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The 2024 CFMoto 800MT Explore Edition has been launched in Malaysia.

The Explore Edition adds several touring amenities, making it fully ready for your next long-distance tour.

Highlights:
  • Silver-colored aluminum cases. 35L of storage space in the left, 28L in the right, and 36L in the top case. CFMoto says these cases are lockable and weather-resistant.
  • 799cc, parallel-twin engine, which produces 67kW (89 hp) at 9,250rpm and a maximum torque of 75Nm at 8,000rpm.

  • Electronic features include an 8-inch Multi Media Interface (MMI) with connectivity functions such a navigation and music streaming.
  • Riding modes are Enduro and Pro, besides Traction Control System (TCS).
  • RDS Rear Radar for blindspot detection, the first for a CFMoto model.
  • Dual-channel ABS as standard.

Recommended selling price for the 2024 CFMoto 800MT Explore Edition is RM57,800, excluding insurance and road tax. It is available in two colour options called Gem Black, and Starry White, respectively. Buyers will enjoy a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. has announced two new colour options for the 2024 Honda ADV160, namely Gray and White.

It will be available at all Honda Impian X and authorised Honda dealers nationwide from 18th July 2024. Recommended selling price is from RM 13,249 (not on the road). The popular lightweight adventure motorcycle

The mechanical aspects of the popular lightweight adventure scooter remains unchanged, featuring a 157cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve engine with eSP+ technology, that delivers 11.8 kW (15.8 hp) at 8,500 RPM and 14.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM.

The engine’s performance is complimented by the Honda Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system that optimises engine torque delivery according to tyre traction, while an advanced Idling Stop System (ISS) enhances the engine’s fuel efficiency.

Rider comfort still consists of a low seat height of 780mm, besides a two-step adjustable windscreen. ABS is standard for the front brake only, despite the rear disc brake system.

Other features include the Honda Smart Key system, a 5V 2.1A USB charger, and 30 litres of underseat storage space.

Honda claims the 2024 Honda ADV160’s wet weight with a full tank of fuel at 133kg.

Buyers are entitled to a 20,000km or two year warranty, whichever comes first.

Please visit https://boonsiewhonda.com.my or visit the nearest Honda Impian X dealer for more details, or call the toll-free number 1-800-88-3993.

2024 Honda ADV160 Photo Gallery

The Ducati Panigale V-Twin (or “L-Twin” as Ducati insists) seems to play a supporting role ever since the Panigale V4 was introduced in 2018. However, the V-Twin a.k.a. V2 still survives as it offers a more affordable and accessible alternative in the sub-1000cc category. But will it be phased out after this 2025 Ducati Panigale V2 Superquardro Final Edition?

The 2025 Ducati Panigale V2 Superquardro Final Edition (FE), it pays tribute to the the first Superquardro engine which made its debut with the Panigale 1199 in 2012. And of course, production is limited, to 555 units.

The FE’s livery was designed by the legendary Drudi Performance (who also designed some famous helmets including Valentino Rossi’s), featuring swooshing lines.

Underneath that fairing are some trick componentry including magnesium cylinder heads, clutch cover, and oil pan cover. The cylinder bores are Nikasil coated, while the rocker arms are DLC coated. The engine is housed in a monocoque frame, as before. The suite of electronic aids remain, of course, consisting of but not limited to traction control, wheelie control, Cornering ABS EVO, Ducati Quick Shift, engine brake control.

And there is Öhlins: front and rear suspension and steering damper. You will be stepping on billet aluminium Rizoma footpegs. Carbon fibre parts include front and rear mudguards, exhaust silencer cap, clutch cover protector (over the magnesium cover), swingarm cover, shock absorber cover. The battery is lithium-ion, and there are special handlebar grips, too. Speaking of handlebars, they are clipped onto a billet triple clamp where you can also find the bike’s serial number laser etched onto it.

