Suzuki has unveiled its plans to introduce the highly anticipated 2023 V-Strom 250SX to the Japanese market.

  • The V-Strom 250SX is equipped with a robust 249cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, delivering 25hp and 22.2Nm. 
  • Japan will be the fourth market to feature the V-Strom 250SX after India (country of manufacture), Philippines and Indonesia. 

Building upon the resounding success of its debut in India, the Philippines, and Indonesia, this latest addition to the V-Strom family is set to capture the hearts of riders across Japan.

With the official launch scheduled for August 24, 2023, Japanese motorcycle enthusiasts will soon have the opportunity to experience the prowess of the V-Strom 250SX on their home turf. 

The motorcycle is propelled by a robust 249cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine, boasting an impressive power output of 25hp @ 9,300 rpm and a torque 22.2Nm @ 7,300 rpm. The six-speed gearbox ensures a seamless and thrilling ride for both city cruising and off-road adventures.

Distinguished by its advanced engineering, the V-Strom 250SX is equipped with a pair of single-disc brakes for reliable stopping power. The dynamic design is accentuated by 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels, with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, both adorned with semi-block-patterned dual sport tires. 

Riders can expect a blend of performance and comfort, as the motorcycle comes complete with standard features such as handguards, an engine cowl, an LCD display, a USB charging port, and a rear shock with seven levels of preload adjustability.

Notably, the V-Strom 250SX boasts a remarkable ground clearance of 205mm and a seat height of 835mm. The motorcycle weighs in at 164 kilograms, catering to a diverse range of riders. However, for those seeking a more tailored experience, Suzuki offers a low seat accessory, which lowers the seat height to 815mm for added comfort.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 250 SX will be available in three exciting colours; Champion Yellow Number Two, Pearl Blaze Orange, and Glass Sparkle Black.

Triumph Motorcycles has introduced the highly anticipated 2024 Scrambler 400 X, the second model after the Speed 400. 

  • Designed as a retro-styled scrambler, it shares the same platform and engine as the Speed 400 but offers a distinct riding experience and aesthetic appeal.
  • The Scrambler 400 X is powered by the same 398cc single-cylinder engine as the Speed 400.

The Scrambler 400 X features the all-new 398cc single-cylinder engine found in the Speed 400, delivering an impressive output of 39.5hp @ 8,000 rpm and 37Nm @ 6,500 rpm. Triumph has made specific modifications to the frame, seat, handlebars, and footpegs to create a unique scrambler riding position and stance. 

Equipped with a DOHC four-valve single engine, the Scrambler 400 X incorporates finger followers to reduce valve train inertia and a reverse-rotating balancer shaft to minimize vibrations. It offers switchable traction control, an assist-and-slipper clutch, and a six-speed gearbox. 

The suspension has increased travel, with 150mm of stroke in the front and rear, catering to light off-road use. The Metzeler Karoo Street tires provide excellent grip on loose surfaces while maintaining on-road performance. The Scrambler 400 X also features several design elements typical of scrambler motorcycles, including hand guards, a headlight grille, an engine bash guard, and a radiator protector. 

Its frame design, a hybrid spine/perimeter configuration like the Speed 400, offers stability and control. The bike has a higher seat height of 833mm but remains suitable for most riders. With a weight increase of only 9kg compared to the Speed 400, the Scrambler 400 X tips the scales at just 179kg with a full tank of fuel. 

The braking system includes a ByBre four-piston radial front caliper with a larger 320mm disc and a rear brake with a 230mm rotor and single-piston caliper. The ABS system can be switched off for off-road adventures, setting it apart from the Speed 400.

Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled its highly anticipated 2024 Speed 400, marking the brand’s entry into the 400cc segment.

  • Developed in collaboration with Bajaj Motorcycles, this new model showcases Triumph’s iconic design language in a compact package.
  • The Speed 400 makes an impressive 39.5hp and 27Nm. 

At the heart of the Speed 400 is Bajaj’s liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 398cc single-cylinder TR-series engine. With a claimed output of 39.5hp @ 8,000 rpm and 27Nm @ 6,500 rpm, this agile powerhouse promises an exhilarating riding experience. The engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox, providing seamless gear transitions.

