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SCK JOM! KONVOY TEMERLOH Jom Convoy! 34 Honda RS150R owners convoy to the Temerloh CubPix to support Team Rapido Hi-Rev SCK Racing in their quest to conquer the new category of 150cc class motorcycles CP150.

Despite the morning showers, it did not stop all the RS150R owners to ride 155km to Temerloh for the season opening round of the 2017 Malaysian CubPrix series.

Journey took 3 hours using the old Karak Town trunk roads to reach Temeloh, for lunch at Gobang Maju, a bikers pitstop for famous Patin fish.

After lunch the convoy gather at the SCK Racing Team paddock and to meet and greet the riders Muzakkir Muhammad, Hafiz Azman, Fakhrusy Syakirin and Affendi bin Rosli.


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low, optimize fuel efficiency, and headlight illuminates the way minimize emissions. forward, but for us, we think that the enelli’s Malaysia RFS 150i is a Benelli’s new B3SP ‘3-Spark’ headlamp design don’t really go system is a primary reason the RFS with the overall aerodynamic race-spec underbone sport moped that gives riders more. With over 150i’s engine is so flexible. It uses a bodywork of the RFS. Also a dry weight of 126kg, it’s a bit heavy for 100 years of experience in building trio of spark plugs, along with the a moped but Benelli claims that motorcycle, the legendary Benelli bike’s ECU and fuel-injection engineering and Italian racing style, system, to modify engine timing and RFS has superb handling, indeed our first impression of the RFS is compact a 149 cc engine with more plug usage to maximize power, what riders want to go out to play. horsepower and durability on RFS keep engine temperatures low, optimize fuel efficiency, and The factor of the RFS 150i is its with 15.5-horsepower, SOHC, 3spark, 6-speed liquid-cooled single- minimize emissions. Routing those affordable price and value for minimal emissions rearward is a money, top-shelf engine, chassis cylinder engine. modern and racy exhaust system, technology with racy styling with an Racing technology in the form of which offers great cornering affordable price. 41mm race-type inverted front clearance, looks right, and makes suspension, first in any moped in Malaysia as a standard suspension soul-stirring sounds. The chassis and body designs are and Benelli’s all-new B3SP threeup to the task as well, with spark technology for maximum beautifully shaped and highly power and low emission. aerodynamic body panels bolting to Just the thing, riders need to zip through city traffic, straighten twisty a sturdy steel framework that holds a beefy rear swingarm (with single back roads, or burn laps at the shock) and a race-spec inverted racetrack. RFS engine makes an impressive 15.5 horsepower at 8500 fork. Lightweight cast-alloy wheels in 17-inch dimensions hold front rpm. It uses a trio of spark plugs, along with the bike’s ECU and fuel- 70/90 tires with rear 120/70 and 2 injection system, to modify engine port racing-type disc brakes for timing and plug usage to maximize stopping power. power, keep engine temperatures LCD gauge cluster gives the rider plenty of information while LED


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The RFS 150i rear suspension single mono, and front 41mm race-type inverted front suspension

The RFS 150i is available in four exotic color combinations: Yellow, Red, Blue and Matte Grey (SE), retails for RM 6,988 for standard

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Inspired by the iconic supercharged Ninja H2 & H2R and the World Championship winning ZX-10RR, every Ninja is designed to be the ultimate motorcycle inits class. Kawasaki Ninja,

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PERFORMANCE. From dealership to road excellence and track day to Championship success one name is constant, Ninja from Kawasaki. Track dominance, championship successand road rider loyalty, each ingredient combined to continue the mighty Ninja legend.