There is also a special track kit for the 2025 Ducati Panigale V2 Superquardro Final Edition which consists tidy kits for the licence plate holder and mirrors, billet aluminium fuel tank cap, and GPS module for DDA data acquisition.

Ducati Malaysia did not reveal the price but overseas medias say it sells from USD 28,000 (RM 130,534.69). It will be available from October 2024.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. has launched the 2024 Honda NSS250, formerly known as the Forza 250 in Indonesia and Japan.

Being a bigger capacity scooter means the NSS250 has several big features that places it in the premium scooter segment.

Highlights:
  • 249cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke, four-valve engine with eSP+ that delivers a healthy 17 kW (22.8 hp) at 7,750 RPM and 24 Nm at 6,250 RPM.

  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) which delivers the correct amount of torque, hence traction control.

 

  •  New dual analog meter with LCD panel for easier readability.
  • Upgraded dual LED headlights and taillight.

  • Emergency Stop System (ESS) activates the hazard lights automatically during emergency braking.
  • Dual-channel front and rear ABS.

  •  Electrically adjustable windscreen with 180mm range to suit the rider’s preference.
  • 48-litre underseat storage space that can accommodate two full-face helmets.

  • Front storage box which includes a 12V charging socket.
  • Smart Key to start the bike and includes an answer-back feature, while preventing theft.

  • Kerb weight is claimed to be 186 kg.

Mitsuharu Funase, Managing Director and CEO of Boon Siew Honda said, “The launch of the Honda NSS250 is a proud moment for Boon Siew Honda. This scooter embodies our dedication to merging advanced technology with stylish design, providing riders with a top-tier experience. We are confident that the NSS250 will not only meet but exceed the expectations of our customers, offering a new standard of excellence in the scooter market.

The 2024 Honda NSS250 is available in three colours, namely Mat Gun Powder Black Metallic, Pearl Smoky Gray, and Candy Syrah Wine Red. Recommended selling price is RM 25,888 (not on the road).

2024 Honda NSS250 Photo Gallery

The 2024 Honda CRF250 Rally has been launched in Malaysia.

The lightweight adventure bike has seen a rather good following since its launch several years back. The reason why we do not see many of it on the road is because its owners are enjoying their off-road adventures!

What is there not to like? Easy-going powerband, good looks, comfy suspension, some built-in storage space, but above all, reliable and affordable to maintain.

Speaking of looks, the CRF250 Rally’s design was inspired directly by the Honda CRF450 Dakar Rally racers that have won many of the rallies on the trot, that were developed by Honda’s racing arm, Honda Racing Corporation. Hence, the 2024 still bears the Extreme Red paint scheme. Apart from that, there are the asymmetrical twin-lens LED headlights, floating windscreen, the wide radiator shrouds, and the beautiful red seat.

The 2024 edition has Showa upside-down forks, anti-lock brakes (ABS), and an assist and slipper clutch. There is a new swingarm which is 5kg lighter that its predecessor’s. The 12.8-litre fuel tank allows for long distance riding.

At its heart is still the 250cc, single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled, engine which produces 24 hp (18 kW) at 9,000 RPM and 23 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM.

The 2024 Honda CRF250 Rally is covered by a 20,000km or two years (whichever comes first) warranty. Recommended selling price is RM 28,599. Please head to the nearest Honda Impian X or Honda Big Wing dealer near you to grab one.

2024 Honda CRF250 Rally Photo Gallery
From the Berjaya Sompo’s The Good Riders MotoCheck Campaign press release:

In a concerted effort to promote the importance of motorcycle maintenance and road safety among Malaysian riders, Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad (“Berjaya Sompo”) has launched The Good Riders: MotoCheck campaign in partnership with iMotorbike. This initiative is designed to enhance motorcyclists’ safety on the road and underscore the importance of regular servicing.

In 2023, the Malaysia Road Transport Department (JPJ) recorded 6,344 fatalities in road accidents, with approximately 63% involving motorcycles. In response to these alarming statistics, Berjaya Sompo has introduced The Good Riders: MotoCheck campaign to address the alarming rate of fatal motorcycle accidents through education while emphasising the critical role of motorcycle maintenance.

