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MOTO GUZZI 2017 The Italian brand brought together the press to preview their motorcycles at the new PJ showroom Editorial | RC Moto


OTO GUZZI, the oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production makes a comeback to Malaysia

through Didi Resources Sdn Bhd. Didi Resources Sdn Bhd is set to be fully operational in August with it’s Moto Guzzi Showroom and 3S centre located at Gasket Alley in Petaling Jaya. Moto Guzzi unveiled half of it’s 2017 models V7 III, V9 Roamer and the Sporty V7 III Racer at a preview to Moto Guzzi owners and local media and set to have the full range of Moto Guzzi motorcycle, accessories and parts by August when the showroom and 3S is fully operational. Juan Chow introduce the Product, the Place, the Passion and the People behind Moto Guzzi operation in Malaysia and representative from Paggio Asia Pacific also grace the unveiling and gave a technical overview of the new models.



V7 III ANNIVERSARIO Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Moto Guzzi also announce the prices of the new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone at RM66,900, V7 III Racer RM81,900 and V9 Roamer RM73,900.





All Suzuki big bikes (CBU) are imported from Japan and carry a twoyear or 20,000 km manufacturer warranty.

SUZUKI ASSEMBLERS MALAYSIA SDN BHD, gave the opportunity to the public to test ride, it’s 2017 model line-up at the Sepang International Kart Circuit. During the 2-day test ride event, the Suzuki models available to test was 2017 GSX-R1000R, GSX-R1000, GSXS750, GSX-S1000, SV650, V-Strom 650, V-Strom 1000, Hayabusa and the Burgman 400 scooter.


GIVI LAUNCHED NEW MONOLOCK TOPBOX B32 “BOLD” G ivi gave us a chance to install and test our the new medium size Bold B32 monolock top box while riding the inaugural ‘Media

Appreciation Ride’ which flagged off from GIVI Point, Jalan Ipoh and ended at Thistle Hotel, Port Dickson, N.Sembilan. We honored to be the first batch to install the Bold B32, which just came out of the production line at Givi Asia’s Rawang factory. The trendy square design B32 top box has the new patented “Click Lock” system. The patented Monolock System is designed for topcases which are of small and medium sizes normally suitable for lower displacements motorcycles and mopeds, but we installed on a MT-09. B32 Bold uses Polypropylene (PP) as its’ main material as they are proven to be highly durable and strong especially in the Malaysian weather. ‘Clack’ key system is fitted to B32 Bold because of its’ ease of use. The advantage is that the users need not to have the key attached when closing the case. A small ‘click’ is all it needs. The handle is integrated into the top shell for the ease of opening/closing the topcase. At the same occasion, media were shown ‘The Red Explorer’, an elaborate double decker bus transformed into hospitality unit and mobile event product showcase at motorcycle events participated by GIVI such as Cub Prix and MotoGP. The external livery was painted with large GIVI logo and their worldwide tagline EXPLORE. ENJOY. B32 Bold will be available in the market starting early August” at RM222.60 including GST across over 300 Givi dealers nationwide.



oon Siew Honda (BSH) officially launch the Honda Rebel at Art of Speed 2017

Honda Rebel In conjunction with the Art of Speed event at MAEPs Serdang, BSH announces the Honda Rebel. “The long waited Honda Rebel will be available in Malaysia end of August 2017. This model receives overwhelming response from other countries that had launched earlier. Right here, we are showing you the H2C accessories equipped Honda Rebel where it enhances the overall consumer experience.� added by Dato Sri Datuk Wira Tan Hui Jing, Deputy Chairman and Chief Sales Officer of Boon Siew Honda on the Honda booth. The Honda Rebel comes with three colours in ABS type: Graphite Black, Millennium Red and Mat Armored Silver Metallic.

The recommended showroom price starts from RM 31, 798.94 with GST included but exclusive of road tax, insurance and registration. The model also comes with a two year or 20,000km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).



2017 GSX-R1000R, GSX-R1000, GSX-S750, GSX-S1000, SV650, VStrom 650, V-Strom 1000, Hayabusa and the Burgman 400 scooter.

All Suzuki big bikes (CBU) are imported from Japan and carry a two-year or 20,000 km manufacturer warranty.


Art of Speed, Malaysia’s very own homegrown Old-Skool & Kustom Kulture event is back with its annual treat for motor heads, showcasing the local kustom scene comprising of customised cars and bikes, art galleries, interactive activities, as well as a stunt show. Art of Speed 2017 (AOS 2017) was held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS), on 29 – 30 July 2017 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. The show recorded over 40,000 visitors for both days. Invitational aside, visitors also witnessed a special collaboration between Boon Siew Honda, an iconic brand in Malaysia, and Art of Speed. The Boon Siew X Art of Speed section were among the main highlights of the event, featuring four lifestyle icons such as the Legend Racing Garage, BWB, District Shop Gallery and Ah Ho Motors to showcase their creations.

