stake at KTM, making the RS engine to be more continental type not like some Chinese copy of Japanese engines.


i-Moto The engine felt like less vibration compare to a KTM 200. Braking is courtesy a 300mm front and 230mm rear disc gripped by Bybre callipers which is a Brembo sister company (ByBrembo) with a single channel ABS. Braking remains effective. The Pulsar’s appeal remains largely for mass market riders. It is a quick, handles well and is well suited for daily use. While we still won’t call it pretty, the RS is quite good to look at except for the tail which looks like a baboon rear. However Modenas is getting back to the right direction by introducing RS, NS and the V150 to the Malaysian market. The main question here is durability, but never the less we cannot test the durability unless it’s a long termer, but with the short period of the test, coupled with wet and cold weather, but assurance from Modenas and Bajaj the RS should be able to take the bashing from younger riders. Since the RS is Modenas first full faring bike, ironically also Bajaj’s first full faring bike. The ABS, fuel-injected, 199.5cc liquid-cooled with Bosch ECU for optimum combustion and tri-spark 24.4hp with 18.6Nm of torque seems a value for money starter bike. Not many 200cc models are available in Malaysia, other than KTM Duke & RC 200, which Bajaj also own 49% stake at KTM, making the RS engine to be more continental type than some Chinese copy of Japanese engine. Its


i-Moto

Displacement 199.5 cc · No. of Cylinders 1 · No. of Gears 6 · Maximum Power 24.2 BHP @ 9750 rpm · Maximum Torque 18.6 NM @ 8000 rpm · Seat Height 810 mm · Ground Clearance 157 mm · Kerb/Wet Weight 165 kg · Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres · Top Speed 140.8 km/h ·


i-Moto

GoPro Second Concept Store launched at Mid Valley Mega Mall, Kuala Lumpur by FunSportz Sdn Bhd the exclusive importer and distributor of GoPro equipment from the USA with collaboration with its authorized dealer Thunder Match Technology Sdn

Bhd. Located in Mid Valley Megamall, the new store will sell the full range of GoPro’s cameras and accessories and will have interactive experience areas. The opening of GoPro's second concept store in Malaysia is a continuation of our efforts to provide


i-Moto

customers with the unique GoPro experience and we look forward to providing customers with the service and product experience when they visit the GoPro concept store in Midvalley", said Mr Khoo Boo Hian, Managing Director of Funsportz Sdn Bhd.

The new GoPro store can be found at the following location: S-098, Second Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, 1, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.


i-Moto

Of the hundreds who applied and the 40 hard-to-follow sessions at the Sepang go kart circuit, the ‘Dreams to MotoGP‘ program organized by Sepang International Circuit finally identified five young riders who would fill the program, two of them will have a chance to race in the CEV Championship of Spain which is recognized as a FiM sanctioned Moto3 championship. Of the hundreds who applied and the 40 hard-tofollow sessions at the Sepang go kart circuit, the ‘Dreams to MotoGP‘ program organized by Sepang International Circuit finally identified five young riders who would fill the program, two of them will have a chance to race in the CEV Championship of Spain which is recognized as a FiM sanctioned Moto3 championship. A 13-year-old was among the talented riders among the five selected riders, Muhamad Harith Haziq Zamri, and Daniel El Fahim Harris El Hadi, 14 years old. Three others aged 15 years – Muhammad Idil Fitri Mahadi, Muhammad Izam Ikmal and Mohd Danial Shami Ahmad Shahril. In addition to competing on the CEV stage of Spain, the two best riders will also gain experience in the Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC) stage and in the Malaysian Superbike Championship (MSBK) race in the 250cc class. The other three will be competing in the Malaysian Cub Prix Championship. “The five young riders will take on a two-week intensive training under the former Moto3 and World Supersports rider, Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who are the cornerstone of the program. The training will also be supported by former rider, Ahmad Zamani Baharuddin. “They will be tested in various aspects including riding skills, fitness, dedication and commitment before Fahmi and Zamani make any selection of 2 best riders to SIC who deserve to compete in CEV

world races. “We want to choose a truly qualified racer because the program involves a huge investment,” said SIC CEO, Dato ‘Razlan Razali. Driven with the determination to produce world-class riders such as Zulfahmi, SIC launches the ‘Dream to MotoGP’ program with open online on-line registration for riders aged between 13 and 16 in December last year. Of all the hundreds of applications, 40 were selected for the test session on Saturday with the group being scaled down to 26 on last day’s test session before the last five were selected. ‘Dream to MotoGP’ is one of the talent development initiatives conducted by SIC.


