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AFY Mobility Industries Sdn. Bhd. (AMI) has launched the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Nurburgring Limited Edition. Being a very special model, it is therefore apt for the launch of AMI as the official distributor of MV Agusta in Malaysia.

As stated in the name, the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Nurburgring Limited Edition is based on the legendary Nurburgring circuit in Germany. MV Agusta will produce only 150 units worldwide. However, only one unit will be sold in Asia. We are thereby very lucky because that one Asian country is Malaysia with the number 90/150.

The bike is powered by a 998cc, inline-four engine that produces a maximum power of 208 HP at 13,000 RPM and a maximum torque of 116.5 Nm at 11,000 RPM. This power and torque is sent through a 6-speed transmission.

Other features include carbon fibre components including the wheels; Brembo Stylema front brake caliper, 5.5-inch TFT display, Ohlins suspension system, LED lights, among others. The bike is also sold with the Nurburgring Racing Kit (Nurburgring Racing Kit) which consists of an Arrow titanium full exhaust system, racing ECU, as well as some carbon fiber components.

Electronic features include ride modes, traction control, wheelie control, MV EAS 3.0 quick-shift system, MV MY Ride App communication system, and ABS.

The MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR Nurburgring Limited Edition is sold at a price of RM399,900.

AMI also exhibited a line of other MV Agusta models such as Brutale 1000 RS (RM168,800), F3 RR (RM145,800), Fs Rosso (RM111,800), Superveloce (RM138,800), Dragster RR (RM148,800) , Dragster Rosso (RM99,800), Brutale Rosso (RM96,800), Turismo Veloce Lusso (RM140,800) and Turismo Veloce Rosso (RM99,800).

AFY Two Wheels SEA Sdn. Bhd. which is newly operating at Section 51A, Petaling Jaya and is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

A housewife died after the motorcycle her husband was riding crashed on Jalan Gemencheh – Batang Melaka.

The 51-year-old victim and her husband rode a maxi scooter from Ayer Molek, Melaka.

Tampin District Police Chief, Superintendent Amiruddien Sariman, said the victim was seriously injured in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. “Preliminary investigations found that a couple riding a WMoto RT2 motorcycle from the direction of Ayer Molek were on their way to the woman’s sister’s house in Palong 1 Negeri Sembilan.

A married couple will ride a motorcycle for 14,000km in the Jelebu Journey to Makkah to perform the Hajj.

Mohd. Rahmat Mohammed Amin, 38, and his wife, Nurazlinda Mohamad, 36, from Taman Bukit Mohagani want to achieve their dream for the past three years by using a Yamaha Fz150.

Mohd Rahmat said that he had previously performed the Umrah with his wife by flying to the Holy Land. They had then planned to revisit by land since then. This time, they will use the Tibet-Himalaya route which is believed to be more extreme on the journey that will commence on March 20.

“The journey of 14,000 kilometers across 13 countries starting from Malaysia and ending in Saudi Arabia with the target of reaching Makkah on May 5th.”

They will ride through Thailand, Laos, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and finally reaching Saudi Arabia.

“The selection of that route follows the closure of Myanmar’s border due to the crisis faced by the country and higher costs are required if continuing the journey by taking a flight from Bangkok, Thailand to India. Therefore, the Tibet-Himalaya route is an option even though it is difficult. We hope to be able to go through it despite facing weather challenges,” he said.

They have even sold some of their motorbikes to raise funds for the Jelebu-Makkah Journey.

“We sold our three other motorbikes, two Yamaha Lc135 and a Yamaha R25 as we try to meet our expenses before starting the journey on March 20.

“We may celebrate Aidilfitri this year at Base Camp at Everest or at the Taj Mahal, India, but it all depends on the journey,” he said.

Mohd. Rahmat said that all preparations related to documents have been completed and the Malaysian embassies in each country have been informed of their plans.

Another motorcyclist died on his way to the RXZ Fighter event which took place in Kuantan, Pahang last Friday and Saturday.

Maran District Police Chief, Superintendent Mohamad Zamri Mohamad Zaber said the rider, Mohammad Sharfie Sukri, 21, from Semporna, Sabah was involved in an accident with a lorry. He is riding a Yamaha Y15ZR.

“The motorcycle was in the left lane when it collided with the lorry and the victim was thrown onto the road and died at the scene,” he said.

He said the victim was in a convoy with 10 friends who also rode motorcycles to Kuantan to attend the RXZ Fighter event.

Two days ago, a trader also died in an accident while convoying to the same event.

Trader Dies while Travelling to RXZ Fighter Event

Meanwhile, the event managed to attract 50,000 participants and visitors as targeted. The three main prizes for the draw which were a Ducati Panigale, as well as two Yamaha RX-Zs with airbrush patterns have been won.

Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah is determined to shine at the first round of the Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC) in Buriram, Thailand in the middle of this month.

The 29-year-old rider, who is also known by the nickname El Pescao, will ride the Ducati Panigale V4 R for the Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) Racing Team.