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TRK502

BUDGET ADVENTURE TOURING BIKE One glance it looks like a German brand but its not, it’s an Italian, it’s a Benelli TRK 502, we jump aboard Benelli’s adventure-oriented TRK 502, during the Benelli launch in Penang Island and we got to ride it for a while. Whether you’re riding across town or across the country, the TRK is the perfect travelling companion. Comfortable ergonomics, amazing wind and weather protection, capable suspension, and efficient and powerful twin-cylinder engine, you can turn each day into a different adventure, discover new worlds, all without any limitations. Wrapped in a traditional Benelli steel trellis frame is the all new twin-cylinder four- stroke liquid-cooled 500cc, developed by Benelli for its latest new models, with electronic injection, overhead double camshaft timing system, 4 valves per cylinder. The maximum power is 48 CV (35 kW) at 8500 rpm and the torque is of 45 Nm (4,6 kgm) at 4500 rpm, meaning perfect response in all conditions. The suspension offer maximum comfort for rider and passenger, thanks to an adjustable upside down front fork, and at the rear, a swingarm with monoshock. Displaying this is the braking performance, thanks to the two front discs, 320 mm in diameter, and two-piston floating caliper. The rear disc is 260 mm in diameter, and is also gripped by a twin piston caliper. Stability, safety and precision are the key words of this new Benelli TRK 502. So get on a TRK 502. And get away.


ALL NEW Z650 MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPERNAKED

Aggressive, supernaked Zstyling comes to life in an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring a lightweight chassis and a strong, torquey engine at its core, the new Z650 ABS naked sportbike is a compact middleweight unlike any other. With each ride, broad power and nimble handling make the Z650 ABS incredibly smooth and easy.


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www.i-moto.com.my This aggressive looking Z650 joins Kawasaki’s Super naked Z-Series and gives an ideal blend of sporty performance and everyday versatility. Featuring a lightweight trellis chassis that contributes to its overall light weight, even with ABS, Z650 is lighter by 17kg compare to the ER-6n which is a non ABS bike and with a strong, torquey engine at its core, weights only 187kg (curb) During the Kawasaki Media Test we rode the Z650 and found that, the Z650’s smooth power and nimble handling makes the Z650 incredibly fun and easy to ride, even a beginner or even an experience rider would say it’s easy to handle and full of fun! Even just riding the Z650 for 70+ odd km out of our 150++km route

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the new light, nimble with aggressive Sugomi styled design in the all new Kawasaki Z650, it’s the latest addition to Kawasaki’s Z Supernaked Series features a digitally fuel injected 649cc parallel twin engine, the Z650 ABS delivers strong torque in the low-to mid-rpm range and makes the Z650 an ideal naked bike for everyday urban riding. With an all-new lightweight Trellis chassis in a slim, compact middleweight package, the Z650 ABS replaces Kawasaki’s best–selling ER-6n.

to Dataran Pantai Morib from Nilai Spring Hotel, where the Kawasaki Media Test started, we already having great fun with the Z650 from the 1st throttle! With only a few corners along our route, which is mostly long straight suburban road through palm oil estates and through costal bumpy roads to Morib, but even with the few corners, roundabouts and junctions we took, it wasn’t very hard to test out, the handling and the nimbleness of the Z650. Lady riders should also should try arrange a test ride on the Z650, you will definitely like the Z650. Before we swap the Z650 with a www.i-moto.com.my fellow media for the Ninja650 at Dataran Pantai Morib, we had a Don’t worry we will have it for a roadspeed dash to top-speed, and test real soon.  what we got was a 190++km/h!


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120/70x17 160/60x17 Dual 300mm petal-type discs and 2-piston calipers, ABS

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Single 220mm petal-type disc and single-piston caliper, ABS

RAKE SEAT HEIGHT CURB WEIGHT FUEL CAPACITY WHEELBASE COLOR CHOICES

24.0 31.1 in ABS: 425.6 lb** / NON-ABS: 419 lb** 15 Litres 1,410 mm Lime Green Ebony (Special Edition) & Candy Burnt Orange

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

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1. POWER & HANDLING 2. STYLING Ride like you mean it with the sporty engine performance of the Z650 ABS. This modern parallel-twin 649cc engine packs strong torque and midrange acceleration that’s well suited for sport riding. The lightweight chassis with a low center of gravity provides confident maneuverability at lower speeds while the trellis frame contributes to the bike’s lightweight feel and responsive handling.

