A Facebook user shared an unfortunate incident in which the brakes of his motorcycle were stolen in Penang on Monday.

According to the Facebook user, Zul Aziz, the brake callipers of his Honda X-ADV 750 motorcycle was stolen despite parking it at the main entrance of the hotel.

The victim also expressed disappointment with the hotel management, not only for failing to take responsibility for the incident but also for not placing enough emphasis on security, even though the motorcycle was parked right at the hotel lobby entrance.

A similar incident has occurred in the past involving a group of riders from Thailand and France.

Known for equipping some of the world’s most renowned riders, Shoei is once again taking the lead by introducing a significant update to one of its most iconic helmet lines, the GT-Air.

  • With the release of the GT-Air 3, the third iteration of this popular model, Shoei aligns itself with the latest safety standards, proudly obtaining the ECE 22.06 homologation.
  • Safety is paramount in the design and engineering of the GT-Air 3, making it the safest iteration yet.

Drawing upon the latest innovations from Shoei’s Japanese laboratories, the helmet complies with the rigorous safety standards set by the European Commission. Notably, Shoei has also updated its Neotec 3 helmet to meet the new 22.06 homologation requirements.

At first glance, the GT-Air 3 might appear strikingly similar to its predecessor, the GT-Air 2, especially when adorned in the familiar matte blue finish. However, closer inspection reveals a host of marked improvements.

These include a redesigned venting system for enhanced airflow, a centrally-located spring-loaded latch mechanism on the main visor, subtle revisions to the helmet’s aerodynamics, and an enlarged sun visor. The convenience of the comms unit adapter on the side and Shoei’s proprietary Shoei Comlink system are retained and highlighted on the manufacturer’s website.

Inside the GT-Air 3, subtle revisions have been made, likely in response to the ECE 22.06 parameters. Notably, the chinstrap has been improved to be lighter, more user-friendly, and still equipped with the secure ratchet retention system. Crafted from stainless steel, it ensures both safety and convenience.

While specific noise reduction figures were not disclosed in Shoei’s preview, the GT-Air 3 is expected to build upon the reputation of its predecessor, the GT-Air 2, as one of the quietest helmets on the market when it officially becomes available for sale.

In terms of sizing and comfort, the GT-Air 3 will offer three different shell sizes, catering to XS to M, L, and XL to XXL head dimensions. Four sizes of cheek pads, measuring 31, 35, 39, and 43mm, will be available, allowing for a customized fit. A Pinlock shield and chin curtain will be included in the package for added convenience and protection.

In terms of colour, Shoei maintains a familiar lineup, with choices that include solids such as Black, Matte Black, Matte Blue Metallic, Brilliant Yellow, Matte Deep Grey, and White. Enthusiasts seeking graphical designs can choose from options such as the Discipline TC-1, TC-2, and TC-6, the Realm TC-1, TC-5, and TC-10, and the Scenario TC-3 and TC-5.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) unveil a fresh array of colour options for its popular Yamaha 135LC Fi model.

  • The introduction of these new colours aims to provide riders with even more choices when it comes to expressing their individual style on the road.
  • The 2023 Yamaha 135LC Fi now available in four unique colour scheme.


The Yamaha 135LC Fi will now be available in three new and stylish standard colour options: Cyan, White, and Navy. In addition, the Special Edition (SE) variant will feature an exclusive Blue colour, adding a touch of distinction to this exceptional model.

Starting from October 6, 2023, the revamped Yamaha 135LC Fi will be available at all authorised Yamaha dealerships across the nation. The standard version will retail at a recommended price of RM8,298 while the SE version, with its unique Blue colour, will be available for RM8,798. Please note that these prices are exclusive of registration fees and insurance coverage.

As usual, with every purchase of the standard version, customers will receive a complimentary Yamaha safety disc lock valued at RM 100. Meanwhile, SE version owners will enjoy even more, as they will receive Sports Visors along with the coveted Yamaha Premium Basket.

