I’m an owner of a 2015 ZX10R, I have not ridden any newer ZX10R model after having one of my own as I wasn’t the type that change bikes like how you would change your pants, neither was it compelling to even test ride the newer models.  This was compounded by me not being a track junkie. “Upgrading” to a newer model hasn’t been in my radar. But I do crave going around corners and windy roads, with utmost care that is.

I’ve at least tried once most of the Malaysian Peninsular so called famous corner-filled roads. To name a few, Bukit Tinggi, Genting Sempah, Semenyih-Kuala Klawang and Fraser’s Hill (the most demanding route). The road is single lane and are typically filled with cars on the weekends so you have to plod around really slow speed to get to the top of Fraser’s Hill.

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TEST RIDE: TVS Apache RTR 200 At Elite Speedway Circuit

There is no better way to experience a new bike than by riding it. TVS Motorcycle distributor for Malaysia and Brunei, Daju Motors Sdn Bhd, invites the members of the Media, Bloggers and YouTubers to see, touch, hear and ride the latest offerings from TVS Motorcycle, the Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0. The test ride was located at the Elite Speedway Go Kart Circuit, where riders were offersed a safe environment to test ride TVS Motorcycle model. Currently in Malaysia n markets, there are 2 TVS models which is the Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 and TVS Neo X3i 110.

The Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 is the first motorcycle in its class to be equipped with an advanced A-RT Slipper Clutch, a race-derived technology to complement the racing DNA of RTR 200 4V Engine. The motorcycle sports all-new dynamic racing-inspired graphics based on an aero-form theme along with a stylish and exclusively designed fly-screen for an aggressive racing stance. The FI variant pushes track performance to the limit with Twin Spray Fuel-Injection technology developed in conjunction with BOSCH.

Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 is available in three colour, Matte Red, Black and White and it is priced at RM10,950.00. While the Neo X3i is available in four colours, Blue/Black, Red/Black, Orange/Black and Green/Black and priced at RM3,801.00.

REVIEW: YAMAHA MT-09 Tracer – Budget Sport Touring?

I had the opportunity to review the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer recently. There are praises and also some gripes.

While the bike may not be one that flattered me most, it has definitely set a precedence that a bike in its category can be as affordable. For someone my size, 5 foot 6 weighing at 45 kilograms, a bike weighing 31 stones and more surely does not match my physique. My biggest concern with big bikes has always been that I would probably drop the bike and not being able to pick it up.

The trick to not drop the motorcy

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REVIEW: 2018 Yamaha MT-09 – Dark Side of Japan

Ever since the Yamaha MT-09 was introduced back in 2014, customers have been loving its torquey setup and motard inspired design but at the same time complained about its suspension that’s too soft for liking when pushed hard and abrupt throttle. In 2017, during EICMA, Yamaha previewed & revised the looks and the chassis while keeping the engine tuning intact. We had the opportunity to stretch its legs for a few days, courtesy of Hong Leong Yamaha, who assembles and distributes the MT-09 locally. iPantas received the test unit and rode it on the streets of Kuala Lumpur urban sprawl for a few days before taking the Yamaha MT-09 to our test route to see how much it has improved.

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