He has been practicing with the bike at the Sepang International Circuit recently in preparation for the race at the Chang International Circuit, Thailand.

“Honestly I have never ridden a V4 R throughout my career in racing but the electronic system found on the motorcycle and what the chief mechanic, Loris Caroli told me, the advantage of the motorcycle lies in the braking system.

“I can really feel the difference, especially the brake system which is more powerful compared to other motorcycles I’ve ridden in addition to the good suspension system when taking turns and stability from the acceleration aspect, especially on the straights.

“I can say that this V4R motorcycle is ‘friendly’ to the rider and I adapted quickly, but I need more training to learn more about the electronic system for faster riding,” said Hafizh.

He also described the biggest competitor is Markus Reiterberger who is the defending champion of the ASB1000 class in the championship. Hafizh also said that he does not underestimate the abilities of fellow Malaysian riders, Zaqhwan Zaidi and Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman.

A trader died travelling to the RXZ Fighter event in Kuantan, Pahang. He is believed to have crashed at Kilometer 166.6 of the East Coast Highway (LPT).

Muhammad Lokman Abdul Aziz, 29, from Kampung Talang Masjid, Kuala Kangsar, Perak who was riding a Yamaha RX-Z motorcycle died at the scene of the accident.

Maran District Police Chief, Deputy Superintendent Mohamad Zamri Mohamad Zaber said, the investigation found that the motorcycle the victim was riding suddenly lost control and skidded to the left side of the road before hitting a metal road barrier.

The incident happened when the victim and 14 friends were in a convoy on a motorbike from Kuala Kangsar heading to Kuantan.

The victim was at the rear of the convoy when the accident occurred, said Mohamad Zamri.

The deceased’s body was sent to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital (HOSHAS) Temerloh for further action and the case investigated in accordance with Section 41 (1) of the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987.

An attempt to send marijuana by courier was thwarted by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Kelantan. They seized 3.007kg of marijuana drugs worth RM7,517.73 in packages at a registered goods courier center in Rantau Panjang a few days ago.

The Director of the department, Wan Jamal Abdul Salam Wan Long, said his party received information from the public before conducting an inspection at the courier centre, witnessed by the courier company’s workers, and finding a package containing cannabis leaves.

He said, the perpetrator’s modus operandi is by using a courier delivery service to distribute compressed pieces of dry leaves of marijuana without giving the full name and address of the sender.

“Investigations are still continuing to track down the owner of the drugs involved and based on the weight of the confiscated ganja it can be distributed to more than 15,000 drug addicts.

“This case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act (ADB) 1952, which if convicted, the perpetrator will be sentenced to death or life imprisonment and will be sentenced to at least 15 lashes if not sentenced to death.

“The results of the investigation also found that all these drugs are for the local market.”

A word of advice from and MotoMalaya:

To our brothers and sisters who work in the courier and goods delivery sector, there are irresponsible parties who use this service to send prohibited goods. Therefore, we wish you safety and always be vigilant when sending goods. Remember, the excuse “I don’t know” is not accepted in the law because we ourselves have to make sure the things we carry are safe or not.

A Porsche caught fire after crashing as a result of trying to avoid a motorcycle on Jalan Lingkaran Tengah 2 (MRR2) here.

Gombak District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Noor Ariffin Mohd Nasir said, the Porsche Panamera 4S driven by the 42-year-old local man skidded ashe arrived at the slip road to Greenwood while trying to avoid a motorcycle that had recklessly exited a junction.

“Investigations found that the driver of a car traveling from Bukit Idaman towards Wangsa Maju tried to avoid a motorcycle that suddenly came out from the direction of Lebuh Utama Sri Gombak.

“The incident resulted in the driver of the Porsche Panamera 4S losing control and skidding and hitting the road divider. It caused the car to catch fire.”

The car driver was able to escape and was not injured, while the motorcyclist continued to ride away.

The registration number of the motorcycle has not been identified and the police are trying to trace the rider involved to assist the investigation in accordance with Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

People who saw or have relevant information are asked to contact Assistant Traffic Investigation Officer, Sergeant Mohd Azlan Shaifullah Mohd Azhar on 019-67 48511. Witnesses to the incident can also contact the Operations Room of the Gombak District Police Headquarters (IPD) on 03-6126 2222 .

An estimated 50,000 motoring enthusiasts from all over the country will be enlivening the inaugural RXZ Fighter event at Serambi Teruntum, Kuantan, Pahang for two days, starting Friday, 1st March 2024. The event will run from 7am to 5pm on Saturday, 2nd March 2024.

Chairman of the Pahang state’s Communications and Multimedia, Youth, Sports and Non-Governmental Bodies Committee, Fadzli Mohamad Kamal said, the RXZ Fighter event is expected to achieve that objective.

He said that RXZ Fighter was organized by the Pahang Government in collaboration with Bera Parliament Community Sports and Recreation Clubs and will provide various programs throughout the two days. “Among the fillers are morning prayers like Fridays with motoring enthusiasts, motoring exhibitions and sales.”