The Yamaha 135LC Fi is  powered by a 135cc, EU4 compliant auto clutch fuel injection engine. With a maximum power output of 12.5hp @ 8,000rpm and 12.2Nm @ 6,000 rpm, it offers an exhilarating riding experience while adhering to modern environmental standards.

In an exciting revelation for motorcycle enthusiasts and eco-conscious riders, Kawasaki has officially introduced its inaugural electric motorcycle models, the 2024 Ninja e-1 and Z e-1, marking a significant foray into the realm of electric mobility within the United States.

Design and Performance

Visually, the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 seamlessly blend with the distinctive design language associated with their respective lineages, maintaining the iconic styling cues of their Ninja and Z families.

Beneath their striking exteriors, both motorcycles are equipped with a 5-kilowatt (approximately 6.7 horsepower) interior permanent magnet synchronous electric motor capable of delivering a peak power output of 9 kW (about 12 hp).


Furthermore, these electric bikes incorporate regenerative energy during deceleration, an attribute common among electric motorcycles, eliminating the need for a clutch.

Battery and Charging

Powering the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 are two removable 30 amp-hour battery packs, offering riders convenience and versatility. Charging these batteries can be achieved through three distinct methods: direct connection to a standard household outlet, utilization of a dedicated docking station, or plugging the bike itself with the batteries in place.

A full recharge of each battery pack is estimated to take approximately 3.7 hours. Additionally, a separate 12-volt battery supplies power to the lights and instrument cluster, mirroring the conventional setup found in combustion-engine motorcycles.

Range and Performance

Kawasaki provides an estimated range of 72km on a single charge for both models, taking into account usage in Road mode without engaging the e-Boost feature. It is important to note that real-world range can vary due to factors such as rider weight, wind conditions, terrain, and riding style.

Chassis and Handling

Both the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 feature a familiar steel trellis frame design and share common suspension components. The front suspension comprises a 41mm telescopic fork with 119mm of travel, while the rear utilizes a bottom-link Uni-Trak setup offering 132mm of travel and four-way adjustable preload.

Braking systems consist of single two-piston calipers on both front and rear wheels, with the primary distinction being the size of the discs. Both motorcycles are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and feature standard ABS for enhanced safety.

Dimensions and Weight

The Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 exhibit similar dimensions, including a 1,365mm wheelbase, 1,980mm length, 170mm ground clearance, and a seat height of 785mm. Also these electric bikes share a rake of 24.4 degrees and a trail of 94mm.

However, differences emerge in terms of width, height, and curb weight. The Ninja e-1 measures 686mm in width and 1,105mm in height, weighing in at 140kg.

Conversely, the Z e-1 boasts dimensions of 730mm in width and 1,035mm in height, with a lighter curb weight of 135kg.


Power Modes and e-Boost

Both models provide riders with two power modes, Eco and Road, catering to different riding scenarios. Eco mode prioritizes range by offering a gentler power response and electronically limiting the top speed to 60km/h, while Road mode is tailored for everyday use, allowing a top speed of 80km/h.

Furthermore, an e-Boost function is available in both modes, temporarily granting extra power for improved acceleration and a higher top speed. This feature elevates the top speed to approximately 85km/h in Road mode and 60km/h in Eco mode, albeit for a limited duration of 15 seconds to prevent overheating.

Walk Mode and Connectivity

To simplify parking maneuvers, Kawasaki has integrated a Walk Mode as a standard feature on both the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1. This mode enables controlled movement at low speeds, with a maximum forward speed of approximately 4.8km/h and a reverse speed of around 2.9km/h.

Both motorcycles are equipped with a 4.3-inch TFT color display, offering customizable light and dark modes. Additionally, riders can enjoy seamless Bluetooth connectivity with their smartphones through Kawasaki’s Rideology the App.