i-Moto Somehow, without me buying one, Moto Guzzi is the third oldest continuously manufacturer of motorcycle company in the world, behind by a brand from America and a brand from India. To most people Moto Guzzi’s impressive racing history is all but unknown though the brand has won over 3,000 races and a couple dozen world championships. Moto Guzzi also has in history the first ever wind tunnel in the world that was built exclusively for motorcycles and it still exists behind the company’s classic big red door in Mandello del Lario. The all-new V9 is exceptionally user friendly, with an engine spec’d specifically for rideability. If you can ride a motorcycle, you will feel instantly instinctively at home on this motorcycle, no excuses offered. The all-new V9, which is sort of mid-sized bike for Moto Guzzi, has a mostly new 90-degree, transversemounted (of course) 850 engine (853cc), and is a bike that comes in two distinct personalities: Roamer and Bobber. First appearing in the year of the Summer of Love, 1967, the Moto Guzzi transverse-mounted V-twin engine is a signature of the Moto Guzzi brand, though there have been attempts to copy it. Like a Boxer flat-twin, vertical parallel twin, longitudinally-mounted 90-degree twin, it’s the signature layout of a brand. Guzzi’s in-the-wind, fire-breathing, knee guards are unmistakable, even in these blacked out versions with aluminium highlights.

Owners of Harley-Davidson (H-D) motorcycles in Malaysia, rejoice! The iconic American brand is about to open the doors to its brand new service centre located at The Gasket Alley in Seksyen 13, Petaling Jaya. The opening of the showroom will be in the first quarter of 2018. Owners of parallel import models are also welcomed to bring their HD motorcycles to the official service centre.

Harley-Davidson of Petaling Jaya authorised service centre is now open to ALL Harley-Davidson motorcycle owners. Service centre operating hours: Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 6pm Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday Quick service, within 2 hours, on Saturdays. For more information on Service & Maintenance, please contact 018 980 1229 Fikeri (Workshop Manager) or Lingesh 018 986 1229 (Service Consultant).

www.givi.com.my


i-Moto

The Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S and Panigale V4 Speciale, the first series of Ducati to mount a V4 Desmosedici engine derived from MotoGP technology. With the 90 degrees 1,103 cc , V-engine, plus all the Desmodrónica ride aids, which delivers 214hp with a weight of 198 kilos. Super exciting, right!? The standard version has a price of RM133,900 and, as you can imagine well, it’s a Ducati V4 comes with three variant and price ■ Tentative Retail Price (with GST) goes as below: (Price by Ducati Penang)

V4 - RM133,900 V4 S - RM173,900 V4 Speciale - RM359,900

GOOD NEWS! We know that you've been anticipating this, and we're excited to finally announce the first two track dates for 2018! - 23 March 2018 (Friday) - 20-21 April 2018 (Friday and Saturday) Mark your calendars and start planning your leave for 2018! Please stay tuned for more updates including session times and more TRACK DATES! To see our trackday schedules please visit w w w . sb r tr ackd ay. co m


i-Moto

With the arrival of the new year, Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia launched the new MT-09 with the CP3 engine derived from previous version but with a lot of upgrades and additional electronics and ABS. With the CP3 849cc 3 cylinder engine, has traction control and quickshifter, which delivers 115hp with a weight of 190 (wet) kilos â– Mr Keitaro Horikoshi, General Manager Sales & Marketing Division Yamaha Motor Japan made his opening speech followed by Dato Jim Khor, and officially launch the 2018 MT-09 with the price of RM47388 with 6% GST, and previewed the X-MAX 250 which will be on sale from March onward at Yamaha authorised dealers.


i-Moto

When the original MT-09 appeared in 2013 it impressed with its feisty three-cylinder engine and bargain price tag. But it was far from perfect. Cursed with an abrupt throttle connection and suspension that was too soft and wobbly it was a good bike but it just needed some refinement. Not that this stopped people buying it. The MT-09 sold very well (as did aftermarket shocks and ECU re-maps) and went on to spawn a family of three-cylinder bikes that includes the MT-09 Tracer sports-tourer and retro XSR900 which was never sold in Malaysia, …. yet! W hich is the bike the new MT-09 owes much of its updates to. Yamaha have effectively given the MT-09 all of the XSR900’s suspension updates and ECU maps, as well as a quickshifter and a styling refresh. Even better news is that, despite all these changes, and the Ringgit’s value falling through the floor, for the 2016 Yamaha MT-09 at non-ABS priced RM44,653 and the new 2018 MT-09 ABS is RM47,388 is only RM2735 more than before. So what are you getting for your extra investment?