The Good Riders is an initiative that reinforces Berjaya Sompo’s commitment to ensuring road safety for all by highlighting the significance of safe riding practices among motorcyclists in Malaysia. It is also part of The Good Policy, Berjaya Sompo’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative that has organically evolved from a foundational ESG commitment into a dynamic catalyst for change, serving as an inspirational call to action that resonates deeply with individuals and organisations alike, igniting a collective passion and urgency to drive meaningful impact towards a more sustainable, equitable, and better Malaysia.

“We believe that through Berjaya Sompo’s The Good Riders: MotoCheck campaign, we can educate riders on the importance of regular motorcycle maintenance and safe riding practices, ultimately reducing the number of road accidents involving motorcycles,” said Mr Tan Sek Kee, Chief Executive Officer of Berjaya Sompo.

Ms Sharmeen Looi, Chief Marketing Officer of iMotorbike added, “Our partnership with Berjaya Sompo for The Good Riders: MotoCheck campaign reflects our shared commitment to enhancing road safety. By providing inspection for customers’ motorcycles and oil change, riders can maintain their motorcycle in top condition while ensuring safety. We want to make sure everyone understands the importance of regular maintenance for the safety of all road users.”

Campaign Details:

Registration Period: 1 July to 31 July 2024.

Redemption Period: 1 August – 31 October 2024, 9AM – 10AM, Monday – Sunday (excluding Public Holidays).

How to Enrol:

  1. Download and sign up for the MySOMPO app. Fill in the form via the app to enrol.
  2. Redemption Location: iMotorbike HQ, Glenmarie
  3. Redemption Amount: RM50 (for engine oil replacement and bike maintenance only, additional costs to be borne by the customer)
  4. Exclusively for 250 customers only on a first-come, first-served basis

Verification: Participants must present their IC and driving licence, registered vehicle number (as per the submitted form), and the official email from Berjaya Sompo.For more information on The Good Riders: MotoCheck campaign, please visit https://www.berjayasompo.com.my/good-riders-kempen-motocheck

A couple who were actively selling fake helmets branded as Arai were caught by the authorities. They conducted their activities through the TikTok and Facebook applications.

The raid was carried out by the Kedah Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) with company representatives at a house in Alor Setar.

The director of Kedah KPDN, Muhammad Nizam Jamaludin said, the raid was after a complaint and the result of intelligence carried out since last February.

“Further inspection inside the premises found 95 helmets, 133 units of helmet bags and other items with branded labels which were confirmed to be counterfeit by the company representative.

“All items were confiscated with an estimated value of RM16,248 and the couple in their 30s were arrested. They were released after taking statements,” he said in a statement today.

He said the case was investigated in accordance with Section 102(1)(c) of the Trade Marks Act 2019 and the public was advised not to sell or offer any goods where a registered trade mark was used incorrectly.

The public who has information on any suspicious activity can channel it through all the official complaint channels of the KPDN or the Kedah KPDN office at 04-7001745,” he said.

The Art of Speed Malaysia 2024 (AOS) is going to be bigger than ever. With the tagline “Stop The Violence” this year, it commemorates the year with love without hate, and solidarity without borders.

Malaysia’s biggest annual Kustom & Counter Culture event returns to the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park, Serdang (MAEPS). The site boasts a 42,000 square metre (452,084 sq. ft.) indoor and 3.5 hectare (8.6 acre) outdoor exhibition areas. AOS said that every event hall is locked in and features plenty of fun-filled activities and exhibitions for fans and visitors over the weekend. MAEPS will host Art of Speed 2024 (AOS 2024) on 27 July 2024 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm) and 28 July 2024 (10:00 am – 7:00 pm).