The Speed 400 features a robust and innovative chassis design, combining a hybrid spine and perimeter frame made from tubular steel. The front suspension boasts 43mm upside-down Big Piston Forks, offering 140mm of travel, while the rear suspension incorporates a remote preload adjustable monoshock with an external reservoir.

The braking system comprises a four-piston radial caliper in the front, paired with a 300mm fixed brake disc, and a single floating caliper with a 230mm fixed disc in the rear. ABS and braided stainless steel brake lines come standard for enhanced safety.

Equipped with modern rider aids, the Speed 400 includes ride-by-wire throttle, switchable traction control, and ABS, all provided by Bosch. The torque-assist clutch ensures smooth gear changes, while an analogue speedometer with an integrated LCD screen offers easy access to vital information. Additionally, a handlebar-mounted scroll button and a USB-C charging port provide convenience and connectivity on the go.

The Speed 400 boasts full LED lighting for enhanced visibility and a sleek, integrated light setup. In markets with specific regulations, separate turn signals will be available. To ensure security, Triumph has equipped the motorcycle with a steering lock, an immobilizer, and a transponder chip integrated into the key, adding an extra layer of protection.

Available in three striking two-tone paint schemes; Carnival Red, Caspian Blue, and Phantom Black. With its impressive specifications, advanced features, and iconic Triumph design, the Speed 400 is set to make its mark as an exciting addition to the motorcycle market.

Triumph’s collaboration with Bajaj Motorcycles has yielded a machine that combines British craftsmanship with Indian manufacturing prowess, resulting in a highly capable and accessible motorcycle. 

Triumph, the British motorcycle manufacturer, is set to launch its first affordable, single-cylinder models on June 27 in London. 

  • Triumph-Bajaj partnership set to reveal first bike in London. 
  • According to reports, two models have been caught testing in Europe. 

The retro-styled street bikes have been developed in partnership with Indian manufacturer Bajaj and mark a significant turning point for Triumph, which hasn’t produced an entry-level, single-cylinder bike since the early 1990s. 

The bikes will be available worldwide and will join the current Triumph product portfolio, distributed by the Triumph-led dealer network. 

Two models have been spied on test, a retro-style roadster and a 1960s-inspired scrambler, both of which share the same DOHC single-cylinder engine. 

The launch event will be global, organized by Triumph, and the bikes should be available at dealerships in India from the second quarter of this financial year.

Benelli Malaysia has unveiled its latest model, the TNT25N, aimed at motorcycle enthusiasts looking for a machine that is both easy to handle and powerful.

  • The TNT25N is available in Malaysia in three colours: Power Black, Strength Red, and Golden Yellow.
  • The TNT25N makes 25.5hp and 21.2Nm.

Equipped with a single-cylinder, DOHC, 249cc, liquid-cooled engine mated to a six-speed transmission, the TNT25N is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 25.5Hp at 9,250rpm and a torque of 21.2Nm at 8,000rpm. The bike features bright headlights, LED signal lamps, and a digital meter panel. The brake system uses a single 260 mm disc in the front and a single 240 mm disc on the rear.

The TNT25N also boasts an inverted fork on the front suspension and a single shock absorber on the rear suspension, ensuring a smooth ride throughout. The result is better handling and stability, making the TNT25N a great option for riders seeking a high-performance bike that is also easy to handle.

The new Benelli model is now available at any authorised Mforce dealer throughout Malaysia for an introductory price of RM12,998.00 (excluding insurance and road tax). Buyers of the TNT25N will enjoy a manufacturer’s warranty of two years or a mileage of 20,000 km (whichever comes first) and online spare parts purchase service by MForce Bike Holdings Sdn. Bhd.

The launch of the new TNT25N model underscores Benelli Malaysia’s commitment to providing its customers with the latest and most advanced motorcycles that meet the demands of motorcycle enthusiasts in Malaysia.

The all-new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 which was introduced globally back in August 2022 has officially make its way to Malaysia. 

