Very popular in the Malaysia market is Yamaha’s MT-07 but the model is getting a little long in tooth now, after its launch in 2015. However, a couple of photos have emerged, sourced from tmcblog.com and greatrider.com, showing what is purported to be a Yamaha MT-07 with turbocharging. These patent drawings show a two-cylinder mill with a turbocharger installed, with the exhaust headers siamesed into the turbocharger and the forced induction air going up the left side of the engine. Turbocharging for motorcycles is not new, of course, with all the Japanese manufacturers coming out with a forced induction motorcycle back in the 1980s. Turbocharging for motorcycles fell by the wayside by the mid-1980s, with developments in intake tract and cylinder head engineering delivering all the power riders could handle without the complexity, weight and lag of using a turbocharger. But with increasingly tightening emissions regulations – Euro 5 comes into force in 2020 – … [Read more...] about 2020 Yamaha MT-07 to come with turbocharging?
A teaser video has appeared on BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s Facebook, showing the 2019 BMW Motorrad C 400 scooter with a caption saying its urban two-wheelers, the C 400 X and C 400 GT, will be in Malaysia soon. Featuring BMW Motorrad Connectivity, the C 400 pairs with the rider’s smart phone and allows got navigation, playlist management and answering phone calls. The C 400 X and GT will join the BMW Motorrad C 650 Sport and C 650 GT scooters in Malaysia, priced at RM68,500 and RM72,500, respectively. While no information has been forthcoming on pricing, we hazard a guess at the C 400 range of scooters coming in around the RM45,000 price point. Carrying a 350 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder with overhead cam and four-valves, the C 400 produces 34 hp at 7,500 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Power is transmitted via a CVT gearbox, as is the norm for scooters and BMW claims a top speed of 139 km/h for the C 400 X and 136 km/h for the C 400 GT. Rolling on 120/70 ZR-15 … [Read more...] about 2019 BMW Motorrad C 400 scooters in Malaysia soon
While it is known the 2020 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy race will held in New Zealand, it has been announced that, for the first time, the race will be a point to point journey and not a loop. Additionally, the two-wheeled weapon of choice for BMW’s overland trophy race will be the BMW Motorrad F 850 GS and not the R 1200 GSA, as in previous editions. The race will encompass both the North and South islands of New Zealand and will take place from February 9 to 16, 2020. A combined Malaysia/Phillipines team in amongst the list of entries, which also sees first time participation from the Middle East, North Africa and the Netherlands. Now in its seventh edition, the BMW GS Trophy race was first held in Tunisia, followed by Southern Africa, Patagonia, Canada, Thailand and most recently Mongolia. National teams are drawn from various countries around the world, including an all-female team from the top three female riders from the list of participants, who are selected during … [Read more...] about 2020 BMW GS Trophy race to use BMW F 850 GS
Launched at the 2019 Malaysia Autoshow were the 2019 Honda CB650R and Honda CBR650R, priced at RM43,499 and RM45,499 respectively, excluding road tax, insurance and registration. The middleweight duo replace Honda’s outgoing CBR650F four-cylinder which featured in the paultan.org RM50,000 Motorcycle shoot out last year. The DOHC, 649 cc sixteen-valve inline four-cylinder liquid-cooled mill is shared between the CBR650R and CB650R and puts out 93.8 hp at 12,000 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm, fed by Honda’s PGM-Fi through 32 mm diameter throttle bodies. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and assist and slipper clutch with chain final drive. Also common between Honda’s new middleweights is the suspension, which uses a Showa separate function upside-down fork (SFF) in front – 6 kg lighter than previous – where compression and rebound adjustment are in the left and right fork legs. At the back is a monoshock with 10-position preload … [Read more...] about 2019 Honda CB650R and CBR650R launched in Malaysia, priced at RM43,499 and RM45,499
The Mumbai Traffic Police is all set to auction 350 abandoned vehicles. These vehicles were seized over a span of five months, that is between October 2018 and February 2019. The auction will take place on the state-owned e-commerce company, Metal Scrap Trade Limited (MSTC). The Mumbai Police seized almost 1,500 abandoned vehicles, said Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of traffic police. This impounding of vehicles was followed by the Bombay High Court's order, in July 2018, to remove all vehicles parked in the no-parking zone for over 10 hours. Around 140 out of the 1,500 vehicles are at least 10 years old. When an abandoned vehicle is spotted, the traffic police contacts the regional transport department and sends a notice to the owner. If the owner fails to come forward, the police then contact the concerned police station and send a second notice. If the owner fails to respond to the second notice, then the vehicle is impounded. The traffic police then approach the court to either … [Read more...] about Mumbai Traffic Police to auction 350 seized vehicles this week