Cars and bikes enthusiasts had the chance to meet international guests including Cole Foster from Salinas Boys Custom Cars & Bikes USA, Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine USA, David “Chopperdave” Freston from USA, Shige Suganuma & Wildman from MOONEYES Japan, Dino Dalle Carbonare from Japan, Kaichiroh Kurosu from Cherry’s Company Japan, Yuichi Yoshizawa from Custom Works Zon from Japan, Makonabe from Chopper Journal Magazine Japan, Tetsu from Hopping Shower Japan, Sugihara Ken from Fusty Works from Japan, Toshiyuki Osawa from 4th Dimension from Japan, Shigeo from 420 Kustom from Japan, Chicarockabilly Shima & Theresa Tay from Cherry Bomb Singapore, Irvine Jasta & Fahmi Freeflow from Indonesia, The Nash from Burnout Magazine Japan, and the art collective pinstripe group from Japan; Makoto, Mr. G, Jetwrench and Cynar. The event also rewarded the best talents in the show via the AOS Invitational Bike Build Off 2017, powered by Petronas, which saw 10 builders from Malaysia and Singapore vying for RM10,000 cash prize (jury selection) & RM5,000.00 cash prize (public choice). The overall jury pick winner was an astonishing well customised Honda CX500 built by Muhammad Khalid Musa from Rusty Factory. The 30 years old Ipoh lad also walked away with the Public Choice award with the most cast votes beating out the other 9 builders. .

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NEW SM SPORT MOTORCYCLE BRAND BY MFORCE BIKE Penang based motorcycle distributor Mforce


Bike Holdings launches her first home grown motorcycle brand SM Sport. The first model SM Sport 110R introduced today is set to target entry-level motorcycle buyers in Malaysia who look for an affordable, environmental friendly, stylish yet durable machine. Mforce Bike Holdings collaborates with Qian Jiang Motorcycle (the brand owner of Benelli) for technology transfer to develop this brand new SM Sport 110R. This fuel efficient moped contains not only imported parts and accessories but also 30% of localized spare parts and will be further increased to 60% in the future. As a local company, Mforce Bike Holdings is optimistic and supportive to the development of local motorcycle industry.

SM Sport 110R – Super Saver for Extra Mileage The slogan says it all. You will be amazed with SM Sport 110R’s high performance yet value for money. With the incorporate of Fuel Saving Switch, SM Sport 110R is stretching your every cent in fuel consumption and allows you to go for extra mileage. With aerodynamic and sporty looking outlook, SM Sport 110R comes with an air-cooled 109 cc SOHC engine which is in compliance with EURO 3 emission standard set by JPJ delivering 4.8kW at 7500 rpm. Other special and safety features of SM Sport 110R include daytime running light, LED front and rear signal light, Kayaba (KYB) suspension system, 10L huge storage space, safety key switch, a pair of tubeless tyre and a 5V USB Port. SM Sport 110 will be priced at RM3,788 without GST, RoadTax and Insurance.

A full day of intensive riding course at Unimap, Perlis plants the skills for motorcycle and scooter rider. It was a positive experience for some who attended the first training course planned by the Hi-Jet Marketing the producer of Jetron Black Oil Lubricant, a company dedicated to ensure your ride is smoother. The course saw the riding theory and practice, by Peter Lim from Thailand. The riding course enriched riding experience by 20 participants together with Swing Ong of Jetron who was riding a Jetron powered Kawasaki H2. For more information on future courses:


After almost a year after CBU MT-09 Tracer was introduce in Malaysia, Hong Leong Yamaha just announced the CKD version of the MT-09 Tracer equip with Traction Control (TCS) and Anti-lock Brakingf System (ABS) as standard on the CKD model. Priced at RM52,000 including GST will be available at selected Yamaha dealers nationwide from next week onward. The MT-09 Tracer will come with two colour option Yamaha Blue and Matt Black The CBU Tracer was priced at RM59,900 excluding GST, road tax, insurance and number plates. so its lower by almost RM10k!


SAM MEDIA RIDES PRELUDES 60th MERDEKA RIDE 2017 6,000 motorcycle riders will be expected to grace the 2017 Merdeka Ride which will take place at Putrajaya from 8th to 10th September in conjunction with Malaysia’s 60th year of independence Superbikes Association Malaysia (SAM) hosted a 2017 SAM Media Ride convoy to deliver the message the biking society and clubs throughout the nation. A two-day convoy from Sri Pentas, Petaling Jaya, Selangor to Kangar, Perlis by 33 highpowered motorcyclists comprising the multiagency media, had the first opportunity to experience rides through several districts in the state of Kedah and Perlis. The opportunity gave the media a chance to converse, entertain and have lunch with members of the Pelisit Bikerz at the 3D Diving Center, Kuala Kedah before relaxing with Jerlun Bikers in a light afternoon tea break at a Cafe in Jerlun, Kedah. The head of the convoy Abdul Rahim Daim said the convoy is a warm-up to the 2017 Merdeka Rides and also gives the city big bikers an experience with rural population. The convoy was treated to a Hari Raya open house that evening by former Perlis Chief Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Shahidan bin Kassim. This organized program not only gives participants the opportunity to be friendly with local people and the community of motorcyclist but also new experiences to the local media to experience their own long distance ride. It’s SAM’s initiative to strengthen cooperation with the media and provide local media the opportunity to feel and understand the objectives and vision of the program in conjunction with Malaysia’s 60th year of independence. The actual 2017 Merdeka Rides program will commence from Jeli, Kelantan with the participation of 600 high powered motorcyclists divided into two groups According to the Merdeka Rides Secretarial Director-General, the participants will explore village streets, stay with foster families in traditional village houses in the Felda settlement and meeting with the community of the countryside and experience their way of life in the rural areas. He also added, whether riding a high-powered or a lowpowered motorcycle has no difference as two wheels unite people, the hash tag “#tiadadarjat” is to unite 6,000 bikers in Putrajaya that will be attended by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zaid Hamidi on 10th September 2017