Begin press release:

The AOS 2024 featured guest list from the international custom community and media will include:
  • Shige Suganuma, Shinotsuka “NATQQ” Michihisa & Hey Murakamii from MOONEYES, Japan 

  • Professional Japanese drifter Daigo Saito is coming to AOS 2024. Daigo is a driver with many years of experience and multiple wins under his belt, including the D1 Grand Prix series and Formula Drift series. He also founded his own shop called Fat Five Racing, where he built plenty of outrageous drift cars throughout the years, one notable example being his drift-spec Lamborghini Murcielago. He has since expanded his compound – now known as Fat Five Land – which includes a  lounge/bar, car display and a drift area where you can ride alongside Daigo.

  • Katie’s Customs from Japan featuring a custom Vincent Black Shadow bike (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Black_Shadow). Founded in 2005, Katie’s Custom Shop is located at the Nishitama District in Tokyo and exudes strong hot rod elements. The owner Mr. Katsuya Tasaki specializes in Harley-Davidsons and his creative vision is to create a silhouette that even people who are not interested in custom culture will think is cool! He has received numerous awards at the famous Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show.

  • STOOP Motorcycles, Japan – Masato Ikemori from STOOP Motorcycles will be coming to AOS 2024 with his Harley-Davidson Panhead. The Panhead was first introduced in 1948 and was manufactured until 1965, made in both 61 and 74 cubic inch displacements. The nickname “Panhead” refers to the shape of the pressed aluminium valve covers which resembled cooking pans. The Panhead sits high in the hierarchy of Classic Harley-Davidson engines alongside other classics like the Flathead, Knucklehead and Shovelhead.

  • EVILACT, Japan – Born and raised in Yokohama, Japan, Minato Yamamoto grew up under the influence of the counterculture scene made famous in his hometown. Besides founding EVILACT, Minato-san is also a former custom painter and now a fashion designer. Minato-san will be bringing his 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead EL to AOS 2024.
  • Nigel Petrie from Engineered To Slide, Australia – Nigel Petrie is well-known in the scene as a custom car fabricator. His deep obsession with cars and motorcycles has driven him to be a self-taught welder, fabricator, and designer, culminating with his infamous space frame drift Toyota Hilux, built under his brand Engineered To Slide. Over the years, Nigel continues to fine tune his skills and create custom cars and motorcycles to match his unique style.
  • Spinny, Thailand – Best European Custom Bike Winner at Bangkok Hot Rod Show 2024.
  • Little Boy Cycles, Thailand – Best of Show Winner at Bangkok Hot Rod Show 2024.
  • Dino Dalle Carbonare & Alexander Iain from Speedhunters.com, Global.
  • ONE LOW, Masashi Tasaki; Japan – One Low is a famous Volkswagen Speed Shop from Japan, notable for building the MOONEYES Volkswagen Beetle drag car – Moon Bug.
  • Tengku Djan, The Prince of Drift – Tengku Djan Ley bin Tengku Mahaleel is a Malaysian professional drift driver who has competed in the D1 Grand Prix Racing series along multiple drift and race series. He has many accomplishments in his professional racing career such as winning the 12-hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance race consecutively in 2005 and 2006.

  • Makoto from Makoto M&K Custom Signs – Makoto is the artist responsible for the AOS 2024 poster and designer for the Hot Wheels Japan Collectors Convention die-cast car.
  • 2 Percenter, Japan 
  • Masanari Kobyashi from Japan
  • Burnout Magazine, Japan
  • Vibes magazine, Japan – This year the owner of Vibes magazine, Mr. Tosihiro, is coming to AOS 2024. 
  • Ignite magazine, Thailand
  • Cynar, Japan