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Take on the streets with the fierce, The relaxed yet commanding predator-like posture of the new Z650 ergonomic design contributes to exceptional handling dynamics, ABS motorcycle. The aggressive Z and the integrated rider triangle styling of the Z650 ABS features a bold front face, minimalist bodywork places the rider inboard to feel as one with the bike. The low tapered and raw styling inspired by Sugomi seat inspires confidence at stops design. Turn heads with the exciting while providing a wider rear technical appearance of the exposed platform for optimal comfort and trellis frame and engine, and the cornering leverage out on the clean, precise design of the open road. integrated front cowl, windscreen and . meter


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NINJA&650 ABS KRTABS EDITION NINJA650

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the 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS motorcycle has in store. Anew chassis, advanced rear suspension, upgraded brakes, new lightweight wheels, an assist and slipper clutch and revised exhaust bring even more world class technology to this middleweight sportbike. An upright riding position and smooth, responsive engine performance makes the Ninja 650 ABS ideal for everyday street riding, while it's lightweight agility and invigorating midrange power quickly remind you of it's WorldSBK legacy!


An upright riding position, great for daily commuting, with the smooth and responsive midrange engine powered by a digitally fuel injected 649cc parallel twin engine, the Ninja 650 ABS delivers strong torque in the low-to mid-rpm range, makes the Ninja 650 ABS ideal for everyday urban riding. Quick-revving performance is enhanced by a new assist and slipper clutch, helping to reduce rear-wheel hopping during downshifts and providing an extremely light pull at the lever. Z650 comes with 2 colour variations, Green and Silver. Retails for RM35,609 including GST. Ninja 650 also comes with 2 colour variant, Candy Burnt Orange for RM37,189 including GST and Kawasaki Green (Special Edition) which retails for RM38,189 comes with a single-seat cover, smoked windshield, radiator cover and rim pin striping. Both models comes with ABS and will be in GT World Ninja, Ninja Shops and Kawasaki authorised premium dealers


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The Ninja 650 has all the above lightweight, hands, Ninja 650 is the replacement for ER-6f. agile handling and an upright riding position The Ninja 650 has all the sporty performance great for daily commuting, with the smooth and machine looks like its elder bro! The ZX10-R responsive midrange engine powered by a as well as the World SBK Championship title digitally fuel injected 649cc parallel twin winning styling on the Ninja 650. engine, the Ninja brakes, new lightweight We rode the Ninja 650 ABS KRT Edition, from wheels, an assist and slipper clutch and .Morib back to Nilai Springs via SKVE revised exhaust changes to this middleweight Highway and we got 200km/h on the, and sportbike. YES, it was legal!

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4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled 649c c speed 6

FRONT SUSPENSION

41mm hydraulic telescopic fork

REAR SUSPENSION

Horizontal back-link with adjustable spring preload

FRONT TIRE REAR TIRE FRONT BRAKES

120/70x17 160/60x17 Dual 300mm petal-type discs and 2-piston calipers, ABS

REAR BRAKES

Single 220mm petal-type disc and single-piston caliper, ABS

RAKE SEAT HEIGHT CURB WEIGHT FUEL CAPACITY WHEELBASE COLOR CHOICES

24.0 31.1 in ABS: 425.6 lb** / NON-ABS: 419 lb** 15 Litres 1,410 mm Lime Green Ebony (Special Edition) & Candy Burnt Orange

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

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Powered by a digitally fuel injected 649cc parallel twin engine, the Ninja 650 ABS delivers strong torque in the low to mid rpm range. Quick-revving performance is enhanced by a new assist and slipper clutch, helping to reduce rear-wheel chatter during downshifts and providing an extremely light pull at the lever.

The new slimmer chassis features improved rigidity for more agile handling while the new horizontal back-link rear suspension draws on Kawasaki’s World Superbike racing experience to offer improved traction and rider comfort.