SKYTEAM MALAYSIA launched its Central Service Centre in Sri Kembangan on 15th July 2017 by Dato Sri Arifuddin Bin Mohamed Shah. The Skyteam Central Service Centre will service and warranty all Skyteam motorcycles in KL & Selangor, and surrounding central areas. During the official opening Skyteam fans and customers could test ride all Skyteam models and also preview up and coming models are soon to be launched. The Skyteam Service Centre is maintained by Gear Nation, located at No.7, Jalan SR 1/4, Taman Serdang Raya, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan.


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THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY Treeletrik launched its range of electric scooters, or normally called e-bikes, is BY TREELETRIK assemble and distributed by Tree

Movement Sdn Bhd. In an event officiated by Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, the crown prince of Pahang, was present to officiate the signing of its authorised dealers and signing of MOU with PERKASA The T-90 is an e-scooter with 84-volt electric motor coupled to a 50 AH battery. Range for the Treeletrik T-90 is claimed to be between 80 to 100 km. With a quoted weight of 115 kg, the T-90 is capable of reaching speeds of up to 90 km/h.



part of Yamaha’s promotion efforts for the new

Yamaha NVX, a public launch and also public could test ride the NVX was conducted during the Malaysian Cub Prix round at MAEPS, Serdang. A stunt demo by Gaban using the newly launched NVX. Yamaha also showcased various designed NVX at the Yamaha NVX World Tent, from MotoGP Moviestar to Teth3 Yamaha livery. Round 6 at Jasin, Cub Prix will also see the NVX in action whereby a NVX Challenge, a one make race will be a new addition for the Cub Prix races, with the aim of identifying new and young talents.


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26 March Qatar, Losail 09 April Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo 23 April Americas, COTA 07 May Spain, Jerez 21 May France, Le Mans 04 June Italy, Mugello 11 June Catalunya, Catalunya 25 June Netherlands, Assen 2 July Germany, Sachsenring 6 August Czech Republic, Brno 13 August Austria, Red Bull Ring 27 August Britain, Silverstone 10 September San Marino, Misano 24 September Aragón, MotorLand Aragón 15 October Japan, Motegi 22 October Australia, Phillip Island 29 October Malaysia, Sepang 12 November Valenciana, Valencia

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MTJAYBEE CREW & Singapore’s Master of Torque MT-09 group got together for a ride on 30th July 2017, not only MT-09 but MT-10, Honda CBR, MT-07 and Ducati was among the 55 bikers who rode from Skudai through Yong Peng, Paloh, Kluang, Mersing. Kota Tinggi then back to Johor Bahru. The objective of this ride is to foster better friendship and sharing biking experience among both countries and gives new and experience riders sharing biking moments and even sharing biking tips, experiences and most important sharing a fun day out just riding. You will never feel like an outsider when riding a bike. Make Life A Ride!





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Raja s. ameer epang International Circuit, home of the

Malaysian Formula 1 and Moto GP races, and also Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK). This internationally acclaimed venue is where local and international riders get the adrenaline pumping and vying to get the honour of being on the podium and ultimately the Champion title by the end of the season.

The rider we are featuring is Raja S. Ameer, who is contesting in the Supersports category, Its his 3 rd year racing in MSBK. He started in 2015 entering the Superstock category with an Aprilia RSV4 APRC Team Motoqoo Racing Team. In 2016, he privately funded his own race team with a YZF-R6 and finished 6th overall in the season. This season with a few more sponsors backing Raja’s quest, he is now 2 nd overall in the MSBK championship with 2 more round to go. Round 3 saw Raja finish Race One in forth and in Race Two move up a position to third on the podium despite the last few laps of race two he couldn’t press the clutch with his left hand anymore. Next Round Four MSBK will be on 15 th-17th September 2017

D Force Moto Racing sponsors Raja S. Ameer MSBK challenge

Raja in action Malaysia Superbike Championship 2017

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otorcycles and scooters can be an

appealing, and even economical, alternative to a car for solo commuting, running errands, and more. For some, especially urban dwellers, a two-wheeler may be the only transportation they need.