  • Mow, Australia
  • Choppajoop, Singapore
  • Hisa Artes 66 Paintlab, Indonesia (a collective group of 15 pinstripe artists)
  • Fahmi Freeflow, Indonesia
  • Mill Art, Indonesia
  • Mr. Pinman, Thailand
  • Irvine Jasta, Indonesia
  • Cherry Bomb Pin-Up Parlour, Singapore
  • Bangkok Hot Rod Show, Thailand
  • Mooneyes Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kustomfest, Indonesia
  • Borneo Kustom Show, Brunei
  • BBQ Ride, Indonesia
  • Wicked Wallop, Singapore
  • Ya Seat, Thailand
  • Wheelspin, Thailand
  • Von Dutch, Indonesia
The main highlights for AOS 2024  are:
  • New For 2024! – SoundCircus Takeover by Art of Speed indoor stage. No longer an outdoor festival, SoundCircus is taking over Hall A. Prepare to rock indoors with bands like Spider, Gerhana Ska Cinta, Salam Musik, Jemson X Forcesparkbois, Slatan, 53 Universe and many more. The SoundCircus Takeover will be happening all weekend from 27 to 28 July 2024 at MAEPS Serdang from 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets are now available at https://scf.artofspeedmy.com/ticket/ (Early Bird tickets are sold out). *IMPORTANT* As SoundCircus Takeover is an indoor event, parents will need to supervise their children and teenagers.

  • New For 2024! – Art of Speed will be collaborating with Selangor FC (SFC) in support of SFC on-going campaign; “Stop The Violence” crossing over from football to automotive lifestyle.
  • New For 2024! – Community Moto4sale for buying, selling & trade motorcycles below 500cc.
  • New For 2024! – Art of Speed in collaboration with IGL coating with a limited edition mini detailing kit.
  • New For 2024! – There will be 4 collaborations for 2024! First, Art of Speed X Zippo. Second, Art of Speed X Von Dutch (work shirt & cap). Third, Art of Speed X Selangor FC, and the most awaited collab this year will be Art of Speed X MOONEYES.
  • New For 2024! – AOS Invitational Build-Off returns featuring 10 bike builders vying for cash prize and a chance to have their custom vehicle shipped to Japan for The 32nd Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show 2024. This year builders selected are:
    • Abah & Sons (Padin Musa)
    • Nodie Cycles
    • Acid Welding
    • Zuhalfast
    • RGF
    • Flying Loser
    • Chaos Customs
    • FNG Works
    • Son of Abdul
  • The 2nd Official Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Malaysia will be held again at Hall C after receiving a successful turnout from both collectors and visitors in 2023. At the convention, visitors will be able to experience various activities including Hot Wheels Rare and Collectibles Exhibition, Hot Wheels Swap Buy And Sell, Collector sharing sessions, Hot Wheels Custom Competition and many more. And for one night, dinner will be hosted for the Hot Wheels Collector Convention at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur. AOS 2024 will launch the first ever convention exclusive die-cast model from Mattel factory for Malaysia together with Hot Wheels Design Manager – Vehicles, Dwayne Vance.
  • AOS will continue The Outdoor ThunderCircus “Brotherhood Rally” with a fully dedicated open area for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts, attracting a gathering of various motorcycle makers and brand communities. Highlights for ThunderCircus include a mega ride in, and motorcycle groups from across Malaysia and around the region.
  • In collaboration with NoEqual.co is the NEAT Fest in Hall C, which will feature a collective display of highly curated modified cars from across Malaysia. The cars featured will be some of the tastefully modified from local, Japanese, European and supercars categories.
  • From becoming a staple content of AOS to its own standalone event – Off The Grid will be available again at Hall C. An indoor environment with air-conditioning means the entire family can enjoy the “outdoor lifestyle” without burning out from the sun. There will be plenty of exhibits along with local and international brands to look forward to.
  • Hail Vintage and Streetware Con featuring thrift and streetwear fashion galore at Hall D. Now with even more vendors for 2024. This year features the Backdoor Soundsystem Collective to entertain the crowd all throughout the weekend.
  • Christopher Ng from Motoqar will be this year’s host for our annual Kustom & Koffee Talk inside Hall A at 3.30pm on Saturday, together with overseas panelists. The forum will discuss the latest trends in the bike and car industries.
  • Show & Shine returns in Hall A, featuring the best selection of modified cars and custom motorcycles with an opportunity for Best of Show to win a trip to The 32nd Annual Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show to be held in December 2024.
Additional AOS 2024 activities include:
  • Roda Rumble 2024 – Two Wheels Gathering & Outdoor Festival supported by Retro Mania
  • La Cultura – Malaysia’s Chicano Culture Appreciation Gathering, which includes a fashion display of Cholo and Chicano style, Dance and DJ show, and more
  • Food Park food vendors and trucks IS NOW OUTDOORS!
  • Automotive flea market
  • Product launching on stage
  • Test Ride Zone for bike (Royal Enfield, Vespa, Aprilia, Triumph, Lambretta, Harley-Davidson, and more)