The Ninja e-1 and Z e-1 feature a compact front trunk (frunk) in the space traditionally occupied by a fuel tank in combustion-engine motorcycles.

Additionally, there is a small underseat storage area capable of accommodating items such as a U-lock and housing the adapter for direct wall charger connection.

Pricing in the US

According to Kawasaki USA, the Ninja e-1 is priced at USD7,599 (RM36k) while the Z e-1 starts at USD7,299 (RM34k).

In response to growing concerns over the misuse of emergency lanes by motorists during heavy rainfall, authorities have issued a stern warning against illegal parking or stopping in these lanes. The directive was conveyed by the highway operator, Prolintas, via their official Twitter account.

With heavy rainfalls being a common occurrence in Malaysia, the message is clear: emergency lanes are designated for critical situations and emergency vehicles only. Parking or stopping in these lanes for any reason other than emergencies is not only illegal but also poses serious risks to other road users.

Prolintas, in their tweet, underscored the severity of the matter by highlighting the potential consequences for those found guilty of such actions. Offenders could face a hefty maximum fine of RM2,000 or even a prison sentence of up to 6 months.

The primary purpose of emergency lanes on highways is to ensure a clear and unobstructed pathway for emergency vehicles during critical situations such as accidents or medical emergencies. However, there have been instances where drivers have been using these lanes as a means to escape traffic congestion or for non-emergency reasons.

Authorities are now urging Malaysians to understand the vital role emergency lanes play in ensuring the safety of all road users during emergencies. Misuse of these lanes not only hampers the efficiency of emergency response teams but also endangers the lives of those in need of immediate assistance.

In a surprising turn of events, Harley-Davidson, is rumored to be on the brink of introducing a 200cc single-cylinder motorcycle, igniting speculations of a potential face-off with Royal Enfield in the highly competitive sub-300cc motorcycle segment in India.

  • recent sightings fueled rumors of a smaller 200cc Harley-Davidson roadster, tentatively named the X 210.
  • The introduction of the X 210 could provide Harley-Davidson with a more affordable entry point into the market.

A few months ago, Harley-Davidson unveiled the X 440, its first single-cylinder offering in decades, with aspirations to capture market share from Royal Enfield’s globally renowned 350cc lineup.

However, recent sightings of a test mule resembling the X 440 in India have fueled rumors of a smaller 200cc Harley-Davidson roadster, tentatively named the X 210. This development has raised questions about the possibility of Harley-Davidson expanding its small-displacement portfolio.

One compelling reason for Harley-Davidson to consider a 200cc roadster is its strategic intent to challenge Royal Enfield’s dominance in the sub-300cc segment.

While the X 440 boasts competitive pricing, it still falls short of matching Royal Enfield’s extensive 350cc range. The introduction of the X 210 could provide Harley-Davidson with a more affordable entry point into the market.

The demographics of the Indian market play a significant role in this potential move. India has witnessed a strong demand for sub-300cc motorcycles, with consumers willing to compromise on certain features if the pricing is competitive.

Another crucial factor contributing to the feasibility of the X 210 is Harley-Davidson’s partnership with Hero MotoCorp in India.

Hero MotoCorp recently introduced a new 210cc, liquid-cooled engine producing 25 horsepower and approximately 15 pound-feet of torque. This powerplant could serve as the heart of the X 210, with some fine-tuning to align it with Harley-Davidson’s characteristic focus on low-end torque.

However, not all signs point definitively toward the X 210 becoming a reality. The test mule spotted in India closely resembles the X 440 in terms of design and exhaust layout.

Furthermore, neither Harley-Davidson nor Hero MotoCorp has officially filed any documentation or statements regarding a 200cc roadster.

What can be confirmed, however, is that Harley-Davidson India is actively working on the Nightster 440, a motorcycle expected to offer a premium Harley-Davidson cruiser experience, differentiating itself from the X 440 and showcasing the brand’s commitment to diversifying its lineup.

HJC unveils its latest addition to the helmet lineup, the HJC RPHA 12.