City commuting scooters can be a lot of fun and provide a more engaging experience than driving a car and Yamaha NVX will definitely make your scooting experience an awesome one. Starting with the sporty looks, the NVX will defiantly be an eye catcher every time when you stop at the traffic light, then……….. zoom away with 155cc EEV, Blue Core Liquid cooled engine. NVX give the rider a natural seating position, rather than straddling an engine, and to not be bothered with shifting gears, the flat foot-rest floor and convenience of an automatic transmission defines the NVX and handling is excellent as well. We tested quite a number of scooter in which braking hard in emergency simply will screech the tyre. But the brakes for the NVX which has ABS at the front and drum brakes at the rear simply does the job of braking without screeching the tyres and able to stop even during an emergency braking. The standard 14” 110 front and 140 size rear IRC tyres are also quite grippy.

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Got a call at 5pm Friday evening from Hong Leong Yamaha, and the call was…. do you want to take the new NVX for review but got to collect it by 6pm! and….. I said no problem! 15 minutes later collected a black NVX from Sg Buloh, Yamaha Factory, while collecting the NVX, I had another call to collect banners for the weekend Malaysian Superbike Championship (MSBK) at Pandan Indah, if its was a car, I will reach there 2 hours later. Without a bag or anything, I put down the phone and dash to Pandan Indah. When I left Hong Leong Yamaha the time was 5.45pm, the lady on the phone said they close at 6pm. So…… dashing through the infamous Klang Valley Friday jam, it took me 19min to a shop I had never been, to collect the banner, and the 3, 5×5 feet banner was just fitted in the 10 liter compartment of the NVX under the seat. We seldom start the review about bikes when we just got it from the distributor but this NVX, I just had to start from the minute we got it. With a full tank petrol courtesy from Hong Leong Yamaha, I made the dash through dreaded Kepong traffic

then to Sri Damansara then to Penchala Link and to Federal Highway and exit to Sg Besi toward Pandan Indah, never had a moment with clear traffic. And astonishingly arrived 19 minutes later. To head back to my office still had to journey, but the NVX took the Friday jam like a piece of cake with vanilla icing. Normally with scooters, the other thing that we would do, is to get pillion to ride with us just to find out how comfortable to sit at the pillion seat, so I took a friend on the pillion later in the evening, good comments overall but only one thing we took note of, is the pillion foot peg is really high and the foot peg also keep flipping back to close position with the slightest touch. Normally we will ride any scooter with our foot on the pillion foot peg but not with NVX, so I ride with normal position like how everyone rides a scooter. Let move on to handling, the handling if you compare to other scooters in the market, the NVX wins hands down, even with the slim double suspension, taking a sharp corner, or a high speed 80-90km/h corner a Kuala Kelawang, you can be ->

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assured with the responsive and right throttle control the NVX gives the rider the confidence to tackle, the hardest and the sharps corner within the speed the NVX provide, (max 123/km) fastest corner speed 80-90km/h and it’s so stable considering bumpy roads under the standard IRC 14” tyre straight out of the factory. We even rode it in the wet during the test ride for about 10km on the twisty Kuala Kelawang stretch. Had the NVX for a couple of days but it was just commuting from home to office and to city. Just before we return the NVX, a fellow media, Hafiz from, asked ask us to do the roadtest together to the famous Kuala Kelawang (KKiC) roads in Negeri Sembilan. So I packed my SLR camera, GoPro and Mavic drone fitted on a Givi softbag which fits in the 25L under seat compartment, and head out to meet him for the roadtest. I actually ridden NMAX there last year but this roadtest was a simply different feel with the NVX. The throttle and engine response simply was amazing, plus the handling was on par with any sportsbike or rather let’s compare with mopeds, throw it a Battlax or a Pirelli 14” and an exhaust plus an Ohlins rear suspension, you are ready to challenge anyone on any bigger cc! Other features you should note that is its Keyless, with fully digital blue LCD display, I already fell in love when I switch on the keyless knob during the launch at MotoGP last October. Besides the fresh, sporty design, the NVX comes with an electric socket and compartment for charging devices, and a 25L under-seat compartment which can fit a fullface helmet plus other gear, eliminating the need for an additional compartment box or carry a bag which I usually do. No rear disk brake on the NVX but actually its better even you hard squeeze the rear brake the rear tyre will not lock-up and with the front ABS front, I guess you will never experience a wheel lock-up anytime riding the NVX. There is a front handbrake at the rear brake lever, while the 155cc Blue Core fuel-injected engine feature a eco start stop at any traffic light which can be turn On or Off with a switch. Claimed 15hp @ 8000rpm and 14.4Nm @ 6000rpm is just great to zip pass anything in traffic without a worry. But the 4.6L fuel tank start blinking at 3.5L to

give you warning to refuel up but still able to give more than 20km mileage (but its always better to fuel up when it blinks). Its easy to be carried away and full throttle all the time! Making the Yamaha NVX one of the most eye catching and fun scooter to ride. Believe me just go to the nearest dealer and try to get a test ride on the NVX, I’m sure you will have a smile on your face when you are done with the test ride. I covered almost 500km with the few days, I had it on my garage and loved it, the more you ride the NVX the more you will love it! The NVX comes in three color schemes: Race Blu, Matt Red, and Black. The price of the NVX is RM10,500 including GST but without insurance and road tax. Tested: Yamaha NVX 155 Engine: Liquid-Cooled 155cc Single Automatic Power: 15hp at 8,000rpm Torque: 14.8Nm at 6,000rpm Wet weight (inc fuel and oil): 118kg Frame: Underbone Brakes: Front Disc (ABS) and Rear Drum Seat height: 791mm Fuel capacity: 4.6 litres Colours: Blue/Black/Matt Red Price: RM10,500 inclusive of GST

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Ride Quality & Brakes The NVX is very light and nimble, so perfect for nipping around town. With its telescopic front suspension, 14” 110/140 tyres and Front ABS discs brake, the Yamaha NVX handles far better than the average scooters in the market.