While the MT-09’s chassis and swingarm remain the same, the Euro 4-compliant engine is taken from the XSR900, and that means three-stage traction control, variable fuel modes and a slipper clutch as standard, as well as a new quickshifter. The forks now have compression damping in the left leg and rebound in the right as well as variable spring preload, and while the shock still only has adjustable rebound and spring preload, it now has the XSR’s stiffer settings. On the chassis side, the seat is redesigned to be sharper (and includes a swingarm-mounted number plate holder instead of a traditional bracket), the plastics are new and the bike’s face now mimics the MT-10’s look with four LED lights. It is quite a thorough overhaul, and it significantly improves the bike. The MT-09 has always had one standout feature that’s it’s engine. But on the original bike it was hard to get the full benefit of this glorious triple as the suspension was so soft. W hen you braked into a corner its slightly longer than normal, supermoto style forks would dip and then rebound, causing the

soft shock to compress and then also ping back, setting up a rocking motion that was unsettling on bumpy back roads. Yamaha have recognised this failing and the MT’s suspension now lets you exploit the full potential of the bike’s excellent chassis . Through fast and smooth sweeping corners the MT-09’s new set-up is spot on, holding the bike securely in place on OE settings. It now corners as well as any price-rival naked, on Malaysian roads, it won’t need a tweak. Bumps can make the MT’s rear feel a touch soft, but it’s nothing that drastic and as the forks now work far better (and have comp adjustment), the rocking motion isn’t an issue. However, I’m still not convinced by the MT’s throttle response. New MT have ECU maps like XSR but the MT is still a bit too aggressive for beginners. In A-mode, which is the most abrupt, it's too feisty. STD (yes, really) is still slightly on the wild side for a precise throttle connection. It could have just been the cold conditions we rode it in giving me a loss of feeling in my fingers, but if you want to confidently hoist one up and balance it there I found B-mode was


i-Moto CHASSIS The 41mm USD forks are now fullyadjustable (left leg for comp, right for rebound). Shock is adjustable for preload and rebound damping.

STYLING 5mm higher rider’s seat, 13mm longer pillion perch. Licence plate

THESPECS

YAMAHA MT-09

ENGINE The MT-09’s triple is now Euro 4-compliant and comes with a slip-assist clutch, three riding modes (A, STD, B), three-stage traction control (off, 1, 2) and a quickshifter.

the way to go. STD mode isn’t unbearable, but on the XSR I was happy to leave it in this all day while on the MT I tended to opt for B if I wanted to play the fool. Speaking of cold and wet roads, the traction control remains a great feature. You can leave the TC in its least sensitive mode (1) and still pop the front wheel up, while it will continue to catch any rear wheel slides in normal riding. The will be the same for the ABS, which should be faultlessly like in the Tracer we tested before. The quickshifter is really a new add-on. But honesty it’s a sales gimmick but I suppose it is a cool trinket if you are into that kind of thing, and only makes the MT-09 appear even better value. But are its faults now fixed? There is no doubt that the revised MT-09 is better than the old model when it comes to handling and technology. I suspect some will still find the suspensiona touch soft, but at

Power Torque Weight Price least this can now be properly rectified. The throttle response remains a bit brutal

113hp @ 10,000rpm 64.5lb.ft @ 8,500rpm 193kg (wet) RM47,388

THE DETAIL ENGINE ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Type Liquid-cooled, 12v, inline triple Capacity 847cc Bore x stroke 78.0mm x 59.1mm Fuelling Fuel injection Power 113bhp @ 10,000rpm Torque 64.5lb.ft @ 8500rpm

CHASSIS ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Frame Aluminium die-cast Front suspension Fully adjustable 41mm upside-down forks Rear suspension Monoshock, adjustable for preload and rebound Front brakes 2 x 298mm discs with four-piston radial calipers Rear brakes 245mm disc with twinpiston caliper

DIMENSIONS ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

TWIN LED HEADLAMP ▲ TAIL LIGHT ▼

Wheelbase 1440mm Rake/trail 25°/103mm Weight 193kg (wet, claimed) Seat height 820mm Fuel capacity 14 litres

TECHNOLOGY ||||||||||||||||||||||||| Rider aids Three engine modes, three- stage traction control, ABS, quickshifter

BUYING |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Price RM47,388 with GST Contact www.yamaha-motor.com.my

in the more aggressive modes but I don’t think this will put owners off. When you look at the MT’s price tag it remains tremendous value for money and a complete hooligan machine when required. The MT-09 is brash, wild and ballsy and it looks mad and likes to go bonkers. This has always been an MT-09 trait. If this floats your boat you will love the new MT-09. Its most certainly a step forward from the older generation in terms of handling, performance and technology. Thanks Yamaha!


i-Moto

The new X-Max 250 has the mark of the creating a premium scooter segment which has standard traction control, keyless start and excellent finishes.


LED tail light The double-sphere instrumentation with central LCD screen is very visible and complete.

It has smartkey system, the key that does not require to be inserted and that is detected remotely.

