MetMalaysia issues warning of continuous heavy rain with dangerous levels expected in Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor until Thursday.

In a statement released by MetMalaysia, continuous heavy rain warning was issued for three areas in Pahang – Bera, Pekan, and Rompin. Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor are also affected by the warning.

MetMalaysia also mentioned that continuous heavy rain warning at a dangerous level was issued for Jerantut, Bentong, Temerloh, Maran, and Kuantan in Pahang. On the other hand, the continuous heavy rain warning at a cautionary level is still in effect until today for Manjung, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Kampar, Bagan Datuk, Hilir Perak, Batang Padang, and Muallim in Perak.

Other areas affected include Tanah Tinggi Cameron, Lipis, and Raub in Pahang, Terengganu, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya.

In Sarawak, a cautionary warning has been issued for the areas of Kuching, Serian, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah, Tatau, and Bintulu.

MetMalaysia advises the public to stay updated with the latest weather information through the official website, myCuaca application, and official social media platforms. For further inquiries, the MET Malaysia hotline at 1-300-22-1638 can be contacted.

Motorcyclists traveling from Malaysia to Singapore for work or other purposes are required to comply with the latest emission standards, which will be enforced starting from April 6th.

  • Malaysian motorcyclist must meet the latest emission standard in Singapore.
  • The new emission standard is set to take place from April 6th. 

This recent development is important to note, especially for those who frequently travel to Singapore. According to a report by, every motorcycle in Singapore (including those from Malaysia) must adhere to the latest carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrocarbon (HC) emission limits.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has set the latest CO limit at 4.5 percent, while the HC limit is set at 7,800ppm for 2-stroke motorcycles and 2,000ppm for 4-stroke motorcycles.

To ensure smooth enforcement, NEA will conduct emission inspections at the Singapore border checkpoints. Motorcycles found to be non-compliant with the emission regulations will be immediately issued a fine of the same amount as those for Singaporean motorcycles.


Only in Malaysia is someone willing to pay a huge sum of money for things that were relatively cheap a few years ago. 

For example, a new-old-stock (NOS) Yamaha RX-Z two-stroke motorcycle could cost more than RM30,000. A few years ago, someone allegedly paid RM70,000 for the bike, making it one of the most sought models today.

However, the ludicrous price tag involved not only motorcycles but also helmets. 

A few days ago, a seller on Facebook managed to sell the Shoei J-Force 2 Jack Yellow for an insane RM86,000

While some might think that the price tag is absurd, according to the post, the sale was legit. The buyer – who is a lady – paid the amount in cash, which can be seen clearly in the shared photos. 

The question is, are you willing to spend that much for a motorcycle helmet?

On Thursday, a total of fifteen motorcycles go up in flames in the parking area at Flat Tuna D4 in Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident. 

Meanwhile, Penang Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Shahrul Munawer Taharen confirmed the incident. 

“Upon arrival, the fire team found 15 motorcycles in the parking area on fire and efforts were made to prevent the fire from spreading.

“The fire also caused damage to a store used to keep prayer paraphernalia,” he told The Star.

The incident is currently under investigation. – The Star

The all-new middleweight adventure bike from Honda, the XL750 Transalp is coming to Malaysia. 

  • The Transalp features the same parallel-twin engine as the Hornet. 
  • Fitted with Showa’s suspension at the front and rear with Pro-Link swingarm. 

The confirmation news came from BikesRepublic’s sources in Boon Siew Honda during the launch of the new ADV160 in Penang, yesterday.

While there is no official launch date announced yet, it could possibly make its way here early 2024. 

Mechanically, the Honda XL750 Transalp features an all-new parallel-twin engine that makes 90hp and 75Nm. That said, the Transalp slots in between the 74hp Tenere and 105hp 890 Adventure.

Similar to Honda CB750 Hornet, the XL750 Transalp features a 270-degree crank and a new airbox which Honda claimed to offer a low-end beat and top-end howl.

However, the ride-by-wire system has been explicitly tuned to best suit the bike’s touring and off-road ability.

Electronically, the XL750 Transalp gets four riding modes (Sport, Standard, Rain and Gravel and User), each of which can be selected while on the fly thanks to a lefthand switch cube.

KTM brings new updates to the 890 Adventure for 2023, focusing on comfort, adjustability and fresh graphics.

  • KTM 890 Adventure updated with new features for 2023.
  • The middleweight adventure bike now equipped with a new front windscreen inspired by the KTM 450 Rally. 