Build Quality & Reliability Sports scooters like these are going to be used and abused by their owners, so they need to be durable. The NVX ticks that box and is well finished, even the closing the seat has the premium quality there.

Running costs & value As cool as the NVX is, to fork out RM10,500 is a lot for a scooter, but once you ride NVX that price will soon diminish. I will rather save the money for the NVX than getting a cheaper scooter.

Engine Making a claimed 14.7bhp @ 8,000 rpm, the NVX is powered by a 155cc liquidcooled, Blue Core single-cylinder, fuelinjected, four stroke engine. It has an electric start and first keyless scooter and EEV gearbox. NVX can do 120km/h from the standard out of the dealerships, but there are kits available to unleash more power. If we own one, first thing we will install a slip-on or a full system exhaust as the NVX is too quiet. Actually is safer to be heard than go un-noticed, while zooming through the traffic.

Equipment It’s pretty futuristic and sporty is what you get in the NVX, great colours and graphics, under seat storage 25 liter, front ABS brakes, keyless start. electric power socket and 5.8” full LCD Digital speedometer.

Bike Week




ur longest ride so far on Yello Mello is to

Sepang International Circuit, a distance of 57.4km one way from Kelana Jaya to Sepang Circuit via Elite Highway was fun as passing cars and lorries all wave at me, when they saw Yello Mello on the highway. I rode on the emergency lane with average speed of 100km/h but still some trucks would pass me that gave me a little wobble but it was controllable. The SKYTEAM PBR110, will surely give you endless of thrills and stare from everyone with its cute and retro looks. This test is to prove that Yello Mello is able to go places like a normal size moped can go! Our “Project Yello Mello” gives us the opportunity to customize our 10” mini long termer. Special thanks to SKYTEAM Malaysia for providing us the PBR110 for this project. When you have a that unstoppable urge to ride, but not too fast and just for a short and now a longer ride, our “Project Mello Yello” will fit that bike that will make sure you’ll have fun getting the candy on the roads and highways! This 4-speed with automatic clutch makes even more fun and easy. This bright YelloMello SKYTEAM PBR110, we already have great fun riding and customising it.




he first time I rode a KTM

Super Duke, in 2014, 21st December at Sepang Circuit was like an early Christmas present. Now we get to road test the new 2017 Super Duke-R and this time, we ride to Perlis and Penang. A month or more we road tested the Super Duke GT and its already an awesome touring bike, and we loved it, but we didn’t actually went touring with the GT, and now getting the “Beast 2.0” was another new experience all together. The planned route was to ride to Perlis, a northern state in Malaysia, just border to Thailand via Padang Besar but we didn’t go that for. We started the journey from Media Prima HQ with the SAM Merdeka ride all the way to Perlis a 480km journey up north.


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←Just need to be careful

when keeping the front wheel form liting with the slightest twist of the throttle when you decide to off the traction control


This insane V-twin just don’t like to go slow….. so the rush to top-end was asking to be fully throttled to the max. This “Beast” is not for the average biker who just wanna go for the norm weekend ride and hope that with all the electronics will assist the rider. Riding the “Beast” will take some getting used to the character and with a little bit more experience than the average bike “Joe” to tame the “Beast”


↑Elbow is not a problem for the Beast …. Just we didn’t have

track time, this photo is just done for fun from our design team!


With the 1,301cc Liquid Cooled 75 degree V-Twin powerplant gives 177 horsepower on a 195kg naked bike gives the rider pure performance on and off the track. As KTM builds all its motorcycle with READY TO RACE in mind. The day before the Perlis ride we took the “Beast” to Genting and every corner the “Beast” took it like a piece of cake, we were scraping the kneesliders like no body’s business, I mean every corners all the way to Gotong Jaya. The tremendous handling of the WP suspension and the power-to-weight ratio ensures me the confidence to ride the twisty corner like I was Jeremy McWilliams taking every corner and any bumps on the road with full confidence even on Sport mode (I keep it on Sport mode all the time and TC off) only time I use rain mode once when I was on the way back from Penang that also when the highway was really… really wet!

Another thing I really love about the “Beast” is the new LED headlight design which looks like something from Star Wars movie General Grievous. The designer must be a real Star Wars fan! From the front to the tail the highly dynamic design is even more sophisticated, straightforward and sharper than that of its predecessor while being light and more agile. The sporty and low nose and the slim and high-tail created a compact silhouette, while the chrome-moly steel trellis frame and subframe gives the nimble and precise handling I want.