The 2017 Ninja 650 ABS motorcycle receives a fresh look with new headlights, new front cowling with three-position windshield, compact upswept tail cowl, LED taillight and instrument panel with gear position indicator. New clip-on-style handlebars also add to the sporty Ninja image.


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Then looking at the data I was saying ‘maybe if we do it in a different way, we can improve’. And finally, the last sector was the best one. So it’s very important to be intelligent and look at the other riders. For sure some corners you cannot always be competitive and some corners someone’s better than you and if you can learn it, it’s better than not looking at the data and then you don’t know. Q: In races you never really crash… MV: I always have the mentality that regularity can win the title. You know, it’s very important to be on the podium, for sure, or winning races. But it’s better one day to make 16 points than zero. It’s important to always have that in mind. At Suzuki sometimes I thought maybe I can make the podium, but maybe I crash like at Aragon. So I decided to make fourth because it was stupid to take more risks than I was taking at that moment. Normally on the bike I think a lot and I hope this year also I think and don’t get too ‘hot’! It’s a good qual-

ity if you can think on the bike because sometimes you get ‘hot’, don’t understand the limit and you crash. Q: Now you are in a title winning team whereas Suzuki was a small and newer team; how is atmosphere different…? MV: It’s not really different. I mean, the working style is quite similar, we talk a lot between all technical people but you feel in the atmosphere - that the changes they do on the bike - they know for sure what they are doing. That for me was impressive. That I’d say, ‘okay, now I would like to brake a little bit later here, even if later on I cannot close the corner any better’ and they just modify the bike and it does it! For me that was quite impressive. Also with the electronics they were saying that the traction control is cutting so much here and there. I say ‘no, I don’t even feel the traction control’ because is so good. For me it was impressive, how prepared they are.


VICTORIOUS MaverickVIÑALES GRAND PRIX OF QATAR

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Motogp Winner: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Moto2 Winner: Franco Morbidelli, Kalex Moto3 Winner: Joan Mir, Honda

very wet weekend at Losail, Qatar, rain

came down on the MotoGP Paddocks which was complicated by flooded tracks on Saturday while Saturday’s qualifying times good enough for Maverick Viñales for pole position. Viñales arrived at the final to greet his first win in Yamaha colors. From first MotoGP winter test, Viñales showed that he is a seriously, the favourite for this year’s MotoGP title!

Meanwhile, Jorge Lorenzo’s Ducati debut in 11th position from a win last year with Yamaha clearly shows the Majorcan is still unsettle with his Ducati, and outshined by his team mate Andrea Dovizioso in second and Sunday-man, ex team mate Valentino Rossi, while worried feelings of the hard Michelin front tyre and mostly other stuff through out the weekend came in third, the reality and surprises in store for this 2017 season of MotoGP has begun. Tyre compound choice on Race Day is still the most important factor! Opening laps of Qatar shows a rookie but 2x Moto2 Champion Johann Zarco was leading by 1.6 sec until Zarco lost the front end and crashed out on the 7th lap and Andrea Iannone on the Suzuki was second, just a bump from Marquez, ending his Suzuki debut in the gravel, once again! But…with Iannone it is always there battling with the front runners without a doubt.


Aleix Espargaro’s 6th position verified the potential of the Aprilia leading to the highest classification yet for the Italians outfit.


#99 Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati ‘Disappointing’ was the word Jorge Lorenzo used to summarise his maiden Ducati appearance where he also claimed that the Desmosedici was still not ‘his’ motorcycle and he had to deal with an off-track deviation on the first lap that pushed him almost to the back of the field. All weekend Lorenzo was quizzed on how it felt to grind his new steed to an extended limit and he explained issues of transfer and rear brake emphasis. ‘The bike is still quite physical, especially when we don’t have rear grip,’ he said. ‘We need to work on making the bike easier for the Rider in all

conditions. We still need to try some new settings ‘This was not the dream debut in and the rain” something to take profit #99 Jorge Lorenzo of the strong point; which is the braking. Obviously we can take profit on the straight as we are the fastest ones and we recover a bit in the final sector. But the speed in the corners, especially when braking, we are not arriving at the limit of the bike.’