  • The new HJC RPHA 12 was built upon the success of its predecessor, the RPHA 11.
  • The new offering promises significant improvements and features that cater to rider safety and comfort.

The HJC RPHA 12 boasts a Premium Integrated Matrix Evo (PIM-Evo) shell, combining carbon-aramid hybrid and natural fibers for enhanced shock resistance, comfort, and reduced weight. While the overall shell design remains similar to the RPHA 11, it introduces several key upgrades and adjustments.

One notable enhancement addresses the visor mechanism, a previous pain point for RPHA 11 owners. The RPHA 12 incorporates a new HJ-42 visor with a Pivot Ratchet, ensuring improved movement and sealing, as claimed by the manufacturer.

Ventilation has also seen an update, with the helmet featuring updated chin, forehead, and brow vents. The exhaust vents, however, have been reduced in number, totaling four intake and three exhaust vents. The familiar spoiler from the RPHA 11 makes a return with slight updates, emphasizing its “aerodynamic shell structure for extreme performance at maximum speeds.”

Additional features include a wide eye port, an emergency release cheek pad system, an interior with advanced anti-bacterial fabric and moisture-wicking properties, and a package that includes a Pinlock 120 anti-fog insert, a dark smoke visor, a chin curtain, and a breath deflector.

The HJC RPHA 12 is available in various options including the flagship carbon version, which is expected to be particularly appealing. The initial graphic choices include Ottin, Lawin, Spasso, and Enoth, with more options expected in the future, including licensed designs.

For motorcycle enthusiasts seeking an upgraded helmet experience, the HJC RPHA 12 is set to provide an enticing option, combining safety, comfort, and style. Stay tuned for further developments and additional graphic choices from HJC.

In a significant development for the motorcycle manufacturing industry, Yamaha has made an official announcement regarding a planned change of ownership of Chongqing Jianshe Mechanical and Electric Co., Ltd. (CJMEC), a current partner in the Yamaha motorcycle manufacturing joint venture in China, known as Zhuzhou Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (ZJYM). This change is scheduled to take place in November 2023.

  • Under the terms of the agreement, ZJYM’s equity interest will be transferred to ZHEJIANG CFMOTO POWER CO., LTD. (CFMOTO).
  • The new entity resulting from this transition will be named Zhuzhou CF Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (ZCYM). Currently, ZCYM boasts a workforce of approximately 500 employees.

The ownership distribution in ZCYM will be as follows: CFMOTO will hold a 50 percent share, Yamaha will maintain a 44.23 percent share, and the remaining 5.77 percent will be held by Tair Yea Limited.

Yamaha views China as one of its crucial production and sales bases and considers this change in ownership as part of its strategy to enhance competitiveness. The company intends to engage in discussions with CFMOTO to determine the future direction of their joint venture with the goal of further elevating their competitive edge within the market.

This development not only has implications for Yamaha but also signifies a significant shift within the global motorcycle industry. CFMOTO, which already maintains a close working alliance with KTM, will now further solidify its position within the industry through this alliance with Yamaha.

The collaboration between CFMOTO and Yamaha is expected to have a positive impact on the industry landscape, with potential benefits for both companies and motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide.

As November 2023 approaches, all eyes will be on Zhuzhou CF Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (ZCYM), as it sets out on this new chapter in its journey, with the hopes of continued success in the ever-evolving motorcycle market. Stay tuned for further updates on this development and its implications in the coming months.

In a bid to meet a wider demographics, Aprilia has unveiled its latest creation, the 2024 Aprilia RS 457.

  • The RS 457 marks a significant step forward in both technology and market appeal, reflecting Aprilia’s dedication to meeting the demands of an ever-expanding global audience.
  • Powering the RS 457 is an all-new parallel-twin 457cc engine that boast 47hp. 