↑TFTCOLORDISPLAY A multicolor combination of relevant information, presented in a clear-cut, uncluttered way. As you rev the engine, the display bars change color, either spurring you on or telling you to back off when the engine’s still cold. The display also automatically adapts its illumination to the ambient light and gets racy when the optional track ride mode is selected.


The 20 mm wider handlebar has been positioned 5 mm lower and 18,5 mm more to the front, so you’re READY TO RACE all the time. The ergonomics can also be adjusted in many ways to suit riders of any stature: » Handlebar: 22 mm adjustment range with four positions » Brake and gear shift lever: three positions for the gear shift & brake lever » Adjustable hand levers.

RIDEMODETECHNOLOGY Ride mode technology provides the rider with a choice of three ride modes on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which can be selected quickly and simply with the menu switch on the handlebar. In conjunction with ride by wire, the selected ride mode influences the general responsiveness of the engine, its maximum peak power and MTC intervention. "Street" and "Sport" modes deliver a full 177 hp and appropriately potent power development with a sporty traction setting. By contrast, "Rain" mode limits the maximum output to 130 hp with smoother performance and early traction control intervention.

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SINGLE-SIDED SWINGARM→ The jaw-droppingly beautiful, light alloy, single-sided swingarm on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R is not only extremely lightweight, but also precisely manufactured and generously dimensioned – a potent partner when the SUPER DUKE R unleashes its torque and riding dynamics. The rear wheel is fitted to an axle 50 mm in diameter and bolted in place with a 60 mm central wheel nut. The design of the swing arm is adapted optimally to the tubular trellis frame in terms of flexural behaviour and stiffness. A highprecision, eccentric adjustment is used for tensioning the chain.

TELESCOPIC FORK → With its multiple setting options for spring rebound, compression and damping, the extremely torsion-resistant upside-down telescopic fork from WP Suspension provides you with a personalized suspension set-up. Not only can rebound and compression damping be set separately, but also completely independently from each other thanks to the 'split principle' (the left fork tube controls compression and the right one rebound damping). This allows riders to find their dream set-up with speed and precision – key words at KTM.



Fast just became faster. This engine, in its latest incarnation, pumps out an arm wrenching 177 hp while its torque figures reach for the sky between 6,750 rpm (140 Nm) and 7,000 rpm (141 Nm). So it’s stronger than ever, but we made it run smoother than ever as well thanks to overhauled resonator chambers. All in all, weighing in at around 62 kg, the extremely slim 4-valve unit is one of the lightest big twins in the world.

EXHAUSTSYSTEM The “Beast” new exhaust system is made entirely from rustproof stainless steel and is Euro 4 homologated. Hundreds of test bench runs and complex simulations ensured that the exhaust system, which uses a new exhaust flap, contributes decisively to the extremely smooth torque curve and excellent emission values of this powerful V-twin. And did we mention the sound? While it whispers at low revs, it will take your breath away reaching for the high notes.

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BRAKES→ More than adequate deceleration is ensured at the front wheel on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R by the two radially mounted Brembo M50 Monobloc four-piston fixed calipers with 320 mm twindisc brake with two floating discs and a radial hand pump. The spacing between hand brake lever and handlebar is adjustable so that the lever is within easy reach for every rider. The front brake receives effective support from the disc brake on the rear wheel, which features a 240 mm diameter disc and a twopiston Brembo caliper. The enormous potential of the Brembo brakes can be exploited to the full on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R thanks to its sportily tuned and lean-angle sensitive antilock braking system.

TITANIUM INLETVALVES Another reason for the outstanding performance of the 1290 SUPER DUKE R 75° V-twin are the state-of-the-art, machined titanium inlet valves with chromium nitride PVD coating. Their flat design combined with the smaller combustion chamber now offer an increased compression ratio of 13,6:1. Interesting fact: The titanium valves only weigh 39 grams each, which is 19 grams less than the steel inlet valves we used before.

WHEELSAND TIRES The tailor-made Metzeler M7RR tires on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R enter new technological territory. Derived from Metzeler’s experience in Road Racing activities, including the “Isle of Man TT”, they feature completely new profiles, structure materials, compounds and tread pattern. Even for wear, perfect steering behavior, grip in every situation and fantastic ride stability. The tubeless sport tires are fitted on extremely lightweight, light-alloy wheels manufactured in a lowpressure die casting process. Not only do the lightweight wheels make the bike lighter overall, they also minimize the unsprung masses and moment of inertia, with a positive impact on the handling and ride dynamics of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R.

←PISTONS The forged piston structure on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, borrowed from Formula 1 technology, results in a high loading capacity, despite the extremely short and lightweight design. Reciprocating weight is minimized, thereby maximizing the revhappy nature of the engine. Furthermore, the piston skirts have a state-of-the-art, hard-anodized finish. Not only does this minimize friction, it is also extremely hardwearing.


Thanks to new resonator chambers on the cylinder heads, designed to polish the torque output in the lower to midrange rpms, the 1290 SUPER DUKE R power train runs smoother, consumes less fuel and cuts down on CO² emissions by about 10%.

