WSSP vs Moto2:Another definitive guide, this time charting the differences between WSSP and Moto2 race bikes.


WSBK vs MotoGP:A definitive guide towards the differences between WSBK and MotoGP race bikes.


CBR-RR Malaysia Mega Gathering 2016 marks the community’s third and largest ever gathering on record. (more…)

The Pata Yamaha YZF-R1 WSBK race machine debuts ahead of the 2016 season’s start. (more…)

Rumour has surfaced indicating that Honda are working on two new superbike models bound for release in 2017. Credible sources are indicating that the two new models will likely come in the forms of a heavily updated CBR1000RR Fireblade, followed by an all-new RVF1000 model with a V4 engine configuration.

The twelfth generation Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade as we know last underwent an update in 2014 where it received a slight increase in power with mildly revised rider ergonomics, plus the addition of a racier ‘SP’ variant as well.


Sources report that if it is green-lit, the next CBR1000RR will be based on the current bike, but will sport a revised exterior with high chance of a revised new electronics package to stack up against its rivals. Furthermore, the rumour also indicated that the updated CBR1000RR will remain rather road-focused instead of being a machine for track use.

As for the RVF1000 model, the rumour did suggest that Honda would develop it as a proper track machine. If green-lit, the V4-powered new RVF1000 will see Honda likely targeting the likes of the new Yamaha YZF-R1, Aprilia RSV4 RF and the Ducati Panigale R.

Honda RC213V-S in detail

However, Honda will likely take some time in figuring out the right specification and pricing for the new RVF1000 as how it was for the controversial RC213V-S road-legal GP bike. Based on recent leaked patent and design files, the new RVF1000 V4 will likely resemble closely to the aforementioned road-going GP bike besides sharing a similar V4 powerplant.

Honda RC213V-S sold out a month early2015-Honda-CBR1000RR-SP3

Honda would likely build the RVF1000 using cost-effective parts from the RC213V-S like its cast-aluminium frame whilst also retaining much of street-legal GP bike’s basic elements and design solutions. However, this rumour sounds somewhat slightly far-fetched as compared to the updated CBR1000RR rumour. Honda remains coy about this particular V4 project, so it is a case of waiting and seeing if this materialises.

Sources: Asphaltandrubber and MCN

It’s about time we put up this post featuring all the shots taken from this year’s first SBK-Bikes Republic Time Trial. Apologies for the delay. (more…)

Despite the weekend’s tragic outcome, there were plenty of happy moments prior to the incidents in and around the Sepang International Circuit’s paddock. (more…)


Our friends at JPM Motorsports this week officially launched its campaign to promote the SummerNats Malaysia festival. (more…)

The 3rd Terengganu Bike Week took place over the weekend at Pantai Batu Burok, Terengganu, Malaysia. Held by the beach, the event has been steadily attracting visitors from Thailand and Singapore as well as around Malaysia in the thousands. (more…)

Podium T-180

The duo of Luca Cassoni and Shazali Shahrani made history last weekend after becoming the first ever winners of the newly-created T-180 Endurance race for superbikes. (more…)

We are back at it again and in association with ‘Progressive Track Day’ (PTD), Bikes Republic is proud to announce that we will be bringing you the first Superbike time trial for 2014. (more…)


The annual Kuala Lumpur Bike Week returned for its 2013 edition last weekend. Once again, bikes enthusiasts gathered in the heart of the city for two days in celebration of all things two-wheeled. (more…)


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