Large compartment can fit 2 helmets

LED front headlamps

Dealers checking out the X-Max 250cc

The displacement of 250cc scooters are becoming a fashion and means of commune n the city . The new X-Max 250 is here and is here to stay. Its mission is to be the best-selling selling maxi scooter and keep the Yamaha scooter family on the crest of the wave. A new and very efficient engine, a new and lighter frame. Yamaha has developed the 250 cc engine with Blue Core technology, which has the Euro 4 approval. It is a 4T single cylinder with liquid

cooling that offers 20 HP of power. The result is greater acceleration and maximum speed with lower consumption. These improvements and the 11.8 liters capacity of the fuel tank ensure a good autonomy ideal for intercity journeys.


Yamaha

X-Max 250

Data Sheet Typeof motor Capacity Power Clutch Change Transmission Chassistype

Single Cylinder 4-Stroke, LC, 4V, SOHC,EFi 249cc Centrifugal Automatic Belt V-Belt Central steel tubular Oscillating

Best Height

1,70m Front suspension Rear Suspension FrontBrakes Rear Brakes Tires Assembler Phone

Telescopic fork Doble amortiguador Disc 267 mm, ABS Disc 245 mm, ABS Front 120/70 x 15 Rear 140/70 x 14 Hong Leong Yamaha Motor 935576000

The height of the seat is thought for 1.70 m drivers It easily stands despite the width of the seat.

The space under the seat is one of its strengths. Fit two full-length helmets loosely.

Yamaha is confident to position the new X-Max 250 as a premium maxi scooter. They are fully aware that they have a good product and that it will make things very difficult for their main rivals to compete in this displacements.

The X-Max is on a light frame, which seeks a good relationship between rigidity and agility to achieve greater comfort. Front is supported by a fork with double seat post, which provides more precision to the steering. The wheels, 15 inches in front and 14 behind, give more stability. It has ABS with a disc front and back. However, the X-Max 250 makes the difference with the equipment. Traction control (disconnectable),

ignition system without key, ABS, led lights and a 12 V socket in the glove box, to charge the mobile or feed a navigator, are part of its attractions. In addition, it still has one of the reference load capacities, because under the seat there is space to store two full-face helmets and a folio-size briefcase. An elastic motor and a very noble chassis that invite you to go linking the curves enjoying the driving of this sports maxi-scooter . No price has been announced yet,. Will be available from March 2018.


i-Moto


i-Moto

This Indian Scout convincingly carry the Indian heritage forward which is an American motorcycle we just want to ride and feel like Tom Cruise, when riding the Scout. We’re here to tell you the bike feels good, and a primary part of this is the 1,133cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree, V-twin engine that uses chain-driven DOHC and four valves per cylinder fed by a single 60mm throttle body. It’s a semi-dry sump design with a 9,000-rpm redline. The Scout produced 86 hp at 7,730 rpm. The engine is smooth delivery and six-speed transmission give a super smooth ride and easy to handle, feels light with clutch feel is good, and engagement of gears is smooth and easy. The Indian Scout has more power and torque than its opposition, is more refined, quieter and far more flexible. The six-speed transmission has a tall first gear and a short top gear making it a close-ratio box which is unusual for a cruiser. I find myself taking most slow corners in first rather than second gear. The 16-inch tires work great with the well-damped suspension to make for sure handling and no skittishness in fast corners, with neutral chassis behaviour even when trail braking hard down to the apex. Cornering clearance is decent for the class, but the handling character makes you wish for a leaner angle. Riding position is also fairly aggressive for a cruiser, with the rider

However, its low seat height and ergonomic rider triangle also make it appealing to a wide range of riders.

The steel-braided brake lines give the front lever plenty of feel with ABS but I hardly use brakes. The classic instruments are a single round unit with analogue speedo and an LCD screen that includes a clock and toggles between rev counter, odometer, trip meter, engine temperature and low fuel warning. A fuel gauge would be nice, though. But the gear indicator seems like slow abit like a few mili sec once the gear already been change especially neutral. But all I can say this is a quality bike with plenty of character and an engine that will win your heart.