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ARGENTiNA Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina

TERMAS DE RÍO HONDO · APRIL 8-9th Motogp Winner: Maverick Viñales, Yamaha Moto2 Winner: Franco Morbidelli, Kalex Moto3 Winner: Joan Mir, Honda

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RACE SCHEDULE 2017 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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The KTM RC 390 CUP ASIA ORANGE race category was dominated By eighteen year old M. Ibrahim Mohd Norrodin, the brother of Moto3 rider Adam Norrodin, won Race 1 and 2 to be come overall winner. A clean sweep by young Malaysian riders on the podium in Race 1, Norrodin, M.Izam and Idham Khairuddin. Norroddin started from Pole position with a lap time of 1:14.884, the Kuala Lumpur lad started both races at the front of the pack. Although he made errors early on in both races to lose his lead, the plucky rider impressively fought his way back to the top on both occasions. Speaking after Sunday’s race, Ibrahim said: “I’m grateful to God to have achieved these victories and proud to be the overall champion this weekend. Even though I made mistakes at the start of both

races and allowed others to overtake me, I am happy with the the way I fought back my way back to the front. I am now focused on the next rounds of the KTM RC Cup Asia. In Sunday’s Race 2, the riders proved their performance on Saturday was no fluke, with the same names making the top five. The 22-year-old Indonesian Reihan improved on his performance the day before with a second place finish (0.692 seconds gap from winner), 15-year-old Izam Ikmal secured his second top three finish of the weekend while 17-year-old Singaporean Aiman Nabil took fourth, one position better than the day before. Seventeen-year-old Ahmad Idham held the lead during the early stages of the Race 2 but had to settle for fifth place by the end; he did, however, notch the best lap time of the day (1:14.673) and best top speed (125.780 km/h).


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“ROCK”RACE SUIT 1 PIECE

With Speed-R Racing Sports SRRS derived features and technology R&D in the circuit. The 2017 Speed-R Suits “Rock” is a prototype suit send for us to review. We have a Speed-R G2, and we like both of the comfortable inner suit and perforated 1.3mm full grain leather, strategically placed stretch inserts and CE rated armour that provide comfortability, performance and protection. The “ROCK” Race Suit also features a full size ventilated speed hump, perforated leather panels and inner mesh liner that work in concert to facilitate breathability, keeping the rider cool and preventing heat exhaustion.


Features: • 1.3 mm premium grade leather for high performance impact and abrasion protection. • Inner cuff and ankle adjustment improves range of fit and comfort. Critical displacement perforated panels on upper and lower body for improved ventilation X shoulder, elbow and knee protectors

• Aero hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance. Multiple external perforated leather panels with foam protector inserts. Large accordion stretch panels help rider movement and comfort on the bike. • Kevlar stretch panels on sleeves and crotch areas to further improve fit and feel. • ROCK has un-removable, multi panel construction, inner liner and softer padding inserts to improve comfort and ventilation. • CE certified shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and tibia protectors • Fully conforms to CE standard: EN 13595-1 for riding safety


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UP, UP AND 1. Your body should be in the basic riding position with your elbows bent, but arms firm, and grip the tank with your thighs.

Pulling or popping a wheelie has always been full of fun experience but the technique involved in popping a wheelie on a motorcycle just need to understand a few techniques and a lot of practice

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2. Maintain a constant speed of five to eight km/h and keep the rev count at 5.5–6k RPM. If your bike is too slow, it may go sideways as you pop the wheelie and if you’re going too fast, the 6. In order to maintain the 5. To maintain the height of the bike won’t produce enough forward movement of the bike wheelie you have to use the rear torque to pull up. while pulling a wheelie, keep a brake. The more you apply the rear firm control on the throttle. Don’t 3. Remember to keep your brake, the quicker the bike will come fingers on the clutch. If and when down. The more you release the brake try and use the throttle to maintain the height of the bike. you panic, your first reaction the higher it will rise. would be to pull in the clutch and 7. When you’re up in the air and if you this will bring the bike down. feel that the bike is moving sideways, 4. Once you’ve got the bike at the right speed and RPM, pop the clutch in quick motion and not gradually. With this the front end of the bike will rise up.

shift and use your body weight to get the bike back in a straight line. You may also reduce the air pressure in the rear tyre to give you greater traction.