  • Royal Enfield Hunter 350 officially launch in Malaysia.
  • The Hunter 350 joins Classic 350 and Meteor 350.
  • Available in two trims, Metro Rebel and Metro Dapper. 

Available in two variants, the Metro Rebel and Metro Dapper – with the only difference between the two models is the colour scheme – is priced at RM22,200 and RM22,000 respectively. 

Powering the Hunter 350 is the same 349cc single-cylinder J-series engine found in the Meteor and Classic. The engine pumps out 20.2hp @ 6,100rpm and 27Nm @ 4,00rpm, with Royal Enfield claiming a max speed of 114km/h.  Meanwhile, power is delivered to the rear wheel via a five-speed manualtransmission and chain final drive.

While the Indian market gets 17-inch wired spoked (non-tubeless) and alloy wheels, only the latter is available for the Malaysian market due to the former is fitted with drum brake which does not meet the local homologation. 

That said, Malaysian gets the 17-inch alloy wheels with 110/70 at the front and 140/70 tubeless tyre at the rear. The Hunter 350 is also fitted with hydraulic disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. 

Other notable features include:

  • analogue and digital dash
  • USB charging port
  • 43mm telescopic front forks
  • twin shock absorbers with 6-level preload
  • 790mm seat height
  • 13L fuel tank

The introduction of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 officially completes the brand’s 350 range in Malaysia alongside the Classic 350 and Meteor 350.


Yamaha released an all-new scooter specific to the Taiwanese market called the Augur. 

  • Yamaha Augur is the latest compact scooter to be made available in Taiwan. 
  • Features the tried-and-test Yamaha’s 155cc single-cylinder engine with VVA. 

At a glance, the 155cc scooter is the most futuristic-looking model manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer in recent years. 

Interestingly, the Augur 155 also packs some tasty features, including a 4.3-inch TFT instrument display with smartphone connectivity, traction control and ABS. 

However, the centrepiece has to be its radical design, highlighted by its angular section, creating a never-before-seen aesthetic.

At the front, the Augur gets an arrow shape headlamp that also features the nifty Y-LLA (Yamaha Lean Light Assist) or cornering lights. 

What’s more extraordinary is that the user can change the LED headlight colour from bright white to warm white depending on weather conditions.

Despite the modern touch, Yamaha still retains the typical scooter functionality, including a wide saddle for comfortable riding, a flat floorboard and ample under-seat storage.

Powering the Augur is the same 155cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, and fuel-injected engine found in the NMax 155 and NVX 155.

Ducati has revealed three new motorcycles since the start of the 2023 Ducati World Premiere thus far. 

  • Latest VIN decoder reveals a new single-cylinder motorcycle on its way from Ducati.
  • The 659cc single could be the final piece of Ducati’s 2023 World Premiere. 

The 2023 DWP kicked off with the Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini, followed by the new top-of-the-range Monster SP and, recently, the new Multistrada V4 Rally.

So far, we know that an all-new Ducati Diavel V4 is on its way, along with a new Scrambler and Panigale V4 R. That alone completes six out of seven DWP web series. 

While most of the bikes launched are already known to us beforehand, Ducati might have something up its sleeve for the final episode. Thanks to latest reports by, we now know for sure Ducati plans to unveil an all-new single. 

On September 22, 2022, Ducati renewed a vehicle identification number (VIN) document at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

That particular document revealed a liquid-cooled, four-valve, 659cc single-cylinder engine. While a single-cylinder Ducati powertrain sounds alien to some of us, the Borgo Panigale factory is no stranger to a single-cylinder machine. 

In fact, Ducati’s Scrambler of the ’60s and ‘70s runs on a single-cylinder thumper.

Also, the ultra-limited Ducati Supermono manufactured in the ‘90s features a 500cc single capable of generating 75hp @ 10,000rpm. 

The question is, what kind of motorcycles could use the new 659cc single? While it is likely to power a new scrambler-type bike, it could also signal new entry-level two-wheelers from the Italian firm. 

There’s one way to find out, and that is to keep your eyes on the upcoming episodes of the 2023 Ducati World Premiere. 


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