i-Moto

INDIAN SCOUT SPECIFICATION • Price: RM108,000 • Engine: liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin • Dry weight: 244kg • Horsepower: 86hp • Torque: 97.7Nm at 5900rpm • Transmission: 6-speed, belt drive • Suspension: telescopic fork with 120mm travel; dual rear shocks, 76mm travel • Brakes: 298mm single discs, ABS • Tyres: 130/90-16 72H; 150/80-16 71H • Fuel tank: 12.5L • Clearance: 135mm • Height: 1207mm • Width: 880mm • Seat: 635mm • Wheelbase: 1562mm • Length: 2311mm • Lean angle: 31 degrees


i-Moto

• Feels like Tom Cruise where cruising around on the Scout

• Brakes: 298mm single discs, ABS

• more that 10 Indian all over the Scout

• Rear Brakes: single discs, ABS

• Engine: liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin

• Chrome engine cover

• Transmission: 6-speed, belt drive

• Seat: 635mm


i-Moto i-Moto

• Feels like Tom Cruise where cruising around on the Scout

• Engine: liquid-cooled 1133cc V-twin

• more that 10 Indian logos all over the Scout

• more that 10 Indian logos all over the Scout

• more that 10 Indian logos all over the Scout


everything about two wheels

w w w. i - m o t o. m y

For advertising please contact roger@i-moto.com.my or call +60 18-356 0601


www.i-moto.my

Follow i-moto.my on:


i-Moto

Lorenzo surpassed the previous best MotoGP lap of the Sepang circuit, set by Honda's Marc Marquez during winter testing in 2015, by 0.037 seconds on the final day. Maverick Vinales' laptime that stood as the best effort from the opening two days did not remain the benchmark for long on Tuesday, bettered by a 1m59.186s from Lorenzo just half an hour into the session. The Ducati rider was overhauled by Honda's Dani Pedrosa a couple of minutes later, but returned to the top spot after another hour. Lorenzo's record-breaking 1m58.830s kept him top for the remaining six hours, as premier class riders wrapped up their test programmes by focusing on long runs. Pedrosa ended the day second, with LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow completing the top three. Lorenzo's team-mate Andrea Dovizioso was fourth, but his day was disrupted by a crash at the Turn 1 hairpin early in the session.

Pramac privateer Jack Miller wrapped up his Tuesday running early but still ended the day as the third Ducati in the top five, while Alex Rins wound up top Suzuki rider, 0.002s behind the Australian. Reigning champion Marquez took seventh ahead of Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, who was among the few riders to improve in the closing minutes of the test. Rossi's team-mate Vinales ended the day in 18th place. Tech3 Yamaha's Johann Zarco finished ninth despite an early tumble, while Pramac's Danilo Petrucci put Avintia Ducati newcomer Tito Rabat who crashed twice during the day - out of the top 10 at the chequered flag. With Pol Espargaro sitting out the day after his big crash on Monday, test rider Mika Kallio led the way for KTM, placing 16th.


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto

Thomas Luthi Franco Morbidelli

The FIM, grand prix motorcycling's governing body, has issued a 24-bike entry list for the 2018 MotoGP season. The entry list does not confirm any new riders, with all 24 seats having been already filled, but it does clarify the rider numbers and official entrant names that will be used next year.

Xavier Simeon Five rookies - Xavier Simeon, Thomas Luthi, Franco Morbidelli, Takaaki Nakagami and Hafizh Syahrin arrive in the premier class, forming MotoGP's largest newcomer group since the 2015 season. The grid size increase from this year comes courtesy of an extra bike for the LCR squad, which for the last two seasons has run a sole Honda for Cal Crutchlow but has now added Nakagami to its line-up.

Takaaki Nakagami

Nakagami and Crutchlow will ride with title sponsorship from Idemitsu and Castrol and respectively. While Luthi, Morbidelli and Nakagami will all use their rider numbers from Moto2, Simeon will use #10, as his usual #19 is already in use by Aspar rider Alvaro Bautista. Of this year's grid, Avintia Ducati pair Loris Baz and Hector Barbera and Aprilia's Sam Lowes are absent from the 2018 entry list. Barbera and Lowes will both step down to Moto2, with the Pons and Interwetten squads respectively, while Baz returns to the World Superbike championship after signing a deal with Althea BMW. A total of 11 nationalities are represented on the 2018 grid, an increase of four from this year.

Hafizh Syahrin


i-motonews

KAWASAKI ALWAYS CLOSE TO YOU, JOHOR BAHRU ROADSHOW O ver 3 days, 2500 visitors to the Kawasaki Always Close To You Roadshow at Pasir Gudang Complex, The public was given the opportunity to test ride Kawasaki motorcycles and feel the agility, performance, handling and ergonomics of the Kawasaki machines. Over 200 Lucky draws prizes were given out over the period of 3 days of the roadshow For more Kawasaki Always Close To You Roadshow, look out for more information at Kawasaki Motors Malaysia Facebook or at www.kawasaki.com.my


i-Moto


i-Moto


i-Moto

TEAM: DUCATI CORSE BIKE: DUCATI

ANDREA DOVIZIOSO NATIONALITY Italian DATE OF BIRTH 23/03/86 WEIGHT 67 kg HEIGHT 167 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 8 PODIUMS 42 DEBUT Qatar, 2008