The KTM 890 Adventure has been known for its off-road prowess since its introduction in 2021, replacing the 790 Adventure.

However, for 2023 it gets a refresh from the Austrian factory.

Firstly, the 2023 890 Adventure gets a new and reinforced front fairing which KTM claimed is explicitly designed to carry a larger GPS device.

In addition, the saddle can now be adjusted to a lower setting, 825mm to be exact and can even get down to 800mm with a seat-lowering kit. That said, shorter riders can now enjoy the 890 Adventure to the fullest.

Meanwhile, the WP 43mm Apex forks now come with rebound and compression adjustability that can be adjusted easily from the top caps.

KTM also revised the rear shock to meet the adventure-riding demand. 

KTM also updated the electronic package with a new ABS, which is now linked with the riding modes—as such, turning on the ‘Off-Road’ or ‘Rally’ mode will automatically engage the ‘Off-Road ABS’ settings.

Other notable improvements for 2023 include a new screen inspired by the 450 Rally, which offers better protection from road debris and improves aerodynamics. Also new on the 2023 890 Adventure includes a new aluminium engine guard and a tank protector.

Ariel Motorcycle Company to unveil a limited run of the stealthy Ariel Ace Black Edition at Motorcycle Live.

  • The Ace Black Edition runs on Honda’s VFR1200 engine. 
  • Features Cerakote-treated, CNC-machined aluminium frame.

 The event, running from 19 November through 27 at the NEC Birmingham in England, will showcase a wide range of motorcycles.

However, the most anticipated bike at the event has to be the Ariel Ace Black Edition, which is strictly limited to just five units. 

Powering the Ace Black Edition is the same 1,237cc Honda V4 engine found in the VFR 1200, which can punch 172hp and 131Nm of peak torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheel via a 6-speed manual transmission with a final shaft drive.

As the name suggests, the Ace Black Edition is finished in a matt black, while the Honda-built engine remains its original bronze colour. 

Also, the bike’s Cerakote-treated, CNC-machined aluminium frame makes the bike stands out more than the rest.

According to the company, the Ace Black Edition will be on sale for GBP22,495 (RM122k), a fair price given its exquisite looks. 

Aprilia is already working towards a new future after unveiling its first electric project, called Electrica. 

  • Aprilia revealed the company’s first electric motorcycle at EICMA.
  • The Electrica is pioneered by the Piaggio Group, experienced in electric power. 

While it took a while for Aprilia to materialise its first electric motorcycle, the Italian firm already has the upper hand in the game.

This is because Aprilia’s parent company, the Piaggio Group, began working with electric power almost 50 years ago and produced the world’s first hybrid scooter, the MP3 Hybrid, back in 2009. 

“The Electrica project uses all the know-how made available from the Piaggio Group, which has been working on electric propulsion since 1975, having introduced a long line of vehicles [over the years] such as the MP3 Hybrid, the first hybrid scooter in the world,” said Aprilia in a statement.

Aprilia also has a clear objective for the Electric project, an electric motorcycle for the younger riders of the future. 

That said, Electric will not only be a personal transport to get around while adhering to the global zero emission initiative but also fun to pilot. 

“The Electrica project is a new concept – a lightweight, zero emissions bike with a fun and satisfying ride to provide maximum freedom and riding pleasure even for use in the cities of the future.

Therefore, the fun and freedom of riding will not be lacking, and they will always be the cardinal principle at the base of all vehicles built by Aprilia,” added Aprilia. 

Although the Electrica offers something that we have never seen before out of the Noale factory, some aspect is associated with Aprilia, mainly the front bodywork around the triple clamp that is reminiscent of the Tuono and the RSV4-inspired tail. 

Nevertheless, the Electrica is noticeably smaller to allow better accessibility. According to Aprilia, the Electrica will promote an easier transition from scooters to full-size motorcycles. 

Meanwhile, other notable features of the Electric include an electronic riding assist and a digital LCD display.

Indian motorcycle giant Hero MotoCorp is ready to set foot in the Philippine market by 2024 as part of the company’s international expansion plans.

  • Hero is ready to expand its brand in the Philippines.
  • The India-based company has sold more than 100 million motorcycles since its debut. 

To achieve this, Hero has partnered experienced automotive firm in the Philippines, Terrafirma Motors Corporation (TMC), a subsidiary of the Columbian Group of Companies.

TMC will take charge of Hero’s motorcycle distribution in the country.

“In keeping with our R4 (Recalibrate, Revitalise, Revolutionise and Revive) strategy, we are always keenly exploring new opportunities in global markets. 