At the core of the RS 457 lies a seamlessly integrated engine and a rigid aluminum frame, distinguishing it from its competitors. Taking inspiration from Aprilia’s extensive racing history, the crankcase now serves as a load-bearing component, a design element previously featured in the RS 660. This innovative approach results in a lightweight build, exceptional handling, and the exhilarating riding experience that Aprilia is renowned for.

The RS 457’s electronic features are truly remarkable, catering to a wide range of riders while staying true to Aprilia’s heritage. The Ride by Wire system, developed by Aprilia’s engineers, offers three distinct riding modes that finely tune power, torque delivery, and traction control, all adjustable across three levels.

Designed to attract a new generation of riders, the RS 457 boasts lightweight construction, user-friendly handling, and cutting-edge technological advancements. Its ergonomic design includes clip-on handlebars positioned above the upper triple clamp, achieving a harmonious blend of sportiness and rider comfort.

In terms of aesthetics, the RS 457 pays homage to the legendary RS series, known for its aggressive aerodynamics and iconic design elements. Features like the LED front headlamp and the 5-inch TFT color instrument display continue the RS family’s distinctive visual identity.

Under the hood (so to speak), the Aprilia RS 457 is powered by a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine with double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, delivering a respectable 47 horsepower. Remarkably, the motorcycle boasts a dry weight of just 350 lbs, showcasing Aprilia’s dedication to lightweight performance.

Complementing the engine is a robust aluminum frame, a hallmark of Aprilia’s design expertise honed through years of racing success. The frame, with the crankcase as a load-bearing element, ensures the low weight, dynamic performance, and sheer riding pleasure that Aprilia enthusiasts have come to expect.

The RS 457’s suspension system includes a 41 mm front fork providing 120 mm of travel and a rear monoshock with a steel swingarm offering 130 mm of wheel travel, both featuring preload adjustability. The braking system is equally impressive, featuring a 320 mm front disc with a ByBre radial-mount 4-piston caliper and a 220 mm steel rear disc paired with a ByBre caliper. Dual-channel ABS with dual map settings ensures optimal braking performance.

As an exciting optional feature, the Aprilia RS 457 offers a quickshifter (up and down), further enhancing its performance capabilities and adding to its already comprehensive electronic package.

With the introduction of the RS 457, Aprilia is poised to set new standards in technology and style for motorcyclists worldwide. This release solidifies their commitment to delivering high-performance machines backed by innovation and expertise.

Royal Enfield is embracing the electric revolution with plans to introduce its debut electric motorcycle by 2025.

  • Royal Enfield progressing steadily towards inaugural electric two-wheelers launch in 2025. 
  • a team of nearly 100 two-wheels and EV expert is currently developing a thriving ecosystem to create a proper electric motorcycle. 

A recent report from The Hindu Business Line affirms the brand’s steadfast progress toward this milestone. Acknowledging the shifting tides of the motorcycle industry, Royal Enfield remains committed to both its traditional internal combustion offerings and its pioneering electric venture.

To achieve this vision, the company has established a dedicated electric vehicle division and harnessed the expertise of Mario Alvisi, a former Ducati executive, as the Chief Growth Officer.

With unwavering focus, a close-knit team of nearly 100 experts is working to create not just an electric motorcycle but a thriving electric vehicle ecosystem. Their mission is to craft distinctive, high-performance electric motorcycles that encapsulate Royal Enfield’s signature charm.

Eicher Motors, Royal Enfield’s parent company, has strategically invested in Spanish electric mobility firm Stark Future, fostering potential synergies. This strategic partnership seeks to leverage their respective strengths in a collaborative pursuit of innovation.

While certain components like battery cells are sourced internationally, Royal Enfield actively engages in in-house manufacturing and supply chain partnerships for other essential parts. The company has expanded its supplier network, embracing 11-12 new collaborators and exploring further opportunities.

Spanish aftermarket specialist Puig has introduced Brake Coolers inspired by racing technology, bringing a touch of track performance to street bikes.