TEAM: TECH3 BIKE: YAMAHA

JOHANN ZARCO NATIONALITY French DATE OF BIRTH 16/07/90 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 170 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUMS 3 DEBUT Qatar, 2011

TEAM: ALMA PRAMAC RACING BIKE: DUCATI

DANILO PETRUCCI NATIONALITY Italian DATE OF BIRTH 24/10/90 WEIGHT 77 kg HEIGHT 181 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUMS 5 DEBUT Qatar, 2012


i-Moto

#10 TEAM: AVINTIA BIKE: DUCATI

XAVIER SIMEON NATIONALITY Belgium DATE OF BIRTH 23/03/86 WEIGHT 67 kg HEIGHT 167 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2018

#12 TEAM: MARC VDS BIKE: HONDA

THOMAS LUTHI NATIONALITY German DATE OF BIRTH 16/07/90 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 170 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2018

#17 TEAM: ASPAR BIKE: DUCATI

KAREL ABRAHAM NATIONALITY Czech DATE OF BIRTH 02/01/90 WEIGHT 72 kg HEIGHT 181 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2011


i-Moto

TEAM: ANGEL NEITO TEAM BIKE: DUCATI

ALVARO BAUTISTA NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 21/11/84 WEIGHT 60 kg HEIGHT 169 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUM: 3 DEBUT Qatar, 2010

TEAM: MARC VDS BIKE: HONDA

FRANCO MORBEDELLI NATIONALITY Italian DATE OF BIRTH 21/11/84 WEIGHT 60 kg HEIGHT 169 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2018

TEAM: MOVISTAR YAMAHA BIKE: YAMAHA

MAVERICK VINALES NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 12/01/95 WEIGHT 61 kg HEIGHT 169 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 4 PODIUMS 11 DEBUT Qatar, 2015


i-Moto

TEAM: REPSOL HONDA TEAM BIKE: HONDA

DANI PEDROSA NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 29/09/85 WEIGHT 51 kg HEIGHT 160 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 31 PODIUM 112 DEBUT Spain, 2006

TEAM: SUZUKI ESTAR BIKE: SUZUKI

ANDREA IANNONE NATIONALITY Italian DATE OF BIRTH 9/08/89 WEIGHT 67 kg HEIGHT 178 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUM 7 DEBUT Qatar, 2013

TEAM: LCR BIKE: HONDA

TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI NATIONALITY Japanese DATE OF BIRTH 09/02/92 WEIGHT 51 kg HEIGHT 160 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar 2018


i-Moto

TEAM: LCR BIKE: HONDA

CAL CRUTCHLOW NATIONALITY English DATE OF BIRTH 29/10/85 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 170 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 2 PODIUM 13 DEBUT Qatar, 2011

TEAM: REDBULL KTM BIKE: KTM

BRADLEY SMITH NATIONALITY English DATE OF BIRTH 28/11/90 WEIGHT 67 kg HEIGHT 179 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUM 2 DEBUT Qatar, 2013

TEAM: GRESINI BIKE: APRILIA

ALEIX ESPARGARO NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 30/07/89 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 180 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUM 1 DEBUT Indianapolis, 2009


i-Moto

TEAM: ESTAR SUZUKI BIKE: SUZUKI

ALEX RINS NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 08/12/95 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 180 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2017

TEAM: ALMA PRAMAC BIKE: DUCATI

JACK MILLER NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 18/01/96 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 180 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 1 PODIUM 1 DEBUT Qatar, 2015

TEAM: REDBULL KTM BIKE: KTM

POL ESPARGARO NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 10/06/91 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 171 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2014


i-Moto

TEAM: APRILIA RACING BIKE: APRILIA

SCOTT REDDING NATIONALITY English DATE OF BIRTH 4/01/93 WEIGHT 78 kg HEIGHT 185 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 PODIUMS 0 DEBUT Qatar, 2014

TEAM: MOVISTAR YAMAHA MOTOGP BIKE: YAMAHA

VALENTINO ROSSI NATIONALITY Italian DATE OF BIRTH 16/02/79 WEIGHT 65 kg HEIGHT 182 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 7 (2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2008,2009) GRAND PRIX WINS 81 PODIUMS 157 DEBUT South Africa, 2000

TEAM: AVANTIA DUCATI BIKE: DUCATI

TITO RABAT NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 30/07/89 WEIGHT 69 kg HEIGHT 180 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Indianapolis, 2009


No. 11, Jalan 21/17, Sea Park, 46250 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


i-Moto

TEAM: TECH3 YAMAHA BIKE: YAMAHA

HAFIZH SYAHRIN NATIONALITY Malaysian DATE OF BIRTH 05/05/94 WEIGHT 65 kg HEIGHT 180 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 0 GRAND PRIX WINS 0 DEBUT Qatar 2018