8. Keep the handle as straight as possible. This is a safety precaution so that you don’t fall in case the bike comes down abruptly.

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review MHR OF521 Helmet & OF521 GP Edition MHR with sun shield is a high value, high performance, value priced helmet. The MHR OF521 uses 3 shell sizes for the ultimate fit. The shell is made of MHR’s proprietary High Performance Fiberglass Composite (HPFC). This ultra-light, ultra-strong material is state-of the-art for energy dispersion and safety. A multi-density EPS safety liner offers the latest technology in energy absorption. Add the convenience of the Twin Shield System drop down sun shield and reinforced chin strap with Quick Release System buckle and you have a world class helmet at an unbelievable value. The comfort liner is covered in a high-tech, breathable, hypoallergenic fabric. It is fully removable and washable so you can keep it as fresh as new. Cheek pads are contour cut using MHR’s 3D Laser Technology. The face shield is optically correct, and is fog, scratch and UV resistant. Fully adjustable flow-through ventilation with channelled EPS keeps you comfortable, regardless of the weather. Great for touring, commuting, summer, or scooter, the OF521 is a helmet you can live with, day in and day out.

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Utilizing a special ground electrode design- The spark discharge can occur in almost 360 degree perimeter at the place with the most optimal air/fuel composition; which is where the ionization of the molecule is most easily achieved. This special feature ensures that the spark occurs at the best possible place for ignition, unlike in the conventional spark plug design where the spark always occurs in the same confined place. Since the air fuel mixture inside the combustion chamber is not homogenous (has different concentration at different places) this results in faster and better ignition of each ignition cycle. In addition, there is no need for indexing of the spark plugs since the plug is symmetrical and there is no ground electrode restricting the access of the air/fuel mixture. www.brisk.com.my Brisk Premium Spark is distributed by: Bikerzone Sdn.Bhd No. 1042 (Plot 546) Phase 4, Prai Industrial Estate, Lorong Perusahaan Maju 2, 13600 Prai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia For more information on the product please call Vinci +6012 425 3659 or email ask@bikerzone.com.my


review GP PRO LEATHER SUIT TECH-AIR™ AIRBAG COMPATIBLE RACING / PERFORMANCE RIDING / SIZE: 44-58

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using premium, 1.3mm full-grain leather for excellent comfort, fit and durability. • Alpinestars race-derived, external Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) protectors in the knees, elbows and shoulders feature injection-molded shells and dual density foam padding. • Removable, internal CE-certified protectors offer superior impact protection to shoulders, elbows and knees. • Snap connection system allows integration of CE level 2-certified Nucleon Back Protector. • Chest and hip pad compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars’ Nucleon chest and hip protection available as upgrade). • Replaceable Alpinestars PU knee sliders incorporate Velcro® for customized and secure fitment. • New performance engineered fit design optimized for use with Tech-Air Race Vest and back protector. • Upper body incorporates accordion leather stretch and DUPONT™ Kevlar®reinforced inserts to accommodate TechAir Race® system’s increased volume in the event of a system-triggering incident. • Advanced poly-textile accordion stretch inserts in key articulation areas on the back and extensive

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•CE certified riding garment. The suit fully

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upermoto riders from Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and China joined Gravity Supermoto Challenge Round 1, at the Plus Elite Speedway Circuit on the 2nd & 3rd April. Sponsoring the event was Husqvarna Malaysia and Wee Biker Sdn Bhd.

There were three other category besides the Supermoto Challenge. Round Two will be held in August 2017.


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