  • These coolers, seen on MotoGP and WSBK race bikes and high-end sport motorcycles like the Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory, now offer enthusiasts enhanced braking performance and a sleek aesthetic.
  • the brake cooler can significantly lower brake operating temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celsius, especially advantageous during spirited rides or track use on hot days.

The Brake Cooler boasts a universal design, easily attaching to caliper bolts and fork pinch bolts. It promises to reduce brake temperatures by up to 10 degrees Celsius, particularly beneficial during spirited rides on hot days or track sessions. Additionally, the accessory enhances aerodynamics by minimizing air turbulence at the front wheel, ultimately boosting stability at high speeds.

While similar to carbon brake coolers seen on race-spec machines, Puig’s version employs cost-effective ABS plastic. To ensure road legality, Puig provides a parts certificate, aligning with strict European guidelines for aerodynamic modifications.

Pricing, color options, and specific compatible models for Puig’s Brake Cooler are yet to be announced. Enthusiasts eagerly await the chance to upgrade their bikes with this racing-inspired innovation, combining both style and function for a thrilling ride.

In a bold move into the electric vehicle market, Buell, the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer, has launched its latest creation, the Fuell Fllow.

  • While technically under the Fuell brand, the Fllow was created by none other than Erik Buell himself, the co-founder of the renowned Buell Motorcycles.
  • The Fuell Fllow embraces its roots with a design that pays homage to the classic cafe racer style.

At first glance, the Fuell Fllow boasts a neo-retro cafe racer appearance, eschewing the conventional front fairing and opting for a sleek, streamlined body with the battery serving as a central component. Speaking of the battery, the Fllow comes equipped with a 10kWh capacity, promising an impressive 150-mile range in urban environments.

This power source drives a patent-pending 47hp (35kW) motor, ingeniously positioned in the rear wheel, giving the bike a unique ‘velodrome-style’ appearance and enabling a top speed of 136km/h. The Fllow 1S model takes the performance up a notch, offering the full 47hp, while the standard Fllow 1 begins with 15hp but can be upgraded post-purchase to match the 1S model. Regardless of the chosen variant, riders can expect a peak torque output of 750Nm, ensuring thrilling acceleration and smooth cruising.

Eager to quell range anxiety, Fuell has emphasized fast-charging capabilities. In a video presentation, Erik Buell quoted an impressive 30-minute charge time when utilizing a super-fast charge point. However, it’s worth noting that charging via a standard mains plug at home takes 1.25 hours with a 6.6kW charger.

The Fllow 1 comes with a 750W charger as standard, but for a quicker recharge, owners can opt for a 6.6kW (or a 3.3kW) charger, reducing charge times to 2.5 hours or 10 hours, respectively.

The Fuell Fllow incorporates innovative features to enhance the riding experience and safety. Notably, the motorcycle employs regenerative braking, a patent-pending technology, to boost efficiency and increase the range.

In combination with ABS at the rear wheel and standard ABS at the front, the Fllow ensures optimal braking performance. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch wheels, complemented by 40mm inverted front forks and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock, delivering a smooth and controlled ride on various terrains.

Fuell has not held back when it comes to equipping the Fllow with cutting-edge technology and electronic aids. The bike comes with electronic traction control, launch control, and wheelie control, catering to both novice and experienced riders.

Two distinct riding modes, “Urban” and “Audacious,” provide flexibility and adaptability to different environments and riding styles. An illuminated 50-liter storage compartment, another patent-pending feature, offers ample space for riders to store their belongings securely.

Additionally, the Fuell Fllow boasts an interactive dashboard that seamlessly connects to the rider’s smartphone through a dedicated app, providing essential information and customization options. Safety is paramount, with blind-spot detection and collision warnings both at the front and rear, enhancing situational awareness on the road. A convenient walk and reverse assist feature further enhances the bike’s user-friendliness, making parking and manoeuvring a breeze.


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