TEAM: REPSOLHONDATEAMBIKE: HONDA

MARC MARQUEZ NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 17/02/93 WEIGHT 59 kg HEIGHT 168 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 4 (2013,2014. 2016, 2017) GRAND PRIX WINS 35 PODIUMS 63 DEBUT Qatar, 2013

TEAM: DUCATI TEAM BIKE: DUCATI

JORGE LORENZO NATIONALITY Spanish DATE OF BIRTH 4/05/87 WEIGHT 64 kg HEIGHT 173 cm MOTO GP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WINS 3 (2010, 2012,2016) GRAND PRIX WINS 44 PODIUMS 110 DEBUT Qatar, 2008


i-Moto


i-Moto

4

13

23

Steven Odendaal

Romano Fenati

Marcel Schrotter

5

16

24

Andrea Locatell

Joe Roberts

Simone Corsi

7

20

27

Lorenzo Baldassarri Fabio Quartararo

9

21

Iker Lecuona

32

Jorge Navarro

Federico Fuligni

Isaac ViĂąales

10

22

36

Luca Marini

Sam Lowes

Joan Mir


i-Moto

40

51

64

Hector Barbera

Eric Granado

Bo Bendsneyder

41

52

73

Brad Binder

Danny Kent

Alex Marquez

42

54

77

Francesco Bagnaia

Mattia Pasini

Dominique Aegerter

44

62

87

Miguel Oliveira

Stefano Manzi

Remy Gardner

45

63

89

Tetsuta NagashimaZulfahmi Khairuddin Khairul Idham Pawi


i-Moto

95 Jules Danilo

97 Xavi Vierge

In addition to MotoGP, the FIM has also issued the complete 2018 entry lists for support classes Moto2 and Moto3. The Moto2 grid is made up of 33 bikes across six different manufacturers, with dominant brand Kalex joined by Suter, KTM, Tech3, Speed Up and newcomer NTS. KTM, which has won the last two races with factory Ajo rider Miguel Oliveira, has upped its presence to six bikes next year, supplying Lowes' Interwetten team and the Kiefer Racing squad. Lowes will be one of two British riders on the grid along with Speed Up rider Danny Kent. Tarran Mackenzie has lost his Kiefer Racing ride to 2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese. Four riders step up from Moto3 to join next year's Moto2 ranks: champion Joan Mir, runner-up Romano Fenati, French midfielder Jules Danilo and Dutch teenager Bo Bendsneyder - the 2015 Red Bull Rookies Cup champion and a podium finisher in Moto3. Last minute replacement for Hafizh Syahrin is Zulfahmi Khairuddin is also a Moto2 rookie, as Hafizh Syahin moves to MotoGP Tech3 Yamaha replacing Jonas Folger.


i-Moto


i-Moto

5 Jaume Masia

7 Adam Norrodin

12

14 Marco Bezzecchi Tony Arbolino

21 Fabio Di Giannantonio

23 Niccolò Antonelli

40 Darryn Binder

41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat

65 Philipp Oettl

84 Jakub Kornfeil

71 Ayumu Sasaki

88 Jorge Martin

8 Nicolo Bulega

16 Andrea Migno

10 Dennis Foggia

17 John Mcphee

11 Livio Loi

19 Gabriel Rodrigo

24 Tatsuki Suzuki

27 Kaito Toba

33 Enea Bastianini

42 Marcos Ramirez

44 Aron Canet

48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta

72 Alonso Lopez

75 Albert Arenas

76 Makar Yurchenko

In Moto3, with Mir and Fenati gone, Estrella Galicia's Aron Canet and Gresini duo of Jorge Martin and Fabio Di Giannantonio are the highest-placed returnees in the 28strong field. After a disappointing season with Estrella Galicia, last year's runner-up Enea Bastianini, along with former Mahindra rider Lorenzo Dalla Porta, will switch to Mir's Leopard Racing outfit.

With Mahindra leaving the series at the end of 2017, Dennis Foggia, who joins the Sky VR46 team, Bester creating a near-even split between Honda and KTM on Capital Dubai (formerly Platinum Bay) rider Jaume the 2018 grid. Rookies include CEV Moto3 champion Masia and Estrella Galicia recruit Alonso Lopez.


i-Moto

S Serie

DJI MAVIC PRO MAVIC CAN FIT IN YOUR BACKPACK, BUT HAS ALL THE SPECS

INTELLIGENT DESIGN

TOPFEATURES Thedrone’sunique design of folding armsand even folding controller make it highly portable. Its12MP camera is the rival of professional models, complete withathree-axis gimbal. A forthcoming headset allows youto view a live feed from the camera in first-personview, idealfor drone racing.