“Our partnership with Terrafirma Motors Corporation (TMC) to enter the Southeast Asian region is an integral part of this expansion strategy. 

“The trust and technology prowess of Hero MotoCorp combined with TMC’s automotive expertise and network in the Philippines will definitely create an impact and strengthen our footprint in this key market,” Hero MotoCorp Head of Global Business, Sanjay Bhan told ZigWheels.

Hero MotoCorp is regarded as the world’s largest two-wheel manufacturer in terms of sales, with over 100 million motorcycles sold since its debut. 

Hero’s motorcycles are available in 43 countries worldwide, including Asia, Africa, and South and Central America. 

Chinese electric bike manufacturer, Sur Ron has officially revealed the new Sur Ron Storm Bee electric dirt bike.

  • The Storm Bee is Sur Ron first full size electric dirt bike.
  • The Storm Bee produces 30hp and 520Nm. 

While the brand might be unknown to some of you, but Sur Ron has been manufacturing dirt bikes for many years now.

However, this is the first time Sur Ron actually built a proper dirt bike.

That said, it doesn’t just look the part but Storm Bee actually features impressive specs and performance. 

For instance, Sur Ron claimed the Strom Bee can hit a max speed of around 112km/h and capable of reaching 0-80km/h in under 4 seconds. Power is claimed to be 30hp and a whopping 520Nm. 

Sur Ron also claimed that the Storm Bee has a max range of 100km on a single charge.

Other notable features include proper dirt bike USD front forks and piggyback rear shock mated to a lightweight frame.

The introduction of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello caught much of the world’s attention because it’s not just another motorcycle but also represents the brand’s bold move into the 21st century.

  • The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is available in two variants, base and S-spec.
  • Features 1,042cc transverse 90-degree V-Twin engine that makes 115hp and 105Nm @ 3,500rpm.

This is because the V100 is the first Moto Guzzi motorcycle to feature semi-active suspension, 6-axis IMU, cornering ABS, quick-shifter and a liquid-cooled engine.

It is the first Moto Guzzi with everything modern, and we are surprised that the V100 Mandello even has an adaptive aerodynamics package.

During the recently concluded Moto Guzzi World Days 2022 festival, the 2023 V100 Mandello was the star of the show, with Moto Guzzi accepting pre-orders for the new bike.

That said, the V100 will come in two trims, the base model and an up-spec S trim. The base V100 Mandello goes for EUR15,749 (RM72k), while the S-spec is priced at EUR18,249 (RM83k). 

Both trims run on the same 1,042cc transverse 90-degree V-Twin engine that makes 115hp and 105Nm @ 3,500rpm. In addition, the engine is also 103mm shorter than the one found in the V85 TT. 

Nevertheless, as a sport-touring machine, the V100 Mandello still sport the classic element of a Moto Guzzi.

The V100 Mandello offers a smooth ride during accelerating and decelerating on par with a bike with a chain drive, thanks to a lower positioning of the drive shaft.

It also features a 17.5L fuel tank and a large saddle comfortable for riders and pillion.

However, to increase comfort, the V100 is equipped with adaptive air deflectors located at the front fairing, which extend to different degrees depending on the riding mode and bike speed.

According to Moto Guzzi, air deflectors can reduce wind disturbance by up to 22%.

On top of the already impressive package, the S-trim gets Öhlins semi-active suspension, traction control, three engine maps, three engine braking, quick-shifter, heated grips, Moto Guzzi multimedia package and a smartphone connector.


The French government has expanded its noise radars from Paris to other places around the country.

  • Noise radar detects any motorcycles that register more than 90dB.
  • The technology is expected to expand across Europe.  

Dubbed the “Medusa”, these noise radars feature a 360-degree camera with several microphones to capture vehicles that fit loud exhaust.

The purpose of the noise radars is to stop the public from fitting loud exhaust to their vehicles, especially motorcycles.

Why motorcycles? According to L’Automobile Magazine, bikers have become a nuisance in the village of Saint-Forget in the Yvelines region, with over 500 bikers with loud pipes disrupting the tranquillity in the area. 

Politicians in the Chevreuse Valley also claimed that it is common for motorcycles to record up to 130dB in the area. 

That said, French authorities have introduced a limit of just 90dB, with those caught can be fined as much as EUR135 (RM600).

According to previous reports, the technology is set to be introduced across Europe, with the UK set to follow suit after testing similar technology in some areas. 


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