The morning prayer event is organized together with Sultan Ahmad State Mosque 1 and will take place on Saturday, 2nd March, 2024.

“The program also has the cooperation of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and the Road Transport Department (JPJ) to monitor traffic conditions, including giving briefings on motoring safety.

“We hope motoring enthusiasts, especially those who ride the Yamaha RX-Z to Kuantan, obey law in order to maintain the safety of not only themselves, but also other users,” he said.

The organizers of the event also confirmed that they will not hold and discourage competitions and behaviors such as revving motorcycle engines at gas stations, running red traffic lights, reckless riding, performing wheelies, closing the road by “marshals” and the participants.

According to a post on the RXZ Fighter – Official Facebook account, the event is offering 2 Yamaha RX-Zs as the lucky draw’s main prize. Both of these motorcycles will also be decorated with airbrushed patterns.

A man was flung into the air when a car hit his motorcycle at Batu 21, Jalan Muar-Parit Sulong, here, yesterday.

Mohd Riduan Abdullah, 58, who is also a disabled person (OKU) died at the location due to severe head and body injuries.

Batu Pahat District Acting Chief of Police, Superintendent Shahrulanuar Mushaddat Abdullah Sani said preliminary investigations found that the accident occurred when a Toyota Vios car from the direction of Muar headed towards Parit Sulong trying to overtake another vehicle.

Unfortunately, the car driven by the 24-year-old man failed to overtake and collided with the motorcycle ridden by the victim, instead. The collision caused the victim to be thrown into the air while the motorcycle and car crashed into a nearby ditch.

“The victim was seriously injured in the chest and died at the scene. The victim was from Merlimau, Melaka. His body was then sent to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital (HSNI) for an autopsy.

“The driver of the Toyota Vios car with was originally from Muar. He was only slightly injured in the head and legs. Initial urine screening found that he was negative for drugs.”

The tragic accident was recorded by a car’s dashboard camera and was shared on social media. (Warning: Scenes that may cause distress.)


New vehicle sales increased by 31 percent in January 2024 compared to January 2023.

A total of 65,499 units were sold compared to 50,168 units in the same month last year, following higher sales of passenger vehicles, said the Malaysian Automobile Association (MAA). The total sales consisted of 59,394 units of passenger vehicles, while 6,105 units were commercial vehicles.

The MAA added that the total industry volume (TIV) for January 2024 is however down 16 percent compared to December 2023 which recorded 78,398 units. “The higher sales in December 2023 was due to companies increasing vehicle deliveries to meet their outstanding orders, especially for companies with financial years ending December 2023 as well as purchases at low prices during the end of the year.”

At the same time, 76,077 units of vehicles were produced by automakers in January 2024. This number is a large increase compared to 58,527 units in January 2023. Of these two totals, 71,666 units were passenger vehicles, while another 4,411 units were vehicles trade in January 2024. Compared to January last year, 54,663 were passenger vehicles, and 3,864 units were commercial vehicles.

MAA expects lower vehicle sales in February 2024 as there was a long holiday in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.

Regardless, the report did not separate the amount of sales by type of vehicle such as motorcycles, passenger cars, SUVs, and so on. It also does not separate vehicle sales by region or state.

In a separate news, industry vehicle sales are expected to decline overall for 2024 compared to 2023. A total of 799,731 units were sold last year, which was a record high.

That news published last January, said that Kenaga Research expects the total sales of 710,000 units of vehicles until the end of this year. RHB Research on the other hand projected the sales of only 625,000 units. Both figures are lower than the 740,000 units expected by MAA.

Kenanga Research said they expect a decline in sales as the withdrawal of fuel subsidies will impact demand for mid-size vehicles. However, sales of affordable vehicles may not be affected.

They also noted that a new car is still an affordable luxury for most Malaysian households despite high inflation and a slow global economy.

Five suspects accused of tying and beating a car driver to death last week were charged for murder in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. All those charged were between 22 and 43 years old and work as food delivery riders.

All suspects nodded in understanding after the charge was read out in front of the Magistrate. However, no plea was recorded as the case is under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The magistrate also did not allow bail to be granted and the court fixed April 25 for the submission of forensic status, chemical and autopsy reports.

They were charged in accordance with Section 302 of the Penal Code read together with Section 34 of the same code which carries the death penalty or imprisonment between 30 and 40 years, and if not sentenced to death, must be whipped 12 times.

A man believed to be a member of the victim’s family shouted “Bang, kau tunggu (Bro, you wait)” towards all the accused after the proceedings. He was comforted by his family members before being ordered out of court by the police.

They are accused of killing one a self-employed person, Shahril Samad, at Taman Pelangi Semenyih 2, Beranang on 20th February. Witnesses at the scene claimed that the victim was pulled out of the car by several people after his car skidded and hit the fence of a house. His hands were tied and he was beaten to death.

Police have confirmed that the victim had hit two food delivery vehicles shortly before the tragic incident. He was then chased by the suspects until his car crashed.

Driver Beaten to Death was Drug Positive


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