This year’s lucky draw giveaway on Sunday is a special collaboration between AOS X QARTEL TV. One lucky ticket holder will stand to win ONE (1) modified Honda. This giveaway marks the first ever “modern” vehicle as the prize, chosen for its versatility, efficiency and fun to use. As such AOS has collaborated with Qaqal Jeffry from QARTEL TV who is a renowned Honda expert.

The AOS 2024 weekend pass is available at the door and online for RM35.00*, with children below 12 years old entering for FREE. OKU (disabled) Pass Holders will also enjoy free entry. Halls are open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on both days. New for 2024 is the option for Valet VIP Parking Ticket. For RM30.00, visitors can park their cars at Ground Level in Hall D and it is valid for one-day entry.

*Excluding RM3 processing fees

“We are blessed to have been able to host Art of Speed Malaysia for 13 years, not only for realizing a dream but also to stay true to the original ambition of an event that gathers fans and enthusiasts under one roof to celebrate everything related to art, lifestyle, culture and motoring,” said Mr. Asep Ahmad Iskandar, Festival Director, Art of Speed Malaysia (AOSM). 

“We have been crafting our events based on the right ‘pillars’ to follow, and that includes a safe, comfortable and inclusive space, content for all human senses, affordable aspirations, brotherhood, and always celebrating the good times. To sum it up, Art of Speed is for everyone; always has and always will be. Thank you for joining us again in 2024 and let the good times roll!” 

Vendor & Corporate application is now open, please contact Rafiq at +6012 2620 405 for business enquiries. For more information about this event, please visit www.artofspeedmy.com or www.facebook.com/ArtOfSpeedMY/

The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has begun enforcing new compound rates for traffic offences beginning Monday, 1st July 2024. The offences are under the purview of the Road Transport Act 1987 and its subsidiary legislation.

DBKL announced that the compound rates for the motorcycle category are RM30 for payments made within one to 15 days, RM50 (16 to 30 days) and RM80 (31 to 60 days).

For car offences, the compound rates are RM50 for payments made within one to 15 days, RM80 (16 to 30 days) and RM100 (31 to 60 days).

Meanwhile, for heavy vehicles, the compound rates are RM200 for payments made within one to 15 days, RM250 (16 to 30 days) and RM300 (31 to 60 days).

VEHICLE TYPE Paid within
1-15 days 16-30 days 31-60 days
Motorcycle RM30 RM50 RM80
Car RM50 RM80 RM100
Heavy vehicle RM200 RM250 RM300

The recent Panigale Kingdom Mega Gathering 2024 set a new record.

It was momentous occasion when over 310 Ducati Panigale owners and their motorcycles gathered for the event. Safe to say, it beat the previous record of 150 Panigales set in 2011, earning the event a place in the Malaysia Book of Records.

The Panigale Kingdom Mega Gathering 2024 event began at the Ducati KL showroom, before the convoy  was flagged off, and subsequently headed to the Nilai Spring for the celebrations. The entire event and convoy highlighted the camaraderie and unity of the Panigale community.

Several luminaries attended the event including MotoGP, WSBK and ARRC hero Hafizh Syahrin; Siddhartha Varma, the Marketing Director Asia Pacific, Ducati Motor Thailand; and Dennis Michael, COO of Ducati Malaysia.