DJI products are distributed by DSC World Sdn Bhd. For further information please call 03-6148 8122

has an operating range of seven kilometres, The DJI Mavic Pro is being which exceeds either of the older models. targeted at adrenaline But the Mavic Pro costs a lot less than most junkies. Most significantly, prosumer drones: it retails for RM4000, it’s portable enough to just stick where most professional photography drones in your backpack and go. To do cost around double that. this, DJI went back to the drawing board on how a drone should actually work. Instead of space-hogging fixed arms, the The Mavic Pro is able to fly itself thanks to a Mavic Pro has a set of folding powerful combination of smart sensors and arms and propellers that, thanks software. In fact, the Mavic Pro has double the to a clever configuration, allow sensors it needs: if one goes wrong, the other the drone to fold down to the kicks in to take its place. When you’re flying it, size of a water bottle. The these smart sensors allow the drone to Mavic Pro also appeals to avoid obstacles. When performing stunts Useitfor… on your bike you also set the Mavic Pro action sports fans because Photography to use intelligent Flight Modes. This it has a toughened hull that Videos feature, that’s also available on the Exploration can survive multiple Racing Phantom 4, allows it to effortlessly fly crashes and keep up with itself in different formations to take their extreme lifestyle. The different shots. In fact, for the launch of the drone can also fly autonomously Mavic Pro, DJI have added two more modes: and track them while shooting Terrain Follow and Gesture. For the most part their stunts with its built-in though, you control the quadrocopter yourself. camera. However, while the To do this, you can use an app on your phone Mavic Pro may be on the wish or for more precision and greater range, the list of every skateboarder and Mavic Pro’s controller. Just like the drone, the mountain climber, the ‘Pro’ in its controller also has foldable antennas for easy name hints that the drone can storage. You can also insert your phone into also compete with DJI’s more the controller to acts as a view screen, professional models, and it can. displaying a live feed from the drone and vital The quadrocopter has a stats like battery life. When launching the 12-megapixel camera with its Mavic Pro, DJI also announced the DJI own three-axis gimbal that is Goggles, which is a wireless headset that equal to that of the DJI Inspire 1 allows you to view a live, bird’s-eye view from the drone’s camera. At time of writing, DJI and Phantom 4; it has the same hasn’t confirmed a price or release date for the battery life as the Phantom 4, headset. but is a sixth of the size; and


i-Moto

• Backpacks • Tankpacks • Hydration • Drybags

• Tailpacks • Waistpacks • Helmet Bags • Accessories

Mobile : 6012888 0 4 8 8

• SALES • SERVICE • SPARES • ACCESSORIES

No.2,Lrg Perindustrian Ringan Permatang Tinggi 10, Taman Perindustrian Ringan Permatang Tinggi.14000, Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang. Tel: 604-587 1344 Fax:604-588 5809 email: hijet_mkt@hotmail.com

TO SEE OUR TRACKDAY SCHEDULES PLEASE VISIT

www.sbrtrackday.com A-G-3A, Pusat Komercial Jalan Kuching, Jalan Kepayang off Jalan Kuching 51200 Kuala Lumpur (Boulevard Business Park @ Jalan Kuching) Eddie 016 2212573 Nadia 017 309 3586

For more enquiries please contact Peter Tan +65 8822 8789 or visit www.sbrtrackdays.com SBR Motor Pte Ltd: 8 Kaki Bukit Ave 4 #08-14, Singapore 415875

www.i-moto.com.my


i-Moto

www.i-moto.com.my

http://i-moto.com.my/i-classified/

www.givi.com.my


Perindustrian Puchong Utama,47140 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.Tel : +603 8061 8586, +603 8060 7636 Fax : +603 8061 0762 Email : Info@motorparts.asia

i-Moto

Distributed by:

Motor Legend Enterprise Sdn Bhd No.64, Jalan Riang 21, Taman Gembira, Tampoi, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Tel: 607-331 2015 Fax: 07-331 2010 www.motorlegend.com.my

Distributed by:

MKA Motorparts (M) Sdn Bhd

No.51, Jalan Utama 2/7, Taman Perindustrian Puchong Utama,47140 Puchong, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Tel : +603 8061 8586, +603 8060 7636 Fax : +603 8061 0762 Email : Info@motorparts.asia


everything about two wheels

w w w. i - m o t o. m y

Place your advert here! For advertising please contact

roger@i-moto.com.my or for more info call +60 18-356 0601

i-Moto eMag #02 February 2018  

Checkout www.i-moto.com.my and do follow us on www.facebook.com/i.moto.my for all updates and reviews of motorcycle, superbikes, gears, perf...

i-Moto eMag #02 February 2018  

Checkout www.i-moto.com.my and do follow us on www.facebook.com/i.moto.my for all updates and reviews of motorcycle, superbikes, gears, perf...

Advertisement