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BRAINPOWER MSCWITHCORNERINGABS Based on the state-of-the-art 9.1 MP modulator,the comprehensive Bosch MSC assistance package unites the talents of efficient braking and lightningquick, efficient pressure modulation with the high quality Brembo hardware to make the most advanced braking system on the market. No one brakes more progressively or safely, even at extreme lean angles. If required, not only can it be switched off, but also be placed in Supermoto mode.

RIDEMODETECHNOLOGY Ride mode technology provides the rider with a choice of three ride modes on the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, which can be selected quickly and simply with the menu switch on the handlebar. In conjunction with ride by wire, the selected ride mode influences the general responsiveness of the engine, its maximum peak power and MTC intervention. "Street" and "Sport" modes deliver a full 177 hp and appropriately potent power development with a sporty traction setting. By contrast, "Rain" mode limits the maximum output to 130 hp with smoother performance and early traction control intervention.

MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL) The Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), a lean-angle sensitive traction control system, reacts immediately if the rotational speed of the rear wheel is disproportionate to the riding situation. In a matter of milliseconds, MTC reduces the engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, until the system has reduced slippage to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. Depending on the selected ride mode, MTC allows three different levels of traction slip at the rear wheel. ‘Sport’ is up for respectable drifts and a perceptible amount of slippage, ‘Street’ keeps things smooth for comfortable, controllable riding with full engine power, ‘Rain’ is all about early intervention and maximum grip in the wet. And that’s not the end of it. Daredevils, we give you: the off-switch.

SLIPPER CLUTCH Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the latter reduces the hand force required for changing gear, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one trigger happy finger.

SUPERMOTO MODE The fun-loving Supermoto mode allows the rider to block the rear wheel - a prerequisite for committed Supermoto riding and deliberately executed slides. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in this mode.

KTM Specs: SUPER DUKE-R Engine: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75° Displacement: 1,301 Cc Bore x Stroke: 108 x 71mm Compression Ratio: 13:2:1 Transmission: Six-speed Ignition: Electric Fueling: Keihin EFI throttle body Final Drive: Chain Frame: ChromiumMolybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated Front Suspension: WP Semiactive Suspension USD Ø 48 mm Rear Suspension: WP Semiactive Suspension Monoshock Front Brakes: Dual semi-floating 330mm discs with dual fourpiston radial-mounted Brembo M50 monobloc calipers Rear Brake: Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm Front Tire: 120/70 ZR17 Rear Tyre: 190/70 ZR17 Trail: 107mm Wheelbase: 1,482 ± 15 mm Seat Height: 835mm Fuel Capacity: 18 litre / 3.5 reserve Dry Weight: 195Kg Colors: BLACK / WHITE MSRP: RM 118,000

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The Cafe Racer adds to the Ducati Scrambler series is one of the two new motorcycles coming from Ducati. Stunning looking Café Racer! Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia, launches the new variants of the popular Scrambler model, the Café Racer. The differences is instantly notice. The Cafe Racer compared to the basic version are the clip-on beneath the fork plates, the mirrors on the hubs, a lovely black colour with gold details and a beautiful leather saddle. Yes, and the fact that it is given with a passenger seat cover for more sporty and lonely look ... of a café racer, looks just stunning.

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The Ducati Scrambler CafĂŠ Racer, Scrambler's interpretation of the legendary bikes that created a revolution in the motorcycle world, is an expression of free spirit and an emblem of style. Its "Black Coffee" colour brings back the 60s to today's Land of Joy.

Specification Engine: L -Twin , Desmodromic distribution , 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled, 803cc Power: 73hp at 8,250rp m Torque: 67 Nm (49 lb -ft) @ 5,750 rpm Wet weight (inc fuel and oil): 188kg Frame: Tubular steel trellis Front Brakes: 330 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4 -32 calliper, 4 -pistons , radial pump with adjustable lever, with Bosch ABS as standard Seat height: 805mm Fuel capacity: 13.5 litres Colours: Black Coffee Price: N/A

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BMW Motorrad Malaysia launched the G310R during the GS Trophy South East Asia Qualifier at Sepang Motorcross Track, the most affordable BMW based on the Supernaked S1000 which the G310R carries its naked DNA.. Despite the seemingly 'naked' nature of the BMW G 310 R, the body-colored side panels create a sporting silhouette. High-quality details such as the upside-down fork, quality materials, complementary equipment and excellent manufacturing quality indicate the ultimate in its class, and highlighting the premium ambitions of the BMW in this category. Innovative single-cylinder engine for dynamic driving pleasure and multiple uses around the world.

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Heart of the new BMW G 310 R is a completely new, liquid -cooled single cylinder, 4-valve, 313cc (80 x 62.1mm) 313cc engine with 2EEK and electronic fuel injection. Its special feature is the reclining reel in an open-deck design and the rotation of its head is 180 degrees, with a power of 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and a max torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm, its new engine is very dynamic with al dry weight of 158 kg.

Advanced ergonomics and comfortable response. The new G310R offers an awesome but relaxing riding position for a relaxed, comfortable and stress-free trips. According to the philosophy of BMW Motorrad, all switches and controls are simple and safe to use. Particularly importance was given to easy and safe operation, taking into account various body types of riders.