Dennis Michael shared, “The Panigale Kingdom Mega Gathering is more than just a world record-breaking event; it’s a celebration of the ‘Malaysia Boleh!’ spirit and the love of Ducati on our shores.  We are thrilled to support our local passionate Ducati clubs and their enthusiastic owners, especially when it comes to their love for Ducati, here in Malaysia and also around the world. I would also like to extend a word of appreciation to my colleague Siddhartha for gracing this event and witnessing first-hand the strength of our Ducati Malaysian enthusiasts.”

Siddhartha Varma, added, “The Panigale Kingdom Mega Gathering in Malaysia is a testament to the passion and dedication of our riders. It’s an incredible sight to see so many Panigale motorcycles together, reflecting the unity and enthusiasm that defines the Ducati family.”

All in all, the Panigale Kingdom Mega Gathering 2024 not only set a new world record but also underscored the unwavering commitment and passion of Ducati riders. This historic event showcased the essence of Ducati’s heritage, the spirit of innovation, and the profound sense of community that binds Panigale enthusiasts worldwide.

The license of the tour bus company involved in the fatal accident at Genting Highland on Saturday, 29 June 2024, will be suspended.

It is understood that the bus driver did not have a valid license and had 27 previous traffic offences. Of the 18 Chinese nationals onboard, 2 we killed, while 13 others were injured. 4 tour guides, and the driver survived.

A total of eight accident victims who are receiving treatment at the hospital are reported to be stable.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing revealed that there were complaints from victims who said the bus did not have air conditioning and was noisy. In addition, the tourists changed buses three times during the six days and five nights they were here. The minister said, “This proves that the buses are not well maintained.”

“That’s why I always tell all tourism companies must be ready to accept tourists from abroad,” he said when met by reporters after visiting the victims of the bus accident at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) here today.

Also present was the Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yuging.

Following that, the company’s operating license was suspended while a full investigation and report was carried out. “I have already instructed the ministry to conduct an investigation against the travel company because it is understood that they have a subline (third party).

Commenting further, Tiong said, a special meeting involving his ministry and the Ministry of Transport will be held this Tuesday, to discuss the investigation of the case.

He said, among those that will be discussed are standard operating procedures (SOP) involving tour companies and sightseeing buses that are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport through the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

He said that his party takes the issue of the safety of foreign tourists who seek the services of travel companies in this country seriously.

“I have already asked the ministry to speed up a short investigation starting tomorrow. If the investigation finds a fault, we will cancel the license of the company involved,” he said.

He also apologised to all the victims involved in the accident and hoped that the same incident would not happen again.

Hot on the heels of the 2024 Honda CB350RS, Boon Siew Honda has also launched the 2024 Honda Dash 125.

There are several updates to the model despite its positioning as a budget friendly moped.

Highlights:
  • Honda calls the powerplant a “refined 125cc EURO 4 compliant engine.” It should mean better fuel efficiency in order to pass the tough emission standard.
  • As per Honda’s tradition for better torque in the low to mid RPM range, it is a long stroke engine with bore x stroke dimensions of 52.4 mm x 57.9 mm.

  • The engine 124.9cc, DOHC, four-valve, air-cooled, PGM-FI fuel injected engine produces 7.35 kW (9.8 hp) at 8,000 RPM and 9.54 Nm at 6,500 RPM. See what we mean by having a long stroke produces better torque?
  • Other specifications remain the same such as a 4-speed transmission and kick starter.

  • In terms of aesthetics, there is now a visor and sleeker handle cover.
  • The headlight is now LED.

  • More importantly, the 2024 Honda Dash 125 features front and rear disc brakes, although without ABS.
  • There are three vibrant colours, namely Red, Blue, and Silver.

It will be available at all Honda IMPIAN X and authorised dealers nationwide from today, 28 June, for a recommended selling price from RM6,599 (excluding road tax, insurance,
and registration).

2024 Honda Dash 125 picture gallery

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