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It rotates with absolute flexibility but always remains neutral and predictable. Manages with precision control and prolonged turns and fast passes with directional stability, confirming sporting talent without compromising comfort. Extremely compact and with a wide range of capabilities for comfortable and sporty driving, the new G 310 R offers a new dimension of driving experience in the class. Without compromising comfort the extremely compact and with a wide range of capabilities for comfortable and sporty driving, the new G310R offers a new dimension of riding experience in its class.

The tubular steel frame, inverted fork offer a high degree of stability, precise steering response and reliable behaviour. In terms of suspension, the new G 310 R has a torsional rigid, very robust tubular, steel frame frame with screwed rear subframe. A compact rear fork is used on the front suspension while an aluminium scissors in combination with a spring knee mounted directly on the rear.

High performance system

Braking, ABS standard and multifunctional instruments. Like all BMW motorcycles, the new G 310 R comes with ABS standard. It combines a powerful braking system with 2wheel ABS. On the front wheel, a single disc 300 mm radial four-point fixed calliper ensures strong and steady deceleration.

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This operation is performed by a 2 port calliper plus a 240 mm disc brake. The G 310 R instruments include a large liquid crystal display that delivers excellent clarity and plenty of information.

The main features of the new BMW G 310 R: Innovative, liquid-cooled, single cylinder • A 2EEK engine, a tilted rear roller, and a front intake tube.

• Power 25 kW (34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and maximum torque 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. • Rigid, tubular steel frame • Rear fork and long scissors for high stability, steering precision and excellent handling.

• Tires 110/70 R 17 in front and • 150/60 R 17 rear. • High-performance steering and ABS standard. • Advanced ergonomics and instruments multiple functions. • Low seat height just 785 mm. • Dynamic roadster design that reflects the S 1000 R. • Developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad production in India by partner TVS Motor Company. • Personalized, specially tailored, • Optional accessories with the high quality of BMW Motorrad. • Priced at RM26,900 is the most affordable BMW motorcycle you will ever get for now!

Over the weekend of Saturday, 12th and Sunday, 13th August 2017, BMW Motorrad Malaysia is inviting the public to the Sepang Motorcross Track to witness the ultimate enduro riding competition to select the Malaysian representative at the BMW Motorrad

International GS Trophy competition in Mongolia in 2018. The competition will also feature six participants from Singapore who will compete for three places at the BMW Motorrad GS Qualifying rounds in Thailand next month.

Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges.




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he Jasin, Melaka round 6 CP150 saw Petronas

Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor Kasma Daniiel returning to dominate for another win in the CP150 race of the Petronas Malaysia Cub Prix beating his teammate Ramdan Rosli which finished second followed by Amad Afif Amran, Petronas Sprinta Yamaha CKJ. CP115, saw Azroy Hakeem Anuar, GiVi Honda Yuzy Racing Team winning this round. Wira Class was won by Md Syafieq Aiman, ELF Koyoko Yamaha. His first win in the Wira category. This round also saw a new category of one make race in the form of Yamaha NVX Challenge, which was won by Md Fariszul Hasmi from Penang.


1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP17) 39m 43.323s 2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 39m 43.499s 3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 39m 45.984s 4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (GP17) 39m 49.986s 5. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 39m 50.585s 6. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 39m 50.770s . 7. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 39m 52.318s 8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (GP16) 39m 57.838s 9. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (GP15) 40m 2.943s 10. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 40m 3.089s


otoGP Austria: Andrea Dovizioso dodges Marquez

in a last corner showdown. Dovi outsmarted and denied regaining World Champion, the Repsol Honda Marc Marquez, at the last corner lunging the last corner battle in Austria to match the reigning world champion on three wins this season. Dovi’s win in the last corner will be always special one in history and especially with Marc cos he is really good in the final lap battles. AustriaGP was Dovi's 14th victory in grand prix. Dani Pedrosa came in third. Movistar Yamaha riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi both worked their way forwards after a poor (wet) qualifying, but couldn't get near the podium places. The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located beautifully in the Murtal-region of Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969, then known as the Österreichring. In 1996 it was rebuilt with the track-layout it still has today and in 2011 it was reopened as the Red Bull Ring and again became the centre of Austrian motorsports. The sloping terrain and the natural arena are trademark features of the Red Bull Ring with the 18-metre-high landmark “Bull of Spielberg” in the centre and the voestalpine wing offering a spectacular architectural highlight. With a length of 4.318 km it features 10 turns and an altitude difference of 65 metres. The 2016 season will see the Red Bull Ring host its first MotoGP race as the World Championship returns to Austria for the first time since 1997.

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A Simple Design! Arai Rebel Mimetic Green There is certainly a way to simplify things in the world of motorcycle, with style and performance being limited. With the creation of several naked motorcycles, the Arai Rebel is also designed specifically for Streetfighter. It is based on Quantum but has it more aggressive design but also its construction is aimed at the upright driving position. It is designed to send the air around him neck of the rider

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